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Everlite Solar Charged Headlamp
The reliable EL8 Solar Headlamp provides 40 lumens of bright white LED light for up to 12 hours in bright mode. LED running times are about 24 hours in medium mode and 36 hours in the low mode. The 2"x5" solar panel is used for recharging the lithium battery in the Headlamp. With the Solar Headlamp, you don't ever have to worry about your headlamp having dead batteries ever again. Simply plug the solar panel into the DC Jack located on the Headlamp to completely recharge it in 6 hours of full sunlight. The solar panel has holes and strap slots so it can be conveniently attached to your backpack, tent, or clothing. The EL8 Solar Headlamp also has a battery charge indicator light (green-yellow-red) that tells you about how much charge remains in the lithium battery. Optional Accessories are available that allow the user to charge portable electronic devices like cell phones or MP3 players by plugging the Accessory into the DC Jack on the Lamp base.
5 LEDs provide 40 lumens of output light in bright mode, and the headlamp weighs only 2.0 oz.
Lithium Ion battery that provides 12 hrs or more of LED light as well as overcharge protection
Optional accessories are available that allow cell phones and portable electronic devices to be charged from the DC Jack
2X5 inch solar panel charger comes with a 3 foot charging cord
5 sequence switch settings include bright, medium, low, flashing and off
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4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Disappointing performanceMar 13, 2009
By B. Lipski
I was excited to receive this product, as it seemed to have good reviews.
I've had it about a month now and am not that thrilled with it. The headlamp is not that strong, which is okay ifyou are using it only for close things. However, when using it while backpacking and walking around the campsite, there was little to no useful light after about 15-20 feet.
Secondly, the charge seems to die real quick. I charged it fully one day, and several days later, after not having charged it at all, nor having used it at all, the battery held absolutely no charge. The light wouldn't even turn on. Maybe these kinds of batteries are different than regular rechargeables, but I've never had a rechargeable AA battery lose its complete charge in only a matter of days.
I wish I had returned this. For my purposes, backpacking/hiking/camping, a regular good quality headlamp with one time use batteries should provide enough light for the duration of the trip before I need to change them. And in the chance that my trip is a long one, like a week, carrying a second set of small batteries will weigh hardly any more.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Light from the heavensAug 04, 2008
By Monte C. Overton
Comfortable, rechargeable with sunlight, it even has a setting to turn on automatically with darkness. Overkill? Maybe. but the bottom line is never skimp on light. The light is great for outdoor and everyday use, not the brightest headlamp out there but well worth the money.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Solar Headlamp Charges My Cell PhoneJan 22, 2008
By D. G. Jones
This solar-powered LED Headlamp is pretty cool. Just a few minutes in sunlight and the LED come on right away, even if the battery is totally exhausted when you start. The really cool thing was charging my cell phone using their 12V converter plugged into the headlamp and simply plugging my car charger into the converter. Ths green product is a must for anyone who might not want to mess with changing batteries.
Glad I bought this...Oct 19, 2009
By outdoor nut
I bought this because it made sense to me. I camp quite a bit and am an outdoorsmen. Like anyone else, I hate it when my batteries die and out of laziness don't replace my batteries even when I know they are dying. Anyway, the light works great. It's bright and the charger recharges the light with no problem. I bought the cell phone converter and it charged my cell phone up. I wasn't able to charge my cell phone long enough to get a full charge, but I got just under 3/4 of a charge with it. Overall, I'm happy and am excited to see where this company goes next.
2 of 4 found the following review helpful:
failed very quicklySep 19, 2009
By Thomas R. Allen Jr.
bought the solar panel.the cig charger.the wall charger.
high hopes were dashed when i tried to use it in my most dire situation.
the little red button on top with all its "functions" FAILED
should be replaced with a steady stream of light when you need it only
just like the rest of the cool headlights (REI)?
you guys have a good idea with the solar charging thing
thats why i bought it
do a one function only only bright as hell top of the line led light
made out of stainless steel with a mercury switch and a namaste solar panel
then i might do business with you again
your ad was great
the headlamp light itself was good enough
it did fail at a crucial time
the little red button with all the "functions" was the culprit
i like "on" "off" and reliability
pure function for the working man
come on you guys
build us a good one we can count on
some of us have to look over big trucks in the morning before we hit the road
and its getting darker in the morning