The Silva light

Let us broaden your perspective

The technology behind SILVA’s light sources is actually rather uncomplicated. Instead of just focusing on the technical aspect of light, we look through the human eye; aiming to create light beams that are adapted to how your eyes work in the dark. This will give you an optimized light for your activity. And this is what we call SILVA Intelligent Light ®.

All SILVA headlamps are also designed to widen your perspective – in several aspects. The optics in all our headlamps are designed for you to avoid tunnel vision and sharp contrasts by creating a fading transition from light to darkness.

All in all, this light technology results in less head movement, better control, improved balance, a widened field of view, less fatigue, higher speed and offers a more pleasant experience for the eye.

What is the right light for you?

We believe that the right headlamp for you is the one giving you perfect conditions in the dark, the one fitting your activity, and the one having just the right burn time. Which one you choose depends on your specific activities, needs and preferences.

When measuring Lumen, there is no global standard scale. Also, as Lumen only measures power, it will not give you all the information you need when choosing a headlamp. Instead, your choice should be affected by other factors such as the lamp’s size and weight as well as how long its battery time is. Last, but definitely not least; the third, and most important factor is what kind of activity you are heading for as different activities require different amounts of Lumen

To measure Lumen, we use the most reliable method currently available: TRUE LUMEN (according to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 flashlight basic performance standard). The specified Lumen values are measured 30 seconds after switching the lamp on, to ensure that it reflects the light quality you experience out there in the dark.

Silva intelligent light

Creating light images

SILVA Intelligent Light ® is a double light beam technology featured in all SILVA headlamps. The unique combination of a long reach spotlight and a close flood-light results in less head movement, better control, improved balance, less fatigue and higher speed.

Silva flow light – a feature for multi-athletes

SILVA Flow Light is an ingenious feature that gives you several versions of SILVA Intelligent Light ® in the same headlamp. Developed for multi-activity users, it enable seamless tuning of the light image for different activities by simply tilting the light up or down. When pointed downwards, the light beam becomes wider and optimised for slower activities. Pointed forward, the light beam gets longer and optimised for faster activities.


Putting a headlamp in a tranparent bag creates a cosy interior light when you are camping.

Three LED colours to preserve your night vision

In addition to standard white light, some SILVA models have a red light mode that preserves night vision, along with an orange light mode. This will enable you to see contours on the map and still preserve night vision, which is a perfect feature for night sailing, orienteering etc.

Optimal night vision preservation.

Optimal for map reading.

Good for map reading.
Preserves night vision.

Preset light or flexible flowlight

A fixed preset light is perfect for walking and running. If you want a multiactivity headlamp you should go with one of our headlamps with the tiltable flow light, which creates a flexible light beam depending on the speed of your activity.

In rain or snow

Move the headlamp from your head to chest height. This is more comfortable for the eyes, and improves your vision.