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  • Comes with a Core battery that is rechargeable via USB port
  • Compatible with 3 standard AAA batteries (sold separately) without the need for an adapter
  • Wide and mixed beams with several lighting modes meet the need for high-performance lighting for everything from cooking in camp to running at night
  • Red lighting preserves night vision and prevents blinding other members of your group
  • Reflective headband helps you be seen when a light is shone on it; it's equipped with an emergency whistle for rescue situations
  • IPX4 water resistance rating means the Actik Core can withstand rain showers
  • 5 year Petzl guarantee


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Best Use Multisport
Bulb Type LED
Bulb Detail 2 LED / 1 red LED
Red Light Mode Yes
Beam Type Flood / Spot
Max Light Output (Lumens) 350 lumens
Light Output High: 350 lumens
Max Beam Distance (m) 110 meters
Beam Distance High: 110 meters
Brightness Levels 2
Strobes 1
Average Run Time Max burn: 100 hours
Regulated Output Yes
Rechargeable Yes
Batteries 1250 mAh Core rechargeable battery
Dimensions 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches
Water-Resistance Rating IPX4
Weight With Batteries 2.9 ounces
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I highly recommend this headlamp I received the Petzl Actik Core headlamp today. I actually didn't really need a new headlamp because I'm a bit of a gear junkie. I have various Black Diamond headlamps and various flashlights for hiking, backpacking, and camping in the Sierra Nevada's. This headlamp is very light weight in comparison to my Black Diamond Spot. It also has 350 lumens which is much brighter. I do like the hybrid option because I do pack a Goal Zero on occassion, but if I don't and want to go lighter I can just toss some spare batteries in my pack. The three settings is adequate enough for my purposes. I will be using this in a few weeks on a snow camping trip in the Tahoe National forest and will update this review to see how it handles.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Powerful I like everything about it but the flashing red light. I thought I read the description thoroughly. I wanted flashing white light for daytime bicycling but it is red only. I have it mounted to my helmet and it is plenty bright enough for night city riding. I like the USB charging. I'm still on the first charge.
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight, simple operation, super bright at 350 I bought this headlamp a few months ago to replace more more expensive but more complicated and hefty Petzl. I like it becasue the operation is simple, it is very lightweight, and charging is simple with a micro-USB or AAA batteries.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great illumination wonderful versatility and different settings. worked like a champ on a morning hike I did.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good light Light and comfortable, bright for the weight and cost. I bought this for camping, hiking, and biking. Also bought a 2000 lumen light on amazon for $22 which is wayyy brighter but very heavy. Consider that one if weight doesn't bother you. Only thing I would prefer on this light is you could charge without opening the case to access the battery.
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bright and no hassle Love that it's rechargeable so simple to use and comfy ! Whistle is pretty neat too.
Date published: 2017-05-13
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Does the headlamp have a battery level indicator light?

Asked by: niel
Note the Core battery does have red & green indicator lights for 'charging' & 'fully charged' when hooked up to USB, if that's of use for reference
Answered by: shelmarcel
Date published: 2017-05-01

Does this light have a lock mode and is the lumen output infinitely adjustable or simply the two set factory levels?

Asked by: Mags1
This headlamp does not have a lock mode. There are three light power settings as well as a red light mode; they are not infinitely adjustable.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-20

Can the headlamp be used while charging? Aka - if the battery drains while using at night, and I have a portable USB battery to charge cell phone etc, will can I still use the headlamp, or does it go dark while charging?

Asked by: Mtnsummit
​The headlamp cannot be used while charging, the light will turn off.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-26

Does the lamp comes with the Petzl Accu Core recargable battery?

Asked by: Jack
​The Core battery is included with this headlamp.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-08

What is the max run time on the high setting?

Asked by: Anh Tuan
Standard power burn time is 7 hours. Max power burn time is 2 hours.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-08

Is the angle of the lamp adjustable up and down?

Asked by: deltasierrahotel
Answered by: shelmarcel
Date published: 2017-04-07

Does it come with the carrying case (to double as a lantern)? If not, can that be purchased seperately?

Asked by: Nanette
This headlamp does not include the case you asked about but you can purchase it separately:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-04

Do you know when the headlamp will be available?

Asked by: niel
​Please contact us by phone at 1 (800) 426-4840 for availability information.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-26
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