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My latest acquisition is this headlamp:
Now I can use an additional light in the woods in the dark withouth being totally blind afterwards, as is the fact with white light.
The usual quality from Petzl and small and lightweight!
Thats a good idea, it can be frustrating using the accessory filter pack on the standard Tikka as you have to remove the clear lens, replace it with a red one, then swap back over to the clear, without dropping anything on the floor.
How much was it?
"Officially" it sells for ca € 33,- but since I buy it at cost (working in an outdoor-shop has its merits :) ) it is considerable less.
I deliberately choose the simpler Tactikka over its big brother the Tactikka PLUS. This because I dont want to switch constantly through four different modi (high, mediu, low and strobe) with a very stupidly designed pushbutton.. On and off is what I want. And three Led give more than enough light, so why spend € 10,- more?
Of course our customers like to buy the stuff with more gadgets :yelrotflm
Strange - I've got one of those but it has 4 led's not three.
Edited - just noticed it also says PLUS - and i like gadgets! :rolleyes:
I have the tikka plus, but now wish i'd spent the few extra quid on the TACTIKKA plus. much easier to swap between clear and red filters :D
But i do like the 3 different levels of light (althought the strobe is annoying) as its not very polite to have a glaring light round a campfire, but sometimes you need a bit of light when doing something or another and the fulll beam is a bit too bright for it.
I have recently got a Tikka XP and this thing just works extremely well. The wide angle lens is sprecially useful. It outputs is 1,5 to 2x that of a tikka +, and the light spectrum is more yellowish, less blue/extra white..
3 modes, + the boost mode which gives amazing light for a few seconds...
Also they are water resistant.
I have given the thing some 1.5 AAA energizer lithium batteries (very light and outlasts up to 7 times an alkaline for some 4 times the price), breaking for once my rule of using rechargeable NiMh.
And that makes it a really good light... though not really that cheap.
i have a tactikka camo one and i think it's a great peice of kit
I have tried [and still own] several examples of head torch and reckon the best of the bunch must be the Tikka XP (http://en.petzl.com/petzl/SportProduits?Produit=555). Versatile, compact, lightweight, excellent battery life and also fitted with a water resistant seal on the battery case opening. [not all models have this]
I have and really rate the Myo XP.
I may have posted about it in another place (http://www.britishblades.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12353) . :rolleyes:
The tactikka+ is IMHO the best of the petzl torches I have come across due to good light, light weight+ the red light option, If you want bright white light though one of these beats all contenders http://www.princetontec.com/products/index.php?id=2&type=1&use=0
And they work best on rechargeables (or Lithium)