If Crocodile Dundee wore a headlamp it might be the Exceed 2XT by Silva ($466 USD).  The Swedish made headlamps ain’t cheap but they can crank up to a blistering 2000 lumens when need to light your way downhill at speed or go as low as 80 lumens to conserve batteries. At its highest setting you can light the way up to 175 meters away. Sick:


Attachment: Bike attachment, Headband, Helmet attachment

Battery: 1 x Rechargable Li-Ion battery 7.4 V 9.9 Ah / hard case

Battery indication: Flash warning, Green/Red LED

Beam pattern: Flow Light, Intelligent Light® – optimized light distribution

Light modes: Boost mode, Max, Med, Min, Blink

Light output: 1500 Lumen, 2000 Lumen (boost)

Material: ABS, Aluminium, PC, TPU Water

resistance: IPX5 – water resistant

Weight (battery): 355g W

eight (lamp unit): 149g

“SILVA Intelligent Light®optimizes the light pattern by the unique combination of a long reach spot light and a close flood light. With less head movements and a clear view of near as well as far obstacles, you gain the balance and confidence it takes to move fast and perform better.

Our ingenious SILVA Flow Light takes the optimization even further by providing seamless tuning of the light pattern for your favourite sport. Simply tilting the light downwards makes the beams wider to brighten up slower activities. When tilting the headlamp upwards, the light reaches longer to provide perfect vision when you move fast. The super-low mode (80 lm) enables extensive training sessions and races by letting you minimize power consumption when maximum light is not needed, while the boost mode (2000 lm) gives you on demand access to even better vision.

SILVA Connection System opens up the flexibility to use any SILVA Li-Ion battery from 2008 and onwards. The wide anti-slip headband and ergonomically designed neck plate ensure a comfortable fit even during long and rough activities. The flexible attachment options enhance the multi-activity possibilities,and the headlamp is built to withstand all types of weather and terrains.

The 9.9 Ah battery is USB rechargeable and it comes with a multi-attachment Velcro for mouting on belt or bike. An indicator helps you keep track of the charge level before and during your activity. There is also a low battery warning and reserve mode, which automatically adjusts the light to a setting that ensures that you get back home safely.”