4 Best Headlamps 2018 | by Price | Headlamps101

OLight HS2
(Under $100)

400 lumens max

Warranty - 5 year bulbs; 1 year battery

115 grams

2 Cree LEDs

85 meters (93 yards) max

2000 mAh battery

3.5 hour recharge, can run cable to charge while using.


micro USB charging

IP X4 water resistance

No Bluetooth

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Petzl ACTIK CORE
(Under $100)

350 lumens max

Warranty - 5 year bulbs; 1 year battery

82 grams

2 Cree LEDs

95 meters max range

1250 mAh battery

3 hour recharge

micro USB charging

IP X4 water resistance

No Bluetooth

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Petzl NAO+ PLUS
(Under $200)

750 lumens max

Warranty - 3 year bulbs; 1 year battery

185 grams

2 Cree LEDs

140 meters max range

2600 mAh 18650 battery

6 hour recharge

USB 2/3.0 charging

IP X4 water resistance

Bluetooth

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Petzl DUO S
(Under $500)

700 lumens max sustained, and 1,100 boost

Warranty - 3 year bulbs; 1 year battery

370 grams

3 Cree LEDs

200 meters max range

3200 mAh battery (ACCU2) 

2.5 hour recharge

A/C Quick Charge

IP67 water resistance

No Bluetooth

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We compare 4 of our best headlamps in 2018 in a side-by-side table so you can see some of the differences between them. There are MANY differences that are not listed here,  so once you choose a headlamp to find more information about – click the MORE INFO link toward the bottom of each column and choose a headlamp there. We have comprehensive reviews of the headlamps on this list – read up and choose the right light for your activity!