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There when you need it, hardly noticeable when you don’t.
- Two white, one red, and two flash settings prepare you for any situation
- Integrated, long-range whistle and printed SOS code help you signal for help
- Can be stored for up to 10 years with batteries and still function
- Light elastic strap and clip features give you plenty of attachment options
- Ball-and-joint attachment allows light to pivot 360 degrees
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It's lightweight, but it's much too dim to use for anything other than putzing around camp. I've been trying to let it grow on me for the last year, but I think I'm returning it. Also, it's so small that it's easy to lose track of, which I never anticipated, and the beam isn't powerful enough to cut through fog along the northern california coast (the light just gets scattered by all the water droplets instead, and you can see even less. This is not as much the case for my more powerful headlamp).
+1 for weight, +1 for different light options, +1 for comfy head strap
I bought this headlamp in hopes to replace my outdated one. I was not the biggest fan of the headband on it because it is thin and has an odd way of tightening. The lights are all helpful and bright. The case that is included is perfect and packs the lamp in tight. The problem that I came across was that the lamp would not always lock in on a light setting, so i had to take it off often to adjust. I would use it as a backup but would put my money into another style for a primary.
Great Value... Versatile...
Sometimes I use this as a primary light, especially when I'm just camping at the ocean (and want to save weight for beer ;). But it really is nowhere near as bright as my other headlamp, so when I plan on hiking off trail, skiing, or mountaineering at night, it's the backup - which it excels at. Its perfect for leaving in the pack when you don't plan on being out in the dark too, obviously. The claimed 45 hour battery time seems to be accurate, which is great for the battery size/weight, and supposedly they will hold a usable charge for years, unlike most batteries. Now I need to get one to leave in my car...
Nice as primary or emergency
This is a great light emergency back up light that I keep in the car with me or secondary on a hike. Nice little carrying case to make it easy to find.
Great little light!
This light is handy for going really light/simple early rise day hikes. Also great just to have in your daypack as an emergency backup. I bring this along with my other Petzel headlamp on trips. This one is small enough that I usually sleep with it around my neck that way if I need to grab something or get up during the night I know right where it is. Overall it is simple, efficient and does its job.
e+LITE in action on Andromeda Strain
I always carry the e+LITE on my harness as an additional emergency light, along with a Petzl Tibloc, couple of prussic's and a knife.
Photo Copyright: Stephen Koch Collection
For more on this climb: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQEXGYgrs3A&NR=1
Power and size lends itself to any activity
When taking into account the size, package, and power of this lamp, it's been indispensible for me. As an electrician I've used it so many times when working in the dark (story of my life), and whether it's hiking, camping, or climbing, it's always in my bag or harness. I'm going on 4 years with mine, with hours of burn time, and it's just now needing new batteries. Keeping in mind that it is on the small side, still, if I was only going to own 1 headlamp, it would have to be this one.
This headlamp has amazed me! It packs all the features you would find in a technichal headlamp and squeezed it into some thing I don't mind throwing into my climbing bag in case the sun slips away to fast. Well done Petzl.
save your money
This is the worst purchase you could ever make. The switch broke on mine the third time I used it. I wouldn't take this thing out for an evening stroll around the block, much less count on it for an emergency.
This is probably one of the best purchases I have made. It works great as your primary light, great battery life, and it's ultra light. I absolutely love it.
Perfect Little Light!
This a perfect little light for emergencies! The LED's will never burn out and are super bright! It also has different brightness settings, red light setting to help with your night vision, and strobe settings! I only gave it 4 stars because Lithium batteries are expensive to replace, but if you just use it for emergency use you won't have to worry about replacing the battery for a long time. It is super small so remember where you stored it!
This is just one of those must have items - even if you don't ever leave the house!! Super low weight and versatile functions with a decent battery life makes this a great item.
Petzl e+LITE Thoughts
I got this light for 3 reasons (in this order):
1. It has a red "friend" light
2. It has all the features of a bigger light
3. It is light-weight
I like the red light because not having one in a shared shelter is just rude.
