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  • Simple-to-use single button easily and quickly selects the lighting mode
  • Proximity, movement and distance modes give appropriate light for everything from cooking in camp to hiking at dusk; red light mode preserves your night vision
  • IPX4 water resistance rating means the Tactikka + RGB can stand a little rain
  • Comes with 3 standard AAA batteries, but is also compatible with the CORE USB charging kit (sold separately)
  • 5 year Petzl guarantee

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Specs

Best Use Multisport
Bulb Type LED
Bulb Detail 2 LED with red, green and blue
Red Light Mode Yes
Beam Type Flood / Spot
Max Light Output (Lumens) 250 lumens
Light Output High: 250 lumens
Max Beam Distance (m) 90 meters
Beam Distance High: 90 meters
Brightness Levels 3
Strobes 1
Average Run Time Max burn: 80 hours
Regulated Output Yes
Rechargeable No
Batteries 3 AAA
Dimensions 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches
Water-Resistance Rating IPX4
Weight With Batteries 3.1 ounces
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Tackky addition to the tactical bandwagon Short version: not tactical; noisy and poorly built. The light functions quite well, though. Full version: This is not the light for you if you need to be quiet, have reduced observability and keep the battery compartment dry. First strike: noise. The strap has a quick release that rattles when putting the light on or taking it off - the kind of plastic noise that is unmistakably human. My first thought was that I'd just glue it in place (I don't really need a quick release) but realized that might doom me to being unable to replace the strap... Also noisy is the angle adjustment - how this came to be, I don't know. My old Petzl (RIP my trusty battery-sipping friend) gave a quiet click whenever I adjusted it; by comparison, this model fires off a bang to let everyone know you're working on a better view. Second strike: design. The assembly is remarkably bad - the battery door fits so poorly I can see into the compartment when it's closed. Worse, "closed" isn't really a single position - you can squeeze it shut tighter by about a whole millimeter. If forced to use this, I'd rubber band that thing in place. In fact, it's like it's missing a gasket - but as it arrived, it would definitely let water in. And while I have no idea what happens to the batteries if rain/fog/sweat/electrolytes get in there, I'm not planning to find out... Third strike: RUD. If you're not a SpaceX fan, RUD means Rapid, Unscheduled Disassembly. The previously mentioned quick release is an interesting idea for donning the light without dragging it over your hat/helmet. Unfortunately, the execution is horrible - a soft tap on the side of the noggin releases the strap instantly. Wearing this off-trail in the dark, or even keeping it on while you sleep (which I do when sleeping sans tent) could easily result in a disconnected strap. While I'm glad Petzl didn't explore hook-and-loop for the connection (super noisy!!), I'd suggest a side squeeze buckle in the future or an integrated connection on the lamp body itself. Parting shot as this light is returned to the dugout: SHINY! For you FireFly fans, I don't mean that in a good way. While it may be cool to make a "tactical" light in military/hunting/law enforcement colors, leaving a rim of glossy plastic around the edges of the matte plastic is just poor form. If not being shiny matters, make it matte! So, while the light itself is plenty bright, the switch is easy and intuitive and having Red Green and Blue LEDs provides great options, the rest of the construction just isn't up to the task of quiet, reliable use. Sure, if the light is on, the herd of elk you were photographing/stalking/admiring will know you're there, but if you want to pull the light out or put it away in the gloaming, around animals (or, people) without being heard, this is not a good choice. That and a quick review of the construction and quick release generate enough concern to warrant a return to the super-understanding folks at REI (side note to REI staff: I suggest discounting and moving your existing stock of both Tactikka models into stores so customers can see them in person).
Date published: 2017-07-14
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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Tackky addition to the tactical bandwagon Short version: not tactical; noisy and poorly built. The light functions quite well, though. Full version: This is not the light for you if you need to be quiet, have reduced observability and keep the battery compartment dry. First strike: noise. The strap has a quick release that rattles when putting the light on or taking it off - the kind of plastic noise that is unmistakably human. My first thought was that I'd just glue it in place (I don't really need a quick release) but realized that might doom me to being unable to replace the strap... Also noisy is the angle adjustment - how this came to be, I don't know. My old Petzl (RIP my trusty battery-sipping friend) gave a quiet click whenever I adjusted it; by comparison, this model fires off a bang to let everyone know you're working on a better view. Second strike: design. The assembly is remarkably bad - the battery door fits so poorly I can see into the compartment when it's closed. Worse, "closed" isn't really a single position - you can squeeze it shut tighter by about a whole millimeter. If forced to use this, I'd rubber band that thing in place. In fact, it's like it's missing a gasket - but as it arrived, it would definitely let water in. And while I have no idea what happens to the batteries if rain/fog/sweat/electrolytes get in there, I'm not planning to find out... Third strike: RUD. If you're not a SpaceX fan, RUD means Rapid, Unscheduled Disassembly. The previously mentioned quick release is an interesting idea for donning the light without dragging it over your hat/helmet. Unfortunately, the execution is horrible - a soft tap on the side of the noggin releases the strap instantly. Wearing this off-trail in the dark, or even keeping it on while you sleep (which I do when sleeping sans tent) could easily result in a disconnected strap. While I'm glad Petzl didn't explore hook-and-loop for the connection (super noisy!!), I'd suggest a side squeeze buckle in the future or an integrated connection on the lamp body itself. Parting shot as this light is returned to the dugout: SHINY! For you FireFly fans, I don't mean that in a good way. While it may be cool to make a "tactical" light in military/hunting/law enforcement colors, leaving a rim of glossy plastic around the edges of the matte plastic is just poor form. If not being shiny matters, make it matte! So, while the light itself is plenty bright, the switch is easy and intuitive and having Red Green and Blue LEDs provides great options, the rest of the construction just isn't up to the task of quiet, reliable use. Sure, if the light is on, the herd of elk you were photographing/stalking/admiring will know you're there, but if you want to pull the light out or put it away in the gloaming, around animals (or, people) without being heard, this is not a good choice. That and a quick review of the construction and quick release generate enough concern to warrant a return to the super-understanding folks at REI (side note to REI staff: I suggest discounting and moving your existing stock of both Tactikka models into stores so customers can see them in person).
Date published: 2017-07-14
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