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While we’ve reviewed several types of LED flashlights here on Armchair Arcade, we had not, until now, reviewed an LED headlamp. While we all know how useful the traditional cylinder-like form factor of regular flashlights is, headlamps, which work hands-free and shines light from roughly eye level, can provide a whole other level of utility.
The JClaw Tek Flash LED Headlamp is an excellent example of this utility. First off, it’s very light weight and has a comfortable strap, so it stays in place and can do so for long periods of time. These features allow you to be quite active, including using this when running or for other high performance activities. It’s also rated to a water resistance of IPX6, which means it has no issue handling sweat or rain.
Its separate two button control allows for easy control of a variety of illumination modes. These modes include High (a 168 lumen spotlight that shines up to 110 meters (about 3600 feet!)), Medium, and Low brightness. There’s also an SOS-like flashing mode. A particularly nice illumination mode is when you switch to its RED LEDs, which is ideal for preserving night vision (great for using a telescope or binoculars at night), reading, or simply for lessening the chance of disturbing others the way traditional white light can.
Three AAA batteries (not included) power the JClaw Tek Flash LED Headlamp for up to 120 hours at Low brightness, 55 hours at Medium brightness, and 30 hours at High brightness. That’s impressive, and, when combined with all of its other positives makes it an easy headlamp to recommend.