Running outside might be difficult if you have to get up at an ungodly hour or if you have to do it after work and miss the daylight. But running or walking in the dark can be a lot of fun with a good headlamp (and reflective gear, of course).
Read on for a quick rundown of some of the many great attributes of the Maytown running headlamps.
Best Running Headlamp Features
1. Bright and Sleek
2. Quick Fit Modification
3. 365-degree visibility
4. Cost Effective
5. Ultrarunners' Favorite
6. Water Resistance IPX4 at least
7. Motion Detection
8. Exceptionally Robust
9. Most Recent
10. Bright But Not Heavy
Different types of illumination are needed for different running environments, such as when you're out on the open road under the full moon versus when you're out on the singletrack trails under dense tree cover.
Getting a headlamp that can produce at least 200 lumens is recommended when set to its brightest level.
The lumen is the standard measurement unit for a light source's intensity. The more the lumens of your lamp, the better it will be for trails and moonless evenings. Look for a light with more than simply low, medium, and high settings if you need it to work in various circumstances.
Automatic light adjustment is a nice feature of some lights; it comes in useful when you need to glance at your watch but don't want to blind yourself with the glare of the light from the surrounding environment (the light dims a bit). Some have fewer limitations and more manual adjusting options.
Various Lighting Options
A single, uniformly bright lamp will save you money over multiple bulbs. However, more sophisticated models come with a spotlight and a flood, so you can choose how much light you want to project.
The spotlight works wonderfully to illuminate the path ahead of you or a greater distance ahead. In contrast, a floodlight spreads its light, spraying it in all directions, making it easier to see around corners.
There is usually a trade-off between battery life and portability. It stands to reason that higher-capacity batteries will be physically larger. Extra weight and mass may not be a problem for other pursuits, but when running, they can cause irritating bounce.
The power pack of some models is integrated into the forehead lamp, whereas those with longer run times are attached to the rear headband.
For inexpensive nighttime strolls around the block, the former is adequate. On the other hand, if you're training for an ultramarathon that will keep you awake all night, the larger battery is the way to go.
Comparing Rechargeable and Single-Use Batteries
Everyone has a stash of micro USB charging cables. A similar feature is likely to be included in your next headlamp.
However, you might not have time to wait an hour or two for a rechargeable battery to power up when you need to leave the house.
If this describes you, it's probably best to buy a bunch of AA or AAA batteries and use a flashlight that takes them. Some headlamps can be powered by either AAA batteries or a rechargeable battery pack.