A lamp attached to the head by an adjustable band or an elastic strap, permitting illumination of an area directly in front of the wearer is commonly referred to as a head torch. The unique design and hands free illumination create an extremely versatile tool, making many endeavors safer and much easier.
It should be obvious how helpful this style of lamp could be on any camping trip. It is quite often necessary to move around the campsite after dark and this headlamp makes moving around in an unfamiliar area much safer. Many people enjoy the activity of cave exploration on a leisure trip and the added security of this hands-free lamp lessens the dangers of falling and possibly dropping a hand-held flashlight. Mounting this type of lamp on a bike helmet adds a convenient safety feature, even though the bike may be equipped with a conventional headlight. For joggers, this lamp is reassuring, and it provides safety and security as well.
The usefulness of this lamp is not limited to brief adventures away from the house. On the contrary, this lamp has the ability to provide light for reading in bed without disturbing a bed partner. This is a wonderful way to utilize this style of lamp. The illumination is directional and only shines in the direction the lamp is facing. This feature produces the perfect tool to have when doing many home repairs and chores. The convenience of this hands-free light design that shines where you look is very useful when making repairs to plumbing, automobiles, or motorcycles. Often repairs of this nature must be done in tight places. Many areas of the house are nearly impossible to examine and clean such as under beds or furniture and in closets.
Petzl headlamps are available in a wide selection of features, styles, and prices. Many of them are very inexpensive but they may not have the durability to survive the many purposes for which they will be asked to serve. One of the more popular brands is the Petzl Tikka at a price of less than $25, on average. This is a style that is lightweight and uses three AAA batteries. It has three LED lights with several choices of light modes including maximum for a bright beam, economy to extend the battery life, and a flashing mode for signaling. In addition, this excellent head torch is water resistant.
When a good head torch is purchased, many more ways to use it will be discovered. The value will seem to increase as time goes by. The lucky buyer will wonder how he or she ever survived without it.