Headlamps for Running and Home

Headlamps are a useful and often necessary tool for a variety of situations, from working around the house to running at night. Whether you’re fixing a leaky faucet or going for a trail run at night, a good headlamp can provide the safe an  hands free illumination you need..

While many basic headlamps will suffice for many situations, there are some factors to consider when choosing the right headlamp :

Brightness: The brightness of a headlamp is measured in lumens. For work use around the house, a headlamp with 50-100 can be sufficient in many routine situations. For running at night, you may want something brighter, some recommend 200-300 lumens or more.  This will depend on how dark, how much light you need, situation and preference. Some models do have brightness level adjustments.

Beam distance: The distance that a headlamp can project its beam is also important to consider. For work use, a shorter beam distance is usually sufficient. For running, you may want a headlamp that can project its beam further.  Beam type (wide, focused, etc) are also consirations and many headlamps allow you to toggle between. 

Comfort: A comfortable headlamp is important, especially if you plan to wear it for extended periods of time. Look for a headlamp that is lightweight and has adjustable straps to ensure a comfortable fit.

Battery Life, Durability, Water Resistance and Price are also factors to consider.

Take a look at some of our recommended, best and popular headlamps for work use around the house, running at night or other jobs and activities requiring illumination.

Black Diamond Spot Headlamps

Petzl Headlamps

Headlamps are and extremely useful and often overlooked tool for working around the house and are a must for nighttime running and recreational activities.



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