I'll start with a conclusion to justify the spoiler:
...In the year 2016, if you want to get an Olight Headlamp, get the Olight H1 Nova Neutral White
, and forget the Cool White version ever existed.
There you have it... you can skip the rest of the text and move on...
Not convinced? Here are the Pros and Cons:
- Can use rechargeable RCR123
- 500 lumens Turbo mode
- Neutral White option
- Tailcap/Physical lockout
- Magnetic base/tailcap
- Nice pouch
- It remembers last used mode (except Turbo)
- Cool White option
- Electronic lockout
- Turbo mode is hot
- No lanyard hole
Take a look at the following beamshot:
It is what it is... regardless of CRI, the neutral white is simply... better! (Yes, I'm bias when comes to using artificial light outdoor and urban settings)
other modes comparisons:
compare the above with Fenix HL50...
a pic to compare H1 Nova to Fenix HL50
and a feature comparison table..
I really wish H1 Nova has a similar conversion/adapter to use AA size battery tho...
a beamshot of SMini Turbo mode (BeadBlaster Ti) to compare to...
hmmm... not much to compare to...
and a group shot with SMini and S1...
still reading? ok, here are some boring stuffs to roll your time over...
It comes in a box... (duh! Olight send me both Cool White and Neutral White)
and further "protected" by a pouch...
It's a nice pouch, and a good one to keep H1 Nova in it together with a couple of spare batteries and/or the new Olight UC cable if you are on rechargeable RCR123.
H1 Nova User Manual
remember to remove the battery insulator before use... yes, a CR123A is included in the light.
some close-up shots...
and let's finish it with a boring tint comparison...
oh, almost forgot to give you a tip... when you "double-click
" to go into Turbo mode, you can "double-click
" again to go back to whichever mode you were before Turbo mode, and if you are anyway like me, you will spend a good deal of time putting the light in low mode and double-clicking watching the light ramping up and ramping down... all in the name of stress testing the electronic switch.
again, it's the year 2016, if you ever wanted to get an Olight-branded headlamp, it is the H1 Nova Neutral White
that you want, it is the H1 Nova Neutral White
that you need, it is the H1 Nova Neutral White
that you always desired... tell yourself there are no other Olight headlamps... there is one and the only Olight H1 Nova Neutral White
... now... and now... you are feeling very tired... your eyes can hardly stayed open... ZZZZzzzzz