This is my current headlamp for camping trips requiring more critical lighting needs. Trips with higher demands on run-time and / or brightness. A perfect example of this would be my recent sub-zero winter camping trip that I took the Olight H16 Wave on. The higher powered rechargeable battery pack gave me extra confidence in my run-times during the less than battery-friendly frigid temps.
For an easier read, check out my full blog post here: http://www.sintax77.com/olight-h16-wave-review-headlamp-for-backpacking-5-to-500-lumens
This is also a light that I would grab for any camping or backpacking trip where night hiking was expected and / or when extended time doing chores at camp after dark is anticipated.
The 5 lumen low mode provides a surprising amount of functionality, along with a huge 160 hour run-time. For high visibility needs, the 500 lumen high mode provides longer distance spotting capability, while still being able to run for around 2 hours continuously.
Links for full Manufacturer’s Specs, Features, etc:
Official Olight Store Webpage for the H16 Wave https://goo.gl/Jg7x5J
Olight H16 Wave on Amazon https://amzn.to/2Gs3Ig0
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Specs and Features, as per Manufacturer:
Beam Distance (ft) 328
Beam Distance (m) 100
Max. Performance (lumens) 500
Charge type Micro-USB
Compatible Batteries Customized Li-Ion Battery
Light Intensity (candela) 2500
Light Form: Far-range focused beam and close-range wide flood combined.
Lens / Reflector Type: TIR bead lens (converged and wide beam)
Series: Series H (Headlamps, Multitasking)
Hand wave operation – This motion sense setting saves users the trouble of reaching for the power switch in the dark, and keeps the headlamp clean from dirty hands.
Wide area illumination – Dual LED light head paired with a custom lens delivering great close-range illumination combining both a wide and focused beam.
Smart power level indication – Four-level blue LED battery indicator and low-power audible beep warning at 10% charge to keep you updated on your power status.
Beam angle adjustment – The light head has three adjustable levels from 0~45 degrees.
Reflective head strap – reflective stripes on both sides of the head strap to improve visibility and safety for the user.
Lighting Levels & Run Times:
High – 500 lumens, (steps down to 350 lumen after 5mins), 120 minutes
Medium – 100 lumens, 9.5 hours
Low – 5 lumens, 30 160 hours
Weight (g / oz) 115 grams / 4.06 oz
Length (mm / in) 58 / 2.28
Head Diameter (mm / in) 24 / 0.94
Body Diameter (mm / in) 38 / 1.50
LED: 2 x Cree XP-G3
Olight H16 flashlight x 1
2000mAh 3.7V Lithium Polymer Battery(built-in) x 1
USB-microUSB rechargeable cable x 1
headband x 1
Replacement Cable Clip x 2
user manual x 1
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