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Petzl Actik Headlamp


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Item # PTZ8A204M
The Petzl Actik is a compact, versatile performance headlamp. Offering a maximum brightness of 300 Lumens and a maximum burn time of 80 hours, it is ready-made for backcountry adventure.



The Petzl Actik is a compact, versatile performance headlamp. Offering a maximum brightness of 300 Lumens and a maximum burn time of 80 hours, it is ready-made for backcountry adventure.

A user-friendly electronic push-button allows you to choose between Wide or Focused beam patterns and toggle between Maximum power, Standard (which balances power/battery life), and a Max Autonomy setting that prioritizes battery life over brightness.

At the Maximum Power setting, the headlamp produces up to 300 Lumens of illumination and casts a beam up to 328 feet! The lowest, most economical setting increases burn time to 80 hours. There is also a red LED mode that allows users to maintain night vision even after the light is turned off.

The headlamp is powered by three AAA LR03 batteries (included) but is also compatible with the Petzl Accu Core Rechargeable Battery (sold separately). The total weight of the headlamp with batteries is 3.2 ounces.

A hinge on the housing of the lamp enables you to aim the beam where you need it most. A comfortable, adjustable headband with 2-part construction at the back of the head offers maximum support for aerobic activities.

Water-resistant and suitable for all-weather use, the Petzl Actik is available in your choice of colors options.

  • Powerful (300 lumens), versatile headlamp
  • Two beam patterns (wide or mixed) and several lighting modes meet the need for high-performance lighting in outdoor activities: proximity or distance vision and rapid movement
  • Long burn time
  • Red lighting preserves night vision
  • Reflective headband helps you to be seen when a light is shone on it, and is equipped with an emergency whistle for rescue situations
  • Actik is a Hybrid headlamp: it comes with three standard batteries and is also compatible with the Core Rechargeable Battery



Best Use Backpacking, Hiking, Climbing
Item Weight 3.2 oz
Warranty 3 Year Limited
Batteries Three AAA LR03; compatible with the Petzl Core Rechargeable Battery (sold separately)
Focus Wide and Mixed
Waterproof IP X4 Water-resistant
Housing Tilts Yes


Real Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
(based on 3 real customer reviews)

3 Items

Nice Light Light. So far this headlamp has proved easy to use and seems to be very sturdy. I'm thinking of buying the case which can turn it into a mini lantern. I really like that it fits a rechargeable batter OR regular batteries.
Reviewed by Rebecca S. - October 7, 2018

Likes: lightweight
easy to use
fits batteries or rechargeable battery

Dislikes: none

Nice headlamp
Reviewed by Kenneth D. - August 12, 2018

Likes: Petzl quality seems to be top notch. Controls are simple and intuitive, better than the Princeton tech lamp this replaces. I went for this Actik without the core battery. This works with Ni-MH rechargeables and I could add the core battery later. Strap is comfy. Safety whistle is a nice extra.

Dislikes: Nothing yet. The angle adjustment on the lamp housing seems kind of light duty, I hope it holds up over time.

Works for me.
Reviewed by Theodore D. - March 25, 2018

Likes: Sufficient light and battery run time. Good water protection.

Dislikes: Batteries always a limitation with electronics.

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