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Offline Brains

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Wrap around LED head band
« on: July 20, 2021, 11:59:46 am »
https://luxlivn.com/collections/tools-hardware/products/gobeam-230-led-headlamp
Saw this pop up on my news feed, wondered what the rest of you thought? Rubber head band and wrap around 230 deg illumination plus spot light, 8 hours burn time, supposedly mud and waterproof with USB recharge. Washable under a tap / in a river? Not sure of the motion sensor mode control...

Gimmick or gadget?  :-\
If it works could be useful

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Wrap around LED head band
« on: July 20, 2021, 11:59:46 am »
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Re: Wrap around LED head band
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2021, 12:10:34 pm »
It reminds me of my first ever headtorch just without a centre strap and the rest is built into the band Instead of a traditional style also it looks a very compact design , I guess some one might have it as a back up torch ? Not myself though prefer my detachable head torch the  wow tac a2s for my spare torch .

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Re: Wrap around LED head band
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2021, 12:17:22 pm »

Gimmick or gadget?  :-\
If it works could be useful

Gimmick ! Its IP64 or as the Chinese are fond of writing IPX4. So if you wash it in a river I would say goodbye to it. You need IP67 to do that. Save your money and get something known.

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Re: Wrap around LED head band
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2021, 12:24:23 pm »
8 hours burn time

Given that it seems to be running on a button battery, it can't be very bright to last 8 hours, or even the 3 hours it claims for full power!

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Re: Wrap around LED head band
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2021, 12:33:25 pm »
There doesn't seem to be an address on their website, so that's an alarm bell.  Probably just as bad as one of those useless 'wonder super mega better than everything scope' things.  Concept is interesting, but likely a low grade product.

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Re: Wrap around LED head band
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2021, 12:47:59 pm »
A few things spring to mind:

- IPX4 isn't enough for me (personally) - I want IPX7 for caving headlamps as they're the first rating that stands up to immersion.
- I don't trust products that photoshop all their demo photos (for example this composite image is made up of their product photoshopped onto these three stock photos)
- It's unbranded, and only seems to be sold on the LuxLivn website which mainly sells plastic DIY crap and has no trustpilot reviews.

So it's not for me I'm afraid!

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Re: Wrap around LED head band
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2021, 05:44:35 pm »
I have said many times, your light is your singularly most important piece of kit next to your hard hat, is stuff like this really a good idea ?
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Re: Wrap around LED head band
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2021, 11:22:29 am »
Having clicked the link above, I have since had 2 different adverts for almost identical products come up on Facebook! It's worrying how much these tech giants know about us...

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Re: Wrap around LED head band
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2021, 12:30:36 pm »
Thanks for all your thoughts, and apologies for getting extra adds!
As I suspected although the concept may have some merit, this product isnt really tough enough to be overly useful. Run time, waterproofing, scratch / impact resistance and the "gesture setting" add up to more gimmick than gadget!. I am sure we will see similar products in urbex videos soon, but not down caves and mines of a more testing nature  ;D
In years to come with better engineering etc who knows, but not for now.

 

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