Review of the Teekland Glare Headlight 1825A

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Review of the Teekland Glare Headlight 1825A

Teekland Glare Headlight 1825A

Declaration & Thanks:
This light was provided by Tmart for the purpose of this review

Conclusion Summary:
A very good headlamp with broad ability and diversity.

Info about my reviews and testing:
I like to keep my reviews fairly informal and not overly technical. There are plenty of talented people with fancy measuring devices to offer more technical detail. What I want to do is give an honest appraisal of owning and using this torch, and what a regular punter will make of it.

What’s in the box?
The headlamp, headstrap, battery case and bike handlebar bracket.

Exterior Design & Ergonomics:
The quality of this light feels very good indeed, much more on par with headlights costing more. The strap is nicely adjustable and the main structure of the lamp holder assembly is very very sturdy, with no wobble in the beam while you are moving about. I also found it to be comfortable to wear.

The UI is a simple scroll through affair, so you have to go through all modes each time you use the light. But it’s not a big deal in my opinion and it keeps operation very simple, as you just have one button.

UI goes:

Off -> Main LED only -> side LEDs only -> All 3 LEDs -> Strobe -> Off.

The bike handlebar mount is a nice touch too and is simple and quick to use, with the main body of the light unclipping from the headstrap.








Beam:
See the YouTube video for more on the light.

I can detect no PWM at all on this headlamp. Tint is cool white, but it is white and no other colour, so perfectly acceptable in my opinion.

The main beam has a big hotspot thanks to it’s SMO reflector. It isn’t a super long distance beam, but offers adequate range for a headlamp. The spill beam is smooth and bright.

The little side lights can be moved up or down easily, to get just the angle you want illuminated. I found this to be highly useful. Their beam is also a super smooth floody beam, with no noticeable hotspot at all, thanks to the trick lens diffusers.

Running both lights in combination offers up a huge amount of really useful illumination. And the ability to angle the side LEDs separately to the main LED allow you to light up a much wider area than is usually possible with a headlamp, while still retaining a good beam distance.

Main LED

Side LEDs angled slightly downwards

All 3 LEDs


The back of the battery box also illuminates Red while the lamp is in use

Very impressive illumination and a nice stable platform.




Edited by: sb56637 on 09/02/2017 - 12:28
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Thanks CD for your reviews, it is on sale here: http://www.tmart.com/TEEKLAND-T6-3-LED-Adjustable-Focal-Zoomable-Headlight-Bicycle-Light-for-Hunting-EU-Plug-Black_p362698.html and price is only US$10.14. Hope you guys would like this headlamp. Cool

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I haven’t watched the vid so you may have answered this there, is it heavy on the head?

 

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MRsDNF wrote:
I haven’t watched the vid so you may have answered this there, is it heavy on the head?

I didn’t find it so, it actually felt really well balanced.
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Thumbs Up Thanks.

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

Old-Lumens. Highly admired and cherished member of Budget Light Forum. 11.5.2011 - 20.12.16. RIP.

 

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glare headlight.
terrible name!
glare in china must have a different meaning.
and it proves that latticebright can make decent leds.
being a relative newcomer to led manufacturing they probably have a higher % of rejects that go in the really cheap lights.