Petzl MyoLite 3
Price Paid: $54.95
The halogen light is only bright for a few minutes, I am sure that's why the next gen has 4 batts. LEDs work forever. I only change the batts so they are fresh for a hike. Petzl says not to use lithium batts but I tried them and the halogen worked hours longer and was brighter than before.
This is also a pretty heavy light and has stood up to some major abuse.
Price Paid: $50
Can't say about the battery life because I just demoed this for a night adventure. But, the halogen lamp was worthless to me.
I thought the lower leds allowed for a sharper night image. I also thought that there should be a third strap going overhead so the thing doesn't sag down the head while running.
On the plus side the little leds were bright, the thing is water resistant, and has good bat life if you don't use the halogen which you shouldn't anyways. Took it back.
Price Paid: $50
I bought this headlamp for the brightness it was supposed to offer with the initial headlamp. It has no distance and the l.e.d. actually seems brighter. The headlamp put out a very dull, yellow beam with no distance.
It does have great battery life and I haven't had a single malfunction.
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The Petzl Myolite 3 headlamp is a hybrid headlamp combing long lasting LEDS and a high powered Xeon bulb for seeing far.
LED lights are great because they last a long time, but sometimes you need more light than they have to offer. That's where the Petzl Myolite 3 comes in. It has 3 LED lights with a battery life of up to 80 hours and a Xenon bulb with a range of 76 meters. Simply use the one that you want and have the best of both worlds. Turning the lamp on and switching from one mode to the other is all done by twisting the bezel, making the Myolite 3 very easy to operate, even with gloves on.
This versatile hybrid headlamp lets you choose between xenon long-range lighting and LED proximity lighting for longer battery life. Design is great for camping, hiking, climbing and alpine pursuits, as well as around the house. LED option offers maximum efficiency, or switch to the halogen option and bump up the power to a long-range projection beam (76m / 249 ft.). Tiltable lamp body allows light to be directed where needed. Bezel controls both focus and on/off; xenon light beam can be focused from flood to spot using the rotating bezel. Bezel is easy to use, even with gloves or mittens; can be locked in the off position, preventing unit from accidentally being turned on in your pack. Simple, adjustable elastic headband is comfortable to wear and easy to put on, even in the dark. Comes with a spare xenon bulb and three AA batteries.
CLOSEOUTS . From the backcountry to the backyard, Petzl's Myolite Hybrid headlamp offers everything you need to light up the night, thanks to an innovative hybrid design that includes both a Xenon halogen lamp for a long-range beam and a 3-LED option for efficient, longer-term lighting. Available Colors: TAN.
- Sierra Trading Post