Head lights are good things. They look stoopid, and people never want to talk to people who wear headlights, because they turn their heads to see who's talking to them and they blind you. They're good things for seeing what's what at night and still be able to use both hands. Chopping wood with a back paxe (yeah, mine rocked. might want a little bit longer handle, but it works great) in pitch darkness is a good time to have a headlight. Anyway, I had been using a halogen unit that weighed about four pounds, or felt like it anyway, but it was very very bright and waterproof. Overkill for me. Probably good for hiking around at night, but quite frankly, I never could get the three straps adjusted correctly so it wouldn't fall down over my eyes or give me a headache. Enter stage left, the new Princeton Tec Aurora LED head light. $30USD at REI Waterproof, five settings...three brightness and two strobes. Single strap, very light, and tilts down, so you can have a conversation without pissing off of blinding the other person.