Olight H15S Wave LED Headlamp
Retail Price $89
*This is an updated version of the Olight H15
O'Light H15S Wave LED Headlamp has a light weight design that is made with tough and durable construction combined with industry leading technology from OLight. Capable of producing up to 250 Lumens for a maximum of 3 hours, this headlamp has dual output modes using CREE XM-L2 LED as well as red LED and a strobe mode.
The gesture activation found in the head lamp will allow the user to control the light modes simply by waving your hand in front of the lamp. So, no more mucking around or fiddling with the switches especially if your hands are dirty or are otherwise incapacitated. Each wave will allow you to change the modes of the light from high mode to low mode to red LED. The SOS strobe mode can be accessed with the red ribbon indicator on the rear end of the light for signalling purposes.
On top of that, a built in diffuser lens was specially designed for this headlamp for short range lighting purposes. It can be flipped up or down at a push of a button. The lamp can also be titled so one could easily adjust the direction of light to suit their needs.
Outstanding Features and Construction
Powered by 4x AAA batteries, this headlamp's battery pack is located at the back of the head strap so as to enable a more comfortable weight distribution when in use. The purchase includes a rechargeable Lithium battery pack that can be charged through a Micro-USB charging cable, which is also included. The pack is also built with a red beacon so that you are also visible to other people from the back. The lens used to construct the O'Light H15S is durable ultra-clear tempered glass with anti-reflective coating. This device is equipped with reverse polarity protection to ensure the safety of the device as well as the user. The O'Light H15S Headlamp also has a water resistant rating of IPX6.
O'Light H15S Wave LED Headlamp Features:
|Product Weight (KG)||0.098|
- Has some good and not so good points
The battery pack is set to the back, opposite to the lamp, which I have found comfortable and a good balance. There three light settings, however to swith off you have to switch through all the settings. This also means that there is not saving of the last setting. The lamp switches on by default, at the highest brightness.
The infrared switch is both a boon and a hinderance. For hands free switching this can be great, but when moving in close proximity to another item, like in a confined space, it can switch off when you least need it. If the hands free switching is a problem, it can be turned off by holding the switch down until it blinks, but remember that when switched back on the default is the infrared switch. The other thing to watch is there is a power switch in the battery pack and a light switch. The battery pack switch needs to be switched on first before the light switch can be used. Another thing to remember, is to turn off the battery switch when you have finished for the whole unit to be off.
As a headlamp, it throws good light, and would be good for camping, bushwalking and associated activities. I would suggest that if you require it to be used in an industrial situation that you consider the infra read switch. I'm ambivalent about this headlamp, I like its weight distribution on the head, but I'm of two minds about the infrared switch. (Posted on 6/10/2017)
- Well balanced and versatile LED headlamp. Several modes of use.