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Petzl Hybrid Lamps Information

Petzl's Hybrid Head Torches are compatible with both the AAA/LR03 batteries and the Petzl Core rechargeable Li-ion battery. The torch burn times for each power setting are vastly different depending on whether the torch has the Core battery installed or is running on AAA batteries.

When using AAA batteries the light will gradually dim, so despite the long burn times the light level is not constant and you're likely to want to change the batteries well before the given burn times is reached.

When using the Core battery Petzl's hybrid torches act like a regulated lamp giving you a constant light level for the specified burn time.

This is what Petzl say about the different battery opttions available on their Hybrid Torches:

  • AAA/LR03 batteries are best for occasional use as they have no self-discharge and a very long storage time
  • The CORE rechargeable battery is the most economical for frequent and intensive use as it has the following advantages:
    • Most economical solution over time: 1 CORE battery = 900 AAA/LR03 batteries
    • Small and lightweight: 23 g (against 33 g for the three AAA/LR03 batteries)
    • Lithium-Ion battery: very high performance, even at low temperatures
    • Simple USB charging

Below are all the technical spec tables for each of the Petzl Hybrid Torches we stock showing their performance with the Core battery and AAA batteries. All torches are supplied with either AAA batteries or the Core battery. The Core battery is available separately from HERE.

Actik Core

Core BatteryAAA / LR03 batteries
SettingLumensDistanceBurn TimeLumensDistanceBurn Time
Min Power57m160hrs57m220hrs
Standard10050m7hrs10050m40hrs
Max Power35095m2hrs33095m77hrs30
Red Proximity26m40hrs26m48hrs30

Actik

Core BatteryAAA / LR03 batteries
SettingLumensDistanceBurn TimeLumensDistanceBurn Time
Min Power510m170hrs510m260hrs
Standard10045m9hrs10045m60hrs
Max Power60hrs30090m2hrs3030090m
Red Proximity60hrs25m4025m

Tactikka+ & Tactikka+ RGB

Core BatteryAAA / LR03 batteries
SettingLumensDistanceBurn TimeLumensDistanceBurn Time
Min Power510m185hrs510m260hrs
Standard8040m9hrs3010045m50hrs
Max Power25070m3hrs25070m50hrs
Red Proximity25m60hrs25m60hrs

Tikka, Zipka & Tactikka

Core BatteryAAA / LR03 batteries
SettingLumensDistanceBurn TimeLumensDistanceBurn Time
Min Power59m150hrs510m240hrs
Standard10040m7hrs10040m60hrs
Max Power20060m4hrs20060m60hrs
Red Proximity25m42hrs25m60hrs

Tikkina

Core BatteryAAA / LR03 batteries
SettingLumensDistanceSettingLumensDistanceBurn Time
Min Power510m150hrs510m220hrs
Standard10040m7hrs10040m60hrs
Max Power15055m4hrs15055m60hrs