You have endured all the technical jargon and have spent countless hours recording and analyzing data. Congratulations, you have reached the final blog in the headlamp series! Let’s pull together all that hard work and summarize what you should be looking for when purchasing your next headlamp.
Headlamps seemed like such an easy topic…not to an obsessive, compulsive engineer! In this 4th installment of the headlamp series I will investigate what light emitting diodes (LEDs) are and what they have to offer to the backpacking world. Come on, who can resist reading a blog featuring some cute trail birds!
Two previous blogs provided inexpensive methods to compare headlamp light output intensity over time and headlamp beam profile over time. I was planning on only 3 blogs for the headlamp series, but I got carried away with batteries. Here is the result!
A previous blog compared headlamp light output intensity over time. This blog takes the next step of studying the headlamp’s beam profile over time.
One of the first things a hiker looks at when buying a headlamp is the light output specification which is usually specified in lumens. This blog will help you understand this specification a little better and show you a comparison between different headlamps and their light output performance over time.