When I run trails at night, I usually like to wear my head lamp around my waist or on short runs, carry it in my hand. I do this because when the headlamp is on my head, the light beam can be scattered by rain drops, fog, or dust. Also, when I turn my head, I can loose track of the footing on the trail because when I swing my head back, it takes me just a moment to focus and catch up. Having the light lower also gets it closer to the ground, therefor brighter. Well Dan Hopkins can up with a unique solution he calls Knuckle Lights. They are sold in pairs with each 4 LED light producing 45 lumens for about the same price as a standard 50 lumen headlamp. They seem to take all my issues into account with the added benefit of the possibility of two lights, one on each hand. Check them out at the Knuckle Lights website.
I’m not sure how these lights would work for me since I like to run with handhelds, but you have to admit, he might have a winner here. Knuckle Lights for Trail Runners! What do you think?