Petzl Performance Headlamps & NAO Upgradeadded Jul/2014, see all Petzl news & reviews
announcement by Petzl
Beyond Power... Intelligence!
For 40 years, Petzl has been creating headlamps with the same focus on innovating lighting technologies, improving brightness, burn time and beam pattern, and on inventing different ways of lighting. The reason for this focus is simple: Petzl hopes that every outdoor enthusiast finds a headlamp that corresponds perfectly to the activity and lights them up! The reactive technology performance series includes the TIKKA R, TIKKA RXP and the recently upgraded NAO, now with a maximum light output of 575 lumens and increased battery life.
Petzl's Performance series of headlamps was designed for dynamic activities in technical terrain, such as trail running, alpine climbing, and backpacking. These types of activities require optimum brightness and burn times with rechargeable batteries for intensive use.
Equipped with Reactive Lighting technology, Performance series headlamps instantly adjust to provide the right amount of light for your needs. Using an integrated sensor, they automatically adapt to changing light conditions, reducing the need for manual adjustments and allowing you to focus on the task at hand. This technology keeps manual adjustments to a minimum and allows you to keep your hands free for other things such as climbing or using your trekking poles. In addition, Reactive Lighting allows for optimized energy consumption and burn times.
The Performance series is made up of three headlamps: the compact TIKKA R+ and TIKKA RXP and the recently upgraded NAO, now with a maximum light output of 575 lumens and increased battery life.
The integrated light sensor is oriented in the same direction as the eyes; it measures and analyzes reflected light in order to instantly and automatically adjust the headlamp's beam pattern (wide and/or focused) and light output to the user's needs.
For Proximity Lighting
When looking at an object at close range, for example when reading a map, tying a knot or setting up a tent, the beam is very wide and less powerful. Lighting adjusts automatically to the distance of the object.
For walking, skiing and running the beam is wide and has medium strength in order to illuminate obstacles in the path.
For Distance Vision
When raising the head to see into the distance, looking for a trail marker or an anchor on a climb, for example, the light output increases and becomes more focused.
The Three Performance Series Headlamps
A compact, powerful and rechargeable headlamp with REACTIVE LIGHTING technology for performance.
REACTIVE LIGHTING technology now maximizes the performance of the TIKKA, the standard in compact headlamps. Light output adapts instantly to the environment and is optimized to guarantee the chosen burn time. The mixed beam gives the advantage of lighting adapted to close-range vision and to moving around (from 7 to 170 lumens, from 2 to 65 meters). The rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery with USB connection is suitable for frequent use.
Compact, powerful, multi-beam rechargeable headlamp, with REACTIVE LIGHTING technology for performance.
REACTIVE LIGHTING technology now upgrades the TIKKA, the standard in compact headlamps. Light output and beam pattern instantly adjust to the environment. Light output is optimized to guarantee the chosen burn time. The wide, mixed or focused beam gives lighting that can be adapted to any situation, from close-range to distance vision (from 7 to 215 lumens, from 2 to 110 meters). The rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery with USB connection is suitable for frequent use.
The Petzl TIKKA RXP has greater power output than the R+ with the addition of varying beam patterns.
The new upgraded NAO, now with a maximum light output of 575 lumens and increased battery life. Compact, powerful and rechargeable headlamp with REACTIVE LIGHTING technology for technical, dynamic activities
With REACTIVE LIGHTING technology, the brightness of the NAO headlamp adapts instantly and automatically to the environment. The headlamp thus provides maximal brightness (7 to 575 lumens), a longer burn time, along with greater usability and fewer manual interventions. The rechargeable 2600mAh Lithium-Ion battery is suitable for frequent use.
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