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Petzl Duo LED 14

petzl-duo.jpgPetzl Duo LED 14 – Tons of light, tons of power.

Why mess around with 3,6, 9 LEDs in a headlamp when you need serious power? The Petzl Duo LED 14 has an outstanding 14 LED bulbs in the unit. Not only does it sport a huge number of LEDs, but it also has a halogen bulb. Use the various setting of the LEDs to regulate battery use and the halogen bulb for more focused lighting.

Because the Petzl Duo LED 14 has the potential to use up a lot of power, Petzl made sure there were plenty of ways to preserve the units battery life. The most basic energy conservation method is, of course, the various settings for the LEDs. They include the standard optimum, maximum, and economic.

Ontop of that, the Petzl Duo LED 14 also has a system in place to regulate the amount of energy the Petzl Duo LED 14 uses. This helps to prevent unwated power surges and makes the battery life last longer. There is also a lock on the power switch to keep it from accidently powering on in your pack.

The quick & dirty:

Where you can get one: $139 – $260

Why it rocks:

  • Waterproof to 5 meters
  • Hybrid light source to adapt the lighting level to the action, Halogen bulb for long distance lighting
  • 14 LEDs with lighting levels (maximum, optimum, economic) to adjust the intensity and light duration
  • LEDs for white, even proximity lighting with long light duration
  • Halogen lighting with adjustable beam
  • Certification: CE, Weight: 300 g including batteries
  • Why it bites:

  • A chunk of change

Seat-of-the-pants rating: 9 out of 10

For those of you who need serious power, and a light you can count on, the Petzl Duo LED 14 can certainly help you out.

Looking to buy? Check out these sites: $139 – $260