Review by: skidawg, 2005-02-17
This headlamp is awesome. Aside from the IQ technology, you can use pretty much any bulb BD offers so you can even have the superbright bulbs meant for the more expensive Solaris model. With the provided Xenon bulb though, it is incredibly bright...the 4 LED's are really powerfull too, and allow for there to be a minimum of energy consumed. One issue I had with getting a headlamp was the fact that certain batteries do bad in the cold. Lithium aren't effected, but they don't slowly die out, they just quit, but with the IQ technoligy that tells you your battery level, you will always know how much power you have left. The blinking light at the top also allows for you to be able to find the lamp in the dark if you need to (it requires almost no energy at all for this function). It does fine with water too, so you don't have to worry about getting it wet (submerging, or obsessive exposure isn't good though of course). Not to heavy, and very comfortable. It's a bit expensive, but it's worth the extra dollars...recommend.
................Update: I went on a 30day expedition with this headlamp, and it worked alright. It was much heavier than the headlamps the other people on the trip had, so that is a big downfall. Another thing is that when I left it outside in the rain it started tweaking out, and continued to do this for a few days until it completely dried out. If you put some sealant around where the wire enters the lamp unit I suppose this could be stopped, but I was rather dissapointed at this...what if I was caught out at night in a rainstorm and this happened?