Acebeam H16: The Most Comfortable Dual Headlamp/Flashlight You’ll Ever Use!
In this video, I’m sharing my thoughts on the Acebeam H16 after using it for a week. As someone who owns various headlamps, I can confidently say that this one is the most comfortable and easiest to use. It’s the smallest headlamp I own and doubles as an EDC flashlight with its included clip. Plus, it only weighs 53.5 grams including the battery! The H16 has a smooth reflector and creates a large hotspot (lower candela), making it perfect for runners and backpackers.
Acebeam is known for its quality and attention to detail, and the H16 is no exception. The battery tube has elegant knurling and a detailed tail cap, and there’s even a magnet at the back for hands-free use. The headband is high quality, with reflective material and grippy material to keep the light in place.
The UI is simple and easy to use, with a moonlight mode and an SOS mode accessible with a triple click. The beam profile is impressive, with a large, smooth hotspot.
Overall, I highly recommend the Acebeam H16 for anyone looking for a versatile, high-quality flashlight or headlamp. It’s bright, comfortable, and easy to use. Check out the link below for more information!
Get the Acebeam H16: https://www.acebeam.com/h16
I received this light as a sample for review from Acebeam. I was not paid to make this video. All opinions are my own.
Acebeam H16 Short Review
General thoughts after a week of usage/size comparison/practicality/interesting things:
• This is the smallest headlamp I own and after using various headlamps with larger batteries and footprint, I can say that this one is simply the easiest and most comfortable one I’ve used/owned. It only weighs 53.5 grams including the battery, and also doubles as an EDC flashlight with an included clip if you remove the light from the headband. I like that you have to double-press the switch to turn it on, preventing accidental activation. My version comes with the 5000K Nichia 519A. This headlamp is marketed towards runners/backpackers with the highly reflective material and large hotspot which reduces glare.
Overall Construction, LED, lens, bezel, and reflector
• Acebeam is one of those flashlight companies that value quality and attention to detail. The H16 is refined and has all the hallmarks of a quality light. The battery tube reminds me a little of the Pokelit AA in terms of the simple but elegant knurling and finely detailed tail cap. I found out there’s also a magnet at the back which is a nice bonus if you need hands-free use.
• The headband is high quality and comes with reflective material all around the outside. This would be handy so cars and bikes can see you from the distance. There’s also some very grippy material on the inside of the band, which helps the light stay on your head and not move around. Breathable material.
• The switch is located on top of the light and requires a firm press to activate.
• Mine comes with a Nichia 519A @ 5000K but you can also get one in 1000 lumens and 6500K, but I’m not sure what LED it is, perhaps an Osram P9, similar to the Pokelit AA Gray.
• The bezel has some nice cutouts to aid in heat dissipation, and the LED is housed in a smooth reflector.
• 14500 battery, also takes alkaline and NiMH AA cells.
• Compare with Nextorch Maxstar
UI – modes
• Hold to access moonlight. Triple-click when on/off to access SOS.
Performance – total output, beam profile, longevity, practicality
• Rated at 650 lumens for the 519A model. The beam has a very large, round hotspot and I was amazed and how smooth it looked. Similar to the beam from a TIR lens.
• CCT, CRI, Ceiling bounce test
|Acebeam H16 (Nichia 519A, 5000K)||Measured with Opple Light Master Pro – figures based on switch on|
|Mode||Candela @5m||Throw (metres)||CCT (K)||CRI (Ra)|
• Not as bright as other headlamps. But bright enough for most purposes. Get the 1000-lumen version if you don’t mind CRI.
• Take a bit of time to detach the light from the headband. Not an issue if you’re using it for one or the other purpose mostly.
This is a truly versatile flashlight/headlamp – with excellent build quality. It’s also very bright for its size. When you’re wearing anything on your head, even the slightest difference in weight can be felt – the H16 feels light and natural, at times I forgot that I was even wearing it. If you’re interested, I’ve added a link to the H16 below in the description.