Being a Boy Scout leader and a gear junkie, I have lots of flashlights. In fact my buddies give me grief because I sleep with a headlamp on when camping, you never know what scout is going to need something in the middle of the night. With that said, I bet I have purchased 25 headlamps over the years, form the cheap $5.00 ones to spending well over $100. What I have found is that the one that use an easily replaceable battery as in AA or AAA are the best. The batteries can be replaced in the middle of the weekend, they don't have to be recharged. They are some what disposable in case you lose them, you haven't lost $100 bucks. I do splurge though and buy the expensive Lithium batteries, they seem to last a bit longer, and are bright right up until the end. Get one with an LED bulb, not incadescent. Go to Menards they have several to choose from that actually have quite a bit of Lumens.