HIKING | HOW TO CHOOSE A HEADLamp

Given how essential it is for outings at night, the head torch has found a place in many sporting universes: cycling, hiking/camping, hunting/fishing, running, trail running and many more.

Here, we explain how to choose the head torch that will best suit your needs!

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THE CHOICE OF HEAD TORCH DEPENDS ON THE FOLLOWING 3 CRITERIA: RANGE, LIGHTING MODES AND BATTERY LIFE.

RANGE

The range is determined by the brightness (measured in lumens) and the width of the light beam of your head torch.

There are two types of range depending on the sport practised:

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SLOW SPORTS

(walking, camping, fishing, etc.)
Opt for a minimum power of 40 lumens and a wide beam so that you can clearly see everything around you

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FAST SPORTS

(trail running at night, cycling, etc.)
Choose a torch with a brightness of at least 100 lumens to see far ahead and anticipate for any obstacles

LIGHTING MODES

Head torches offer different types of lighting: it's up to you to decide on which ones correspond to your sport!

> A power mode for the most intense sports

> An eco mode for increased battery life

> A red mode to see without dazzling those around you

> A flashing mode at the front to be more visible

> A red flashing mode at the back of the head to signal your presence at the same time.

For example, if you are going to play sports in the city or on the road, put safety first by taking a torch with a red flashing mode on the back of the head!

BATTERY LIFE

Battery life may vary from 2 hours to 30 hours depending on the modes you use:

the more powerful the lighting, the shorter the battery life will be.

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RECHARGEABLE HEAD TORCH 100 LUMENS

Only 45g and very small in size, rechargeable by USB.

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ONNIGHT 100 BLACK - 80 LUMENS

Operated by battery with 80 lumens, with batteries saving mode and red light mode.

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ONNIGHT 50 - 30 LUMENS

Operated by battery with 30 lumens, very simple to use.

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