Zebralight H502 Initial Impressions

I finally got my hands on a ZebraLight H502, and have confirmed that it is quite a mighty little headlamp. Before the H502, I had never truly experienced a true flood torch. I have used diffusers before, but never a dedicated flood lamp. It’s quite a different experience.

For those of you that don’t know, a flood lamp is basically just a lamp that emits light at a wide-angle, in this case 120 degrees, as opposed to directing the light forward. Much like a miner’s lantern, the H502 accomplishes outputting enough light to give you the impression that you have turned on daylight in small rooms, all the way to the edge of your peripheral vision. This headlamp is perfect for close range and enclosed area applications, but almost useless for medium to long-range distances.

This lamp weighs 2.8 ounces with a cell and is capable of putting out 260 lumens for 0.9 hours from a single AA. Available in high CRI and warm versions, $69 at ZebraLight.com.

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