Looking for a right angle headlamp for my brother
By - therealmattyboy
>I want to get him a light he can use for everything and also as a headlamp to free up a hand.
im not sure how plausible that is, i feel like for a good sized farm that houses horses, u need a good thrower, a good flood, AND a headlamp for close up work.
if ur too lazy to look around, sofirn probably got u covered, sp70, sp36, and sp40, lol
Sofirn SP70 2x26650, 25cm/10in and 850g/30oz with batteries. BIG beam 80mm reflector with lots of spill. It's not a thrower, more like a wall of light.
eh, its not that wall compared to my mf01s, still quite the thrower, nothing special, just LONG ass battery life, but a big boi too
I just got the Olight Perun mini and the Thrunite H01. Honestly, for the money, it’s hard to not recommend the Thrunite over the Olight. It’s $20 right now and the headlamp application is better. The perun mini uses this Velcro patch on a band and it’s fine, but the Thrunite is just simpler and easier with silicone rings.
Functionally, the lights are the same. Thrunite is slightly cooler tint, but neither are warm. Both are about the same brightness, identical UI, and about the same size. Olight is a little smaller and seems nicer. Not like the Thrunite seems cheap, but Olight has nice packaging, the magnetic charging is great, and the finish is very nice. Oh, the Perun Mini also specifically says not to use disposable cr123a and the H01 says it’s fine, which I like for an edc.
I have too many olights and they’ve all been great, but for the headlamp/edc role, I think the H01 is a better buy.
Edit: both have magnetic bases & dual direction clips. H01 has a battery indicator. The best way to get olights is the combos during the sales. You can usually add something decent for a couple dollars more and then always get a freebie keychain light too. Ive also heard they take pretty low offers at their eBay store, but I haven’t done that.
I wrote a little headlamp guide in the bot's reply if you want to check it out. I don't recommend Olight's Perun series. They're good lights, but their price is a little inflated compared to the competition, and they have more limitations. Skilhunt's H04 RC and H04 RC Mini come to mind as awesome alternatives to Perun and Perun mini. u/brokenrecordbot headlamp
Tl;dr: Get a [Skilhunt H04 RC](https://www.killzoneflashlights.com/products/skilhunt-h04-rc-usb-magnetic-rechargeable-led-headlamp?_pos=2&_sid=f67c4ba0d&_ss=r)
**~$20:** This is the least I would spend on a headlamp. The [Wowtac A2](https://www.amazon.com/WOWTAC-Headlamp-Waterproof-Headlight-Outdoor/dp/B07Y552K27/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=wowtac+a2&qid=1618978816&sr=8-6) comes with everything you need and nothing you don't. It's nothing special but it's well made and will get the job done. The [Wowtac H01](https://www.amazon.com/WOWTAC-Rechargeable-Flashlight-Lightweight-Activities/dp/B085NHQ9XP/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=wowtac+h01&qid=1607150014&sr=8-5) is basically a mini A2 with about 1/4 the battery capacity and a charging port on the light instead of the battery.
**~$30:** The [Sofirn SP40](https://www.amazon.com/Headlamp-Rechargeable-Flashlight-Inserted-Headlight/dp/B085VYS7KJ/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=sofirn+sp40&qid=1606535262&sr=8-2) is a popular right angle light that has a straight forward UI, good color temperature, pocket clip, magnetic tailcap, micro-usb recharging, 18650 battery included, high CRI LH351D emitter option, an extra 18350/CR123A body tube. The only things it really lacks are a sublumen mode and good regulation. It's a little cheaper from [Sofirn's website](https://sofirnlight.com/products/sofirn-sp40-headlamp-with-lh351d-led-90-cri-mangetic-tailcapowered-by-18650-battery) if you can wait for slower shipping. The [Wowtac A2S](https://www.amazon.com/WOWTAC-Headlight-Rechargeable-Waterproof-Headlamps/dp/B075ZN5LJY/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=wowtac+a2s&qid=1607149962&sr=8-5) is a good alternative if you're willing to trade the magnetic tailcap, pocket clip, and high CRI for better water resistance, a sublumen mode, and direct access to the lowest mode.
**~$50:** The [Skilhunt H04 RC](https://www.killzoneflashlights.com/products/skilhunt-h04-rc-usb-magnetic-rechargeable-led-headlamp?_pos=2&_sid=f67c4ba0d&_ss=r) features a magnetic tailcap, pocket clip, high CRI neutral white emitter, best-in-class headband, excellent UI, good regulation, and magnetic recharging. The headband's top strap can be removed and it allows you to insert the light without removing the pocket clip. The UI has two different "mode groups" to select from and allows you to add/remove modes as you choose. There are several other variants [available here](https://www.killzoneflashlights.com/search?type=product&q=skilhunt%20h04*).
**~$75+:** The [H600Fc MK IV](http://zebralight.com/H600Fc-Mk-IV-18650-XHP502-Floody-4000K-High-CRI-Headlamp_p_218.html) features excellent durability, a 4000K floody high CRI beam, low weight for its class, best-in-class regulation, and excellent moonlight modes. Zebralight offers [a large variety](http://zebralight.com/Headlamp_c_7.html) of headlamp options if the H600Fc MK IV doesn't suit you.
