The headlamp is a super strategic equipment for any type of adventure carried out at night. From a night run to a climb, you’ll have an essential tool to help keep you safe and see where you are going.
In this post, we list these and other advantages of having a headlamp.
Let’s see, then, what are the main advantages of having this equipment.
Depending on the activity you will be performing, the headlamp can be considered a safety device. On a journey through caves or on night trails, for example, you can walk with your hands free and support yourself whenever necessary. Besides, of course, lightening the way more easily.
The so-called tactical flashlight fulfills practically the same role as the headlamp. However, in terms of convenience, there is no close equivalence between the two. We have several practical situations that demonstrate this.
By setting up a tent at night, for example, you’ll be able to light up the areas you need to see, while actively working with your hands to set up the structures. The same goes for night walks where you need to carry objects. In these situations, there is no need to busy yourself with carrying a tactical flashlight.
We can also mention many other activities done at night, such as: fishing, food preparation, possible maintenance in vehicles or on your bike, among others.
We have already mentioned here that the headlamp, for some activities, is considered an indispensable safety equipment. In addition to this aspect, the issue of performance also draws attention when it comes to sports competitions.
In night races, for example, where it is necessary to visualize the course, it is essential to have a headlamp of excellent quality. The same goes for mountain bike competitions that extend into the night. Without good lighting, you can waste time falling behind your opponents.
Now let’s understand what you need to look out for when buying your headlamp.
We have battery and battery headlamps. For equipment that runs on battery, you need to see if they are rechargeable or not and also check if they are replaceable.
The rechargeable battery is interesting from an environmental point of view and for your pocket, as it generates less waste and you wouldn’t have to buy batteries regularly. But, in addition to being rechargeable, it is interesting to purchase a headlamp with a replaceable battery.
Bear in mind that, for athletes who need the equipment throughout the night, this is considered the best option, as the autonomy of a load may not be enough for all the necessary use time and you can stay on hand.
In the flashlight assembly, the reflector is the metalized part around the LED bulb. Its surface is polished to reflect light.
The lens, in turn, fulfills the role of concentrating the light beam, obtaining a better use in terms of lighting. Keep in mind that, no matter how powerful the lamp, without concentrating the light beam, you have dissipated, inefficient lighting.
We also have the so-called collimator. This device integrates reflector and lens, concentrating all generated light in a single direction. That is, the flashlight becomes more efficient.
Understood this point, you need to know that not every headlamp has a lens or collimator. So, when buying, it’s worth investing in equipment with this functionality.
Hello, my name’s Marvin Armstrong, maritime seaman and sailor by trade.
This blog, although it wasn't meant to be a blog, but rather the site about my maritime interest, has now expanded to be an expression of my own lifestyle itself where I cover my interests and discoveries.