More than just a headlamp, the SnowMiner allows you to pop out it’s silicon globe to provide extreme diffuse lighting. And it also allows you to slap a large glowing snowball on your forehead. We found it to be just the thing to fill our tent with warm ambient light and it provides an excellent page-filling reading light.
This powerful LED headlamp will stream out 80 lumens of light at full power for 55 hours. We used the low setting in the tent, which was more than enough for close-in work and reading and from the literature found that this produces 8 lumens that will last for 140 hours. We couldn’t run it out or dim it. And as a blinking beacon it will run 250 hours.
The snowball setting is also great when we tried it on a dark trail. With a broad beam, it lit up a large area instead of a focused beam with shadows. Which made it easy to pick out the trail and miss obstacles.
Runs on 3 AAA batteries, which you can always use with rechargeables. Dimensions 2.2 x 2 inches (5.6x 5.1cm). Weighs 3.5 oz (100grams) with batteries.
A small red led lets you know when your battery power is low. The strap adjustment included a hook for hanging it as a lamp at the campsite.