Petzl Tikka RXP Performance Headlamp - AW15 - One - Orange
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- Multiple Uses - The design of the Tikka RXP makes it great for camping, walking, trail running, climbing and any other fast fast paced technical pursuit.
- 215 Maximum Lumen Brightness - Delivers clear visibility up to a distance of 110 Metres.
- Multiple lighting modes - Lets you choose the light you need from proximity lighting to rapid movement for the task at hand.
- Red lighting mode - Preserves night vision (red LED and strobe mode).
- Mixed Beam - Combines a wide beam for good ground lighting with a focused beam for added depth. The mixed beam is perfect for close range vision and moving around.
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The Petzl Tikka RXP Performance Headlamp Compact, powerful, rechargeable and intelligent the Petzl Tikka RXP headlamp with REACTIVE LIGHTING technology automatically adjusts brightness and beam pattern via an inbuilt sensor. Reducing manual changes and letting you focus on the task at hand. The TIKKA R+ headlamp offers 215 lumen brightness, a compact design that's USB rechargeable and intelligent. It's the perfect kit for technical, energetic outdoor activities. Featuring REACTIVE LIGHTING technology, the headlamp's lighting becomes powerful and intuitive: a sensor analyses the ambient light and adjusts the beam pattern and brightness instantly and automatically to user requirements, thus optimizing burn time and reducing the need for manual operation. However the unit can also be used in a Constant lighting mode, based on user preference. Design A clean functional ergonomic design, featuring one click operation, and a soft, elasticated easy to adjust strap that tethers the unit comfortably and securely to the head. The Petzl Tikka RXP Active Headlamp is highly user friendly due to the simplicity of its design. Weighing in at 115g the Tikka RXP is heaver that most in the Petzl range, however it packs a lot more punch too. Multiple settings allow you to change the colour, affect and type of lighting needed for you situation, a break down of each setting can be found in the table below. The RXP model differs from its siblings as it has the option to use either wide, focused or mixed beams, as well as a choice between constant and reactive lighting. Giving you greater control over the lighting you need for a given situation. All settings can be accessed via the simple touch interface button making cycling through modes simplistic and easy. The Tikka RXP also features a locking on/off switch, as to avoid accidental operation whilst in transit or storage. For power the Tikka RXP comes with an integrated rechargeable 1800 mAh Lithium-Ion battery which allows for universa
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My only request would be to allow the minimum lumens to be adjusted upward for Reactive mode. You can adjust the maximum lumens in Reactive mode. But you cannot adjust the minimum lumens. The default is a 7 lumen minimum.
I work in attics and crawlspaces a lot. I like the Reactive mode because it increases the lumens when the headlamp is pointed at a dark spot at the other end of the attic. I don't have to click the beam to a stronger setting like on my last light. But the 7 lumens default setting where it sits most of the time in a moderately lit situation is just not bright enough to see the detail that I require in my work.
Petzl are you listening?? How bout letting us increase the minimum lumens in Reactive mode so that the base light level is a little higher? 20 lumens would be perfect. Otherwise I end up having to go to Constant mode and can't take advantage of the battery saving features.
Over all I am thrilled to have a lightweight headlamp that really does an awesome job of lighting up the dark corners. And the rechargeable battery rocks. So nice to be able to charge it anywhere that I have a USB port.
First is luminance. On maximum, the subjective comparative output between the Tikka RXP and the BD Storm are pretty comparable. The Tikka has a bit more of a focused beam which yields slightly more luminosity at distance. According to literature the Tikka RXP has a max output of 215 lumens and the Black Diamond Storm has 160. However this is pretty unnoticeable when looking into wooded areas. This is why I said the “subjective” luminosity. A lumen is a measure of luminance, but increases in brightness are dependent on beam spread (focused or flood), distance from lamp to target, color temperature and many times just plain old fashioned opinion. The ace the TIkka has up it's sleeve is the reactive lighting. Honestly, I wasn’t sure I’d like this a t all. I had doubts that it would work and felt this was more intended for runners and bikers than camping and backpacking. Wrong… It’s quite an invisible technology and thus works. Sometimes the best measure of engineering is that the device doing the work is working and the user never notices. The eye on the front of the Tikka works like a charm, continually adjusting the output on one or both lamps for both luminosity and beam distance. You can look at something in your hands and not have it washed out in light, then turn to look at something 30 yards away and have the right amount of light to see it. There’s only one complaint I have about the reactive lighting. If you look into something that emits light (another headlamp or a cooking fire) the lamps dims or goes out. This is great for the other guy… Your friend isn’t blinded even though you’re now seeing spots. But the reactive lighting is pretty much useless for cooking. I find that I pretty much always need to go into manual mode when working around a fire or even a stove. By comparison the Black Diamond isn’t left totally in the dust. As mentioned about the brightness while on paper is less, doesn’t feel washed out or underpowered when compared. While missing the reactive lighting of the RXP, the Storm is continuously dimmable which I miss at times on the Petzl.
