Beam Comparison - Headlamp

Close Proximity Mode Beam Diameter Comparison - Click on the images to compare at full size. These beam diameter images show the relative size of beam (how wide is the light beam) as well as the evenness of light provided. The best light beams an evenly lit flood of light, free of lens aberations. Keep in mind that beam photos like these may overstate the negatives of dimmer headlamps, since unlike the camera (which is kept at the same settings for all photos), your eyes will adjust to dimmer light and thus see better than is implied by the photos.

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Zebralight H602
Zebralight H602
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Petzl e+LITE
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Price $89 List$22.39 at REI
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Pros Beefy with amazing beam shapeThe lightest weight headlamp out there, three lighting modes, durable
Cons Heavy, mediocre battery life, and low beam strengthLow spotlight, expensive
Weighted Metrics Zebralight H602 Petzl e+LITE
Trail Finding - 20%
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Close Proximity - 15%
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Battery Life - 15%
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Brightness - 25%
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Weight - 15%
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Ease Of Use - 10%
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Product Specs Zebralight H602 Petzl e+LITE
Measured Max Beam Distance 42 m 28 m
Claimed Distance 29 m
Measured High Mode Run-time (ANSI) 3.5 hrs 9.4 hrs
Claimed High Mode Run-time 2 hrs 55 hrs
Claimed Low Mode Run-time 70 hrs
Weight 126 g, 4.4 oz 30 g, 1.1 oz
Battery Type 1 18650 2 CR2032
Water Resistance IPX 7 (waterproof to 1m) IP 67 (dust & waterproof to 1m)
Manuf Claimed Lumens 1020 lumens 26 lumens
Beam Type Flood Flood
Red Light No Yes
On/Off Switch Lock No Yes