/ LED Lenser Headtorch
If anyone who has one of these torches could offer an opinion on which option they've gone for, performance, longevity etc that would be great.
I use rechargeable batteries. Better option I reckon
Rechargeable batteries in the non-rechargeable torch? I had been thinking that might be the best compromise.
The strap is too big for my head, but that's easily sorted with a few tucks and tape. Other than that, it's great. I have the rechargeable version, and I'd thoroughly recommend it.
Works for me ;-)
For what it's worth, the h7r (which i own) doesn't have a fixed pack so you can put any rechargables in it, it just has a dc in and charging circuit to fit a small portable charger.
And free batteries.
1.25v for recharge against 1.5v for alkaline on fresh (though I've often measured 1.4v straight off the charger for rechargeable).
I'll bet bottom dollar the lamp is constant current regulated so once the alkaline drop v they'll match output. I'd wager it's almost negligible. Rechargeable have a better discharge rate so potential for longevity.
I have the H7R, and carry a spare set of non-rechargables. I've not had to use them yet, but not been out for more than about 4 hours.
The pros: It's brighter than daylight
The cons: Apparently, it's not waterproof, and the hinge can get a bit loose after a while causing the lamp to, er, droop.
I want a Petzl Nao but I can't afford one.
Not regulated! Wow. If you buy this then Eneloops will be the best option. A lot of wasted power not used with the H7 then.
They're very good, but they're not cheaper. Lenser H7 is about £40, Fenix HP11 £55.
Problem with the Nao is they have their own batteries, so it's very expensive to carry spares.
Thanks everyone. I went for the H7R. It arrived today, and I've been out for a test run on Arthur's Seat this evening, first impressions... very good.
I use for dog walks and have a P7 as well, but if i'm honest, I only ever use the headtorch for dog walking.
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