Once the preserve of outdoor pursuit enthusiasts and runners, head lamps are now being used more and more by cyclists as an additional lighting method. Mountain bikers especially have appreciated the benefit of head (helmet) mounted torches to light trails in addition to bar mounted lights.
Don’t be fooled with the size of these lamps as they can kick out some very impressive light. The use of LEDs has reduced the size and weight of headlamps and innovative clamping systems provide easy, secure and unobtrusive helmet attachment. Battery life is very good with battery storage in either the torch body or in a very small additional battery pack. Nearly all are rechargeable units with either USB charging, great if you want to charge via your computer at work, or with normal rechargeable batteries, great if you want the option of being able to carry or buy extra batteries on your ride.