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Ledlenser MH10

rated 5.0 of 5 stars
photo: Ledlenser MH10 headlamp

For all who need a simple bright headlight with great battery life for everyday use even in rough conditions. Just three main light modes, one button (push on brightness1 -push brightness-push boost-push off)

Pros

  • Battery life
  • Simplicity of the modes
  • Brightness
  • Durability

Cons

  • I found the filters quite annoying to mount and remove, and easy to lose
  • A red light led is not included, with that it would have been perfect.

I am using the Mh10 for over 2 years now and am very satisfied with it. I live in Finland above the Arctic Circle, so it gets quite dark and cold in winter. The battery life is great and is very bright.

I like the simplicity of the lighting modes. Just one button and three main light modes. I always get confused with other headlamps. The weight is well balanced and the lamp is not too heavy.

After more than two years of careless and rough use, the plastic mounting piece for the headband broke, but the lamp is still under warranty and will be repaired. 

Background

Great experience, I would buy it again. Didn't find another flashlight I would rather use in daily use.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 69€

Best head torch I have used, and I have used many over the years.

Pros

  • Bright light
  • Robust
  • Water resistant
  • Rechargeable
  • Focusable beam

Cons

  • Cost

I must have used more than half a dozen head torches over three or more decades. None of them compare with this Ledlenser head torch. Lots of features are similar to others I have used but this torch is brighter and more focusable than any I have owned. It is so bright it is almost like being in daytime for the illuminated area.

Last trip I took this torch along with my best older one. After a brief comparison, the older P...l was never used again. Like all Ledlenser lamps these are expensive but extremely well made. They give me confidence that I will use this head torch for decades.

  • Brightness 600/250/10 lm
  • Burn time 10/15/120 hours
  • Weight with case 188gm without case 161 gm
  • Water dust rating IPX4

Brilliant! (literally! 600 lm is bright!) Highly recommended.

Background

One camping trip

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $157 Australian = $10 for any other country.

I recently went camping at Desoto State Park in North Alabama and got to try out the Ledlenser MH10 in exchange for a review as a member of another site.

Overall I was really happy with the headlamp and impressed with how powerful and easy to use it was. At the brightest level it puts out some serious light and when focused can shine long distances even in the darkest conditions. We used the light around the campground and had to actually keep it on a lower setting so it wouldn’t blind anyone.

It is very easy to adjust the focus of the beam with a single-handed twist of the lens. The light also has a nice tilt mechanism that makes it easy to change where the beam is pointing whether it is being used for hiking or laying in your tent and reading. Overall, I would highly recommend this light for anyone looking for a powerful and comfortable headlamp with a useful set of features.

Pros

  • Bright
  • Comfortable
  • Rechargeable
  • Adjustable focus
  • Durable
  • Low heat generation

Cons

  • Expensive
  • External filters
  • Heavy

First off, this is an incredibly bright headlamp and in the focused beam position, you can see extremely far. We tried to test it out by shining it at the tops of the trees and could make out every leaf while it was pitch black outside.

The headlamp also has the advantage that it can be adjusted to give a focused or diffuse beam with a simple single-handed twist of the lens. They have built in a special mechanism that makes this adjustment without even a full turn so it can be done very quickly. The light is powered by a rechargeable battery that is stored at the back of the strap and has a waterproof locking mechanism. You can actually change out the rechargeable battery if you need to bring a second but from what I found the charge will last a pretty long time.

We did not get a chance to use it long enough to burn down the battery so I don't have any info on that. The light is very easy to use and intuitive in its design. The on-off button is on the top of the lens and you press it multiple times to switch between power settings. There are three brightness levels and the first two are both very bright then the last is actually the level we used around the campsite most of the time.

So far I have only gotten a chance to use the light for car camping but will try and update my review as I get out and test it out more.

Overall, I would recommend this light for someone who really needs a powerful and bright headlamp and wants something durable and rechargeable since there are other options on the market that are lighter and cheaper. 


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Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (I kept the product after testing.)

Disclosure: The author of this review received a sample of the product from the brand or its representative in exchange for a review.

Great headlamp for camping. It is very powerful lighting several meters around you. It includes a red and green lense filters for observing the wildlife. Has a long battery life.

The light does get a little warm and the battery makes it a touch heavier than cheaper headlamps, but the quality is worth the tradeoff.

Pros

  • Very bright
  • Green and red lense filters
  • Long battery life
  • Waterproof

Cons

  • A bit heavy
  • Gets a little warm

As a member of another website I sometimes get items to review. I received the MH10 and took it out to the Purtis Creek State Park. Once the sun went down, I fired it up and had a full view of the entire campsite. I could spot the twinkle of spider eyes and other small critters in the bright light.

I switched to the red lense to read and spotted a possum as it wandered into my campsite. If I hadn't made some noise, I don't think she would have noticed me.

The battery sits to the side and back. It's about the size and weight of three AA's. It comes with a red and green lense that fit into a rubber grommet you slip on the light. It has three settings getting progressively darker. The strap is comfortable directly against the skin.

Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (I kept the product after testing.)

Disclosure: The author of this review received a sample of the product from the brand or its representative in exchange for a review.

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Specs

Price MSRP: $89.95
Current Retail: $57.73-$89.99
Historic Range: $57.73-$89.99
Weight 9.31 oz / 264 g
Lumens 600
IPX 4
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