What is it?
When you lose power, flashlights are great, but sometimes you need to have your hands free to carry provisions, guide others to safety, fight off a serial killer — you know, the usual stuff. That’s when this Energizer LED Headlamp comes to the rescue. Now just $5 a pop (via a 2-pack), this handy little gadget is ideal for camping, evening runs or anytime you need light in an emergency situation.
Why is this a good deal?
Uh, you’re getting two for the price of one. That’s one for you and one for your partner, or a backup for you if you live alone. At basically $5 each, this is an incredible deal.
Why do I need this?
These are comfortable, compact headlamps that you can throw on during an emergency (or simply to explore your attic). The light is 12 times brighter than the standard LEDs for headlamps, providing up to 100 lumens and illuminating things as far as 40 meters in the distance. Oh, and you can switch to a red light mode for use that won’t interfere with your night vision, or to improve your visibility to others. How cool is that?
Best of all, these are rugged. If you happen to bump your head or drop the headlamp, it will likely survive — it’s rated for drops up to one meter. It’s also comfortable, which is a far cry from a lot of headlamps we’ve tried. Too many of them squeeze against the forehead and result in headaches.
While these take any kind of AAA battery, you can use rechargeables to make sure you always have a light ready to go when you need it.
What reviewers say
More than 3,000 people swear by these. Here’s one of them: “So simple and sharp lighting! Very lightweight, meets all my needs and expectations. I would definitely order again!”
“I use these to unload grocery trucks. The trailers seldom have lights. They do the job! Also the red low light setting is great for when I fly my drones at night. I’m not temporarily blinded,” said another shopper.
“I oversee construction contracts and am often in unlit hospital basements and was in dire need of a headlamp for my safety hat. This Energizer Universal Plus headlamp is a huge step up from using cellphone flashlights to see. I plan to utilize the yellow light feature on the Energizer Universal Plus Headlamp when in dark basements at work,” reported one five-star fan. “As hurricane season approaches, and the inevitable power outage will be here sooner than we’d like. I know that the red light feature on the headlamp will come in handy. I plan to buy this item again; one for home and one for work.”
“I live in an area affected by hurricanes, these little headlamps are in my must-have hurricane supplies,” wrote a grateful shopper “After [Hurricane] Ian destroyed our town and we didn’t have electricity, this little lamps really made our lives easier in the dark.”
Most users were happy with the purchase; the only complaint several reviewers had was that the light “doesn’t tilt, so it’s not a good choice for reading.” (Psst: If you are looking for the right reading light, check out this neck LED light, also on sale!)
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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Gary Rose is a lifestyle connoisseur who celebrates the art of living well. She explores topics ranging from travel and fashion to home decor and culinary delights. Gary’s passion for aesthetics extends to her hobbies, which include photography and interior design.