The cheaper ones work just fine - until you compare them to better ones. See Nameless' post above.I have one I got at walmart for about $10 I believe 10 years ago that has served me well ever since. I have another I got for around $25 for renewing my NWTF membership a few years ago. What is the big advantage of a $50 lamp over my $10 one that functions perfectly fine?
I have one of these! I think it was made be black diamond or petzl and sold under cabelas name. Mine was 25.00$I have used my Cabellas outfitter models for years. I recently got 2 more for extras. It provides a white light that I can read maps with ez. Adjustable.
Uses AAA batteries that can be recharged & I have spares. I only use AA & AAA rechargables. Fit all my stuff.
I do have a Petzel/Tikka with green & red shades for night hiking that uses same batteries. But the switch is a problem....goes on by itself it seems & is a pain to switch off.
The USB charging option is pretty sweet.https://www.amazon.com/Rechargeable-Headlamp-Charging-LumenTac-Organizer/dp/B01BKZDO4W/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?keywords=fenix+headlamp+hl60&qid=1563377403&s=gateway&sr=8-2-spons&smid=AMCCGH3BJHZB5&th=1
I have been using the Fenix HL60 and have been loving it. It is so bright it is scary, pretty light weight, rechargeable and so far very durable (oh and still worked after I dropped it in a lake while fishing).
I've tried a few of the name brands and have settled on this Coast brand from Costco. Think they sell it in a 2 pack for like $20 when they're on sale. Has red and green led, sturdy buttons and a focus on the light. Puts out like 400 lumens, has 3 or 4 levels of output. I use them for plumbing work in attics, under sinks, emergency call outs at night, hunting, anything. Beat the heck out of them in my 40lb tool backpack and they hold up. Have to get them for myself, wife, daughter and anyone that goes with us and they are always disappearing. I think they are a killer deal.