Olympia EX550 Headlamp
Olympia EX550 Headlamp
Olympia EX550 Headlamp

With 550-lumen max output, this new offering from Olympia meant no surprises in Chile’s Lake District.  Between jungle-like forests and nearly limitless volcanic plains, the headlamp’s five lighting modes suited changing conditions.  A corrosion-proof aluminum body satisfied testers in fog, rain and mist, as did the IPX-7 waterproof rating for temporary submersion to 1m.  Critical was the power lockout function to preserve batteries during intercontinental travel and in-country transit.  While the lighting head tipped to the heavy side, EX550’s balance was solid; an infinitely adjustable, rubberized tilt system avoided ratchet breakage common to other options.  At under $70, Olympia musters solid value.  Testers recommend a beefier headband on future iterations, as the top strap is required to prevent shifting.

Tech Specs

Key Features:

  • Waterproof IPX-7
  • 550 Lumens
  • Cree XM-L LED
  • 5 light settings: Max→High→Medium→Low→Strobe
  • Complies with ANSI FL 1 Standard
  • Beam distance: 135 Meters
  • Peak Beam Intensity: 4680 Candelas
  • Impact Resistance - 1 meter
  • Aluminum body
  • Corrosion proof
  • Regulated circuit
  • Lock-out function prevents battery drain
  • Pivoting head
  • Head strap color: Black
  • Compatible with: 2 x CR123A Lithium batteries (included)

Size: Width:  3.03" (77 mm) Height:  1.8" (46 mm) Depth: 2.4" (61 mm

Weight: 5.4 oz.

Materials: Aluminum

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Olympia EX550 Headlamp

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A corrosion-proof aluminum body satisfied testers in fog, rain and mist, as did the IPX-7 waterproof rating for temporary submersion to 1m.

Key Features:

  • Waterproof IPX-7
  • 550 Lumens
  • Cree XM-L LED
  • 5 light settings: Max→High→Medium→Low→Strobe
  • Complies with ANSI FL 1 Standard
  • Beam distance: 135 Meters
  • Peak Beam Intensity: 4680 Candelas
  • Impact Resistance - 1 meter
  • Aluminum body
  • Corrosion proof
  • Regulated circuit
  • Lock-out function prevents battery drain
  • Pivoting head
  • Head strap color: Black
  • Compatible with: 2 x CR123A Lithium batteries (included)

Size: Width:  3.03" (77 mm) Height:  1.8" (46 mm) Depth: 2.4" (61 mm

Weight: 5.4 oz.

Materials: Aluminum