The evenings are getting darker, earlier…For some, that means moans and groans. For others that means woops and high 5’s. For those who love trail running, the thought of not having to wait till the early hours to get some night trails in, is a mouth watering prospect.
So last night, a group of like minded enthusiasts, gathered up at Johnny Fox’s In Glencree and hit the trails at dusk on a 11.5km trek. Check out our relive video here…https://www.relive.cc/view/1150512852
We were trialing out a number of different headlamps which were kindly given by 53 Degrees North. If you have never used one before there is a lot to take into consideration, as well as new terminology. LED & Lumens, for example. I wont bore you with the technical stuff but LED lighting is basically a very high powered light, way more powerful than the conventional light of old. Traditionally when you bought a standard light bulb, you would have looked at the Watts. But in LED lighting, the strength is measured in lumens. The bigger the number the stronger the light.
So you’re probably thinking, why not get the highest lumen light out there? Well because your battery life would be chewed up and spat out in now time. So you have to think how long will your average usage be verses battery life. Some come with rechargeable batteries and also accept AA or AAA batteries. A lot to think about for an auld headlamp.