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Coast HL8 LED Headlamp Preview

Coast HL8R Rechargeable LED Headlamp

The Coast HL8R LED Headlamp produces over 800 lumens of light and you can recharge it for nearly endless use. The design features a rear-mounted power supply that takes some of the weight off the front of your head. In the case of this light, however, it does more of a balancing act since the […]

Milwaukee Expands Personal Lighting with New Rechargeable Options

Milwaukee Expands Personal Lighting with New Rechargeable Options

Three new lights are up on deck for Milwaukee’s personal lighting line. They’re rechargeable, but they’re not part of the RedLithium USB lineup. While moving into an integrated battery system is a change, there’s still a lot that’s familiar about these lights. Despite the power source shift, Milwaukee sticks with micro-USB charging, so there’s no […]

wearing Wurth dual LED light around neck

Wurth Hands-Free LED Dual Work Light

With 200 total lumens produced by two independently pivoting LEDs, I got a lot of use from the Wurth Hands-Free LED Dual Work Light (model 0827500073). This versatile headlamp alternative lets you wear it around the neck or head while offering a couple of distinct advantages. I used it in the shop for several weeks […]

Southwire Rechargeable LED Headlamp

Southwire Rechargeable LED Headlamp Hands-On Review | 120-Lumens

Southwire Rechargeable LED Headlamp Stays Comfortable and Compact We use headlamps frequently around here. We particularly like the ones we can simply throw on a charger at the end of the day and not worry about keeping a constant supply of AAA batteries. Southwire recently released the HL12RSW Rechargeable LED Headlamp. With its lithium polymer […]

Milwaukee Intrinsically Safe Headlamp | Ignition Proof

Milwaukee 2004HZL Headlamp Designed to Keep You Safe in Hazardous Conditions Milwaukee just slated the Intrinsically Safe Headlamp for a July release. But, with that announcement, we realize that the term “intrinsically safe” might not be common enough parlance for most of us to grasp the importance of the 2004HZL headlamp. The sheer amount of […]

Milwaukee Low Profile Headlamp Review

Milwaukee Low Profile Headlamp Puts Alkaline Batteries To Bed We’ve been looking forward to the release of Milwaukee’s Low Profile Headlamp since we saw it at the New Product Symposium this past year. Unlike your clunky, alkaline-powered headlamps, this one runs on a rechargeable RedLithium USB battery. Pros Slim front profile Comfortable strap on bare […]

Milwaukee Headlamp Expansion

Milwaukee LED Headlamps and Hard Hat Lights

Milwaukee Headlamps Include Innovative 360º Vis Option Milwaukee has a pretty solid line of LED headlamps. These also include rechargeable LED headlamps such as the Beacon Hard Hat light and the USB Rechargeable Low-Profile Headlamp. Their non-rechargeable Spot/Flood Headlamp remains popular as well and carries a lower cost of entry. With a half dozen or […]

Milwaukee 360 Degree VIS Hard Hat Headlamp USB Rechargeable

Milwaukee USB Beacon Hard Hat Headlamp – USB Rechargeable

The Milwaukee USB Beacon Hard Hat Headlamp (2116-21) struck us as a unique tool. The concept of a hard hat LED lamp isn’t new. The “defensive” nature of the light system stood out. Typically, personal lighting is about helping you see. This tool also worries about making sure you get seen. Milwaukee 2116-21 USB Beacon Headlamp […]

Klein Headlamp

Klein Rechargeable LED Auto-Off Headlamp

Tired of floppy elastic straps, unsatisfactory yellow light, and dead batteries on your headlamps? There are some better choices on the market! The Klein Rechargeable LED Auto-Off Headlamp is one of them, so don’t stay in the dark! Let’s see how it performs. Pros Silicon strap Excellent runtimes on its rechargeable lithium-ion battery Excellent value […]

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Milwaukee RedLithium USB Hard Hat Headlamp

Milwaukee RedLithium USB Hard Hat Headlamp Review

Milwaukee headlamps mark a pretty big push for the company. This moves them beyond the more powerful work lights to styles that nearly every tradesman carries at some point. The Milwaukee RedLithium USB Hard Hat Headlamp is just one of a series of lithium-ion rechargeable lights that have caught our interest. In a big shift, […]