We got a message today from No Boundaries Outdoors saying that they had posted a review of the Lighthouse Beacon 1000 Headlamp. We were immediately excited because we know they’ve been putting our headlamp through the wringer and really testing it out. So here is their review. Enjoy!
Also for more great reviews and information on other outdoor products, be sure and check out No Boundaries Outdoors on the web:
Outdoor Pro Gear specializes in quality products designed for outdoor enthusiasts throughout America. Their flagship product, the Lighthouse Beacon 1000 LED headlamp, is the first in a long line of products the company plans to offer as the business grows. With increasing interest in the company and its popular headlamp, Outdoor Pro Gear has revamped their website and is ready to unveil it to the public.
“As our company is expanding, we thought it was time to draw more focus to our website and make it a great resource for people that love spending time in the outdoors hunting, fishing, camping, caving, hiking, bike riding, and anything else that brings them closer to nature,” said CEO and founder of Outdoor Pro Gear Marci Murray.
Ms Murray goes on to explain what people can expect when they visit outdoorprogear.net: “We want our website to be the “go-to” site when searching for information not only about our products but also about the latest trails, hot tips for the hunting season, wilderness packing ideas, and anything else that we know people want the run-down on. We’ve also had a lot of requests from people who want to actually buy our products straight from our website. So now we are offering that option.”
One of the endearing qualities of Outdoor Pro Gear is that this is a company that understands the great outdoors. Ms. Murray comes from a long line of farmers and is an avid hunter, who also loves fishing and getting out into remote areas of the west coast. It’s this passion and knowledge that fuels the company and has resulted in the development of one of the most popular headlamps currently available.
The Lighthouse Beacon 1000 LED headlamp is sophisticated technology presented in a user-friendly, reliable and durable design. The 1000 lumen Cree XM-L T6 LED bulb delivers exceptional lighting in all conditions, complemented by its long battery life. Visitors to Outdoor Pro Gear’s new website can learn all about this product and why so many people won’t be without this headlamp.
From Carbide to Cree. Headlamps Have Come a Long Way.
Headlamps have been around for decades, however initial designs were very crude, unreliable and often incredibly dangerous. Over the years, new designs have been developed to provide more reliable and powerful lighting options. Now company’s like Outdoor Pro Gear are delivering the next generation of sophisticated and refined designs revolutionizing headlamps and giving consumers more versatility than ever before.
In the late 1800’s carbide lamps were the dominate form of headlamps. These lamps ran on acetylene gas and had the potential to explode. Largely redundant now, carbide lamps are still occasionally used by cavers. Today modern headlamps run on batteries. The earliest versions were literally flashlights that could be worn on the head so that people could work hands-free. This is most certainly a big step up from carbides and hand-held devices that had to be propped up and aimed correctly for “hands-free” use. However, new advances in technology have brought about far more sophisticated designs.
“Headlamps have really come a long way since their inception and now the next generation in headlamps has arrived,” says Outdoor Pro Gear founder, cranberry farmer and outdoorswoman Marci Murray. “Your typical hardware store headlamp is 25-100 lumens. That might be fine if you’re working on something 2 feet away. But for your average outdoorsman, hunters, fishermen, campers, backpackers and hikers, 100 lumens just isn’t going to cut it. We want more. We want intense light. We need to be able to see well and see far. Our headlamp, the Lighthouse Beacon 1000 (LHB-1000) is 1000 lumens. It’s not your average hardware store headlamp. This is a whole different animal. It is truly the next generation in headlamps.”
The Outdoor Pro Gear Lighthouse Beacon 1000 LED headlamp is a cut-above-the-rest. Not only does it deliver exceptional lighting, it’s also versatile. Featuring an adjustable telescopic zoom allowing for wide and narrow beams, users also have the option of high, low, and strobe lighting. Run on three AA batteries, this headlamp is exceptionally efficient and will provide light for around 33 hours. The quality Cree XM-L T6 LED bulb has an incredible 100, 000 hour lifespan, that’s approximately 11 years of continuously lighting!
While it may be expected to pay a small fortune for a Lighthouse Beacon 1000 LED headlamp due to the superior design, it’s actually very affordable. Currently this product is on sale for $19.99 with free shipping when you buy 2 or more on Amazon.com. Outdoor Pro Gear also provides a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. People serious about lighting may wish to check this headlamp out, although it should be pointed out that at this low price supplies will run low quickly.
Stacy Skaggs is the host of the television show “In the Crosshairs Hunting” and a Pro-staffer with Northern Michigan Outfitters. Recently, he was sent one of Outdoor Pro Gear’s Lighthouse Beacon 1000 (LHB-1000) headlamps to test. He’s not normally a fan of headlamps because they’re not comfortable and they aren’t bright enough to do what he wants them to do. But that all changed when he turned on the LHB-1000.
In this video, Stacy walks us through his month-long field-testing of the LHB-1000 and what conclusions he reached. Well worth the watch if you’ve been thinking about buying one.
We had a little fun this evening going out and doing some photo testing with our LHB-1000 headlamp. People are always sending me their pictures and I thought maybe we’d try our own. I wasn’t disappointed. This really shows what we mean when we talk about the LHB’s convex lens focusing technology. It really gives a nice even distribution of light rather than a small bright beam in the middle with ambient light surrounding it. It’s hard to beat the power of 1000 lumen with a convex lens!
Northern Michigan Outfitters – Colorado Pro Staff just posted this video. They did a nighttime in-the-dark comparison of the LHB-1000 headlamp and 2 other headlamps. As always… we are loving the results! 🙂
If there is one question that many customers have asked me, it is this:
Do we have green and red filters for the LHB-1000 headlamp.
The answer is: We are working on it but we don’t have them yet.
First off… why would you want a filter on your headlamp or flashlight?
Green filter: Green filters are mostly used in hunting because green lights don’t frighten animals. They are also used in tactics A green beam can’t be seen from aside and makes it impossible to disclose your exact location.
Red filter: Red light is good if you need to see but don’t want to disturb your night vision. Great for reading maps and navigating. Also can be used as a signal light.
Today we received an email from a customer who made his own green filter. He was kind enough to take pictures to share with everyone.
He started with a Butler Creek Flip-Open Scope Cover that fits over the head of the LHB-1000 headlamp.
It’s a tight fit… but it does go on.
He bought his at Gander Mountain. I bought mine on Amazon.
He then bought a hard plastic green plate. (You could do red.) You can find one at a dollar store or party supply store.
He put painters tape on the plate and cut it to match the lens of the flip-cover. He then glued it onto the inside with silicon glue, leaving the original lens in place.
And there’s the result! Pretty good! I think it’s brilliant that he used a flip-cover lens. This allows him to use the headlamp with or without the filter when he is in the field or simply take the entire unit off when he isn’t using it at all.
Thank you, Mark for this wonderful contribution! We really appreciate it!