In this post I want to look at the Energizer Pro 7 LED Headlamp. It's a functional and economically priced headlamp from Energizer.
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If you enjoy hiking at night you of course to have an artificial light source to help you see. That light source, is a headlamp.
The Pro 7 is one of a range of headlamps available from Energizer. If we look at functions, there are four light modes and a strobe feature available. These modes are delivered via seven LED bulbs and each mode is chosen using an operating button on the top center of the headlamp. Pretty standard fair for a headlamp. As mentioned, the headlamp utilizes four light settings or modes:
- Red Night Vision
- White Area Light
- Spot Light
- Flood Light
As well as the four light modes listed above the Energizer 7 LED headlamp includes a strobe feature. The headlamp's LEDs provide a maximum output of 115 lumens of bright white light and reach a distance of 25 meters.
The headlamp features a water-resistant construction and is easy to put on with a flexible headband with comfort cushioning. This makes the headlamp easy to wear for long periods of time even in the toughest conditions.
The Energizer 7 LED headlamp sits on a pivot which can turn up to 90 degrees to aim, target and position light where you need it without having to remove it.
It is powered by three AAA Energizer Max Alkaline batteries and has a run time of up to 5.5 hours on the maximum setting. The batteries can easily be replaced by simply removing the headband and accessing the back panel of the head light.The easy-open battery compartment makes changing batteries convenient and easy when you are on the move on the trail.
This little gadget is good for hiking, camping, and a multitude of other outdoor activities at night.
Tip: always remember to carry extra batteries with you just in case they run out.
Finally, Aside from the obvious safety advantages of just being able to see where you are walking, the headlamp is also very useful to let others see you. For example any drivers you may pass on roads while out and about.
As per the customer average rating listed above, the Energizer 7 LED headlamp is a very popular choice with folks and this gadget has some very good reviews with an average of 4.5 stars.
The video below goes into some of the features in a lot more detail.
- Four optional head settings
- Wide and comfortable head band that is easily adjustable to fit your head
- Long battery life (5.5 hours on full power setting)
- Water resistant
- Good price
- Some reviewers did comment that the headlamp plastic is easily broken
- Also some folks seemed to run into issues after prolonged user > 6 months
Specs (at a glance):
- 4 light modes plus strobe feature: white flood, white spot, white area, and red night vision
- Provides 100 lumens of light
- Light beams reach a distance of 25 meters
- Water-resistant construction
- 90-degree tilt feature
- Wide comfortable headband
- Powered by 3 AAA Energizer Max Alkaline batteries (included)
- Runs for 5.5 hours on maximum setting
I think the Energizer Pro 7 LED Headlamp isn't a bad piece of kit but it probably wouldn't be my number one choice for a headlamp. I currently use the Black Diamond Storm and while it is a bit a heavy on juice, I am very happy with it's performance and capabilities.
The Pro 7 is a great little entry level headlamp if you're just getting into night hiking or if you enjoy a bit of camping now and then. From looking at it, I get the feeling that it couldn't take too many hard knocks before it had problems, but for €15 to €17, you can't go too far wrong for that price.
Have you used the Energizer Pro 7 LED Headlamp? I'd love to hear your thoughts on it in the comments below!