Needed feedback to catch up in headlamp world

Budda

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Hello, due to work I had to take a big break from my beloved flashlight world.
Even before my forced break, I was already a bit bored given the lack of any breakthrough from the producers.
One of the first things I saw coming back was the UHE LED from Nitecore. Didn't have the chance to review one of those yet.
Considering the headlamps are always more limited in runtime compared to regular flashlights, due to more limitation to the weight, number and size of the battery.
Anyone does how does it perform in real life?
Anything else to catch up with?

Thanks in advance.
 

3L3M3NT

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The biggest change since you left is probably the 21700 battery. You get a longer run time without too much extra weight. It's really up to you if it's worth upgrading to a 21700 battery or to stick with a 18650 battery.
Here are a few options that use a 21700:
https://fenix-store.com/collections.../fenix-hm71r-rechargeable-industrial-headlamp
https://fenix-store.com/collections...hm70r-21700-rechargeable-headlamp-1600-lumens
https://www.armytek.com/flashlights/types/multi-flashlights-headlamps/
https://www.nitecorestore.com/Nitecore-HC35-Headlamp-p/fl-nite-hc35.htm
https://www.acebeam.com/h30
Or you can get a custom version from Vinh at SkyLumen: https://skylumen.com/products/acebeam-h30vn-best-single-21700-headlamp-r?_pos=4&_sid=8b6faf7f0&_ss=r
It might be on sale for a few more days. https://skylumen.com/products/thanksgiving-black-friday-2023-sale?_pos=12&_sid=8b6faf7f0&_ss=r
Another 21700 offered at SkyLumen: https://skylumen.com/products/oligh...-21700-headlamp-r?_pos=9&_sid=8b6faf7f0&_ss=r

This new one from Fenix allows you to run an extra battery in the back of the headlamp for an extended run time.
https://fenix-store.com/collections.../fenix-hm75r-rechargeable-industrial-headlamp

Then you have some 18650 options:
https://www.acebeam.com/h15-20
https://fenix-store.com/collections/headlamp-series/products/fenix-hm61r-v2-rechargeable-headlamp
https://fenix-store.com/collections...nix-hm62-t-lightweight-trail-running-headlamp
https://fenix-store.com/collections...cts/fenix-hm65r-dt-trail-running-led-headlamp
https://fenix-store.com/collections...chargeable-lightweight-trail-running-headlamphttps://www.amazon.com/ThruNite-TH30-V2-Rechargeable-Ultra-Bright/dp/B09GK7CVVT/ref=mp_s_a_1_2_sspa

Good luck with your decision and wish I could help you with a review of the Nitecore headlamp you mentioned in your post, but I don't have any experience with it.
 

Monocrom

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This will sound odd, but overall I've yet to find a headlamp that can outperform my old Princeton-Tec EOS II LED headlamp. I mean in terms of being a total package. Reliability, durability, output, tint, beam-profile etc. I've been looking. Some do one thing better than my EOS. But nothing that comes close to how good it is in every category.
 
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If headlamp performance is critical to your intended activity, check our the Lucifer brand of headlamps. These are oriented toward active pursuits such as trail running, mountain biking, and dog mushing, among others. The Lucifer lights are superbly engineered and offer extended run times. Even if they are overkill for your intended use, you owe it to yourself to check them out.
 
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