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Guide: How to choose your Petzl headlamp

Guide: How to choose your Petzl headlamp

photo frontale Petzl


Petzl is a recognized brand in the world of climbing. The famous Petzl climbing harnesses, and all other equipment such as carabiners, quickdraws, mountaineering helmets and Petzl ice axes have proved their worth over time, becoming indispensable products for climbing and mountaineering. But Petzl also makes lighting equipment: the famous Petzl headlamps were originally used in caving. Now used for all outdoor activities, Petzl headlamps are renowned for their top quality and durability. From professional to private use, Petzl offers a wide range of lighting products.

Using the table and explanations below, Snowleader will help you choose the Petzl headlamp which is most suited to you and your needs!

 

The 4 types of Petzl headlamps!



CLASSIC

Gamme classic frontale Petzl

These headlamps are designed for simple and unspecific use. Light and compact, they are designed for daily activities with the whole family!



Gamme classic frontale Petzl ZIPKA
ZIPKA
200 lm

Gamme classic frontale Petzl
TIKKA
200 lm

Gamme classic frontale Petzl
TIKKINA
150 lm

Gamme classic frontale Petzl
TIKKID
20 lm

Gamme classic frontale Petzl e+LITE
e+LITE
50 lm

ACTIVE

Gamme active frontale Petzl

These headlamps ensure comfortable lighting over time. They are very well suited to outdoor activities such as hiking, trekking, bivouacing and mountaineering.



Gamme active frontale Petzl MYO
MYO
370 lm

Gamme classic active Petzl ACTIK CORE
ACTIK CORE
200 lm

Gamme active frontale Petzl ACTIK
ACTIK
150 lm

PERFORMANCE

Gamme performance frontale Petzl

These headlamps are made for active and engaged activities: trail running, technical mountaineering, ski touring... They feature advanced technologies such as Reactive Lighting.



Gamme performance frontale Petzl NAO+
NAO+
750 lm

Gamme performance frontale Petzl REACTIK+
REACTIK+
300 lm

Gamme performance frontale Petzl REACTIK
REACTIK
220 lm

SPECIALIZED

Gamme specialized frontale Petzl

Thes headlamps are specifically designed for activities such as caving, hunting and fishing (Tactikka models) or sailing.



Gamme specialized frontale Petzl TACTIKKA + RGB
TACTIKKA + RGB
250 lm

Gamme specialized frontale Petzl TACTIKKA
TACTIKKA
200 lm

Gamme specialized frontale Petzl DUO S
DUO S
1 100 lm

Gamme specialized frontale Petzl DUO Z2
DUO Z2
430 lm


COMPARISON TABLE



CLASSIC RANGE
Petzl headlamps from the Classic range are the leading all-round headlamps! Light and compact, they fit in the palm of your hand and are easy to use. Petzl Classic headlamps will help you in all your daily tasks that require an easy-to-use headlamp for all-round use.  


 Gamme classic frontale Petzl ZIPKA
ZIPKA
Gamme classic frontale Petzl
TIKKA
Gamme classic frontale Petzl
TIKKINA
Gamme classic frontale Petzl
TIKKID
Gamme classic frontale Petzl e+LITE
e+LITE
Max Lumens 200 lm 200 lm 150 lm 20 lm 50 lm
Autonomy 240h 240h 220h 160h 12h
Max Distance 60m 60m 55m 7m 10m
Red Light
Weight 66g 86g 85g 80g 26g
Hybrid concept
ZIPKATIKKATIKKINATIKKIDE+LITE
Max Lumens
200 lm 200 lm 150 lm 20 lm 50 lm
Autonomy
240h 240h 220h 160h 12h
Max Distance
60m 60m 55m 7m 10m
Red Light
Weight
66g 86g 85g 80g 26g
Hybrid concept


ACTIVE RANGE
Petzl headlamps from the Active range will be perfect for you if you are looking for power. These headlamps provide a powerful light beam that lasts over time. Their high capacity battery allows users to practice outdoor activities such as running, hiking, trekking, bivouacing or mountaineering without fear of being caught in the dark.  

