700 Lumen LED Headlamp Is Like Strapping A Little Sun To Your Forehead

It's probably not the safest idea to be out in the woods, or swooshing down a mountain on skis, in the middle of the night. Unless you've got Petzl's upcoming Ultra Rush headlamp strapped to your head, with 700 lumens to illuminate everything that goes bump in the night -- or that you might bump into.

For comparison, an LED MagLite powered by three D-sized batteries produces just 131 lumens, so this lamp blasts forth a surprising amount of light given its size. There's no pricing or availability details besides a vague promise of a 2013 release, but the Ultra Rush will apparently come with a rechargeable battery pack and four brightness levels. And it's safe to assume that when set to its full brightness level of 700 lumens, the Ultra Rush's battery life will be severely limited. Which is why you're able to turn it down during those times you don't need to simulate daylight in the middle of the night.

[Petzl via Gear Junkie]


    The title made me smile

    I don't think motorists will like this is using it on your bike haha

    I have a 200 lumens and it makes people see spots when they look at it directly... Fark this is crazy.

    But im sooo putting in an order.

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