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Topic - Aldi Headtorch

999thAndy on 18 Aug 2014
How bright is a 3W Cree LED?

Aldi will be knocking them out for 8 on Sunday

https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuys/sunday-24th-august/product-detail/ps/p/3w-cree-head-torch/

Worth a punt as a backup, or waste of money?
CharlieMack - on 18 Aug 2014
In reply to 999thAndy:

Around 120-160 lumens. Not bad, though no word on battery life. Good as a mucking around or spare. Not sure I'd trust it as my main one on the hill until i'd used it quite a bit.
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pec on 02 Sep 2014
In reply to 999thAndy:

I've just bought one today. The packaging says 180 lumens and beam length 170m. How accurate that is in the real world I don't know but I've just taken it outside to try it out and its staggeringly bright, like a car headlight. Too bright to use in a tent on full power but it has a half power mode which is probably bright enough for most use and should save on battery juice.
It feels pretty robust so I'd say well worth a punt at 8.

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