Reviewed by BostonMountain from NW Arkansas on Saturday, June 27, 2009
I use this headlamp for walking my dogs at night in the middle of the woods. It's bright enough to see the other critters that sometimes accompany us ( usually deer and rabbits ). The headlamp has a center beam with two brightness levels - the brightest shines a good 200 ft. The 4 smaller leds do a good job close up. I've tried a number of headlamps, and this is by far the best. Part of the reason for short battery life is that I usually set it on the brightest setting, and I do use rechargeable batteries. During an extended power outage, I used lithium batteries. One set of batteries lasted through the 8 day outage. Because of the 4 AA battery pack, the headlamp is a bit heavy. You might want to get the Apex Pro if weight is a factor ( but I think the cost of batteries would be much higher ).