CARPology Reviews

Light years ahead

The LED-Lenser H14: so powerful it'll light up the far margin at 200yds...

Angling firms have made head torches before, but never quite like this. Unlike those that run on three triple A batteries and give out 100 lumens, the new LED-Lenser H14 is what top store, The Tackle Box, are calling, The Daddy of all head lamps. Not so much born as sparked (or should that be lite) into life in a lab, the H14 is winning collaboration of innovation, technology and performance.

The unique hands-free application concept of this light makes it more than just a head torch too. Thanks to its integrated intelligent attachment system, the lamp is easily converted into a body/belt lamp or a mobile spotlight.

Outstanding functionality also deserves outstanding technology and the H14 incorporates the company's multi-function Smart Light Technology and patented Advanced Focus System optics for instant spot or flood beam selection. It comes equipped with fully adjustable straps (with a very comfortable head band), high intensity CREE LED Light Chip and the lamp head can be swiveled within an angle of 90-degrees.

While other brands maybe a tad friendlier on the wallets, what they don't offer is 210 lumens of light power. In English, that means a beam range of up to 210 metres! The 4 x AA batteries (supplied) will provide up to 13hrs of burn time and remarkable, all of this technology and light power only weighs in a 340gms.

There's two models available: H14 and H14R the latter having all the features and benefits of the H14 but with the addition of being mains rechargeable. Is this the ultimate head torch? Without doubt.