FENIX HEADLAMP-FOR LIFE
This little strange looking head lamp from Fenix is a lamp for life. You may be fooled on how it looks like, something like a strange invention because of how it looks like; the convenience of this lighting device is beyond expectation as well its performance. In Tacloban, three of us from Bangkok are equipped with this lighting device. Load it with an AA Battery and there it goes. Tank Store really thought of everything before they handed their products to us and we are forever thankful.
97 lumens of light straight from your head with clicking choices of high beam and low beam of your choice plus its own light diffuse cover when facing people. The lamp can also be moved up and down to desired angle and it is full waterproof.
We took two trucks one loaded with almost 7 tons of goods and another Daihatsu mini truck loaded with boxes of detergent bars and vegetables on the top. Two trucks were beyond maximum capacity and we expected breakdowns though we were really crossing our fingers that we be spared from such dilemma since we were going through dangerous looting areas before reaching Tacloban City, the most destroyed by Haiyan.
The bigger truck stopped behind us while we stopped on the shoulder of a two lane road to Tacloban. Elcid shouted at me, one of the tires exploded on the right hand side. Vergilio, our truck driver insisted that we should drive to Tacloban and then just forget the out wheel of a double tire system of the rear wheels of the truck. I told him we better put on the reserve and then find a vulcanizing shop on the road. It was getting dark and I was really a little uneasy of the place where we stopped. I told our driver to hurry up with the spare tire with his assistant so we could leave.
It was dark, Elcid and I put on our Fenix Headlamps and we were shining on the tools and tires that they were taking out and installing. Surely the headlamp did its job. Wow! 97 lumens could be brighter than the morning sun. I can’t believe how it actually performed out there in Tacloban. Later on, after like two kilometers, we found a vocalizing shop operated by suvivors of Haiyans. it was already day 22 since November 8, 2013. They have gotten back to their lives barely as they scampered for their tools and stuff to make a living on the road busy of of travelers from Ormoc and Cebu bringing goods to Tacloban. Here we were on the side of the road, I asked our driver to have all tires fixed and vulcanized. The lad fixed all tires right there and we had to use our Fenix Headlamps and it was convenient on the both of us who where managing two trucks going to the stricken city.
All tires were fixed, quarter of a kilometer to our destination, all tires on the rear right hand side exploded simultaneously. I was in a mini truck and I was wondering why we can’t see their headlights anymore. I told Rowen to stop and wait on the shoulder. We waited for almost ten minutes then I told him to go back. We found them, Elcid, the driver and the assistant looking at the wreck.
We had to transfer one tire from the left rear double tire set up and mount the other to the right, leaving our truck to carry the same load minus one tire from each side. that was a gamble. This time our Fenix headlamps were in great use, we always had fixed lights from our heads. We ended up pushing the 7 ton truck becasue it will not start anymore, two military men and three civilians helped us pushing the truck back wards with the aid of a wedge, a brilliant idea of Rowen, we pushed the truck forward and it started. We reached our destination that night and unloaded everything into a destroyed church and then again our lamps shined.
THE SECOND NIGHT-FOOD DISTRIBUTION
The next day, we distributed food and stuff to more than two thousand families and it was already dark. The city has not restored its power. They were in a hurry fixing everything; post wires and all. We still had to use our headlamps. We even fixed one broken hand of a boy, Glenn and I assisted together with Mo and Ha, Elcid took photos. The Fenix headlamp was again the most convenient to use since the lamp was fixed on our heads.
FENIX HL21 HEADLAMP 97 LUMENS – SPECS
Creed LED max 97 Lumens
1 AA Battery
4 Brightness Levels
Intelligent Memory Circuit
Waterproof to IPX-Standard
Total outdoors men
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How to Receive the Product
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