JETBeam HR25 Headlamp

JETBeam HR25 Headlamp

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Made of aircraft-grade aluminum alloy, the super-tough JETBeam HR25 headlamp is as useful for search-and-rescue missions as it is for building fires and preparing food. It’s equipped with a CREE XM-L2 T6 LED, which is capable of outputting up to 800 lumens on its highest setting and producing a beam of up to 495 feet Read More

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K.T.N
1264
Apr 27, 2017
I received mine.
I think headlamps from flashlight manufacturers are a not fully mature product category.
First off, it's a really well made light. The aluminum is really solid, and the way it's been manufactured and the way it functions seems very solid and very high quality.
But it really feels like a reconfigured handheld flashlight.
The beam is a fairly intense spot with decent, usable falloff spill. But it feels too focused and not diffused enough for close range work where you are looking at a bunch of small objects spread across your field of view, like cleaning up camp at night.
Also, the brightness levels don't include a mode that's dim enough for inside a tent when others are sleeping. Or for when one takes a bathroom break at night and needs just enough light to get around without disturbing others in respective their tents.
It has the standard three level brightness settings that one might find in a handheld flashlight. But no moonlight mode. I feel the lowest setting is just too bright for those things that require some sensitivity.
It's also fairly heavy. Very solid, granted, but heavy. I wouldn't necessarily want this on my head for a sustained period of time. Especially if I were trying to do some other intense activity, like climbing.
It feels better suited to repairing your truck at night, or other short activities, than to wearing on your head all night for sustained use.
In this way, I feel like this type of headlamp is just a reconfigured handheld flashlight, and not a purpose built headlamp.
I feel the traditional headlamp manufacturers, like Petzl, Princeton Tec, Black Diamond, etc., have a leg up on headlamp design.
They have really thought out the use case for headlamps (primarily for hiking, climbing, and camping, but useful for other practical tasks), and have built their headlamps accordingly (i.e., lightweight but durable plastic, diffuser screen or filter for wide and even light dispersion at close range, low level candlelight mode, low level red LED for night use in many cases, etc.). Their headlamps feel like they have the right mix of features for a headlamp.
That said, this is a well built product, and a good light. I like mine.
It just seems that this product was designed folks who know handheld flashlights, but don't necessarily use or know headlamps that much.
If you are looking for the most practical, usable, well thought out headlamp, I would look to Petzl, Princeton Tec, etc.
But if you are a flashlight aficionado who likes a solid aluminum body, tightly focused beam, and solid industrial design, this headlamp will float your boat.
TheProfosist
134
Apr 13, 2017
been a while since this was last on here couldnt believe it when i got the notification lol
merfuxm
22
Apr 12, 2017
How much for the shipping, please ?
lalepro
9
Apr 12, 2017
You can join drop to see shipping and cancel if the shipping is too much.
mayorblurps
483
Apr 20, 2017
Or at the very least, do as most websites do and add a "click here for shipping quote" for obviously heavier items that would have more expensive shipping (i.e. like the 2p inflatable kayak currently dropping). For small items it makes zero sense not to show shipping costs on the same page as the drop price...in my mind, it's kind of like hiding the true "savings" of a drop when you click that Join button only to find out shipping for that item makes it much less of a great deal.
Tyler
2432
Sep 11, 2015
Exciting news group! We’re happy to report that all of the orders have been shipped out and are now on the way to you! Please allow 24-48 hours for tracking to get into the shipper's system and start updating.
If there’s anything else we can do to make your Massdrop experience better, feel free to contact us via “Contact Support” button in your transaction page: https://www.massdrop.com/transactions.
Tyler
2432
Sep 15, 2015
@DrKhanMD Please send us a quick message to https://www.massdrop.com/support and we'll look into this for you right away.
DrKhanMD
248
Sep 16, 2015
Sorted out!
Tyler
2432
Sep 4, 2015
A quick update for you all! We've been in touch with the vendor and they've let us know that they are still working to gather and package the group's order for individual shipment to each of you. We will continue to check in with them throughout the fulfillment process and update the group again as soon as everything is sent out!
