4.5 / 5.024 ReviewsDurability4.6 / 5Reliability4.3 / 5Performance4.7 / 5Ease Of Use4.9 / 5Value4.5 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (13)No (3)Great product. Comfortable, with an easily adjustable tilt that stays in place well. The red light with two brightness settings is perfect for night flight.November 12, 2018Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesAn absolute must-have. I don't go up without it. Period.I've been using mine for over two years, and I can't imagine flying at night without it. The white light is perfect for preflight, and the dimmable red light is perfect for clicking on as needed during flight.
It stays in my flight bag, along with extra batteries.October 29, 2018Durability5 / 5Reliability3 / 5Performance3 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesEase of dual color use.My use is not aeronautical, but astronomical, therefore may be of less use for pilots. I have multiple units and all continue to work over several years. They are not physically abused, repeatedly tilted, nor is white frequently refocused. The variation between units in red uniformity/smoothness of illumination (chart reading) and white irregular zooming (end of session checking) are both troublesome, but the separate white and red switches are of great value; 2 levels of illumination is not useful to me but may be for others.September 11, 2018Purchased
4 months agoDurability1 / 5Reliability2 / 5Performance3 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?NoBroken on Third UseThe light itself is great. White is bright, so is the red (almost too bright for cockpit use). The light broke off of the mount on the third use.July 24, 2018Durability5 / 5Reliability3 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesFunctions well, priced wellIt's a functional headlamp optimized for pilots at a college student-affordable price point. It seems well constructed and was comfortable to wear under a headset for the duration of a typical training night cross country.
My only major concern is that the advertised battery life is rather poor compared to LED headlamps I've seen that had similar levels of functionality. I also wish that the dim white would come on before the bright white just in case a red light wasn't doing it, but at least the red light does that and there's no chance of turning on the wrong color by accident.
Overall, I am happy with this purchase.July 19, 2018Purchased
6 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesJuly 6, 2018Purchased
6 months agoPerformance4 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesNice HeadlampI have only used this once so durability and reliability are not really applicable here. It functions well and is easy to use with great flexibility in adjusting brightness and angles (up and down). The only complaint I have would be the lack of being able to adjust it any larger. The largest setting is still a little too tight for us big brained folks ( :) ). This would make a lengthy night flight a bit uncomfortable if needed.June 12, 2018Purchased
7 months agoIt fills the bill nicely. I recommend it.May 2, 2018Purchased
9 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance3 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value2 / 5Would You Recommend?NoRed light too dimThe White light works great and is relatively bright on both levels but you can't fly with white light. The Red light, even when fully illuminated is quite dull and not helpful. I would not recommend this for flying.February 1, 2018Durability3 / 5Reliability1 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?NoGreat while it lasted, which wasn’t longLoved using this during night training, but it only worked for a couple months before the lights stopped coming on. New batteries didn’t help, but not worth it to buy another one since it only worked for a short period.January 15, 2018Purchased
over 2 years agoResponse from Sporty's Pilot ShopThank you for the review and please accept our apologies for the defective unit. We'll send a new headlamp right out.January 16, 2018Doug R Staff
- Question and Answer
Browse 2 questions Browse 2 questions and 4 answersDo you have to go through white to get to red? Or can you turn red on and off without going through white?BEST ANSWER: You can go right to red, no need to scroll through. There are independent buttons.What is the battery life?BEST ANSWER: Not sure--I've had my headlamp for five months but haven't had to use it much yet, probably less than 10 hours. I did change the batteries recently when I noticed that the red light would not stay on very long, especially if the high level of illumination is selected. The white light was still useable but I needed the red light and changing the batteries fixed the problem.
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