Petzl Tikkina Headlamp

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Lighting things up

I’ve wanted one of these for a long time.  A couple of years ago, I bought an el-cheapo version for a couple of bucks, but it was bulky, heavy, and just didn’t work too well.

Lately I’ve found that seeing well enough to read and write at night requires quite a bit of light for me.  Having enough lamplight is a problem and overhead lighting is taboo in this house.  I was looking for a booklight, but all of them seamed to be plagued by problems.

Then I remembered reading about the Petzl Tikkina Headlamp and checked it out on Amazon.  At less than 20 bucks, I thought “Why not give it a try?”.  I’m glad I did!

  • Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 2 inches ; 3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces
  • LED bulb – 80 lumen
  • 131-foot beam distance
  • Proximity and wide modes
  • Three AAA batteries (included)
  • Push-button (hard to inadvertently turn on in storage)
  • Elastic headband
  • Phosphorescent reflector
  • Available in many colors
  • Water-resistant housingI’ve used it two nights now, and it seems to fit my needs very well.