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Very compact headlamp - Petzl e+lite

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A while ago I acquired a coin-cell operated compact headlamp. I have grown to really like this headlamp, and have since embarked on a quest to find and try others like it. My favorite thus far is the Petzl e+lite.

The e+lite offers 3 modes (economy intensity, high intensity, flash) of white light from 3 LEDs, and two modes (steady and flash) of red light from a single, smaller LED. The e+lite operates via a rotating switch which has a an off position at each end of it's range of motion, plus a lock position. The lamp is mounted on a ball joint and can be swiveled into a mulitude of positions. It can also be turned around 180 degrees so the lamp face is against the base for added protection. The base also has a built-in clothing/hat clip. It came in a nifty little hard case, it runs on 2 CR2032 batteries, and per Petzl it has a run time of about 40 hours on econo mode.

e+lite in case:
elite02.jpg

e+lite on:
elite04.jpg

Face turned inward against base:
elite08.jpg

Ball joint swivel action:
elite06.jpg

Hat/clothing clip in operation:
elite07.jpg


More info on my other little headlamps here: http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=444164

Because the coin cell batteries have such a long shelf life (about 10 years), I think the e+lite would make a great addition to an emergency kit or other gear kit.
 
Just got one from my mother in law for Christmas and its great. Going to use it as a permanent addition to my WSK.

KR
 
I didn't know coin cells had a 10 year shelf life??
Wow! That does make a lot of sense for tucking away some spares and knowing they will still work in 5 or 10 years.

Learn something every day!

thanks.
 
Hikeeba, that is a very cool looking little headlight. I read the reviews at Amazon, it's on my wish list.

Skunk, we need to get these! :)
 
Hikeeba, that is a very cool looking little headlight. I read the reviews at Amazon, it's on my wish list.

Skunk, we need to get these! :)

[fumes coming from ears] Dang it, dang it!
I'll never catch up! :mad:

It does look nice, but I do have the PrincetonTec Aurora,
so I'll pass this time, ....gotta save up for the RA Jungle Bolo and Moras. ;)
 
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