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This light was only barely bright enough to run with at night. I have a 5-year-old 360 lumen bike light and compared the two lights, with this one on its maximum setting immediately after charging. The bike light blew this one away. It had a better spread and was much brighter. So the claim that this light is 360 lumens is clearly a lie.
As for battery life, I charged it up one day, leaving it on the charger until the next evening when I went out to run. I used the light for around 30 minutes on the high setting. It was disappointingly dim but was still bright enough at the focal point of the beam that I was able to avoid obstacles as long as I concentrated carefully on the path ahead of me. When I got home I placed the light on my desk. The next evening I went out to run again. Within 3 minutes of use, the battery was drained and the light too dim to be used even for walking. I went home and switched out for my 10-year-old headlamp that this was supposed to replace.
Time and time again I learn not to buy cheap Chinese garbage from Amazon. I bought this one because the reviews on the expensive headlamps weren't very good either. But this product is unusably bad. I need a lamp that lasts longer than 30 minutes.
ok first, let me say that i do not know how the H3LL this has such a high rating! I am an electrician and am always working in the dark and constantly wear a head lamp. I looked up some "best head lamp" lists and this was on many. why pay 40 bucks for this tiny stupid thing and IS NOT BRIGHT WHAT-SO-EVER, when you can pay $20 for 2 that have more modes and are 1,000 lumens. This thing sucks huge donkey nuts! Do not waste your money.
I don't know why there are such high reviews for this light - that's why I bought it.
First off, the recharge port-cover, is very poorly designed and requires some "finaggling" to get the rubber cover off. The buttons are too small if you're trying to use the light with gloves on. The battery does not last AT ALL. The light is not very bright, even on the highest setting. The light, even on red, will just suddenly turn off sometimes.
Compact design yes, but everything else is basically a joke.
I charged this headlamp, turned it on at home to check out the brightness and red light, and then charged it again overnight before heading out to the White Mountains for an overnight hike. It never turned on again after the first time. Complete and total junk.
I've used the Nitecore NU25 for a month and a half now and I can say with certainty the product is phenomenal, however, it doesn't hold a charge! I purchased this product for camping and on two separate occasions I was unable to use my headlamp when needed because the battery was drained; despite having charged it earlier in the day. I would rather have a cheaper quality product which is dependable then a great product that may not work when needed.
Don't believe the hype. Do not buy this headlamp if you want a true 360 lumen light. There are better and cheaper headlamps on Amazon. Most 200 lumen headlights a brighter than this. I also bought a two-pack of no name headlamps for 14 bucks. They are brighter and last longer than the Nitecore. Very disappointed.