About Atomic Beam Headlight

Published on: Jan 12, 2017

Atomic Beam Headlight promises to deliver tough grade construction, an ultra bright, 5,000 LUX bulb that lights up practically anything, and three settings: Low Beam, High Beam, and Strobe.

Together with its hands-off operation, adjustable beam and angle, and its ability to withstand boiling water, being frozen in ice, and even the force of a sledgehammer, the manufacturer tells us that the Atomic Beam Headlight implements the same “virtually indestructible” technology used by the US Special Forces.

Whether you’re performing an emergency repair in the dark, tooling around in the garage, or out on a camping trip, these are clearly some great benefits.

But is the Atomic Beam Headlight worth the price? Does it have any competition? Does it deliver all the necessary features that might make it useful for years to come?

Consider this your quick and easy Atomic Beam Headlight buyer’s guide. By the end, you should have a solid idea whether or not it deserves a spot in your home.

What Should You Look for In a New Headlamp?

An outdoor headlamp simply involves a battery-powered light that’s attached to the head, usually via flexible, adjustable headbands, in order to provide hands-free operation.

These devices are especially popular for activities like hiking, backpacking, mountaineering, and caving and can be found online and at most sporting goods retailers.

Outside of these basic defining characteristics, though, the reality is that you’ll find headlamps in just about every size, shape, color, and design imaginable. How can you possibly choose the best option(s) for you? REI recommends looking for models that feature:

  • Adjustable lights with flood (or wide) and spot (or focused, narrow) beams.
  • Different modes/brightness levels, such as low, mid, high, and strobe.
  • A high lumen (a measurement of light) output. Keep in mind this also means the battery will drain faster, which is where a rechargeable battery can come in handy.
  • Speaking of which, the longer the light's runtime, the better.
  • A beam that will project the farthest.
  • If you have to carry around a lot of weight on your head for hours, it could obviously create some strain. Fortunately, most headlamp models weigh about 7 ounces.
  • Additional noteworthy features include regulated output (can help prevent battery drain), red light mode (easier nighttime use), tilt, and even external battery packs for extra-long run time.

With these features in mind, how does Atomic Beam Headlight fare?

Does Atomic Beam Headlight Have All the Features You Need?

On the up side, the Atomic Beam Headlight comes with low/mid/high/strobe modes, an adjustable (tilt) beam, and some models come with a rechargeable battery.

On the other hand, we’re only told about the Headlight’s lux, which measures light intensity in a specific area. As this might lead you to believe, in order to measure lux, you need to know the total surface area where the measurement was taken.

Without this number, Atomic Beam’s 5,000 lux measurement doesn’t tell us much.

Other factors the manufacturer doesn’t tell us about are the distance that the Headlight’s beam will shine, its overall weight, or its run time (although this almost wholly depends on the battery you choose).

Ultimately, only you can decide which of these features are most important to you, and whether or not Atomic Beam Headlight ticks all the necessary boxes.

From a price perspective, a quick online search revealed that many competing headlamps—many of which deliver the same (or more) features as Atomic Beam—could be purchased for between $15 and $30. Some options, however, were far more than $100.

What will you pay for the Atomic Beam Headlight?

How Much Does the Atomic Beam Headlight Cost?

The Atomic Beam Headlight is available through three different offers:

  • Main Offer – Single = $19.99. Double = $29.98. Both come with free S&H.
  • Deluxe Offer (one Headlight and one rechargeable battery) = $32.98. Double = $55.96
  • Atomic Bundle (one Headlight, one Lantern, and one Flashlight) = $59.99. Deluxe (adds one rechargeable battery for Flashlight and Headlight, each) = $89.96

Regardless of the option you choose, Atomic Beam Headlight comes with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H.

If you choose any of the BOGO offers, keep in mind that the fees you pay on additional products will be non-refundable, which means in some instances, you could lose a big chunk of change if you’re not satisfied.

All Atomic Beam Headlights come with a lifetime guarantee—if it breaks, you get your money back.

To request a refund or process a warranty claim, Telebrands customer support can be reached at 855-668-1655.