**SOME THINGS TO NOTE**
Right angle lights are extremely versatile because they can be deatched from their headband and often include a magnetic tailcap and/or pocket clip. Most of the recomendations here are right angle lights because they are so versatile. Most of them run on an 18650 cell because 18650's are a good balance of size and capacity.
A good sub-lumen mode retains night vision about as well as red, but is more useful and easier to implement. There's no added complexity of a second emitter or a fancy UI to accommodate it. [Here's more info if you're interested.](https://www.reddit.com/r/flashlight/comments/kw2mn1/red_light_is_not_the_way_to_protect_your_night/) If *need* a red, check out the Manker E03H II and Acebeam H30 linked below.
Batteries don't like cold, especial lithium-ion ones. CR123A's handle cold a lot better and can be used in some lights that normally take an 18650, but they aren't rechargeable. Some lights have an external battery pack you can keep inside your coat to keep it warm. The Nitecore HU60 listed below is one such light.
**MISCELANEOUS NOTEWORTHY LIGHTS**
[Petzl Iko Core](https://www.petzl.com/US/en/Sport/PERFORMANCE-headlamps/IKO-CORE): The absolute best running headlamp I am aware of. It disappears on your head.
[Zebralight H600w Mk IV](http://zebralight.com/H600w-Mk-IV-18650-XHP35-Neutral-White-Headlamp_p_215.html): Pretty throwy for a headlamp. Would pribably be good for riding a bike or skateboard or something where you need to see far ahead of you.
[Thrunite TH30](https://www.amazon.com/ThruNite-TH30-Rechargeable-Headlamp-included/dp/B07FVK57CZ/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=thrunite%2Bth30&qid=1607632498&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExN1pLUEEwOU1UMUhaJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwODk4NTE0M1UzOTVNNzlLTlczNCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwOTM0MDcyM0k4TzRUWFhGUTIyQiZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX3Bob25lX3NlYXJjaF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl&th=1): Very high output both turbo and sustained in an 18650 right angle form factor with Micro-USB charging
[Acebeam H30](https://www.killzoneflashlights.com/products/acebeam-h30?_pos=1&_sid=e8531a319&_ss=r&variant=12751391096931):Very high output both turbo and sustained, red and high CRI secondary emitters, high capacity 21700 battery, and USB-C charging port sealed by an o-ring and threads, can run off USB while on your head
[Wurkkos HD20](https://www.amazon.com/Wurkkos-Flashlight-Rechargeable-Spotlight-Floodlight/dp/B08K2SHSNJ/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=wurkkos+hd20&qid=1618981199&sr=8-2): Right angle 21700 light with dual emitters, magnetic tailcap, pocket clip, USB-C to USB-C charging support, and works as a power bank.
[Nitecore HU60](https://flashlight.nitecore.com/product/hu60): Electronically focusable, comes with a bracelet remote control, powered off USB so you can run it off a power bank. Running off a power bank means you can get stupid long runtime or keep your batteries warm inside your coat if it's cold.
[Manker E02 II](http://www.mankerlight.com/manker-e02-ii-ultra-compact-pocket-edc-flashlight/) and [E03H II](http://www.mankerlight.com/manker-e03h-ii-multi-purpose-pocket-edc-flashlight/): Take all chemistries of AAA and AA size cells respectively. Feature super low moonlight levels, magnetic tailcaps, pocket clips, and a high CRI neutral white emitter options. [Headband for E02 II](http://www.mankerlight.com/manker-e02-ii-headband/). [Headband upgrade for E03H II](http://zebralight.com/Headband-with-black-silicone-holder-for-H51-H502-H503-H52-H53_p_110.html).
[Fenix HM61R](https://smile.amazon.com/Fenix-magnetically-rechargeable-Headlamp-EdisonBright/dp/B082CHCL9R/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=fenix+hm61r&qid=1631051705&sr=8-6): similar to Skilhunt H04 RC but with secondary red emitter, you have to go *through* a white mode to get to red which isn't ideal
[Skilhunt H03C RC](https://smile.amazon.com/Headlamp-Flashlight-Anglelight-Rechargeable-Multi-color/dp/B07QS17L51/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=skilhunt+h03c+rc&qid=1631052006&sr=8-1): similar to Skilhunt H04 RC, slightly less polished but has white, red, green, and blue modes.
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I would add Fireflies PL47mu/PL47gen2. Armytek C2 Pro Nichia (only buy from Killzone due to worrisome returns direct from Armytek) and Acebeam H30, but they’re not rig angle. 😊
H30 is in there. I do need to add PL47g2 and/or HL3A to have an Anduril option. That's a good call. Armyteks don't really appeal to me though.
Does the pl47g2 run Anduril 2?
I'm not sure. It's unclear from the product page.
OP is you are just trying to buy one light I find that around the house I am more likely to carry my H04, the headband is probably the best you can buy for 90 degree lights. At first I was not sure how I would like the right angle for using in hand and it is great. CRI would matter to me around a farm checking animal problems or looking in their pens. On a farm I would go with a light that does have a magnet just extra utility.
I have the Olight that they had before the perun. It's good.
I also have the sofirn sc31. I'd definitely get the headlight version of that instead. It's just as good as far as I can tell and it's less than half the price.
If I was your brother, I'd also put some floodlights on the buildings to be able to light up the property. Pretty cheap and very useful.