The FL85R Dual-Color Pure Beam Focusing Rechargeable LED Headlamp is COAST's most powerful of their single-unit front-loading rechargeable models and gives you the ability to choose from three white-light outputs and set the beam configuration, allowing you to tailor the output to the job or task you have in front of you. From the low 90-lumen through the medium 350-lumen to the high 700-lumen outputs, you get a variety of options to perfectly illuminate your work area, and you can switch to a single red light if you need to preserve night-adjusted vision for switching eyepieces or filters during astronomy sessions or just moving around without disturbing your tent or cabin mates. Intuitive dual push buttons give you access to the color and brightness options.
With a simple twist of the head, the versatile Pure Beam system allows you to switch from the wide Ultra View Flood Beam, which lights large areas close to you with a smooth and consistent beam from one edge to the other, to a focused spotlight that is optimized for a long throw. In the spot mode, the light has COAST's "Bull's-Eye" Beam, which has a bright center circle that smoothly transitions to a dimmer "halo" around it, providing maximum illumination precisely where you need it with plenty of spill to keep you aware of your surroundings. The angle of the light head can be adjusted down for precise beam placement to fully illuminate where you're working.
The FL85R is capable of running on multiple battery chemistries, and COAST provides both to get you started. First, you have a lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack that utilizes their Flex Charge system so you can charge the battery in the light or out via a micro USB cable. You can also use three AAA alkaline batteries—the medium and high outputs will be lower, but all of the runtimes are extended using alkaline batteries so you have the option of maximum power or maximum runtimes depending on the job you need to do.
Weighing just 4.5 ounces, the light won't cause neck strain or discomfort while wearing it, and it comes with an adjustable headband accented with reflective details to improve your visibility to others if you're walking the dog on the roadside. To withstand inclement weather, the housing is IPX4-rated to be water resistant against splashing water or rain. The FL85R comes complete and ready to use with a lithium-ion battery pack, three alkaline batteries, and a set of hard hat clips.
White-Light Output and Runtimes
- Low: 90 lumens, 8.5-hour runtime
- Medium: 350 lumens, 4-hour runtime
- High: 700 lumens, 1.75-hour runtime
- Low: 90 lumens, 17-hour runtime
- Medium: 330 lumens, 5.5-hour runtime
- High: 610 lumens, 2.5-hour runtime
- Illuminates without affecting night-adjusted vision
- Ideal for moving around a tent or room without disturbing others, or for astronomy sessions