Black Diamond Spot LED Headlamp
You will be setting up camp in a temporary city that runs only on generators and batteries - this means there are no street lights. You will be immobile without a light mechanism, so if you try, it is possible you will get hit by a bicyclist or an art car. Not a good idea because there's so much art to see, you'll want to stay the entire week. There are less expensive headlamps for around $20. Those will work fine. This one is medium-priced at $43. I own about four different types, and this is by far my favorite. It's surprisingly light-weight and very comfortaable. The wide band does not give me ring around the head (you know what I mean). It spots like a flashlight. Very powerful for how light it is. The cool part - it pivots so you can point the lamp down towards your feet for walking or raise it to straight in front of you if you are on your bike. The battery is stored on the back of the lamp, so it packs small. The single headband hangs easily from the roof of my tent, providing additional tent light when I need it.
O loves this headlamp. The single one-watt bulb brightly illuminates the hiker/biker trail O's maniac owner runs on at night. While the LEDs are bright enough to run by, they throw a soft, virtually shadowless light, which hides any undulations in the asphalt path. O knows this because the first time O's owner ran at night using the LEDs, she tripped over one of those undulations and did a face plant. She was running with her dog, hauling ass, AND listening to Obelus,iPod (that's me!!!)) singing! Multi-tasking, there's always a downside (pun!).The five LED's, however, are perfect for camping after dark and once you're settled and cozy, the lamp can be dimmed to the right level for reading (IF you know how to read, of course).