The Best Running Headlamps
Running headlamps are a classification of headlamp designed to be lightweight and easy to operate on the go, sacrificing as little light output and battery life as possible. The latest trend has moved running headlamps in the direction of rechargeable batteries for two reasons – one, in order to cut on weight and size as some newer running headlamps utilize a battery that’s smaller than a AAA, and two, for environmental purposes. Running headlamps designed with smaller rechargeable batteries assume a battery life of three or four hours to be sufficient for a runner’s purposes, whereas larger, heavier traditional headlamps strive for a battery life of sixty hours or more for use on backpacking trips, while camping, etc. Some running headlamps feature a hybrid option, and can be used with either rechargeable batteries or standard batteries depending on the amount of battery life that’s required by the user’s choice of activity.
Finding the ideal balance between light output, weight, adjustability and safety features, environmental friendliness, and battery life is the goal that all running headlamps strive for.