Review: Pelican 2760 LED Headlamp
Wait. Pelican makes headlamps?
I too, said the same thing. I knew they made great dive lights, so it only makes sense to see Pelican making some lighting advancements for those who adventure and explore over land too. This particular light is powered by 3 AAA batteries, producing 204 lumens of pure retina searing awesomeness for approximately 2 hours. Built into the frame, the 4 position hinge allows you to put the light exactly where you want it. There are no dials to jam or break as the headlamp is easily controlled by a single button. When the button is clicked, all three LEDS turn on with the center projecting beam on the high output setting. Another click and the center beam is reduced to low. If that is still too bright, one more click will completely shut off the center beam, leaving the two side LEDS on. Clicking one more time will activate the flashing mode. Which I have to say is nice. Nice meaning it won't induce an epileptic seizure! Holding the button down will activate the red LED, preserving your night vision. Three quick clicks when the red LED is on will cause it to flash - a feature I am not sure is needed.
- Light Source: LED
- Batteries: 3 AAA Alkaline
- Voltage: 4.5V
- Length: 2.25in
- Price: $45.95
I found the light to be quite durable as it has taken numerous tumbles causing nothing but slight cosmetic wear. What I like about it is the simplicity. It has no bulky external battery pack, which also means there are no wires wrapped around your head to worry about. One thing which was quickly noted is that when using the light in close proximity of a surface, the battery indicator light (bright green) was quite noticeable and rather distracting. This headlamp is fairly compact/lightweight and for how much light it throws, it's really quite a steal. The headlamp has proved itself on camping and rock climbing trips, as well as lighting the cockpit of helicopters on night flights! http://www.pelican.com/
|Excuse the cellphone picture! Retaining your night vision while flying in the dark is important.|
The images below are unedited, directly from the camera and represent a fairly accurate depiction of the different modes.
|All three LEDS with center beam on high.|
|All three LEDS with center beam on low.|
|The two side LEDS with center beam off.|
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