Next up is mode selection. The Petzl wins here handedly. Two buttons, one top, one side and with no instructions, you pretty much understand how to use it and cycle everything in under five minutes. The lock is the only thing I needed to read about. The Tikka defaults to reactive lighting when turned on. The side button selects the mode (reactive, manual, and red), the top button selects brightness/distance (near, mid, and far) when in the manual range. Double click the top button for boost mode. The Black Diamond has one top button and a touch sensitive “key” on the side. Most of the time, both much be used in some combination to change modes. This can be tricky for a beginner even after reading the instructions. As I mentioned above the BD Storm in continuously dimmable by holding the top button which is a feature I really like. I also prefer the red mode on the Black Diamond. It’s not as bright but still bright enough for navigation which is the idea. The Petzl is a little to bright when looking at things up close and this while not as bad as using a bright while light does defeat the purpose of preserving night vision. It’s also could be detrimental for hunters who wish to remain as Stealthy as possible when walking into a wooded area before sunup.
Battery life. I really haven’t stressed either one to the limits to test this. But I’ll offer the following. For urban or car use, buy the Tikka RXP. The USB rechargability is a main selling point and great if it can be recharged after each use. Conversely, think carefully about back country use. Again, if car camping or charging is going to be available, then RXP. If backpacking and you’re not going to carry a means of charging then you might reconsider. There is a alkaline battery pack accessory you can buy but this adds expense. I use mine backpacking but I carry a small USB battery as well so choose your poison.
Fit and weight. I figured the double band at the back of the head would have the RXP winning hands down. But not really. The Black Diamond is just as comfortable. The weight on the RXP is just slightly more but pretty much unnoticeable. I can really offer no edge to either of them for my use. For runners, the double band I’m sure will be appealing. But the cost might have you concerned for fear of it falling off. Bear in mind the Black Diamond can be purchased on sale for between $35-40 where as the Petzl is around $100 normally and about $80 on sale. Both seem to have about the same ruggedness and resistance to rain. But given the cost differential, I’d feel better about getting my Black Diamond wet than the Petzl. The RXP does have a rubber flap that plugs the USB port but I still would want to drench this.
Final thoughts. I haven’t fiddled with the customizable options on the computer. For me the lamp works just fine set to stock. As far as I’m concerned performance is about the same between the Tikka RXP and the Storm in terms of max output and comfort. So it comes down to reactive lighting and batteries. Let me say I really like both of these lamps. They’re both great performers and I think most people would be happy with either. If asked to choose I’d take the RXP just because I feel it’s more versatile. But it’s a narrow margin and there are more than a few circumstances where I’d rather have the Black Diamond. For you? I’d say if charging isn’t a problem and the cost doesn’t scare you then get the RXP. If you like the idea of never having to fiddle with output and pretty much always having the right brightness and beam for a given distance the get the RXP. If you intend on abusing it, you like playing around water, or you intend on going on extended trips get Black Diamond.
The first thing I noticed was that the RXP was quite a bit bigger than the basic Tikka. But it is still very comfortable to wear and does not bobble around if the strap is tightened well enough. The light output is simple insane. Where the Tikka gave me a little cone of light good enough to see like 3 metres ahead the Tikka RXP knocks it out of the park. I can easily see 10 metres of footpath with the high beams on.
Speaking of high beams, using the software it is possible to configure the sensitivity of the sensor for the high beam but for me the default setting is perfectly fine. No adjustment needed. Whenever a car approaches or I am entering a better lit area the high beam turns off and conserves battery life. The battery life is another thing that I love about this headlamp, it simply lasts forever. I exercise 3-5 times a week for up to an hour and I also walk the dog quite a bit using the headlamp but even without recharging it for weeks I've never run out of juice.
I really love this headlamp. My other Tikka now lives in my photo-bag and still gets some usage but the RXP is my go-to lamp for pretty much everything. What a great product
the beam is bright and strong,
the head strap is great,
the picture looks cool,
holds a good charge
the controls are overly complicated and not intuitive.
expensive for what you get
this thing is huge, its borderline akward to wear
the auto dimming feature is mostly pointless.
overall it feels a bit over designed, and the controls are complex, on several occasions I really needed a head light and the beam was stuck on red and after every button mash sequence I could think of the white beam would not turn on for me. I don't need a headlamp that sophisticated.
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