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Now that the days are short, I’ve been needing my headlamp more than ever during runs. I really wanted to test out the Nathan Luna Fire 250 RX Run Chest/Waist Light because I love that you can clip it anywhere. My headlamp gets uncomfortable after a while and leaves a dent on my forehead, so I was loving the idea of wearing it on my waist.
A little bit about the Nathan Luna Fire 250 RX Run Chest/Waist Light:
Our newest runners’ light is also our most versatile! The lightweight & powerful 250-lumen Luna Fire 250 RX Chest/Waist Light features a comfortable strap for secure placement on your chest or waist, plus you can easily adjust the beam angle up and down.
As an added bonus, you can remove the light and clip onto your running shorts, jacket, hydration pack…anywhere, really…to customize the exact placement and beam angle of light. Those once-scary nighttime roads, paths and trails won’t know what hit them
- Lightweight, versatile runners’ chest/waist light
- 250 Lumens LED spotlight
- Includes a comfortable chest/waist strap
- Removable light clips on anywhere
- Removable light clips on anywhere
- LED: 250 max Lumen main LED
- Battery: Lithium-ion Polymer Rechargeable via USB
- Burn Time: 25+ Hours
- Water Resistance: IPX4 – Weather resistant
- 33 Lumens ( Low)
- 100 Lumens (Med)
- 200 Lumens (Hi)
- 250 Lumens (Boost)
- 100 Lumens (White/Strobe)
So, my thoughts!
I AM IN LOVE.
I have been reaching for this every morning or evening rather than my headlamp. Its so light weight it does not bother me at all – and it is SO BRIGHT. It has three settings, each one getting brighter and brighter – and I always (even when it’s pitch dark outside) run with the lowest setting. It’s THAT bright. Which is crazy – my headlamp is 300 lumens so I thought this one might be too dim for my liking – nope! I don’t know how (magic, probably) but it’s way brighter that anything I’ve ever used!
I also LOVE that it’s rechargeable. I have only ever used lamps that took batteries and had no idea what I was missing out on. It charges quickly and holds a charge, too. I haven’t had to re-charge it yet. Just the initial charge. The light turns green when it’s fully charged which is nice.
This little lamp is super functional. It comes with a little belt that can be adjusted to wear on your hip, waist, chest, really anywhere. It clips on to the elastic-y belt (really easily) and could essentially clip on to anything. If you wanted to clip it to your pats, shirt, backpack, even a headlamp strap… you could! It also angles down so you can actually see the road in the darkness and see where you’re going. I was a little worried it was more for visibility for cars rather than for me to see where I’m going – I can definitely see (tested in complete darkness and dusk) and it allows cars to see me.
This little lamp shouldn’t be underestimated! It’s definitely earned a spot in my top “must haves” for any runner that runs in the early morning or evening (this time of year, any time after 5pm!)
Waist Lamp vs. Headlamp
The only thing that I realized with a waist lamp vs.a headlamp – it bounces a little more (I guess my body bounces more than my head – that may vary depending on your stride!) and if I turn my head to look to the side for cars or something, the light doesn’t move with my eyes (an obvious one, but just something to note). But really, overall, I like this more than a headlamp. I don’t show up to work with a wierd little indention on my forehead!
Nathan Luna Fire 250 RX Run Chest/Waist Light, retail: $39.99
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