Well, I managed to test my new Fenix HL30 briefly tonight. I can announce that I am one happy chappy with its performance so far 🙂
Yesterday I mentioned that I wasnt too sure that there was a noticeable difference between the 4 and the 45 lumen settings. Well after testing the headtorch properly in the garden tonight, I can report back that it was just a perception thing and that the two settings are different.
The 4 lumen setting is like a keyring light but more diffuse and actually not bad as a general purpose light. The 45 lumen obviously lights a bit better and is probably the setting I will use around the campsite. The 100 lumen setting is brighter again and the 200 lumen is really really bright. I probably wont use the 200 too often as it is a real drain on the batteries so for night-time walking the 100 lumen setting is the best bet.
So overall I am really pleased so far with the headtorch, all I need to do now is test it on a proper camping trip 🙂