Skip to main content

Energizer 3 LED Headlight Review

I bought this headlight at Walmart a few months ago as a replacement for my Black Diamond Gemini headlamp, mainly for reduction of weight. It cost me $12.99, including three standard AAA batteries and a stuff bag. The Energizer unit weights, with batteries, but not the stuff bag, slightly over 2.5 ounces ( 70 grams). I have been using it each morning for about 45 minutes  as I walk in the early 5:00 am  darkness. I feel that the batteries, in the white mode, have lasted as long as advertised on the product package. I have not tested the red light extensively, but I do like this option as I can see it could be beneficial around a camp site. I have found that the strap is comfortable and fits my large head fine when extended to the maximum size. I also can wear it when I have my Tilly hat on, although I have to let it ride lower on my forehead. Even when I jog, it remains secure and comfortable. The two white LEDs cast a nice round beam that clearly lights my foot path and the light can be pivoted to adjust the projected light beam. I would guess the beam cast a good light about 15  to 20 feet out. The white LEDs are not adjustable in terms of brightness; its either on or off. The brightness might be a slight distraction if sitting around a campsite in a group if one aims their head directly at another person. That could be where the red light might work best as it will not "blind" another person. I have not tested the unit in a wet environment so I don't know how it would hold up wet.
For the price, weight and battery longevity, I would highly recommend this headlight
Update: I just returned from a backpacking trip and discovered this light twice had been switched on by accident in my backpack and in a fanny pack. This is not a good thing. If you buy this light you must be sure to take actions to stow it or attach it in a way the switch will not turn on by accident. Other than this caution, I still like this headlamp.


Popular posts from this blog

Camping at Torreya State Park

Torreya State Park is located about 60 miles west of Tallahassee, Florida in the “Big Bend”. This park is noted for its varied terrain, ranging from hardwood to swamp wetlands and an area we Floridians could call “canyons” (large washed out clay hills). It’s the closest thing we can find around here that is similar to the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. The park has a nice network of trails to explore. My 13 year old son and I arrived at the park on Friday afternoon at 3:00 pm, the first day of spring. We had made reservations ahead to ensure our sites in the primitive camp areas. Because our region had been receiving abundant amounts of rainfall, we knew the mosquitoes would be in full force. We were not disappointed. We came prepared with plenty of bug repellent.  This trip could be called an "Introduction to Backpacking" for me and my son. We have done car camping, but yearned for a taste of “true” camping. Having enjoyed accumulating our assortment

Chic BOHO Poncho Top

  Multicolored Pattern Print Poncho Style Top This flirty poncho top will capture your BOHO style with flair!  Looks great with jeans for that easy, relaxed evening mood.    

Review of Crocs Men's Modi Flip Flops

Review of Crocs Men's Modi Flip Flops As a result of an injury and suffering from Plantar Fasciitis and a heel spur, I needed some comfortable flip flops that offered support and heel comfort.  I previously had some Croc knock-off, slip on shoes and they felt comfortable, so I did some online research, reading reviews about various Croc shoes, and determined that the Croc Modi Flip was highly regarded. I went to my local sports store and tried on half a dozen flip flops to see which were the most comfortable, comparing them to the Modi Flip, and determined I like the Modi the best as they seemed to provide the best comfort for my heel. As an added bonus they have nice foot massage bumps. I first bought size 11 thinking it fit the best, but once at home, sitting and walking in the house, I decided they were a little snug across the top of my foot, so I exchanged them for size 12. They fit perfect, not too tight when sitting in a chair, yet snug enough when walking.