H1R Nova Unboxing. The Best Headlamp Made Better!
Previously I have reviewed a few Olight lights and loved them all. Recently I got my hands on the Olight H1R the rechargeable version of the H1 Nova Headlamp.
All of the things that made me love the H1 Nova have been improved upon in the H1R. Notably the ability to recharge it.
My only issue with the H1 Nova is that on the bright mode, of 500 lumens, it will use up batteries quickly. And CR123 batteries are not cheap easy to find.
I have looked in my local big box stores several times over the past few months looking for CR123 batteries. They have been sold out every single time.
I know I can order them from amazon. But In an emergency, I would like to be able to pick up some.
With the H1R Nova, the battery issue has been alleviated. You can use a rechargeable CR123 and the built in charger to recharge.
I really like that the charger is a USB cable with a magnetic cap that snaps onto the tail cap of the H1R. The cord can fit into any cell phone charger or car charger.
And you could use an USB battery pack to charge it.
I plan on buying spare rechargeable CR123 batteries and a backup charger. That way I can standardize to all rechargeable CR123s.
The H1R Nova also features 100 more lumens over the H1 Nova. You get a blinding 600 lumens at the brightest output.
You only get 3 minutes of the 600 lumens. After that, it tapers down to 180 for 80 minutes.
On the lowest setting, you can run it for 6 days.
And then you can just recharge it and go. No worrying about finding batteries.