LED 1 Watt 3AA 6 Light Modes Headlight
Have 3 of them & Love this light...with reservations
Light is super bright, focused, and clean but I have the same problem as others, the latches on the cap of battery compartment break easily due to weak design, even when carefully used.
They have turned on in my pack without the button being pushed, then the battery is dead when you need it. Sounds Weird but it's true. and the Straps stretch out quickly.
September 6, 2012
Very useful headlight
very bright and many hands free uses. excellent economical sports light. I use it working outside on equipment projects at night.It is very handy feeding horses, cattle and dogsl after dark.
As veterinarian I routinely use this headlight as a surgery light for horses, dogs and cats. I would highly recommend this powerful led headlight to ranchers and veterinarians. My wife and I even found them very useful last night when we were without electricity for 3 hours due
to a storm. We have 4 Rayovac headlights now. They are so useful we are going to get 2 more to keep in our vehicles.
May 5, 2012
Beats all the rest!
I have owned several headlights that I have used for camping, backpacking and night fishing. The RAYOVAC Extreme beats all the others. It is comfortable to wear, and has the brightest light!
March 9, 2012
excellent work light
I work on military aircraft and sometimes there is'nt enough power cords to get the job done. strap it on your head and it puts light where you are working/looking hands free. Lots of light...I will be buying one for around the house!
January 17, 2012
Outstanding, except for some flaws
Pros. Even with the flaws described below this is an very good headlight. It is so good that from time to time I look at mine and think "I sure hope they keep making them." I don't know of any other headlamp that compares. VERY bright light on high. Excellent light pattern. Can use for close work, or to see longer range. Wonderful that they use 3 AA batteries instead of 3 AAA batteries like most other headlamps (batteries last probably 3 times longer than AAAs, even when powering this much brighter LED light, and AA batteries cost the same as AAA). Well balanced with the light in front and batteries behind your head. Great headband (when new, see Cons below). Well made, except for the flaws in the cons below. Ray-O-Vac honors its lifetime warranty.
Cons. Here's hoping Ray-O-Vac product development guys see this along with everyone else.
The latches on the battery compartment door are weak. They break in time even when you take care to not break them. And if you drop the headlamp they can break in an instant. I sent some in on the lifetime warranty and Ray-O-Vac sent me new ones. When the same thing happened with the replacements I figured out a velcro repair which has worked out great. Better however would be for Ray-O-Vac to beef up the battery door latches so they can be used as designed with no repairs needed.
After a year or so of much use the elastic in the headband fails (gets longer until no more stretch). I am looking for better elastic to make my own that will last longer, but if I can't find it, I will send them back to get new headbands on the lifetime warranty. Maybe Ray-O-Vac can find elastic with a better elastomer (EPDM?)?
One side of the battery compartment needs to be a few thousandths of an inch bigger. My rechargeable batteries have to be rotated to just the right spot or they don't fit in the battery compartment on one side. Every one of five headlamps has had this same problem. You can work around it, but why have to?
I bought my first lights at Costco. They didn't have the following problem. Only the replacement lights have it. They turn on in your pocket. I am pretty sure it is caused by static electricity and not physically pushing the on switch. If you don't notice they are on, dead batteries when you need them. I used to solve this by opening the battery compartment door when in my pocket, so no power. But the one flaw with my velco battery door repair is I need light to see to fasten the velcro, so I can't cut off the power now (just have to keep an eye on them when in my pocket).
Overall, despite the flaws, very good headlamps. And if these flaws were fixed, I think they would be the very best headlamps on the market. Shouldn't be hard to fix these problems if anyone is listening at Ray-O-Vac!
January 14, 2012