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Seattle, WA – Proving that headlamps can be headache-free and comfortable when worn for hours, heritage lighting brand, UCO, is expanding their headlamp collection in Spring 2016. The X-120 X-ACT Fit and X-120R X-ACT Fit Headlamps™ deliver a custom fit system and a simple light output dial, while providing a lightweight and comfortable fit.
The idea for headache-free headlamps came to UCO’s president, Graeme Esarey, while he manned the helm of his sailboat during the night shift of a racing competition. After years of headaches caused by long hours and stressful conditions, he still couldn’t find a headlamp that didn’t leave a mark on his forehead. And so the UCO design team set to work.
”I wanted a headlamp that would adapt easily for ice climbing, offshore racing or a nighttime dog walk, adjust easily to my head, hat or helmet, and be just as comfortable as my favorite hat,” said Graeme Esarey, President of Industrial Revolution. “The X-120 series delivers comfort using technology borrowed from helmets, with both macro and micro adjustments that allow for a perfect fit.”
With the X-ACT Fit™ system, the wearer is able to macro-adjust the band by snapping it to the necessary size then micro-adjust with a simple twist of the dial for a custom fit while they continue on their nighttime run, climbing route or campground set up. The front lamp dial adjusts with a simple twist from 0-120 lumens with lighting modes of flood, spot and red night vision. With the no “hard-point” hinge design, both the X-120 and X-120R allow users to focus their light forward or down towards the ground.
The X-120R can be powered by an included rechargeable li-ion battery pack or it can use three AAA batteries just like the X-120. Both headlamps include a Cree XP-E LED bulb with a highly water resistant IPX4 rating. Weight on both headlamps, with batteries, is 4.9 oz. X-120 MSRP: $49.99, X-120R MSRP: $69.99.
The new UCO Headlamps will debut at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City at the Industrial Revolution booth #38.
Cascadian born in 1971, UCO (pronounced “you-co”) provides trusted essentials in heat, light, and power that can be used from the backcountry to the backyard. Delivering light where you need it, UCO’s versatile product line includes the Original Candle Lantern™, LED Lighting, Stormproof Matches™, StakeLights™, and portable grills. UCO is a division of Industrial Revolution, Inc., a Seattle-based company that manufactures and distributes products enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts worldwide.
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