The Ledlenser MH5 offers a maximum output of 400 lumens white light from a single high powered LED and comes in three different bezel and button choices for a fun pop of colour, or if that's not your thing it is available in black or white.
As well as the main white light, the MH5 has now been updated to also feature a red LED side light, which is useful for low level lighting, preserving the users night vision and animal spotting.
The white light cycles through the two settings of low, high and then off with each press. If in any setting for longer that 5 seconds, the next press will turn the head torch off. The white and red light can be switched between by holding the button down on the top of the torch for 3 seconds in any state. Once in the red mode each press turns the red light and and off.
When the light is first turned on, the battery indicator will display a green, yellow or red light for 2 seconds to show the charge status of the battery so that you know when it needs charging. If the battery is very low, the white light will blink four times while in use.
The light can be focused from a flood beam to a spot beam by twisting the focusing bezel outwards and the hinged bracket allows the MH5 to be swivelled within a 60° angle so that you can position the light where you need it. The torch can be taken off the head band and used hands free and also features a pocket clip so it can be attached to clothing or a bag.
It is powered by a 14500 lithium-ion battery which is included, but it can also use a AA NiMH rechargeable battery or AA alkaline battery (the run-times will be different when using different battery types). To install or change the batteries the head lamp firstly needs to be removed from the bracket, which is eased open at the right hand side. Then using the pocket clip, twist the cover clockwise to the unlocked position and pop the battery cover off, which comes away with the pocket clip.
Another updated feature is that the included 14500 lithium-ion battery can now be charged inside the torch (rather than in a separate charger) with the supplied magnetic charging cable. Connect the magnet to the charging point on the underside of the head lamp and the standard USB at the other end plugs into a computer or compatible USB adaptor (not included). The battery indicator light will turn red to show charging is in progress and will go green once charging is complete after approximately 2 hours, 30 minutes. If the battery is inserted the wrong way round or you attempt to charge AA batteries the indicator light will blink red/green to show there is a problem.
A great head torch for everyday use and activities such as fishing, camping and hiking, or for tasks around the house.
High: 400 lumens; 4 hours run-time; 180 m beam range
Low: 20 lumens; 35 hours run-time; 40 m beam range
Type: Focusing head torch
Operating Modes: Low / High / Red
Luminous Flux: Up to 400 lumens
Lamp: 1 x white LED / 1 x red LED
Beam Range: Up to 180 m
Batteries Required: 1 x 14500 lithium-ion rechargeable battery (included) / 1 x AA NiMH or 1 x AA alkaline battery
Charging Time: 2 hours , 30 minutes
Weight: 94 g (including batteries)
Head Diameter: 31 mm
Bezel Colour: Black, white, blue, yellow or orange
Strap: Adjustable elastic
Switch Type: Push button switch
Environmental: Water resistant to IP54 standards
Warranty: 5 years standard or 7 years with product registration (torch), 2 years (battery)
Regulatory Compliance: CE / RoHS