The Petzl Actik® Core is a rechargeable, compact multi-beam head torch with white and red lighting, designed for outdoor activities. The Maximum light output is 450 lumens.
ACTIKThe rechargeable ACTIK CORE headlamp offers 450 lumens of power, which, along with its multi-beam design, makes it ideal for dynamic outdoor activities such as mountaineering, running, hiking and backpacking.
The red lighting mode preserves night vision and prevents members of a group from blinding each other.
The reflective headband increases night visibility.
The Actik® Core comes with the CORE rechargeable battery but it is also compatible with three standard AAA/LR03 batteries (not included), thanks to the HYBRID CONCEPT design.
Mounting accessories allow the lamp to be attached to any kind of helmet, or to a bicycle.
Lightweight, compact and bright:
- 450 lumens at 75 g
Two beam patterns (flood or mixed) and several white brightness levels meet the need for high-performance lighting in dynamic outdoor activities: proximity or distance vision and rapid movement
- red lighting preserves night vision and prevents members of a group from blinding each other
- reflective headband for night visibility
Rechargeable and easy to use:
- CORE battery charges via micro USB port
- HYBRID CONCEPT design: ACTIK CORE comes with the CORE rechargeable battery and also works with three standard batteries
- single button for quick and easy selection of brightness or light colour
- detachable, washable headband
- LOCK function to avoid accidentally turning it on during transit or storage
Compatible with mounting accessories that allow the lamp to be attached to any kind of helmet, or to a bicycle
Brightness: 450 lumens (ANSI/PLATO FL 1)
Weight: 75 g
Beam pattern: flood or mixed
Energy: 1250 mAh CORE rechargeable battery (included)
Charging time: 3 h
Battery compatibility: alkaline, lithium or Ni-MH rechargeable
Water Resistance: IPX4 (weather-resistant)
Guarantee: Lamp: 5 years; CORE rechargeable battery: 2 years or 300 charging cycles.
|Lighting colour||Lighting levels||Brightness||Distance||Burn time||Reserve|
|white||MAX BURN TIME||6 lm||8 m||130 h||-|
|STANDARD||100 lm||45 m||8 h||2 h|
|MAX POWER||450 lm||90 m||2 h||3 h|
|red||proximity||2 lm||5 m||60 h||-|
|White strobe||strobe||visible at 700 m for 400 h|
The Actik Core ticks all the boxes and is currently my favourite head torch.
I hate the feeling of not knowing how discharged my batteries are, but with a rechargeable ‘Core’ battery I can keep my headtorch 100% topped up and ready to go.
It’s supplied with a USB cable which can be connected to a laptop, a mains adapter (not included) or 12volt car socket adaptor (not included), so it can be on charge at home, in the office, in the car or even from a solar charger or mobile battery source.
If you’re going on an extended trip and need to use backup sets of batteries, you just remove the ‘Core’ battery and pop in three ‘AAA’ batteries. You don't need any kind of adapter.
The ‘Core’ battery is good for 300+ full recharge/discharge cycles, so if you calculate the cost of 300 sets of batteries (three batteries in a set at £0.75each = £675!), then the core suddenly seems extremely good value. If you add to this the reduced environmental impact, it really makes sense to go rechargeable.
There’s just one button on top, so the function is simple and intuitive and because its a good sized button you can operate it whilst wearing gloves.
The Actik is compact and light weight at 75 grams, so the headband has been kept simple. The headband is comfortable, reasonably stable, adjustable, washable, and removable. Replacement bands are available for when it starts to look old and worn out.
The dispersion of light is wide, even and soft edged, so you don’t feel like you’re in a tunnel or a kaleidoscope and the three light settings are appropriate for most outdoor activities, walking, running or by rope, but not quite enough output for night mountain biking.
From September 2019 the Petzl Swift will become available. The Swift has an amazing 900 lumen output, but it will be twice the price, larger, heavier, more complicated and there isn’t an option to use regular batteries as backups. While I’m keen to get my hands on the Swift (I’ll use it for night mountain biking), I think the Actik Core will still be my preferred 'pocket friendly, every day torch and preferred walking, camping and travelling companion.
EMS Christmas Office Opening Hours.
We will be closing for Christmas at 5.00pm on 23rd December and reopening at 9.00am on the 4th January. The phone lines will be closed, but we will still try to answer email enquires. Please note that orders placed after 1.00pm on 24th December won't be delivered until the New Year.
Covid 19 Information for UK deliveries
Please be assured that EMS is open for business and Royal Mail & DPD are still making deliveries.
DPD next day and Saturday delivery services are still operating normally, but Royal Mail deliveries have been delayed in some areas by several days.
The DPD 'Pick Up Shop' network is temporarily closed. This won't effect normal deliveries, but there won't be an option to collect from your local DPD pickup point.
Stock levels are posted on each product page and at the moment there’s no supply issues reported by most brands.
In compliance with Government Guidelines we have reduced our active staff to just one person working alone to process orders. Other members of staff are still working from home to answer email and phone enquiries.
Covid 19 Information for international deliveries
All international shipments are sent via DHL couriers. DHL are operating normally and without disruption to most locations although deliveries may take up to two days longer to arrive than usual.
