A Powerful Reading Lamp: Streamlight 61400 Enduro Impact Resistant Headlamp

Post Published on July 19, 2012.
Last Updated on April 23, 2016 by davemackey.

When my wife goes to bed, I’m still a few hours from sleeping, but I oftentimes join her in the bedroom. How am I to stay productive and not lay restlessly awake for hours? Turning on a light will keep her awake, but without one I am unable to sleep.

This is what lead me to purchase a Streamlight 61400 Enduro Impact Resistant Headlamp off of Amazon. Granted, this is not what these headlamps where primarily designed for – I think they were mainly designed for use by contractors and such as they explore dark corners of our homes and offices…but it makes a great reading lamp.

With an adjustable band it fits snugly around one’s head (and I have a big head, so I’m sure it will fit your head) and offers two brightness levels – both of which are comfortable for reading with.

I’ve tried other types of lights – lights that attach to the book I’m reading and so on, but always found them awkward and cumbersome – and oftentimes too weak.

The Streamlight uses AA batteries and it couldn’t be simpler to swap them out. I now use the Streamlight all the time – for reading, for exploring dark crawlspaces or finding my way to the bathroom in the middle of the night. For a few bucks – its a worthwhile investment.

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