Journey's Edge 7xLED Headlamp, retail $5.99 (
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 06-25-08

The Journey's Edge 7xLED Headlamp is a head-mounted light that uses seven 5mm white LEDs to produce its light, has a plastic window to protect those LEDs (surrounded by a sturdy rubber ring), has three modes (1 LED, 2 LEDs, 7 LEDs) accessible from a single pushbutton, comes in an all-plastic body, and feeds from three AAA cells that you furnish yourself.

It has an elastic (stretchy) 3-point headband system, so it feels comfortable to use.


To use the Journey's Edge 7xLED Headlamp (hereinafter, just called a headlamp), feed it first (see directly below), and then you can go paint the town red - or in this case, white.

Place the headlamp - where else - on your head, and adjust the buckles so the unit fits properly.
The illuminator head should be facing forward.
The illuminator head is adjustable by swinging it down or up as needed; it is on a detent-equipped hinge with a fairly stiff action, so the headlamp should stay where you put it unless you hit it against something.

The forehead plate has a foam rubber pad which rests against the forehead for comfort.

The straps themselves are affixed to plastic loops with their centers open; this allows the straps to be removed for cleaning when necessary.

Press and release the rubberised button on the right side of the illuminator head once to turn one LED on. Press and release it again to turn three LEDs on. Press and release it again to turn all seven LEDs on. Finally, press and release it a fourth time to turn the unit off.

Just like it reads on the back of many shampoopoo (or "shampeepee") bottles, "lather, rinse, repeat". In other words, the unit comes on with just one LED if the button is pressed & released again at this point.

Photograph of the headlamp on a flashlight tester's head.
So why are my eyes closed in this photograph?
Because I had brain surgery in late-2002, and my left eye is now what's known as a "googly eye", and makes photographs look just terrible. So with every headlamp I've evaluated since early-2003, I have to crop the photograph above my eyes because it just looks wierd otherwise.

The "Phoam Head Phread" that I'd otherwise use for modelling headlamps has been packed away for a move to take place approximately three weeks from this date (06-23-08), so I do not have it at my disposal.

***VERY IMPORTANT!!!***: No, this headlamp is ***NOT*** painful to use. It's a bit tight, but ***NOT*** painful.
For some reason, I just look like a fartknocker
* in this photograph.

As I just said, it fits a bit tightly, even when the straps are adjusted to their longest length.

*The word "fartknocker" is used a lot by the characters in the TV cartoon "Beavis and Butt-Head".
Beavis also says "Butt-Head, change it back or I swear I'll rip your bunghole off!!!".

On the left side of the illuminator head, turn the ribbed "knob" counterclockwise approximately 1/9th of a turn, pull it straight off, and set it aside.

Inside, you'll find a black plastic battery carriage. Tip it out into your hand; use your fingernails to pull it out a bit first if necessary.

If necessary, remove the used AAA cells from this carriage, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Install three new AAA cells into the carriage, orienting them so that their flat ends (-) negatives face the springs for them in each chamber.

Slide the battery carriage back into the product, orienting it so that the metal springs on one end go in first. There is a small slip of paper with a red arrow printed on it on one side of the carriage; orient the carriage so that this piece of paper faces the top of the unit before inserting it all the way into the body of the product.

Place the end cap ("knob") back on, gently push it in, turn it (while still pushing) until it seats flush against the unit; then (while STILL pushing) turn it another 1/9th of a turn clockwise.

Notice I did not advise you to stomp on, kick anything, or flush anything away.

Due to the way the headlamp is constructed, I am not able to provide you with current usage readings.

The headlamp appears reasonably durable. However, due to its plastic construction, I will not administer the smack test on it. It is also not waterproof, so that kind of puts the kibosh on water-testing too. So I won't try to drown it in the toliet tank, bash it against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of a patio, let my housemate's citty kats go to the litterbox on it, run over it with a 450lb Celebrity motorised wheelchair, stomp on it, use a small sledgehammer in order to bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoņata (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piņata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piņata Central), with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; and the cannoņata (also located at Piņata Central) is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or perform other indecencies on it that a handheld flashlight (or a metal headlamp) might have to have performed on it. So this section of the web page will be significantly more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a handheld flashlight.

The light output by this headlamp is a slightly bluish-white in color, but in my opinion, it is *NOT* obnoxiously tinted.

Beam photo (1 LED) at ~12".
Measures 11,700mcd.

Beam photo (3 LEDs) at ~12".
Measures 31,000mcd.

Beam photo (7 LEDs) at ~12".
Measures 50,100mcd.

All intensity (light output) measurements were taken on a Meterman LM631 light meter.

Spectrographic plot
Spectrometer plot of the LEDs in this headlamp.
USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

A beam cross-sectional analysis would normally appear here, but the instrument and
its host computer have been packed away for a move to take place in mid-July 2008.

Test unit of this headlamp was purchased from the PulseTV website on 06-15-08, and was received on the afternoon of 06-23-08.

Product was made in China.
A product's country of origin really does matter to some people, which is why I published it on this web page.

UPDATE: 00-00-00



    PRODUCT TYPE: Headlamp
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 7
    BEAM TYPE: Narrow flood
    SWITCH TYPE: Rubberised pushbutton on/mode change/off on side of illuminator module
    BEZEL: Rubber; LEDs and reflector protected by plastic windows
    BATTERY: 3xAAA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WARRANTY: 90 days


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