Metroflash IPX5 Rated V8 Headlamp review
Today I am reviewing the Metroflash V8 Headlamp.
The V8 is a simple headlamp that consists of two main parts, the lamp itself and the head-strap. The headlamp and head strap need to be put together by the user, but this is literally a really easy 10 second job.
The lamp unit houses all the technology here, with the batteries located behind the lamp in an area that is revealed by unclipping the clip at the top and opening the lamp on its hinge. The lamp is powered by three AAA batteries of which a set of three energizer batteries is included. Behind the main lamp is the pivot it sits on that allows it to be easily angled for the situation at hand. The lamp has three bulbs present, one is the main white bulb, the other is a battery status bulb and the last one which flashes red is an SOS bulb to alert anyone near of your distress. The main white bulb has three brightness settings, which range from dimmest to brightest. The red SOS bulb can be sued on its own or at the same time as the white bulb. The red SOS bulb has a slow flash, rapid flash and very rapid flash.
The strap is fully adjustable and even has its own built-in SOS whistle, which is disguised as the bit that holds the front and rear strap together. As well as being fully adjustable, the strap is also completely elasticated making the job of adjustment for any sized head even easier.
One more thing to mention is that the light has an IPX 5 rating which means it’s going to be safe to wear even if it raining outside. I used the light a few nights ago to do some emergency outdoor plumbing, whilst it was heavily raining and it still works.
As I mentioned above I used the light the other evening during a heavy rain downfall whilst outside doing some emergency plumbing. I found that at its brightest the light was incredibly bright and made the things in front of me very much easy to see, whilst at it lowest I could still see, I just didn’t end up nearly blinding somebody. I haven’t just used it outside, though, I have used it for cleaning out my home-built PC and even finding hard to see dirt patches in my front room carpet during its weekly steam down. That’s the great thing about head lamps, they have literally hundreds of uses and are so much easier to use than a normal hand torch.
In terms of comfort during the use, this headlamp was great, I experienced no discomfort and was able to wear it safely and securely without having to make any more adjustments after the initial head size adjustment.
A brilliant headlamp that simply struggles to give me anything to moan about. It’s comfy, easy to use and is bright enough for even the oddest of jobs.
Please note: I received this for free in return for my honest and unbiased review.
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