How To Choose A Headlamp? Features To Consider

Surely many already will be familiar with the headlamps, also called head lanterns, since increasingly have won more flow in the market thanks to the lighting and comfort offered, leaving your hands completely free.

Why a headlamp?

It offers the necessary lighting leaving us completely free hands for the realization of any activity.

Always illuminates where goes the head, thus having the spotlight always in the same direction as our eyes.

Affect the lighting at the same angle as the view, we will not have shadows or dead spots.

Thanks to the new systems LED, increasingly there are headlamps more powerful, offering us a great light intensity.

Thanks to all that, currently head lanterns are widely used in a lot of activities and sectors such as industry, camping, hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, among many others.

Features to consider when choosing our headlamp

Light output or light intensity

Also you can call lighting power, and is the amount of light emitted in all directions.
This is measured in lumens, and is one of the first things we look for when we buy a flashlight;Since the higher number of lumens, the greater light which will make our headlamp.

However, we must bear in mind that we must also look at other important variables such as the light beam, which we will discuss below.

Light beam or cone of light

When we refer to the beam or cone of light we are talking about how spreads the lighting power, i.e. If the light bulb is broader or more concentrated.

We can find headlights with various types of light beam:

Wide: wide and diffuse, lighting where the light bulb offers a wide range of lighting.This type of light beam is ideal for works about or when we need to see from up close a wide field of view.

Focused: lighting concentrated in order to enlighten a great distance with great precision, perfect for when we need to watch with precision at a significant distance.

Mixed: it is a combination of the two, offering a wide close lighting part while we have one of the focused lighting for viewing large distance.

Depending on each situation or use one kind or another will be more interesting.
Note that in the market there are some models of flashlights, as the Nextorch MyStar, allowing us to adjust the light beam according to our needs, selecting at each time if you want a broader or more concentrated lighting.

Maximum range

The maximum range is the distance from the device to which the lighting is effective. Normally, a beam of light is considered as effective illumination equal to or greater than 0.25 lux, which is the scale equivalent approximately to the light that emits the full moon on a clear night of open field.

Depending on the use we give to our headlamp we choose a device enabling us to illuminate the necessary distance, in order to be able to meet our needs.
Here is when the beam of light (together with lumens), has a greater influence to achieve distance of lighting needed the concentration of the cone of light.

Autonomy

As we all know the autonomy is the time during which the Lantern produces adequate lighting.

The autonomy that will take our headlamp is one of the most important to take into account variables. It is vital to ask that situations will use our headlamp and need to know how long your light.
From here, we must choose a headlamp that meets our needs of autonomy.

Cell or battery

It is also an important election to choose whether our headlamp to feeding by battery or batteries, made that it is very personal for each user.

The battery has the advantage that a long-term sale much more profitable, at the same time to be much more careful with the environment. On the other hand, the front headlights battery are usually more expensive, that if we have a problem with the battery you will have to go to the same manufacturer.

By making reference to the battery, the front headlights battery are more economical and practical, since we must think to charge battery but we cannot always have or buy batteries for our front anywhere in order to use them at the moment. At the same time, we can always convert our flashlight to batteries in rechargeable through the use of rechargeable batteries. On the other hand, the batteries come out more expensive in the long run and are also more polluting.

Working modes

Almost all the headlamps of the market have several modes or options work. We must analyse them and ensure that gives us what we need.

It is quite important that offers us the possibility of choosing between different intensities of light, in order to be able to manage the autonomy according to the needs of each moment, since we will not always need maximum lighting power.
At the same time, it is also interesting to SOS mode, which consists of a flashing light that can be very useful in certain situations.

Weight and comfort

The comfort of our headlamp is one of the most important to take into account variables since by plenty of light which make or long lasting battery, if our front is not comfortable we can not perform the activity or work at home, and at the end will end up taking us the flashlight head.

For this reason, we must choose a light and compact, front that has quality elastic bands, adjustable in order to achieve a good grip to our head and wide.
It is also important to the comfort and ease when it comes to turn on/off the light either changing the mode.

One of the most comfortable and lightweight headlamps we have is the Nextorch Viker Star, which offers us an excellent grip while offering a great lighting.

Price

As we all know the price it is a variable which all attach great importance at the time of purchase.For this reason, must choose a flashlight front with characteristics according to our needs and appropriate to our budget, but never sacrificing quality and reliability in order to pay a cheaper price, because you can reach out expensive.

Our headlamp resistance

It is also important in a headlamp to offer us a certain resistance to impacts, water, dust, etc.
This will see it in the specifications of each product and it is important to choose a flashlight that has protection against external factors that may affect them.

Quality, reliability and warranty

Finally, and as in the majority of products that we buy, it is important to choose a quality product that offers us a high reliability and warranty.
This is vital because if our front headlight fails us in depends on what point, we can see committed in a situation of risk.

For this reason, it is very important to bet by headlamps from quality brands that offer us good reliability and warranty. From our shop ZephyrLEDLights we recommend the Nextorchbrand, as we have been supplying for times and our customers are very happy.

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