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E+LITE Headlamp

 
E+LITE Headlamp

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: E+LITE Headlamp

Manufacturer: Petzl

Your Opinion: 
 - 6 Votes
 

 

Page By: Dan Dalton

Created/Edited: Jun 26, 2007 / Jun 26, 2007

Object ID: 3464

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Product Description

This is the lightest headlamp out there! Small doesn't mean it is not powerful though, and the long-term dependability, even when kept for years in harsh conditions is supposed to be amazing.

This lamp is rated to function in extreme temperatures(-30 °C to +60 °C) and is always ready for use, (can be stored with batteries for up to 10 years and still be operational.)

This thing is really practical and has a load of options, it can be worn on the head, around the wrist or neck or attached to thin-edged objects with integrated clip. The
light beam can be aimed where needed since the light source swivels 360°. The red light beam helps preserve night vision.

Features

3 white LED and 1 red LED.
-Uses CR2032 lithium batteries (included).
- 2 lighting levels: economic and maximum.
- White and red strobe mode.
- Clip attachment system and removable elastic headband.
- Light source rotates 360° on ball and joint.
- 10-year guarantee.
- Waterproof down to -1 m,
- Protective case included,
- Can be used in potentially explosive atmospheres (see specifications for certification level),
- Compact and ultra-lightweight (27 g)
- Designed to prevent accidental operation with locking switch.
- Shines up to 19 m,
- Provides up to 4 consecutive nights of lighting (45 hours)
- Strobe signaling mode


Here is a link to the Petzl site with some further specifications and PDF files on what this bad boy can do:
E+LITE Headlamp

The Jist

I bought one of these when I had forgotten my other headlamp and was in need of one. Not only is is really affordable, but this thing is tiny and powerful. Weather or not it actually works at a depth of 1m in water, or can be stored for 10 years with batteries and still work, this head lamp is really just as strong if not stronger than others like the Tika. the multiple setting and red light is also very nice. The tiny band makes wearing the lamp possible almost anywhere and it fit well on my helmet. Comes with a nice little case to store it in as well. In my opinion a great little invention, and worth having as a backup or as a main headlamp for alpine excursions. The only downside I can see is that it uses lithium disk batteries that might be hard to find in a pinch, but other than that, this headlamp should receive full praise!

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Reviews

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J.J.Surprisingly bright

Voted 5/5

For its size. This little guy is bright. It weighs next to nothing, and i like the fact that the red lense is incorporated. All the modes are easy to access buy just turning the little dial. Great for it's intended use!!
Posted Jan 20, 2008 9:21 pm

rufusVery practical

Hasn't voted

Knows much more than it's size would suggest. It's amazingly bright and efficient. The ultra-light weight combined with this level of brightness provides the real value.
Posted Aug 5, 2008 6:03 am

96avs01Why not

Voted 5/5

carry something this light and efficient? I don't give it a second thought, this piece of gear is included in every trip regardless of whether I am carrying a more powerful light source.
Posted Jan 25, 2009 8:33 pm

murphiegreat headlamp

Hasn't voted

i normally use this as my emergency headlamp in addition to my main, but i was trying to go as light as possible on my last trip and just took this.it this worked out great like everyone is saying, it has excellent light output for how light and small it is. i love how it has the red lense and strobe abilities.
Posted Apr 11, 2010 11:48 pm

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