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Energizer 3 LED head torch
Energizer Headlight LED Head Torch
Member Name: siberian-queen
Energizer Headlight LED Head Torch
Advantages: great for walking at night
Disadvantages: not waterproof
This review is of the Energizer 3 LED head torch/light.
WHY DID I BUY IT?
I bought the Energizer 3 LED headlight for three reasons:-
1. To enable me to walk my two dogs in the darker nights safely and still see where I am going.
2. To use when I am out jogging in the evening.
3. To replace a different make which was chewed by the dogs.
WHERE DID I BUY IT AND COST?
I bought mine in a Wilko shop for just under £10 in last month. It is currently on Amazon for £12-£14 and on Ebay for around £7-£12.
It is important to note however that there are various models of these head torches such as the pro and advanced which are more expensive.
THE PRODUCT AND WHAT YOU GET FOR YOUR MONEY?
The torch comes in a cardboard packet with the product on display, useful as you can immediately see if the torch part is damaged before you buy and also three AAA batteries.
The LED head torch has twenty lumens, lasts up to 30 hours and gives a seeing distance of 32 metres.
The torch part is attached to a elasticised headband and the torch itself has a full power and half power mode along with a flip down option to angle where the light goes.
SO OUT ON THE ROAD - HOW DOES IT STAND UP?
HEADBAND - The headband is soft and elasticised, but also has the option of an adjustable clip to tighten if you wish. You can shorten this quite a bit so it would fit a young child's head. Black and grey with the "Energizer" name printed on it. It is comfortable and feels secure against my head /hair and has not slipped down my face even when jogging. Easy to clean with a damp cloth should you need to.
Where the torch part rests against your forehead is a soft sponge backing to the plastic of the actual torch. This too is comfortable much more than I thought and so far has left me with no red indents to my head!
THE TORCH - To start with you have to put the batteries in. Now this I did find a little tricky the bit that rests against your forehead comes off so you can insert the batteries, I found it quite hard to prize apart and snap back down but I guess you don't need to do it that often and at least it is secure. I have to say inside the battery section did look a little cheap, I was expecting it to look sturdy even in there for Energizer branding. The batteries they supply you with are not rechargeable but I see no reason why you could not use them in the torch and I am going to try this when these run out.
The flip bit is easy as pie, just flip! No button or catch it's on a hinge and stays where you want it to as well. I find this most useful when jogging as I angle it to see where my feet are going and it gives me enough light to see it someone is coming too.
Moving on to the lights. At first glance they look a bit like a robots eyes, goggle looking around the main then two big round circles and one smaller in the middle. Above this is the switch, easily glides across to one side for full power and the other side for half power - how simple is that indicated on the top with small dots one bigger than the other. Off in the middle.
Using my torch I tend to use the half power mostly especially when jogging as there is still some street light also.
Full power I save for when I am out with the dogs and we are going across fields or where there are no street lights and both give me plenty of ground coverage to see where I am going and what is coming.
The torch is not waterproof which is a bit of a shame as I would like to be able to use it in wet weather.
The only other thing is that if you have long hair like me you will find it difficult to where with a high pony tail, but it is fine with a low one.
Summary: A great way to walk at night with your hands free and still see where you are going
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