Welcome to my Siensync 5000 Lumens Headlamp review. Headlamps are brilliant head-mounted torches that can be used for dark walks on a country road or even shining a light down on something you are trying to repair. Today i will be reviewing this one from Siensync.
Design and build quality:
You can tell from just looking at this head lamp that it is certainly worth as much as it is currently being sold for (£21.99). It has three LED bulbs, each with their own casing. There’s a large lamp in the middle and to each side of it is a smaller lamp. These can be set at different angles thanks to a pivot that allows it to be moved up and down. You can have it set facing straight forward, straight down or at various angles in between.
The enclosure around each bulb is well made and consists of metal and plastic to give it a strong feeling and a tough appearance. These don’t look or feel like cheap materials of their kind. Each bulb also has a layer of thick glass in front of it as you would expect. Just like the metal and plastic, this doesn’t feel cheap at all.
Around the back of the headband and connected to the bulb set via a cable similar to a telephone line in appearance is the battery pack. This is a large thick plastic shell with a thin removable rubber cover over the battery area. This cover is thin and made of rubber as it sits against the back of your head and any tough material would cause major discomfort. The headlamp is powered by two rechargeable 18650 batteries, which do come included. Since these batteries are universal they can be charged in any 18650 compatible chargers, but don’t worry if you don’t have one as they can also be charged via the included DC cables. there’s a USB cable and a two pin cable, unfortunately, there’s no U.K cable included, so if you are ordering this in the U.K you will need to use the USB cable. Not only can you directly charge the batteries through the headlamp, you can also charge your mobile device from the built-in USB port as this acts as a power bank, which makes it perfect for emergencies where your phone’s battery has gone flat.
In between the front lights and the rear battery pack is, of course, an adjustable head strap, with a section that goes around your head and a section that runs horizontally along the top of your head. There are two areas of adjustment, one is on the top part of the band and the other is on the right-hand side of the band. The cable connecting the battery pack to the light set runs across the left-hand side of the band. Since it has a coiled design, this cable can stretch to fit in with the adjustments needed for the head.
The headset is rather comfortable for the most part, but I do find due to the thin battery cover I can feel the batteries pressing against my head slightly. It’s not too uncomfortable but can get a bit annoying. The headband itself though is quite comfortable although there is a bit of plastic used to hold the coiled cable to the band that keeps digging into my head a bit.
This headlamp is incredibly bright in use and is also really easy to use since it only has one button. This one button is used to turn the lights on and off as well as cycle through the four modes. The four modes are as follows. One light mode which where the only light on is the large middle one. This is done by simply pressing the button once when the headlamp is off. The next mode which is done by pressing the button twice from off is the two side lights each lit without the middle one. Then with three presses from off is the mode where all three lights are lit and lastly the mode that takes four presses is the flashing mode where all the lights flash rapidly together.
The lights are so bright, I am able to see well ahead of me down the unlit path at the side of my house in pitch black with ease. That path is so dark it’s scary walking through it normally, but with this headlamp, it’s so easy.
This is a fantastic headlamp that is really well made, looks fantastic and is very easy to sue. It has one or two small imperfections but none the less I would recommend it.
I received this product for free in return for my honest and unbiased review. This has had no effect on my overall opinion of the product.