It’s powered by a small rechargeable battery mounted on the back of your head that can be swapped out for three AAA batteries in a pinch, boosting its versatility. A note about the “two hours on high” battery claim: Our testing found the Sprint 225 dims considerably during the first five minutes on high power-a far faster drop-off than most lamps on this page-and then settles into a medium intensity that Black Diamond says is intended as a “power-saving feature.” We found that medium intensity is plenty bright for both trail and road running, and it remained steady for the next three hours. But just know you won’t get a full 225 lumens for more than a few minutes at a time. For such lamps, the max lumens and battery life are a bit misleading, since you’ll never be able to keep the lamp at 100 percent for more than a few minutes.
As a night light, this moon lamp has 3 relaxing lights- warm light, white light and orange light. On TikTok the term ‘sunset lamp’ has been searched for more than 28.3 million times with thousands of users sharing videos showing how the orange light enhances bedroom walls and decor. A moon lamp with 4000mah charges fully for about five hours. So, my daughter’s wish was a ‘moon lamp’. He is speaking loudly into his mobile phone, ranting about the “servant problem.” Meanwhile, the moon is blocked by a lazily drifting cloud. It was “designed to complement the Moon at night”, but eight times brighter. Some models cram the batteries into the lamp on your forehead, while others with exceptionally long burn times will separate the two components and place the power pack on the strap at the back of your head. Of course, a budget lamp sometimes has trade-offs. If you want a budget light for laps around your neighborhood, the former will suffice.
Even then, it’s not the brightest light around-rated at 500 lumens, it doesn’t cast a beam very far, but those qualities make it good for navigating technical trails in the dark. It has an in-built polymer lithium 500 mAh rechargeable battery which takes 3 hours to fully charge. Some headlamps (see the Silva Trail Runner Free H. Black Diamond Sprinter 500 below) work with either AAA batteries or a rechargeable battery pack. See quick info below on five of the best lights from our testing, then scroll deeper for longer reviews of these and other top-performing models, plus buying advice. Then again, it’s a 100-lumen lamp, so don’t expect it to perform like a car’s high beams. Instead of clicking a small button to dim or brighten the lamp, simply swipe up or down past sensors on the side of the housing to change intensity-it even works with gloves and sweaty hands.
The slim headband doesn’t look all that sturdy but does a great job of keeping the small light from bouncing, and the easy adjustability makes it dead simple to change brightness. The first instinct on entering any cemetry tends to be of reverence towards the dead. Thankfully, your first year is free, and it’s only $4.99 per year after that. The unit turns out 330 lumens at its brightest, but, like we found with Black Diamond’s lamps, the intensity dips within the first few minutes as your eyes adjust to the dark, so you’re not really getting “high” for the full 3.5 hours. Most models gradually dimmed over time, though a few fell off quickly-Black Diamond and BioLite say it’s an industry standard to drop intensity as your eyes adjust to the darkness so they can extend run time. The lunar cycle now starts over again. In addition to evaluating these headlamps for their adjustability and beam types, we tested the lights’ brightness over time to determine how long each shines at full power. You can turn on just three, all seven, or hit seven on max brightness.