What do we know about Telebrands? Can this inform our decision when it comes to the Atomic Beam Headlight?

Does Atomic Beam Headlight’s Manufacturer Come with Solid Customer Reviews?

Telebrands is overwhelmingly the largest and longest lasting ASOTV company in existence, with thousands of products released over their decades in business and hundreds of massive hits.

Some of their most recent examples include Red Copper Square Pan, Smart Swab, the original Atomic Beam USA flashlight, Ped Egg Power, and Lazer Bond.

Based on what we’ve learned from readers like you over the years is that As Seen on TV and infomercial products tend to come with fairly low customer reviews, whether from Telebrands or any other manufacturer in the industry.

As you can see clicking on many of the links above, most of these products come with 2-star or lower average consumer ratings, with common complaints claiming that they didn’t work as advertised, didn’t last as long as expected, or that they came with unpleasant customer service experiences.

With this said, we tested the original Atomic Beam USA flashlight and found that its zoom feature covers quite a large area, although its beam was much less bright than similar competing models.

It performed fine when submerged in water, but stopped working when exposed to direct heat (flame from stove burner) after a few minutes.

Granted, the Atomic Beam Flashlight and Headlight are two very different products bearing the same name. And just like the investment commercials always say, “Past performance does not guarantee future results,” so we’re not saying you’re certain to encounter any of this with the Atomic Beam Headlight.

Should the Atomic Beam Headlight Be Your Next Headlamp?

Telebrands sells millions of units per year, so compared to the number of online complaints about some of their products, it seems that most customers are pleased with their purchases.

Outside of this, only you can know whether or not all the Atomic Beam Headlight features we’ve discussed here will meet your needs, not only now, but into the future as well. But if you choose to compare it to the competition, you now have the information to need to make a much more informed decision.

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6 Consumer Reviews for Atomic Beam Headlight

Average Consumer Rating: 1.2
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  • Started off good

    It made walking my dog at night a lot easier as it left me with an extra hand to pick up after him. I'm going to estimate it worked for a total of 4 hours before it completely quit. It also went through 3 AAA batteries pretty fast. I wouldn't recommend it.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

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    • Vermontville, MI,
    • Nov 7, 2017
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    I have two headlights I bought from Walmart. Both lights lasted less than two weeks. They were bright at first, then went dim, and even with new batteries, they are still dim. They are junk. There is no way to get in touch with anyone to return them.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • Lost brightness

    I bought this headlight and ordered rechargeable batteries and charging unit ($50.00). The light worked fine the first two times I used it. The next time I turned it on, the brightness was gone. Really disappointing. After spending this much for the light ($19.99) plus tax and the above amount for batteries and charger, I am not a happy camper.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Dangerous

    I put three brand new Energizer lithium batteries in it. It lit up, very brightly too, so I might be inclined to like it despite the awful battery pack pressed into the back of my head with the silliest, cheapest battery cart to fill, held in by a post and a spring, just like a piece of wood on a lathe, and rotating the same way.

    It works. After about ten minutes I noticed very perceptible heat from the LED side. After 20, from the battery pack on the back of my head. Turned it off and opened it up. Those lithium batteries were too hot to touch. Literally, I am not exaggerating. They are sitting on a piece of ceramic tile next to me now and are cooling down. It was several minutes before I could touch them without burning my fingers immediately. I've no doubt if I'd left that there that the box could have burst into flames while strapped to my head. I wish I were a Troll (or joking folks), but I'm really, really not.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Failed on first use

    • California,
    • Jul 17, 2017
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    This stopped working the first time I used it. I took it camping and it worked for about 20 minutes. I have to enter more information and text here to make it valid. OK here it is, but there is nothing else to say, it failed and I have a hard time contacting the manufacturer.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Poor product - Atomic Beam Headlight USA

    Not much to say except that my new Atomic Beam Headlight USA did not work at all after unpacking it and inserting brand new batteries in strict compliance with the directions provided. I could not get the light to come on even once, and can only conclude that the product is defective.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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