For those whose work involves peering into dark, tight spots, an LED headlamp is a crucial tool. Mechanics, home inspectors, firefighters and anyone else who needs hands-free light may be interested in the following comparison of two of our top LED headlamp models: the HL4 Dual Color LED headlamp and the HL7R Rechargeable Focusing Headlamp. Because we know it’s not always easy to wade through lengthy product descriptions, we’ve organized the basic facts about each LED headlamp in an easy-to-digest table. We’re hoping this will allow you to quickly compare them against your own needs. Alternatively, if you’re shopping for a loved one, this table can help you choose the best LED headlamp for a gift.
Model # HL7R
|Lumen Output||150 Lumens||144 Lumens|
|Power System||Rechargeable with USB and AC chargers; (3) AAA rechargeable batteries included.||(3) AAA batteries included.|
|Dimming?||Yes, the HL7R can flip between two brightness settings.||No|
|Runtime||3 hours on high setting; 38 hours, 30 minutes on low setting||6 hours, 15 minutes|
|Color(s) of Light Output||White||Red & white
(Red helps preserve night vision when only a small amount of light is needed.)
|Maximum Beam Distance||373 feet||186 feet|
|Impact and Water Resistant?||Yes||Yes|
|Weight (including batteries)||4.4 ounces||4.4 ounces|
|Hinged Attachment to Position Beam?||Yes||Yes|
|Beam Optics||White flood beam & bulls-eye spot||White flood beam & red spot beam|
Avid fishermen and hunters will appreciate the HL4 LED headlamp, since its red beam option will maintain their night vision. Our designers were careful to place the red LED on a separate switch, meaning the user doesn’t have to cycle through white light to find the red beam. On the other hand, those who use an LED headlamp on the job will appreciate the dimming feature of the HL7R, which also boasts Bulls-eye Spot beam optics. This feature shines a bright spot at the maximum beam distance, with a surrounding halo of dimmer light for visual context. Regardless of which model you choose, you can rest assured that your selection will last; both of these LED headlamps are protected by COAST’s lifetime guarantee against defects in materials and workmanship.