 Gamme active frontale Petzl MYO
MYO
Gamme classic active Petzl ACTIK CORE
ACTIK CORE
Gamme active frontale Petzl ACTIK
ACTIK
Max Lumens 370 lm 350 lm 300 lm
Autonomy 50h 160h 260h
Max Distance 105m 95m 90m
Red Light
Weight 168g 82g 92g
Hybrid concept
Constant lightning


PERFORMANCE RANGE
Petzl's headlamps from the Performance range will instantly provide you with powerful lighting that adapts to the surrounding light conditions. These smart lamps are ideal for dynamic and committed outdoor activities such as trail running, mountaineering, ski touring or trekking. 


 Gamme performance frontale Petzl NAO+
NAO+
Gamme performance frontale Petzl REACTIK+
REACTIK+
Gamme performance frontale Petzl REACTIK
REACTIK
Gamme performance frontale SWIFT RL
SWIFT RL
Max Lumens 750 lm 300 lm 220 lm 700 lm
Autonomy 15h 10h 12h 10h
Max Distance 140m 110m 65m 110m
Red Light
Weight 185g 115g 115g 105g
Hybrid concept
Constant lightning
Reactive lightning


SPECIALIZED RANGE
Petzl's Specialized range offers headlamps that are adapted to certain sports and practices. Like the Ultra Vario model, designed especially for caving, or the Tactikka models designed for hunters and fishermen. 


 Gamme specialized frontale Petzl TACTIKKA + RGB
TACTIKKA + RGB
Gamme specialized frontale Petzl TACTIKKA
TACTIKKA
Gamme specialized frontale Petzl DUO S
DUO S
Max Lumens 250 lm 200 lm 1100 lm
Autonomy 260h 240h 23h
Max Distance 70m 60m 200m
Red light
Weight 85g 86g 370g
Hybrid concept
Constant lightning
TACTIKKA +RGBTACTIKKADUO SDUO Z2
Max Lumens
250 lm 200 lm 1100 lm 430 lm
Autonomie
260h 240h 23h 15h
Max Distance
70m 60m 200m 120m
Red light
Weight
85g 86g 370g 360g
Hybrid concept
Constant lightning


Technology


REACTIVE LIGHTNING

It is an adaptive lighting system. Thanks to a light sensor placed in the direction of the gaze, the head torch instantly and automatically adjusts the shape of the beam and the lighting power. This system means that you don't have to use your hands, so that you can fully enjoy the activity or concentrate on the course, without having to make tedious adjustments.
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HYBRID CONCEPT

The HYBRID concept allows the new Petzl compact headlamps to run off both the CORE rechargeable battery and 3 AAA/LR03 batteries, without an adapter. A practical solution that allows the user to take advantage of these energy sources depending on use.
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PROGRAMMABLE HEADLAMP

The mobile application MyPetzl Light allows you to program the Reactik+ and nao+ head torches in a simple and quick way: access to the remaining autonomy, activation of a mode for an activity, customization of the lighting and power adjustment.
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CONSTANT LIGHTNING

This technology lets the lighting power remain stable during battery discharge. When the batteries are almost empty, the headlamp automatically switches to low power standby mode to prolong the lighting.
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Petzl Expertise


Petzl headlamp protection:

Petzl headlamps, like all electronic equipment, must indicate their level of protection. The protection level is given by the IP XX index. XX are 2 independent digits that indicate protection against solids and protection against liquids respectively. Petzl headlamps also comply with the requirements of Directive 89/336/EEC. This means that they cannot cause any electromagnetic interference with any other equipment that meets this standard. This is called Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC).


Led lighting by Petzl

Petzl headlamps are illuminated by LEDs. Petzl chose LEDs for its appliances because they are more efficient than incandescent bulbs because they:
- Do not use a filament, which results in a more consistent light
- Consume less energy guaranteeing a longer life
- Are available in various shapes and colours


Petzl Optical Systems

Petzl headlamps with LED illumination use a lens to concentrate the light beam in the same direction: forward and to optimize homogeneity. Without such a lens, a power LED emits an 180° radiation. The beam is thus focused and can illuminate further. But for local and wider lighting, Petzl headlamps equipped with a wide angle shutter will diffuse the radiation more widely. The 5mm diameter LEDs have an optical system (lens and reflector), giving them a fixed angle of radiation.