I use this headlamp every morning to take my dogs out in the backyard. I pick up their poo in the backyard in the early morning when it is dark and wow, does this light rock. I can see every blade of grass and poo on that ground!!! It also is excellent for lighting up the surrounding area in the trees etc... The light has 3 settings. Very bright, dimmer, and then quick flashing. It is easy to transition from each set with the push button on the right side of the headlamp. The flashing mode is very fast, a bit hard on the eyes. The batteries are easily recharged by the cord provided. The battery box located on the back of the headlamp sits on the back of your head, it is a little awkward but not to the point of making it uncomfortable.
Great light! This is a second one I purchased as an extra or backup because I never want to be without one of these lights. I purchased about 6 of the fixed lens head lamps for myself and friends, but this one is far better. The zoom feature is great and has no bright spot in the center field of view like the fixed lens models have. The amount of daylight no longer dictates my outdoor activities. When the sun goes down, I put on my headlamp and keep going. Last night I finished mowing my lawn in total darkness with this light. I will be ordering more to give as gifts to friends and family.
We live in an area where too many times the electricity goes out so have begun to use head lamps more so than flashlights since with the headlamps, they free up both of your hands to be doing other things. Also, being waterproof, they have been used out in the rain as well or very misty air. Even though we still have and use regular flashlights, having these headlamps have been a huge help for many hours of use!