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What I am Reviewing
Today I am reviewing the Acebeam H16 Headlamp with a breathable and reflective headband.
Specs at a Glance
Weight: 1.9oz or 2.5 oz with bracket and headband
Battery: Rechargeable 920 mAh battery OR AA Battery
Runtime: Up to 58 hours
Waterproof: IP68 grade. Submersible up to 2 meters
Impact Resistance: 1.5 meters
Red Light: No
SOS Light: Yes
Color Temperature: 5000K
Warranty: 5 Years
Made in the USA: No
What I Liked
Use as a headlamp or flashlight: This headlamp is a little more unique in the fact that you can use it as a headlamp OR as a mini flashlight. It can also be clipped onto a baseball cap.
Lightweight: Weighing in at only 2.5 oz, this makes a perfect headlamp to taking backpacking.
Rechargeable Battery: I am all about having items that are rechargeable so I don’t have to carry extra batteries with me.
Can use AA Battery Instead: The unique thing about this headlamp is that while it does come with a rechargeable battery, you can also use a AA Battery in the event that the rechargeable one fails or if you would rather not use a rechargeable battery.
Magnetic End: The endcap has a strong magnet which allows you to attach it easily to any metal surface.
Plenty Bright: 650 lumens is plenty bright for night hiking and with a 100-degree angle, you are sure not to trip over a fallen branch.
What to Improve
Add Red Light Function: While this would work well for hiking in the dark, it is missing a red light function for around camp.
Make rechargeable battery fixed: As it stands, you have to remove the rechargeable battery to charge it. It would be nice if you could just plug the headlamp in itself instead of having to fuss with removing the battery to recharge it.
Difficult to remove from headband holder: If you want to remove the light or place it back into the headband holder, expect to have to fuss with it for a while because they don’t make it easy to do.
Overall I am giving this 3.5 out of 5 stars. I am docking 1.5 stars due to no red light, how hard it is to remove from the headband, and the fact that you must remove the battery to charge it. However, I understand that not everyone needs a red light and some people would prefer the option to use a AA battery instead (which is why this requires a removable rechargeable battery).
The Acebeam H16 headlamp itself performed very well. I loved the fact that it had multiple brightness settings and an SOS function. The headband was comfortable and has a gripping strip that allowed it to stay in place without any kind of slippage.
The light weight makes it perfect for backpacking, camping, cycling, fishing, or everyday household use.
Where to Buy the Acebeam H16 Headlamp
You can buy the Acebeam H16 headlamp from FlashlightGo.