It looks like there’s a new Stanley LED headlamp on the market, model FMHT70767. This headlamp strongly resembles Dewalt’s LED headlamp, which currently retails for $22, but there are a couple of differences.
Compared to the Dewalt headlamp, this Stanley model has an additional top strap, and its LED emitter is not quite as bright (80 lumens vs 104 lumens). It is also unclear as to whether the Stanley model has one brightness mode or two, but it looks like it only has the one.
For $15-16, you get a reasonably bright LED headlamp. It has a rotating head for easy aiming, and offers 9.75 hours of runtime with 3 AAA batteries. It looks to be pretty durable too, as Stanley rates it as being able to ensure drops of up to 2 meters.
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Would I buy this? Probably not, but I also tend to be very particular about my LED lighting products. If I needed a headlamp for daily use, I would reach for my Petzl Pixa headlamps, or my Zebralights. Then again, you could buy several of these Stanley headlamps and still save money.
I think the Stanley model is a competitive choice in the $15-20 price range, depending on what you’re looking for. Other name-brand models from non-specialty brands, such as Energizer, offer brighter and more featured headlamps in the under-$20 price range, but they might not be built with the same level of toughness.