Adapting the lighting
Lighting can be adapted to different needs by varying two parameters:
- the pattern of the beam: wide or focused. Different Petzl models offer either one type of beam or the possibility of alternating between a wide or focused beam.
- the lighting level: most Petzl headlamps have a choice of several modes (maximum, optimum, economic and Boost)
Petzl headlamps have a uniform beam. This beam also has a residual component, which is much wider than the main beam. This peripheral light makes the headlamp more versatile and comfortable to use.
The beam pattern depends on the type of light source and on the optics. There are two types of beams: wide beams and narrow, focused beams.
Irregular beam Uniform beam
The wide beam emits close-range light for stationary activities or those requiring slower movement.
This beam concentrates the light to shine long distances and can be precisely aimed.
Lighting performance needs change in different situations. This is why Petzl headlamps offer advanced solutions for lighting management: maximum, optimum, economic and Boost modes.
Most of our LED headlamps offer a choice between three different brightness levels: maximum, optimum and economic. This way, the user can adapt the lighting level to the situation in order to favor either light quantity or battery life.
Along with these three levels, there is also a strobe mode, used for signaling location (for rescue, searches, etc.).
Boost mode is available on certain LED headlamps. It increases lighting strength to approximately 50 % greater than maximum mode for 20 seconds.