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Lifesystems Intensity 220 Head Torch

Looking for a head torch (or headlamp) for hiking, running, camping or backpacking trips? Not sure of the difference in lumens from one torch to the next? Well in this Review and video I will show you the Lifesystems Intensity 220 LED Rechargeable Head Torch.

Tech specification

This rechargeable head torch offers up to 220 lumens of brightness with adjustable beam angle and 6 modes of lighting (including red to preserve night vision). Extra features such as the motion sensor can be switched on or off via the dual action button located on the top of the head torch. A full charge will take up to 2.5 hours and the maximum lumen setting provides 4.5 hours of light.

Technical Details:

Weight:                            70g

Dimensions (packed):    62 x 40 x 36mm


  • Up to 220 Lumens
  • Up to 15-45 beam length
  • 1 x CREE white LED & 2 x red LEDs
  • 6 lighting modes
  • Shockproof & waterproof
  • Easy to use dual button controls
  • Motion sensor & adjustable beam angle
  • Elasticated and adjustable head strap
  • Li-ion rechargeable battery (included)
  • USB type-C charging port (cable included)
  • IPX6 (waterproof)

Field Review.

Each of the six modes of light were tested, results as follows:

Light Level 1 – Really useful for around a camp site or where close quarter lighting is required.  Also used for map reading at night.

Light Level 2 – Could be used for walking, where close to light illumination is required.

Light Level 3 – Personally I could easily walk with this light level, and there would be less drain on the battery life.

Light Level 4 – This is more than ideal for night walking, and has good periphery light coverage as well.  Down side being, it has the largest drain on the battery.

Red light – Could be used for map reading, but not ideal.  Will be useful around camp site and wild camping requirements.

Flashing Red light – Ideal for emergency situations.

Other considerations:

Fit and comfort – I wore this head torch for a number of hours, and it was comfortable throughout, as well as being stable in the field.

Battery life – I ran the light on full power for over four hours with no issues.

Durability – The light itself is built of sturdy materials, and I had no concerns during the field trial.


This light performs well, and at the price point in my view is a very good option.  If this meets your requirements I would have no concerns in recommending the Intensity 220 Head Torch. There are more powerful lights on the market if this was to meet your personal requirements.

The particular features which worked well are:

  • Fit and weight of the head torch – The unit was worn for a number of hours and remained comfortable throughout.
  • Light modes – The six light modes covered the requirements of the trial well.
  • Battery life – There was no concerns with the battery life during the trial.

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