Silva L1 Headtorch
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The Silva L1 headtorch is 3 watt Luxeon™ LED regulated headtorch. Maximum beam length 63m with fresh alkaline batteries or 200 hours burn time in Power Save light mode. The L1 weighs 226g including the batteries or 126g without the 4 X AA batteries that it uses. The Silva L1 can be used with Alkaline, Lithium or Rechargeable NiMH batteries. The Silva L1 is ideal for just about any sport as it is bright enough for everything bar technical night mountain biking, has long burn times when used as a proximity light and is lightweight and robust. The L1 has a few features that distinguish it from the other 3 watt models. The first feature and something it has in common with the Silva L2 is the design of the head unit. At first glance the light unit looks a bit odd but the design allows a heat sink to be mounted on the back of the LED for optimal performance, the power button is on top of the head unit and easy to find even with gloves on and the light source can be angled from 45° up to 45 ° down. The L1 has the most adjustable light angle of any of the headtorches. The second feature is that the L1 comes with a second, larger battery box and long cable. This allows you to run the L1 on 4 x C Batteries which increases burn times 3 fold over the 4 x AA batteries. This battery box can be carried in a pack or inside your clothing for use in cold environments. This battery box and cable is included in the standard price of the L1. Lastly there is another acccessory called the L1 Running Belt, see related items below. This belt allows you to remove the battery packs from the L1 headband, insert a longer power lead and put the battery packs on an elasticated belt. Aimed at runners this accessory also allows you to carry the batteries in a pack or inside your clothing without using the larger battery box. The L1 has quite a narrow focused spot light beam. If you want a floodlight there is an accessory pack of 2 diffuser lenses. One clear one for general use and a red diffusing filter to preserve night vision. Please see related productes below. The L1 is also available in a Camo version for tactical use. The Camo version combined with the red filter makes the Silva L1 Camo a very popular choice with the military. Please find the power / burn times for the L1 below. The L1 is regulated so it will maintain most of it's original power output until there is 15% of the battery remaining and then it will switch to power save mode. So the total burn time includes the time in power save mode, not just the burn time at full power.