Does anyone have any working experience with the current version of this headlamp? I am considering applying for a grant to outfit members of a response team with this, but need to know:
1.) How even and powerful is the flood? Can you safely walk with this in a wooded area with uneven ground for example? Looking for a relatively even flood with perhaps 10 to 15 feet of forward coverage.
2.) How is the tint? Not trying to be picky here, but members of this team will be using it primarily outdoors in possibly in wooded areas with vegetation. Too much blue will likely be a deal killer.
3.) How effective is the regulation on the current version?
4.) Any other positives or negative about this headlamp?
I am also open to suggestions regarding other headlamps, but they must offer decent flood with enough forward output for walking on uneven ground and must have a minimum two hour runtime on high with four or more hours preferred. Must be weather resistant. AA batteries preferred for runtime and safety (These folks are NOT flashaholics) but will consider 123A powered if the headlamp is truly special. Headlamp must also be capable of being worn on a hard hat or under it.