We have long been fans of Coleman Head Torches.
Mainly because they are one of the few manufacturers that realise the importance of Night Vision. On head torches equipped with a Red LED, to provide low level light for map reading etc, it is important that when you Switch the Light on, the first colour is Red to help maintain your night vision. If you switch on a Light that goes straight to white, your eyes have adjusted to the brighter light and you have lost the ability to see in low light until your eyes readjust.
Coleman also use the best quality LEDs to give a good light output and low power consumption. Ensuring you batteries last longer.
For 2016 there CXO & CXS range of headlights feature Coleman’s patent Pending Battery Lock system. With a normal battery operated Torch, even though the torch is off, there is still a resistance across the battery, which causes it to discharge, hence you take your torch out of the draw, and the battery is flat. With Battery guard, the battery is isolated within the torch with to residual current drain, so should stay charged and last longer when not in use.
Well-made head torches that have all the right features, yet are less expensive than some other well known brands.
Coleman have just been Awarded a Highly Commended in Camping Magazines Editors Choice Awards Best Camping Innovation for Coleman Batterylock as featured on this Headtorch
What the manufacturer says:-
After a long period of non-use, you can rest assured when find yourself in need of light, BatteryLock™ has you covered!
The CXO+ 150 LED headlamp is applicable for various usages from camping to DIY to trekking & hiking. With extremely bright lumens and 3 x AAA Duracell® batteries included, you’ll never be left in the dark!
- Light output: 150/20 lumens (max/min)
- Beam distance: 40/5 meters
- Runtime: 5/40 hours
- Batteries: 3 x AAA Duracell® included
- Features: 3 Modes: Red/Low/High; BatteryLock™
- IPX level: IPX 4
- Size: 6.8 x 3.0 x 4.0 cm; headband 60 cm
- Weight: 110g