MORF Introduces the Voltron of Headlamp Lighting Solutions
With one of the more innovative headlamp designs we’ve encountered, the MORF headlamp provides a handful of helpful lighting configurations. You can operate it as a standard headlamp, or detach the main lamp from the base. In this case, the base of the headlamp has separate LEDs that stay lit while the main lamp can be used as a flashlight or stuck to a metal surface for a worklight.
10-Second Summary• Model: MORF R230
• 3-in-1 design: Headlamp, magnetic worklight, flashlight
• Headlamp detaches from base and operates as a flashlight or magnetic worklight while base plate stays lit
• 230 lumens
• 4AAA batteries provide 4-6 hours runtime
• 42-meter beam distance
• Warranty: Limited Lifetime
• Price: $34.99
Versatile Lighting from Multiple Sources
In its standard form as a traditional headlamp, the MORF B250 Headlamp has two power settings that max out at 230 lumens. It casts up to 42m in the high setting, and runs for 4 hours on 4 AAA batteries.
However, the real magic happens when you pull the headlamp off of its base. Powered by a lithium polymer battery that recharges off of the AAA batteries, the main lamp stay lit, operating as a small flashlight. It has a magnetic base so that you can stick it to any ferrous surface. In this state, the flashlight can cast up to 100 lumens for 3 hours with a throw of 28 meters.
Meanwhile, the base of the headlamp also has separate LEDs that light up when you detach the flashlight. These cast 38 lumens for up to 6 hours with a 14-meter throw.
Aside from all the cool innovations, does the MORF Headlamp actually function well? Is it comfortable to use? How is the light quality?
It features a comfort strap that feels soft and secure, and MORF has included some light padding on the base of the light and on the back power supply. The strap fits easily enough over a hat or hard hat (hard hat clips are included).
The main headlamp has two settings, a spotlight and a softer area light setting. The actual light quality is adequate, with some yellowing in the halo on the spotlight setting.
On account of its multifunctionality, the MORF Headlamp does not have a slim profile. You will definitely know you’re wearing it, particularly when the main lamp is attached as it features prominently in your field of vision. When the main lamp is detached, it does have more of that low profile feel.
The detachable light is impact resistant up to 1 meter, and with an IPX7 rating, it’s waterproof up to 3 feet. That doesn’t go for the entire unit, though. We noticed the battery compartment isn’t completely sealed off, so don’t try it as a diving light.
The MORF Headlamp by Police Security will run you somewhere in the $34.99 ballpark. It comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
To learn more about the MORF R230 Headlamp, visit Police Security Flashlights by clicking here.