It is a reasonably bright headlamp, with two power settings on spot mode (one white LED), one in flood mode (two white medium output LEDs) and one in night-vision mode (two red low output LEDs) making it a 4-function light. It has a gasket on the battery cover for water resistance...don't expect it to be water-proof...there's a difference...and rubber covers over the push-button switches. I haven't used it in the rain yet, as winter is upon us, but feel it will handle a few drips without damage or malfunction. Switches: left hand is for night-vision; right hand switch is for high spot, low spot and flood, cycling in that order. The spot-mode on high power will illuminate adequately for me to perform quick inspections at approx 80-100 feet, low at 40-50 feet, while the flood mode works well for walking slowly in semi-confined areas or where trip hazards may be present, as well as a short-range area light. The head-band is not real stretchy, but more durable than most elasticized bands, and at full-size is just large enough to fit over a ball cap on me...comfort is not great, as the headlamp assembly is on your forehead and the strap hardware is on the rear, neither having padding, so I suggest wearing some sort of cap or hat when using this headlamp, and, do not wear for extended periods of more than an hour or so at a time. Beam angle adjustment is adequate to illuminate directly in front of you while wearing a ball cap while looking downward a bit, or tilted upwards more for walking at a good pace with the beam out in front of you 20-30 feet. This light is not suitable for use over/on a hard-hat. One minor issue thus far: the High/Low/Flood switch got a little bit quirky on me a few nights ago and didn't function correctly...I was able to push the button from a different angle/side of the switch and it seemed to work fine doing that, so there may be a dirty/worn contact area in the switch which needed to be scuffed by applying finger pressure differently to clean it up again. Other than that, as a whole, it has functioned very well. This lamp gets heavy daily usage from me (1-3 hrs/day) and many cycles of the switch, so after 6 weeks in and finding this problem, and also very quickly finding a solution...well, it doesn't surprise me...I have been known to be hard on smaller gear, especially portable lighting. Do protect the lens when stored, as it will scratch easily if a hard/rough object abrades the lens, such as during vehicle transport in off-road service (a few wraps in a soft cloth should suffice). Scratches will distort the light beam somewhat, as I have found. It has no built-in lens protector as the photos show. Stored with some due caution, used with a bit of care, it should serve you well for many, many months of normal use. The housing is plastic, so I wouldn't expect it to survive much of a drop onto hard surfaces, so be aware. For the price and functionality, I'd buy another if it's still available after I get done destroying the one I now have :0...it may take me a while, though :)
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