A lot of people would agree that the beam and illumination settings of a flashlight are unmatchable features that make the flashlight the best tool to use at night. And while all that may be true, there is a new cool gadget on the market that’s here to change that – the LED Lenser SEO 7R.
The SEO 7R is a headlamp that has the beam of a flashlight while having the ease of use and convenience of a headlamp. Although it may not completely replace your flashlight when it comes to the number of features it has, it definitely makes for a great crossover product that will satisfy the needs of many night runners and adventurers. To get an idea of what this product is able to do, here are some of its features and capabilities.
While wearing the SEO 7R may not be the most comfortable feeling in the world, especially for long periods of time, it is a headlamp that won’t cause you to sweat more than you already usually do. The hot weather in Australia can be a real deal-breaker when summer is at its peak but worry not as the LED Lenser SEO 7R has an open design that will let your head breathe. Its light electronic components and the material it’s made of also make it very lightweight.
The LED Lenser SEO 7R is made from extremely durable materials that can stand the test of time. Its synthetic band contains plastic and elastic, while the main unit is also made of plastic which is more sustainable to impacts than regular plastic units are. Unless you want to deliberately smash it, you won’t experience any breakdowns from mild bumps and falls. Plus, this device is can also operate in various weather conditions. The only downside is that the battery lasts only up to 5 hours, which for the average user is more than enough. In case you want to get more working hours out of it, I suggest you carry spare batteries with you.
The first out of its many features, and probably the one that the 7R is most recognizable for, is the AFS or the Advanced Focus System which allows you to change between a more focused light and a flooded (wider) one. Next is the SLT (Smart Light Technology) which basically gives you two modes to choose from – Energy Saving Mode, which preserves battery life, and Constant Current Mode, which provides you with a continuous light output regardless of battery levels. Optisense technology is another cool feature that automatically sets the brightness of the light depending on the environment. It is also packed with other features, such as a rotating head, a washable headband, and the option to charge the unit with a USB cable.