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 9/10 or sooner if something comes up.
Tyler
2432
Aug 28, 2015
It's a go! The order for the JETBeam HR25 Headlamp was placed just after the drop came to an end. Now our vendor will be working hard to prepare it for shipment to each of you.
As soon as we receive word from the vendor about the shipping schedule, we will update you all with that information.
Look forward to another update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 9/3 or earlier if anything comes up.
Telios
122
Aug 26, 2015
Weird, its basically a rotated version of the Nitecore HC90, except the Nitecore has higher lumen output (900), better water resistance IPX8, Green and Red leds and a fully variable output slider.
TheProfosist
134
Aug 26, 2015
The only thing its missing its missing is a diffuser. My Petzel MYO RXP really made me appreciate it. I have one on my Mini Maglite LED Pro as well. the petzl is still going strong even though its over 3 years old now but I wouldn't mind something that is a bit brighter and runs quite a bit longer. Thing is I need a diffuser or the ability to add one.
DrKhanMD
248
Aug 28, 2015
Old scuba diving trick, take a gallon milk jug, cut the plastic, lay it over the front. Makes for a fantastic free diffuser. If you don't wanna tape it in place or anything a couple tiny dots of hot glue keep it in place great, still it easy to remove, and won't damage the glass lense.
Kevinik
54
Aug 26, 2015
I missed this dammit.
Il-Guz
0
Aug 25, 2015
I have a feeling the runtime at 800 lumen is exaggerated, I have a Fenix HL-55 with the same LED for which the manufacturer states a runtime of 3hr45min at 400 lumen with a 3400mAh 18650. This JETBeam comes with the 2400mAh battery and they're claiming 4 hours at 800 lumen - if it's true i'm in on this one!
merfuxm
22
Apr 12, 2017
@ Il-Guz - Any feedback on this, please ?
merfuxm
22
Apr 12, 2017
I meant @DrKhanMD
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I received mine. I think headlamps from flashlight manufacturers are a not fully mature product category. First off, it's a really well made light. The aluminum is really solid, and the way it's been manufactured and the way it functions seems very solid and very high quality. But it really feels like a reconfigured handheld flashlight. The beam is a fairly intense spot with decent, usable falloff spill. But it feels too focused and not diffused enough for close range work where you are looking at a bunch of small objects spread across your field of view, like cleaning up camp at night. Also, the brightness levels don't include a mode that's dim enough for inside a tent when others are sleeping. Or for when one takes a bathroom break at night and needs just enough light to get around without disturbing others in respective their tents. It has the standard three level brightness settings that one might find in a handheld flashlight. But no moonlight mode. I feel the lowest setting is just too bright for those things that require some sensitivity. It's also fairly heavy. Very solid, granted, but heavy. I wouldn't necessarily want this on my head for a sustained period of time. Especially if I were trying to do some other intense activity, like climbing. It feels better suited to repairing your truck at night, or other short activities, than to wearing on your head all night for sustained use. In this way, I feel like this type of headlamp is just a reconfigured handheld flashlight, and not a purpose built headlamp. I feel the traditional headlamp manufacturers, like Petzl, Princeton Tec, Black Diamond, etc., have a leg up on headlamp design. They have really thought out the use case for headlamps (primarily for hiking, climbing, and camping, but useful for other practical tasks), and have built their headlamps accordingly (i.e., lightweight but durable plastic, diffuser screen or filter for wide and even light dispersion at close range, low level candlelight mode, low level red LED for night use in many cases, etc.). Their headlamps feel like they have the right mix of features for a headlamp. That said, this is a well built product, and a good light. I like mine. It just seems that this product was designed folks who know handheld flashlights, but don't necessarily use or know headlamps that much. If you are looking for the most practical, usable, well thought out headlamp, I would look to Petzl, Princeton Tec, etc. But if you are a flashlight aficionado who likes a solid aluminum body, tightly focused beam, and solid industrial design, this headlamp will float your boat.
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