EMS shipping information
All orders placed before 3.00pm Monday to Friday will be shipped the same day.
Orders placed after 3.00pm will be shipped the next business day.
Orders placed after 3.00pm Friday will be shipped on Monday.
No orders are shipped on Weekends or Bank Holidays.
EMS is a Plastic Free Retailer
From 1st June 2019 no new plastic will be used in any order shipments.
We now use recycled craft paper wadding, paper based adhesive tape, card boxes and double wall paper bags for all our order shipments. No new plastic is used at all.
We'll continue to reuse the bubble wrap and other plastic packing materials our suppliers send to us as reusing is still better than recycling.
Shipping Cost UK - Mainland:
All UK orders with a value of £50.00 or more are delivered FREE via 2nd Class post and should arrive in three to five working days.
For small orders of £49.99 or less we charge a very reasonable flat rate of just £3.95 and ship via 2nd Class post which should arrive in three to five working day.
Premium Shipping Service Options:
If you would like your order delivered quickly via a premium service several options will be available at checkout.
1st Class Post costs £4.50. Delivery usually takes one to three working days.
Next Day Courier Service costs just £6.00. Your order is tracked and will arrive next Business day.
All UK Mainland orders over £175 are delivered FREE via Next Business Day Courier. (Some Scottish Highland and offshore postcodes may be excluded and delivery to remote areas may take longer, but the delivery service will still be free of charge).
Shipping UK - Offshore:
If your order has a value over £50 then you still qualify for free shipping but there is not a next business day courier option. Please allow two to four days for all deliveries.
Shipping costs - E.U. and Rest Of World
All exports to European Union have been temporarily suspended until the Brexit negotiations have ended.
We hope to resume export to European Union countries early in 2021.
All exports to 'Rest Of World' locations are unaffected and continue as normal, but please allow for Christmas, New Year and possible Covid related delays.
The EMS website now has ‘Smart’ currency and sales tax (V.A.T.) function which automatically displays the most appropriate currency for your location and includes the V.A.T. for UK and European Union delivery destinations, but removes the V.A.T. for all ‘Rest of World’ delivery destinations (including Channel Islands).
You can also manually select your preferred currency from the selector button at the top right corner on every page.
For the most up to date shipping prices please add your items to the basket and proceed to the checkout where you will be able to enter your country.
If you can't find your country in the drop-down list please contact us for more information.
Typical Shipping Cost Examples:
Belgium up to 20Kg £15 – Product price displayed includes V.A.T for E.U. delivery.
Finland up to 2Kg £15 – Product price displayed includes V.A.T for E.U. delivery.
Australia up to 2Kg £25 – Product price displayed has V.A.T. removed for export. (Please note you might have to pay import duty if your order’s value exceeds the import allowance for your country).
Out Of Stock Items:
Out of stock items are marked as out of stock on the product page, however on very rare occasions situations beyond our control may result in an item(s) being temporarily unavailable.
For Items that are no longer available we endeavour to remove from our website as quickly as possible.
You will be contacted by email or telephone concerning any item(s) we are unable to supply. Out of stock items marked to follow will be sent automatically when they become available. We do not make additional charges for this service. In any case, we aim to deliver goods within a maximum time frame of no more than 7 days from receipt of order. If we are unable to do this, you will be contacted to make arrangements for any necessary refund to be issued.
Question: What is the EMS returns policy?
Answer: If you don't like it send it back for a refund.... no problem! Please read on for terms and conditions.
In line with current health and safety guidelines, we reserve the right to refuse any items that are (for whatever reason) not returned to us in a clean and hygienic condition.
Faulty goods can be returned for a full refund (including delivery and standard return postal charges of up to £7.50) if the item, after later inspection by us, is proven to have been faulty and returned to us within 30 days from the date of purchase.
Please email or call and ask us which return service to use as we can only refund for the service we recommend.
Please note that inflatables such as sleeping mats are not considered to faulty if they become punctured and are not covered by the manufacturers warranty in this event.
If the goods have been supplied as requested but are unwanted they can be returned within 30 days from receipt of goods for a full refund provided they have not been used and are in a resealable condition with all of the manufacturer's labels and packaging intact.
Items ordered in November or December as Christmas presents can be returned to us at any time in January.
If you would like to exchange for an alternative size we will supply replacements subject to stock availability. You will have to pay to have the goods sent back to us, but we won’t charge you any shipping for your first replacement item.
All items returned must be unused and with their original labelling and packaging intact (unless faulty).
How To Send Returns.
1). You will need a returns number and a returns address. Please use the 'Contact Us' form from the 'Contact Us' page (found in the footer of this page). Send us your order number and reason for return. We will issue a returns number and returns address for one of our UK warehouses. (Please Don't ship your returns to our office address in Cheltenham as we don't keep any stock there and there might not always be someone there to sign for your package).
2). Then fill out the return slip supplied with your order with the returns number. If you don't have a returns slip, just write a note with your order number and the returns number and reason for return.
3). For New and Unused returns please include all the Manufacturer's Packaging and Labels, otherwise we cant return the item to stock.
4). Carefully pack the product so it survives its journey and send it to the address we provide. We recommend a postal service with a signature on receipt.
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