I like 80-90 lumens and Black Diamond has some good models that are in the $50 range. I did just pick up a new Petzl that maxes out at 300 lumens and self adjusts its beam depending on light reflection, good lord, it's bright!
The Apex Pro is a great headlamp for sure!!! I really like my Mammut headlamp with the adjustable beam focus. Its right at 80 lumens but can focus the beam down to see further than many other headlamps with 200+ lumens. The model number of my Mammut escapes me right now though.
I guess its 100 lumens not 80. But I really like how long the batteries last, 120 hours on high is a LONG LONG time. I really just swap batteries on an annual basis just cause, not because its ran out no doubt. Certainly not the lightest or brightest, but for my uses I can't complain at all.
Ive used lots of the major brands. Between myself and my main partners though we all fell in love with the mammut lamps... That is for about a year.
The build quality of both the TX1 as well as the x-zoom just arent there. We used both extensively and they are now all held together with tape and zipties. My brothers quit on our last trip out, the wire seemed to have pulled from the battery case. With just the right amount of wiggling it would come back on momentarily. He just ordered the H51 disscussed below.
So I would say avoid the Mammuts.
BD, Ptec and Petzl we have all had fair to good results with a few exceptions, though I dont have any experience with many of the newer models.
I have moved to a company called Zebralight. They are very simple, reliable and somewhat unique lights. I believe the company has more of a handheld flashlight background but I own the H600 (18650 powered) as well as the H51 (AA powered). They are both fantastic lights which I highly recommend.
The H600 kicks out a whooping 750lm and the H51 does 200lm (which is plenty). What I find the most useful though is a nice low of around 1lm and a steady med of around 30lm with good battery life.
I have a Black Diamond storm. I like it alot and it seems to get the job done. You have endless ammounts of adjustment you can make to the light settings. It also has a lock feature so it won't turn on in your pack and run your batteries dead. It's a pretty neat lamp.
I have their HP11 headlamp and really like it. It is more waterproof than my Petzl myo and is in a different league in terms of brightness. That said the Myo has replaced it as my bright blood trailing headlamp. It just doesn't quite have the battery life I was looking forward so I sacrificed a few lumens for weight and battery life. That said it has served me well thus far and I will bring it on some trips I am sure. What model you looking at?
I run two headlamps at all times. I have a Myo xp and tikka xp 2 from petzl. The Tikka is the only electronic in my pack that uses AAA batteries and runtime is 80 hours on high and 160 hours on low. High lumens is 80 i think. Also has a red light. I don't even bring extra batteries as 80 hours is longer than the amount of dark I will experience on a typical hunt. The Myo xp is nice if I were blood trailing as I think it goes to like 180 lumens but also has a decent runtime on lower settings.
I am also liking my Petzl Tikka xp2, low beam is sufficient for most activities and after your eyes get use to using the light on low the high beam seems to be very bright even though it is only 70 or 80 lumens, battery life has been excellent.