If you are still using a hand held torch for your lighting needs after dark, then you are missing out on a wonderful tool that could help you immensely in any after-dark task. No matter what great quality hand held flashlight you have, it cannot compare to the comfort and convenience of an LED headlamp. Even LED flashlights, while they are comparable in power and quality, are less convenient than the hands-free and hassle-free LED headlamps.
There is no task too big or too small for an LED head lamp to tackle, from working underneath your car or underneath your house to exploring caves, camping, and even performing rescue work at night when you certainly want both hands to be as free as possible. These lights leave your hands free for other important tasks, and the fact that you are not carrying them makes them almost drop-proof.
LED headlamps are superior to most other kinds of headlamp because of the high quality LED bulbs that they utilize. These bulbs burn brighter than traditional incandescent bulbs, putting out a brighter, whiter light. They also use less power, which means that the LED bulb will go through fewer batteries and work better and longer to give you the light that you need for many, many hours at a time.
Another great feature of LED bulbs is that they last much longer than incandescent bulbs, so once you get your headlamp going and fresh batteries installed, you can count on hundreds of hours of use time from your bulb. This is far better than worrying about whether your incandescent bulb might survive the next trip since it is almost impossible to carry a spare when you are going to be out in the wild.
A good LED head lamp will have fully adjustable straps to help you get the comfortable fit that you need to feel confident in your light. Your LED head lamp should fit you well and be able to remain in place no matter what activities you are taking part in, and should be able to utilize the hinged adjuster to put the light in just the right place for you. You will never have to worry about sparing a hand to aim a bulky flashlight again!
You shouldn't forget that the quality of light that comes from an LED headlamp is far superior as well. The light that comes out of a good LED headlamp will be bright white, and can be seen in some cases for up to 3,000 yards. Don't worry too much about blinding your entire party, though. An LED headlamp should also come with a dimmer switch to get your light at just the right level for whatever location and activity you find yourself participating in.
LED headlamps are perfect for camping because they leave your hands free for campsite chores. They are great for working in small spaces, great for emergencies, and full of uses for you to discover if you put your mind to it.
~Ben Anton, 2007
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