Delivering programmable, self-adjusting lighting, the rechargeable Petzl Nao headlamp is an innovative option for hiking, trail running, climbing or any other demanding low light activity. By analyzing the available ambient light, the Nao’s intelligent beam adjusts to maximize efficiency.
Petzl’s Reactive Lighting employs an integrated light sensor that measures and analyzes reflected light to instantly and automatically adjust the headlamp’s beam pattern (wide and/or focused) and light output to your needs. Lighting adjusts automatically to the distance of the object in front of you and it adjusts so quickly and indiscernibly that all you’ll notice is that your headlamp gives you the illumination you need in varying conditions. If you’re hiking or running and looking toward the ground in front of you, the beam is wide and at medium strength in order to properly illuminate obstacles in your path. When lifting your head to see further into the distance, the light output increases and becomes more focused.
Two high power LED bulbs produce a standard brightness of up to 575 Lumens on the Reactive Lighting mode or 430 Lumens in the non-adjusting Constant mode. Programmable settings (free downloadable OS by Petzl software available at www.petzl.com/OS) allow you to regulate the length of the beam from 157 feet (80 meters) to 354 feet (135 m)! By selecting the appropriate setting, you can also maximize efficiency, increasing burn time from 8 hours to 12.5 hours on a single charge.
The Nao can be powered by rechargeable Lithium-Ion 2600 mAh rechargeable battery (included) or 2 AAA or LR03 batteries (not included). With the Lithium-Ion 2600 battery, the Nao weighs 6.6 ounces. A battery level indicator light warns you when the charge is nearly depleted. A USB cable is included for recharging.
The Petzl Nao headlamp is water-resistant and suitable for all-weather use. A tiltable housing enables the Nao to aim its beam where you need it most. A streamlined, adjustable strap allows the Nao to adjust to fit varied head sizes. A top strap is included (not attached) for greater stability. An optional belt kit (sold separately) allows the battery to be worn on a belt or a pack strap, reducing the weight on your head.
- Self-adjusting lighting
- Wide and/or Focused beams
- IP X4 watertightness
- Lithium-Ion 2600 mAh rechargeable battery (included) or 2 AAA/LR03 batteries (not included)
- USB cable included
- Top strap included
- Optional belt kit for NAO (sold separately)allows the rechargeable battery to be moved to the belt to reduce the weight worn on the head, or to keep it warm in winter
- Customized lighting with OS by Petzl software, free for download at www.petzl.com/OS
Best Use Backpacking, Hiking, Running/Fitness
Likes: The brightest head lamp I have ever owned. The reactive lighting is great. I loved my Petzl MYO but this light puts it to shame. Get ready to hike in day light.
Dislikes: Battery life could be a little better.