This headlamp is the ideal backup light for serious expeditions or emergency preparedness. With a storage shelf life of 10 years and a sturdy plastic case, the Petzl e+Lite is a headlamp you can reliably stash away and hope to never use.
Equipped with continuous white or red 50-lumen lighting as well as a strobe light to help you get seen and an integrated emergency whistle to help you get heard. The operation is from a slide switch that locks out, so it won't turn on accidentally in your pack.
The Petzl e+Lite is waterproof to -1 metre for 30 minutes (IPX7) and will operate in temperatures from -30° C to +60° C, weighing in at just 26 grams, anyone on an adventure can afford this emergency light in their kit.
10-year shelf life with batteries installed
Continuous and flashing modes on both red and white lights
Emergency whistle integrated into headband
8L x 4W x 3H cm in case
Approx. Weight inc. Batt's:
1 x White LED | 1 x Red LED
Max 50 | Standard 15
Max 10m | Standard 6m
2 x CR2032
Max 9 hrs | Standard 12 hrs
Usable for primary headlamp?1 answer
This headlamp is advertised as an emergency headlamp but would the quality, battery life, light settings, wearability/comfort etc hold up as the main headlamp on a hiking trip? What might be the downsides of using this as my go-to headlamp?
John - Canberra (6 years ago)
You can use the Petzl e LITE Emergency Headlamp as the main headlamp if you'd like. It might be worth noting that you'd have to replace the batteries a little more often than with another headlamp and the lumen output isn't quite as high as you might get from another headlamp.