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Actik Core Headlamp

4.5 out of 5 stars
8 Reviews

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Actik Core Headlamp

You never know when your day hike will extend past sunset, so be sure to keep Petzl's Actic Core Headlamp in you backpack. The Actic will light up snowy trails in front of you during dawn patrols, and it'll be there at night when you're heading back home after a dusk hike. The mixed beam uses flat and concentrated lighting to give you clarity when you're running. Petzl's rechargeable battery makes sure you don't have to purchase AAA batteries every season.


  • Rechargeable, compact, multi-beam headlamp made versatile
  • Petzl's Core battery recharges via included USB cable
  • Wide or mixed beams can be adjusted for maximum visibility
  • Item #PTZ009G
Power Source
AAA compatibility
Batteries Included
[white] max, standard, eco, [red] near, strobe
[max] 450lm, [standard] 100lm, [eco] 6lm, [near] 2lm
[max] 300ft, [standard] 150ft, [eco] 25ft, [near] 15ft
Burn Time
[max] 2h, [standard] 12h, [eco] 130h, [near] 60h, [strobe] 400h
elastic, adjustable
Claimed Weight
Manufacturer Warranty
[lamp] 5 years, [battery] 1 year or 300 charging cycles

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 8 ratings

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2 out of 5 stars

October 9, 2022

Good but not very durable

I bought this for my bf who is an artist and uses while he works. He does a lot of sewing and needs light to see details. He loves the rechargeable battery but little by little the plastic stared breaking. I bought the item in 2019 and it’s only been 3 years but now it’s completely broken. I bracket it broken and the buttons don’t press. It’s been held together with blue tape for a bit, but that’s not sustainable. I assumed it would be more rugged since I see it in stores like REI.

Erin S
5 out of 5 stars

September 11, 2022

The right light at a great value.

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
One size fits all
6' 4"

You could pay more, but would likely not get enough to surpass the performance of this light. I use mine for clam digging which usually involves shovel work in cold, rainy hours with a driving wind. This light has never failed me and I don’t think it ever will. I highly recommend this light to anyone wanting the last headlamp they will ever need.

Patrick M
4 out of 5 stars

September 30, 2021

Light and lots of light

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
5' 11"

I?ve been using a Princeton tec pro series light until I bought this Actik Core. The Princeton Tec is a monster and 100% waterproof but I really like this Actik Core for a few reasons. It?s way smaller and less than half the weight. This light takes up negligible space in my pack and the measured weight is about 3 oz. I also love not needing to pack extra batteries since I can just charge off the power bank I?m bringing anyway. But using it around the campsite for several days doesn?t require a charge anyway. I haven?t hiked at night with it but it really lights up the woods on the highest setting. I was very surprised how bright it was considering the lumen rating and comparing to other lights I have with higher ratings. I have other lights rated 50% brighter that I can?t tell the difference. The build does feel a little cheap, but I was looking for light weight. Light weight often feels cheap. I haven?t put the water resistance to the rest but I wouldn?t expect it to stay dry on the inside during an extended downpour. A rubber seal on the battery compartment would have gone a long way.

john B
5 out of 5 stars

September 1, 2021

Great for running

I've used it several times

Was having trouble with finding the right head lamp for early morning runs. Love how this fits and the light output. Would recommend!

Kate T
5 out of 5 stars

May 9, 2021


I've used it several times
Size Bought:
5' 6"

it's great,... It gives you what you need.

Lori R
5 out of 5 stars

February 28, 2021

Simple, rechargeable headlamp

I've used it several times
5' 10"

Great range of lighting options. Not infinitely adjustable, as you must use the presets, but it does the job well. The close-up lamp gives a decent spread good for making camp and navigating a tent, while the spot lamp is very bright. I recharged this with a solar panel on a multiweek hike and had excellent performance throughout.

Kyle J
5 out of 5 stars

December 3, 2020

Fits My Needs

I've used it several times

What a great light. You can use the rechargeable batteries that come with it or in a pinch you can use (3) AAA batteries. It is plenty bright on the highest setting with 450 lumens. I can charge it at home, in my truck or on the trail with my battery power bank. It is comfortable to wear with or without a hat. Battery life seems to be decent and IMO it is typical Petzl quality. It is lightweight but well made. I trust Petzl products and this light has never let me down.

Mike O
5 out of 5 stars

August 21, 2020


I've used it several times

This is a great light -- compact, versatile, reasonably light. Have used this for a couple alpine-start climbs (Kili and Baker) and general camping and around-the-house stuff, and have been happy with the various light modes and the focus pattern of the beam. Rechargeable battery is great, because I don't need to carry spares -- i can use the same power-bank i bring for my phone and GPS to charge everything. I haven't tested battery life too hard -- about six hours of climbing before sun-up is all i've needed. I've been using Petzl headlamps for climbing, camping, caving and general purposes for 25+ years, and they have always served me well.

Cusewordsmith C