The Best Lights of 2014
User-friendly features make it easier than ever to illuminate your next adventure.
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6 Essential Lights for 2013
Brighten up your next adventure
Headlamps, flashlights, and lanterns keep getting lighter, brighter, and smarter. Here are our picks for everything from bike commuting to car camping, including the 75-lumen Black Diamond Sprinter with a USB-chargeable lithium battery, the 200-lumen Apex headlamp, and the simple 130-lumen Energizer High Intensity LED flashlight.
Energizer High Intensity LED
Unlike most of its competitors at this price point, it sports a water-resistant aluminum body that should hold up to years of abuse
Black Diamond Sprinter
A feathery 4 ounces thanks to a USB-chargeable lithium battery, the 75-lumen Sprinter is the perfect headlamp to pack when you’re not sure you’ll be needing one.
Princeton Tec Apex Rechargeable
If we owned only one headlamp, the 200-lumen Apex would be it.
Snow Peak Miner
The Tron-styled silicone covering on the Miner isn’t just for show: it’s an easily detachable lens.
Eureka Warrior 230
The clicker works from up to 25 feet away and has its own LED, allowing it to double as a tiny flashlight.
What's the best headlamp for running?
My reliable (but old) headlamp just quit, and I need to find a good replacement for nighttime runs. What do you suggest?
Petzl Nao Headlamp
Petzl's Nao is the most high-tech headlamp we’ve ever seen.
Black Diamond Sprinter Headlamp
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Surefire 6PX Tactical Flashlight
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