Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Light of Dad's Life

Another great Father's Day gift idea is the headlamp by #SABSBA that I recently received for a #ProductReview. The lamp comes with its own set of rechargable batteries which are charged and ready right out of the package. Here's what I love about the rechargeable batteries - the battery pack comes with a charger cable with a wall plug so you don't even have to remove them from the casing to charge them. Essentially you just plug in the DC cable to the battery pack on the back of the headlamp elastic when you're not using it.

This headlamp is very well made and quite comfortable. The adjustable elastic straps wrap around the head and over the top making the extension of the lamp itself a non-issue for balance. I have long hair which I usually have tied up or back when I'm working on projects. I also have another headlamp that just has the band around my head and the lamp does not stick out as much or have as much power. That headlamp slips on my hair and isn't nearly as comfortable and securely as the one from Sabsba due to that top piece of elastic. As an added bonus, the top elastic keeps my hair down, too.

The headlamp has three light options. The first click brings you to the brightest one, a second click of the button dims the light a bit and the third is a flashing light. I have used this headlamp in some up close work and the bright setting was so bright that it literally washed out the colors and some of the details on the item I was working on. I can only imagine how well it would work for long distances. The dimmer setting really isn't dim, just less bright relative to the bright setting. It works well for close up work and for moderate lighting of far areas.

Honestly I hate the flashing light that walkers and bikers wear at night. With my ADHD the light is constantly distracting to me and I have to work really hard to focus on where I am driving. I understand the concept that it shows it is a person, not a vehicle, but I think it is more trouble than it is worth. And when wearing it while walking or biking, isn't it hard to see clearly? I don't mind when the flashing light is red because it isn't as bright, does not pull my full attention away from driving and wearing one would not impede my ability to see where I am going. That being said, I could see where it could come in handy if someone lost, and staying where they were in order to be found, was wearing in the forest. Regardless, it is the custom and the flashing function on this headlamp works quite well.

This would be great for night time grillers, night time walkers and bikers, campers, do it yourselfers, etc. Basically anyone who would need a close up or far reaching light that allows both of your hands to be free.

I received this product at a discount or free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.