Gone are the days when the only methods we had of lighting the darkness were candles and lanterns. Welcome to a day and age where light is literally at the tip of our fingers. With just a flip of a switch or a push of a button, we can illuminate the world around us. Headlamps, while very useful and versatile, are unfortunately an often overlooked light source. If you think that these handy devices are only good for spelunking and the likes, you may not realize what you’re missing out on. Headlamps can be used for a variety of reasons and have a number of useful and practical applications.
1. Camping and Hiking
Campground areas can be dangerous places at night. Not only are the surroundings unfamiliar, but there are tent spikes and logs to trip over, wild animals prowling, or a campfire that may not have gone all the way out. Imagine if you need to visit the bathroom in the middle of the night or to retrieve something that you left in the car. If you use a headlamp, you won’t risk life and limb when mother-nature is calling. Not only that, but you can use a headlamp to read a few pages in a book, or look at a map to plan out your path for the next days hike, before you fall asleep.
2. Home Repairs and Navigating Blackouts
Home repairs and tasks seems to come at you by the droves. There is the leaky faucet, the plugged up sink drain, or the furnace that’s making that strange noise in the basement. What better way to do this than going hands-free with a headlamp? When the power goes out, the lights go out with it. Using flashlights and candles to navigate a blackout isn’t always convenient. Wearing a headlamp during a blackout is a great way to fight the dark and get light when and where you need it the most. If you’re cold, wet, or just plain uncomfortable and trying to figure out the safest course of action for you and your family, the last thing you want to do is fumble around for something to light the darkness. While you may have a flashlight or two, you may need both hands to help your family members stay safe. A headlamp will light the way to safety without getting in the way.
The game most children love to play is even more fun when played at night. Running around in pitch black surroundings can be fun but scary too. Make your kids favorite game a little bit safer by fitting them with headlamps. It will make it easier for them to run and hide out in the yard without worrying about running into lawn equipment or tripping over sprinkler heads. When they find their hiding place, they can click off their light to avoid detection. It will also make it easier for the person doing the finding.
4. Reading at Night
If you enjoy reading before you go to bed, you’re not alone. Getting out of bed to turn the light off when you’re done with your literary adventures can be a real pain. If you share your room with your significant other, he or she might not appreciate the entire room being lit up while you read as well. A headlamp can kill both of these birds with one stone. Instead of getting out of bed to turn the light off, simply turn off your headlamp and put it on your nightstand. Your partner gets the added benefit of not having to sleep in a well-lit room.
5. Walking Your Dog
When a dog needs to go, a dog needs to go. Needless to say, it’s not always at the most convenient of times. When holding a leash and trying to control an excited pet, holding a flashlight isn’t always ideal. A headlamp can provide you with the light that you need to walk your dog safely, allowing you to see what’s around you and allowing drivers to see you and your pet.
6. Working on Cars
Have you ever had to work on a car in the dark or have you had to get underneath a car only to find that the lighting was not nearly sufficient enough to get the job done? A headlamp can rescue you from such a situation. Providing you with hands-free light where and when you need it, these lamps can make your car repair endeavors go much, much easier (saving you time and frustration).
7. Outdoor Cooking
Quite a few people enjoy outdoor cooking. Unfortunately, the sun doesn’t always keep with our schedules. If you find yourself cooking outdoors once the sun has set, you may find it hard to get the lighting you need to cook your food to perfection. A headlamp can take care of this issue, leaving your hands free to tend to the food you are preparing for friends and family.
This may seem like a strange idea at first, but when you think about it, it only makes sense. Most expert fishermen go fishing early in the morning before it is light outside. They know that this is the period of time when fish bite. The only problem is it is still dark outside. If you have a headlamp, you can see your way around and see how to bait a hook. You can find your way into your boat without falling over the edge which is easy to do when you are half-asleep anyway. A headlamp will also come in handy for peering down into the water which may be murky and otherwise difficult to see through should an emergency occur and someone, or something, falls into the water.
9. Trail Running
To go for a trail run, you will need clear vision ahead of you to see where there might be trees, animals, and even other people in your way. You may also need to see behind you if you get the sense someone is chasing you. You will need to see areas of debris that may cause you to trip and fall. You will also want to see cliffs, preferably before you run over the edge. Headlamps just make sense to help you light your way.
Caves are filled with dangers galore. Not only are they dark, damp places but critters live there and usually can’t be seen until it is too late. If you wear a headlamp, you can avoid confrontations with bats, scorpions, snakes and other animals indigenous to caves. You can also see where you are going and avoid slippery rock. In the rare instance of a cave-in or your getting lost, you will have an easier time finding your way out with a headlamp than just trying to feel your way around.
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