A while back I was contact by Dorcy to review their L.E.D. Headlamp. Of course being an outdoorsy sort and avid trail runner, I said, "sure, I'd love to give the headlamp a test spin, I'm always looking for a good solution to running trails in the dark". A few weeks later a small pack arrived in the mail and in it was the headlamp and a fresh pack of AAA batteries.
It didn't take long before I had the torch out of the package to fiddle with it. I found it to be very simple to operate. It has a single button with 3 press operation for it's different modes. One press full high power flood, 2 presses provides you with a low power flood and three presses you get a high powered strobe light, perfect for disco dancing.
Dorcy L.E.D. headlamp is also rated at 120 lumens at high power and using 3 AAA batteries to operate, will last up to 12 hours. Light distance at high power is roughly 48 meters. That's about it in a nutshell for the lamp.
Since receiving it, we've used the lamp in various different settings. I've used it on trail runs, both on my head and strapped to my running vest to provide a below the eyes beam in conjunction with another lamp on my head. It's also been used as part of a cake topper for the Kiddo's birthday cake. Yes removable of the lamp from the headband is pretty simple. It was brilliant for the cake.
The light itself still works and is useful for other things if you don't want it on your head, like the aforementioned cake topper and to light a room during a power outage. Overall, the Dorcy L.E.D. headlamp is a simple easy to use lamp perfect for lighting cake tops and wearing on your head for camping, hiking, and trail running.
Tim and Robin
Tech Specs for the Gear Heads
Run Time: 12 Hours
Beam Distance: 48 Meters / 157 feet
Bulb Type: LED
Batteries: 3 AAA Included
Product Material: Plastic
Product Dimensions: 2.75" W X 1.50"
Depth Bezel Diameter: 1"
Product Weight: 2.9 ounces
Available Color(s): Black / Silver bezel Ring
Switch: Push button top
Lightweight weather resistant
3, light modes: full power, half power, strobe
See more at: http://www.dorcy.com/p-474-41-2096-120-lumen-headlight-broad-beam.aspx#sthash.l7t9cp0l.dpuf
Retails on the Dorcy website for $24.99, also found on Amazon for $12.99
Disclaimer: Tim received the 120 Lumen Headlight Broad Beam for review purposes only. Appalachia & Beyond is in no way being compensated by Dorcy for this review. The opinions expressed above are Tim and Robin's independent thoughts and experiences.