Update:6/10/18 out of the blue one of mine started strobe flashing “a feature it doesn’t have” so instead of just clicking it on after clicking it off. I simply clicked and held the button for about 20 seconds then I released the button and clicked it on and it’s working normal again.
Original review: I conducted a time test and fully charged the light last 1 1/2 hours on high and 3 on low but low isn’t bright enough for older mechanics, when I was in my 30’s low would’ve been sufficient but not now. I suggest getting three so if you have a big job you want run out of light.
Get the less expensive one because the main things I read about the bad reviews is the more expensive camo ones must have a strobe light that get Permanetly stuck in the strobe mode. As a mechanic I don’t need a strobe light. The cheapest one doesn’t come with a strobe setting, only low and high.
-Brightness on high is great and wide but last 1 1/2 hours on bright.
- You don’t need to click through both settings because after you click it on to the setting that you prefer by the time you take you hand away that the next time you click the button it goes straight to the off position no matter if you have it set on low or high.
In other words if you have it set to low and you need to turn it off a minute later, you don’t need click up to the high beam position and then click it again to turn it off. You will see.l what I’m talking about.
- Works great on a hat, it’s so light until you don’t even know it’s there.
-low beam isn’t bright enough enough for older guys about the age of 40.
- the charge last only 1 1/2 hours on high and 3 on low but low isn’t bright enough for me.
The Streamlight Bandit USB headlamp produces bright, even, diffused light with less shadow than spot beams. This Ultralight weight, weather resistant, personal area/work light features a large button for easy actuation, and a Lithium polymer rechargeable battery. A rubber Plug keeps dirt and debris out of the micro USB charging port. It includes a handy snap-in hat clip adapter to attach the light on the Brim of a baseball cap or to add additional downward adjustability when using the headband.