Rechargeable LED Headlamp

A good headlamp can be a very valuable tool for the outdoorsman or landowner. The ability to see, hands-free, can be of great value at times. Headlamps have evolved a long way from the old carbide burning lights we used sometimes to coon hunt in my distant youth, but many of the most recent are pretty much disposable devices that rarely last long enough to need a battery change.

This lamp has a sturdy over-the-head harness and  adjustable light angle.

This lamp has a sturdy over-the-head harness and adjustable light angle.

Not so the LuckLED Cree XM-L2 rechargeable headlamp. This unit has a web-type harness to fit over the head, rather than a single elastic band like most, and it uses a rechargeable battery that provides a good deal more power than the “cheap” lights on the market. I use mine a lot when tending to my dogs (feeding, mostly) after dark or investigating things that go bump in the night on my property. The control is a simple push button, and it has brightness settings, selection of 1, 2, or all 3 lamps, and a flickering “strobe” type setting.

The harness for this lamp spreads the weight over the head, and the4 battery is in the back.

The harness for this lamp spreads the weight over the head, and the4 battery is in the back.

The main lamp provides a very bright light by itself

The main lamp provides a very bright light by itself

The side lights can be used alone

The side lights can be used alone

For maximum light coverage, all 3 bulbs may be used together.

For maximum light coverage, all 3 bulbs may be used together.

My only complaint so far about this light MIGHT be that the battery does not seem to hold a charge for an exceptional amount of time, but it throws a powerful beam, gets the job done, and recharges quickly.

About MikeH

Texas hunter and fisherman for 50 years, published outdoor writer since 1979, licensed charter boat operator from 1982 to 2013. Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Charterboat Operators, current member Environmental Advisory Committee to the DOE and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Married to Dorothy since 2000, one son, Michael who is recently married and living in Nederland, Texas. My wife and I live in Oyster Creek, Texas, near Freeport, and have a hunting property outside of Brazoria, Texas.
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