Best Running Headlamps 2017

1. Smarterlife LED Headlamp Flashlight

Bulb features and lighting capabilities

It uses a 100 lumen LED battery with compact form factor CREE XP-E technology that considerably improves the performance using little power. You have 6 light settings to choose from 4 of which are white light settings with the other two being red light settings. 

Power source and battery life

It uses 1 AAA non-rechargeable battery that allows hours of continuous lighting. The CREE XP-E technology is responsible for the impressive battery life and performance in spite of the relatively limited source of power. 

Weight and dimensions

It weighs a mere 1.5 ounces making it one of the lightest high power headlamps in the market. 

Design

It has a comfortable and stable straps designed to allow up to 8 hours of use without straining or having to worry about band lines across your forehead. The forehead panel also happens to have a curved design which contributes further to the comfort offered. Finally, this headlamp model is waterproof and you therefore do not have to worry about your exercise sweat messing up the lighting system.

2. Foxelli USB Rechargeable Headlamp Flashlight

Bulb features and lighting capabilities

It uses a 160 lumen LED bulb with a 60 degrees tiltable body for extended light range. 

Power source and battery life

It uses a USB Rechargeable battery that allows up to 40 hours of continuous lighting after 4 hours of charging.

Weight and dimensions

It weighs 2.4 ounces and measures 1.4 inches by 2.4 inches by 1.6 inches. 

Design

It has an elastic head band with a non-bobbing ergonomic design that ensures comfort and stability while you run. It is also waterproof allowing you to use it even in the rain or when you are sweating.

3. Yalumi LED Headlamp Spark Professional Floodlight

Bulb features and lighting capabilities

It uses a 120 lumen LED light capable of white lighting and red lighting for night vision. It also allows you as the runner to choose between narrow beams and wide beams depending on the lighting in the environment and your personal preferences. This is made possible by the CREE MX-6 technology whereas the CREE XP-E feature allows you to control the lighting distance up to 20m. 

Power source and battery life

It uses 3 AAA non-rechargeable batteries. The headlamp allows you to choose between two power modes. The first is the maximum mode with an average battery life of about 48 hours whereas the economy allows up to 110 hours of continuous usage.

Weight, dimensions

It measures 9 inches by 3.6 inches by 2 inches and weighs 2.8 ounces. 

4. GRDE Zoomable 3 Modes Super Bright LED Headlamp

Lighting modes

It has three main light modes for you to choose from. These are the low beam, high beam and strobe modes. 

Power source and battery life

It uses a parallel battery design with 2 USB rechargeable batteries. The unique thing about these batteries is the fact that they allow you to recharge the battery using a USB cable, a wall charger or even a car charger. 

Weight and dimensions

It measures 6.1 inches by 4.9 inches by 3.3 inches and weighs 8oz. This makes it one of the heavier options. However, the ergonomic design ensures stability without weighing down on your head or your neck. 

5. Shining Buddy LED Headlamp

Bulb and lighting capabilities

The headlamp has an ultra-bright LED bulb with 110 lumens. This makes it a great headlamp for jogging in the dark as well as other applications including camping and exploration aids. The bulb can last up to 100,000 hours before you are required to replace it. 

The headlamp also features four lighting modes to offer you versatility and flexibility during use. These include the high beam, low beam, red beam and red flashing modes.

Power source and battery life

It uses 3 non-rechargeable AAA batteries that offer up to 12 hours of continuous lighting before you have to renew the batteries. 

Weight and dimensions

It is very light weighing in at a mere 3 ounces. This makes it easy to use and convenient when there is constant movement such as with running. It measures 2.2 inches by 1 inch by 1.5 inch.

Design

It has a non-bobbing design which again serves as an advantage when used during running and jogging exercises. It also features an adjustable strap design allowing use on many different head shapes and sizes as well as use over caps and beanies. 

6. Luxolite Flash Sale LED Headlamp Flashlight

Bulb features and lighting modes

It uses a 168 lumen LED bulb with the ability to shine light up to 300 feet away. The headlamp features several lighting settings including 4 white light modes and 2 night vision lighting settings. To switch between these modes, there are 2 main push buttons for the two main light types making it easy to use even while in motion. 

Power source and battery life

It uses 3 AAA non-rechargeable alkaline batteries with an average battery life of 30 hours continuous usage.

Weight, dimensions and design

It weighs 3 ounces and measures 2.4 inches by 1.9 inches by 1.6 inches. The head strap itself is designed to remain firm and steady on your head as you run without compromising on comfort. This is made possible by use of the high quality elastic fabric.

The headlamp also features an impact resistant frame and a waterproof design that ensures durability and longevity of service. 

Those are some of the best running headlamps available right now. Which one are you going to choose?