I noticed coming home from school on Thursday that the Bookmobile has a head lamp out and the timing belt is starting to make a racket like it’s time for a replacement. It’s making a lot of other noises, creaks, and rattles too, but it is 25-years old. I think I can wait a bit on the timing belt, but I need to get a lamp before I end up getting a ticket.

And speaking of head lamps, this one was finally put to work.

$30 at the home depot

I picked myself up one of those head lamps with the elastic band a while back and just got around to trying it out. These things are awesome. Sure, you look a little silly, but the light goes right where you’re looking.

It puts out 300 lumens, has three brightness settings, has a IPX7 waterproof rating, and the light itself is part of an adjustable housing so you can angle it up or down. It’s pretty comfortable and I don’t know why I waited so long before getting one. This thing is a great addition to my tool box and I would have no qualms about recommending it to anybody who asked. I’ve used it twice in the last week and not having to hold, or find a place to set, a flashlight is very helpful. The first time I used it was even in front of other people… while it is very useful, it is not a fashion statement.

yes, i do look silly

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