This light can be used in a few different ways. As a headlamp, obviously, or it can be removed from the headband (to save even more weight) and then clipped to hats, shoulder straps, or what ever. Plus, it sits on a ball joint so the light can be positioned in any direction I want!
Plus it has high and low setting for the white and red light, and even a flashing/strobing setting for not only the white, but the red light too.
Of course, weighing in at 1 oz, with all of these features it is definitely a winner!
As well, the batteries are easily swapped out on the trail since there are no screws or what-nots to remove. The replacement batteries weigh in at 0.1 oz each, so no big extra weight for carrying them.
When I received the e+LITE I was excited. It is a solid light, and seems to be built well. The lamp is sturdy and not flimsy feeling like I thought it may have been. The strap is secured in the headlamp much better than on some of the other headlamps I have used. And the whistle actually works, well.
As far as use in the field, I am still up in the air on that one. This lamp is great for simply using around camp or inside a tent, but I would not want to have to rely on this lamp for much night hiking, and especially if I were alone (with others I would benefit from there lights as well, which would make up for the lack of light with only this one). Maybe I am just used to the bright whopping lights that I have previously used. Regardless, I am not giving up on this light as my sole backpacking headlamp. I just have to see if I can live with it...
I give this headlamp 5 full stars because it is worth it. Even though it may not be bright enough for me, I knew when I purchased it that it wouldn't be as bright as my others. This lamp is sold as an "emergency" lamp, not a do-it-all lamp. Although, it does most of it-all quite well!
A great UL Backpackers light!
Petzl e+LITE Initial Review
Here is my initial review of the Petzl e+LITE.
Useful little light
This little guy is great. I bought it on a whim since I already had a Tikka XP, not thinking itd get much use, but Ive ended up finding so many ways to use it. Its very useful for general camping and traveling. Its great for nighttime bike rides and worked well for a camping safari in Africa. Its so little and light that I throw it in my pack on daytrips just in case Im out longer than anticipated. I even use it for reading in bed since my boyfriend cant sleep with the bedside lamp on. I like how easy to use it is just move the switch for all the different modes no crazy button combos to memorize. Very useful.
Best Light ever...ever
Have been using this headlamp for 5 years for everything I need a flashlight for and all camping and hiking trips. My only comment is that I accidentially dropped it into a cup of water one night and didnt realize it til the next morning. It spent 6 or 7 hours submerged and still worked perfect, I mean c'mon...I thought water was supposed to be tougher than that but not even a vapor made it through. Some light!
I have two
I have two of these headlamps. I keep one in the car and one in my bag as a EDC. They are super light and easy to use. The only thing i don't like is that is the hat clip is to tight. But I guess that is a good problem.
Ultra Lite Light
Good pick for all the light back packing weight weenies out there. I use the e+lite as a primary lamp, good for a late night set up or to read the next days profile. Features/performance per oz can't be beat. Typical Petzl high quality. The red lamp is much less disturbing around any camp-mates. I use a more powerful and stable lamp (Petzl MYO XP)for fast pace night activity running/xc ski.The ball and socket mount on the e+lite tends to move around a bit with hard jarring.
Love this light
I had one of these before and I lost it working on a car. They work excellent for working on cars and when I am working on aircraft. I was so glad I was able to find one again. They work just as well if not better than some other headlamps I have had. I will just have to make sure I don't lose this one.
Right now the backup until my main headlamp dies
I keep one of these in my car, and usually one of these with me as a backup when camping, hiking, biking, or climbing. Comes in a small package and is really lightweight. You can throw it in your pocket or clip the container to a belt loop or strap. Keep in mind that the clip is a closed loop, so whatever you're putting it on has to thread through it.
Right now my main headlamp is the Petzl TacTikka XP Adapt Headlamp, but if it ever breaks, is lost, or goes the way of the earth, I'll probably not buy a new one and just use the e-Lite as my main headlamp from then on. Solid buy.