Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: Redlight Spot Rechargeable Headlamp, 500 Lumens White Cree LED Head Lamp Flashlight with Red light and Motion Sensor Switch, Perfect for Running, Hiking, Lightweight, Waterproof, Adjustable Headband
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The light is brilliant! Literally! Turning it on, even on the lowest setting, will illuminate trees 100m away in the dark. Aside from the central spot, it has a wider dimmer arc of around 20 degrees, which is fine for general peripheral vision without blinding yourself.
So far, I've used this for putting the bins out, which was a revelation in terms of being able to walk up the drive to the street with a completely lit view of everything around whilst using both hands.
I also did a run along a steep forest track after dark, and again, I had perfectly well lit vision ahead and to the sides, without it being blinding.
Minor niggles are that it's quite thick and heavy, and that weight caused it to shift a little on my head - while thudding down a tarmac 1:10 hill! Otherwise, in normal running, or track running, it didn't shift at all. The band and light were comfortable against my head for 20 mins each time, and didn't shift. The light can be pointed downwards in increments so you can light a bit closer to your feet.
The one design fault I've found so far, is 'hand wave' on/off sensor. It's a brilliant idea, and it worked really well in turning on/off easily whilst moving the bins without wanting to shine into my neighbours' houses, and without needing to fumble for the on/off switch. BUT - the problem is that it turns on/off instantly as you wave your hand in front of the torch, and the beam *turns on to illuminate your hand just a few cm in front of the light*! Thus you get the full power of the torch bounced off your hand right back into your eyes, blinding you!! They could have done better to have put a 0.5s delay before turning it on. I've taken to closing my eyes tightly, which still isn't enough, when waving my hand.
Otherwise the hand sensor is also pretty reliable - I had the sensor on whilst running up and down hills, and in 15 mins it didn't inadvertently turn on once.
Very happy so far (3 weeks in, everyday use). Very comfortable and bright light - we are being careful not to let the battery drain completely (as per instructions), all rechargeable batteries state not to run the battery out completely so no difference in this one. Great product.
I was about to give this light a 4 star rating, then I read the first question (as of now). I hate it when these lights start off with the brightest white light setting and cycle through other white light settings to get to red. By the time you do that, you have destroyed your night vision, which is what the red light is for! Now that I am reminded that a long FIRST press will turn on the red light, I'm ready to give it five stars. I also chose to have a USB rechargeable light because I'm tired of throwing away batteries and worrying about having spare batteries when I need them. Now all I have to do is remember the long press if I don't want to go straight to brightest white.
I am a librarian in a library that is also an archive of historical materials. Parts of it between rows of shelves are a bit dark and book spine labels are difficult to read. I wear my headlamp when searching for titles and it surely does help. This has become an essential tool for everyday use. It is very bright and puts out a plenty of light. I haven't used the motion detector yet.
I didn't expect a whole lot from thos light given the price. Well I was very very wrong! This light is incredible! It is super bright! I ise it when I go night fishing and it lights up the whole area. The motion sensor to turn it iff and on is very responsive, never having to wave my hand more than once. A full charge will last a long time. I've used it for a couple nights in a row, easily several hours of use, turning it on and off and the battery lasts! And the fact that it is rechargeable just puts it so far above most other lights in this price range. And it is durable, I've dropped it multiple times with no ossues. This is a no brainer, BUY IT!!!
I use the headlamps for running in the morning and winter camping. I have had it for 3 months. The headlamp max is really around 345 lumens measured not the 500. Given what I use it for 340 lumens is good enough. I have used Black Diamond, Fenix, and Petzl flash, bike, and headlights. This lamp with the ability to wave your hand to turn it off and on makes it worth the price. It is half the price of the others around 325-350 lumens. Two issues why it did not get 5 starts. 1. It is nowhere near the 500 lumens, I would have expected at least 450 lumens. 2. The red light function is almost useless, most times you use it to not blind people at night or for being able to view the night sky without needing to adjust your eyes. Am I glad I got it, yes.