LED Headlights are becoming more popular nowadays, especially in workplaces which are dark or where natural light or lights of any sort are not available at all (i.e. underground structures and large power plants).
Moreover, this comes in handy whenever there are emergency situations like power outages, as this spares your hands from anything, which is not what happens when you hold flashlights.
Three of the best-LED headlight brands you can avail of nowadays are discussed below, and later on, we will try to see whether or not there’s a clear winner.
Nitecore HC90 Rechargeable XM-L2 LED Headlamp
- Extremely Bright
The Nitecore HC90's maximum rating for the output is 900 lumens, which is made possible thanks to the CREE XM-L2 (T6) LED that it is equipped with. The brightness rating is enough in order for you to illuminate the immediate vicinity, no matter how pitch black it can be.
Moreover, it’s able to do it thanks to the extra-efficient light reflector, which enables light to be dispersed better, thus allowing you to have a better view of the surroundings.
- Extra-Long Operating Hours
The fact that the light is HC90 allows you to operate this LED Headlamp for as long as 200 hours. This is because it is powered up by two CR123A batteries, or one 18650 battery, which you would have to secure. Even if it does not come with every purchase, it is still easy to find it in a lot of hardware stores.
One of the important characteristics which headlights have to possess is that it has to be lightweight. This is because the wearing of gear with relatively heavy weight would leave you having a headache, and your surrounding head turning red and irritated in the long run.
- Extremely Expensive
One of the disadvantages of the Nitecore HC90 Rechargeable XM-L2 LED Headlamp is that it is extremely expensive. Having said that, it is around 8 times as expensive as the cheapest one we have on this list. It’s also worth considering, however, the quality that this product has. As always, you get what you pay for. You just need to justify why you need this.
- The battery is not Built-in
The battery is not built in, and thus you would have to look for batteries at times. This could be a hassle, given that other brands of headlights have batteries that are already built-in, and thus could conveniently be plugged in and charged. It could also be a positive as these batteries are more and more available and are of top quality and power.
- Turbo Setting Effective for a Short Span of Time
One of the greatest issues associated with this is that the intensity of the light could not be well sustained for prolonged periods of time. As a result, there have been reports that after 15 minutes or so, the turbo mode would be difficult to distinguish between the lower settings, which could be a problem in instances of extreme darkness.
Multi-purpose Waterproof Headlight by MsForce
- Extra Powerful
If you’re on the lookout for an extra heavy-duty light, then this is most definitely the best choice for you. This is because this light by MsForce is equipped with a white light of 6,000 lumens, which is unparalleled if we’re talking about the lumen ratings of the lights on this list.
This means that you are able to see things as far as 200 yards away, which would most definitely come in handy for the vast outdoors.
- Versatile Controls for Light
Apart from letting you see things from afar, one of the great things about this light, making it a great candidate for the best-LED light, is the fact that there are several controls to suit your needs.
You may zoom in or zoom out to fit what’s required for the surroundings, as well as allowing you to choose any of the four modes for brightness setting. Aside from this, you could also have your light be rotated up to 90 degrees.
- Extra Durable
This LED light is equipped to stand the roughest of weathers and the toughest of environments, making it the perfect one to use whenever you go out camping, or for emergency purposes.
- Construction is not that solid
Despite being made of great quality, there have been several reviews of it being poorly constructed, with cheap plastics comprising the entire LED light.
Foxelli USB Rechargeable Headlamp Flashlight
- Rechargeable via USB
One of the unique features that make the Foxelli USB Rechargeable Headlamp stand out in the world of LED lights is the fact that it is fully rechargeable via USB, which charges in as quick as 4 hours.
- Variety of Lights for Use
While we’re all used to seeing a white light for LED, one of the good things about the Foxelli Brand is that it also comes with red lights, as well as several varieties of operational modes with a tiltable body of up to 60 degrees.
- Extra Bright, Extensive Coverage
While the Foxelli Brand has the lowest lumen ratings, nevertheless, it still has an extra extensive coverage of up to 300 feet.
If you’re on the lookout for a flashlight that you could use in emergency situations, then this is exactly it. Having said that, this rechargeable headlight by Foxelliis is built to withstand even the harshest conditions and temperatures, all while keeping steady on your head.
- The headband is not so secure
The headband might not be secured, and hence could come loosely, and would thus fit uncomfortably.
Out of all these three brands, the best one in the market would most definitely have to be the Nitecore HC90 Rechargeable XM-L2 LED Headlamp by a slim margin, given that all three of these have flaws in their own way. Nevertheless, they are all great flashlights and we can recommend all of them.
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