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Petzl Actik Core 450 Lumen Head Torch

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  • RRP £45.83
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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.

Description

    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

Specifications

    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
    Certification(s): CE
    Water Resistance: IPX4 (weather-resistant)

Guarantee:  Lamp: 5 years; CORE rechargeable battery: 2 years or 300 charging cycles.

 
Lighting colourLighting levelsBrightnessDistanceBurn timeReserve
whiteMAX BURN TIME6 lm8 m130 h-
 STANDARD100 lm45 m8 h2 h
 MAX POWER450 lm90 m2 h3 h
redproximity2 lm5 m60 h-
 White strobestrobevisible at 700 m for 400 h   
      

Editors Comments:
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 by foot 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.
Editor: Adam

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