Looking For The Brightest Head Torch?
In the global marketplace for head torches, many people find their own reasons for wanting the brightest head torch they can get their hands on. Whether they’re weekend warriors who wish to explore the outdoors at night or professionals who rely on having a bright light in incredibly dark places to survive, a good head torch can be extremely important to some people. But the right head torch for one person is not the perfect head torch for another, and the best head torch for the individual buyer is a relative matter. While the brightest head torch one can reasonably get is generally the best bet, not every person wants or really needs the brightest head mounted light they can get their hands on. Further, hiker’s head torches are a different kettle of fish from miner’s head torches, and those who need more intense light should likely consult with specialty companies in their industry rather than hiking equipment providers.
One word that people looking for a bright head torch will run across is lumens. This is a measure of the brightness of a light and how much light energy the torch gives off. While this sounds like you want the highest lumen rating for your head torch, it should be noted that most lumen ratings on head torches and flashlights and the like do not take into account other factors. These factors include the lens of the light, the width of the beam and the quality of the light beam’s pattern, which can create a deceptive appearance for a product that is regularly used to sell painfully expensive yet mediocre flashlights, as well as underpowered head torches. The length of a light beam is a better measure of the kind of light power a head torch can put out, which can be particularly valuable on an outdoor excursion.
The durability and battery life of a head torch can also be important factors. Getting a head torch that can survive being thoroughly soaked in rainwater and mud is important for insuring that your head torch serves you no matter what, particularly if your travels take you to places with unpredictable weather patterns. The battery life of a head torch can also be a bit deceptive as manufacturers of these devices measure “run time” in ways that make them look better rather than the industry standard specifications that most industry grade head torches use, forcing buyers to be a bit more cautious than they might be otherwise.
The more advanced and more costly models of high end head torch are the Petzi brand. These torches are generally bright, long lasting and capable of surviving the wilderness, but tend to cost quite a bit. Nitecore’s more high end models can also produce acceptable levels of light, battery life and durability, and while it is not fantastically impressive, Nitecore head torches are more affordable. Solite is another popular model, and while it can be a bit costly, the Solite models of head torch do tend to be tough and long lasting, as well producing a powerful beam of light.