Brighter with longer burn time. I am upgrading my headlamps but sticking with the same brand. Petzl. Here is a close up of the Petzl Tikka XP2.
Another solid headlamp from Petzl. This Tikka XP2 replaces my trusty Tikka 2 Plus units because it puts out more light and uses less power while maintaining almost exactly the same form factor (that means size and shape for us Duck Dynasty fans). One of the things I like about this line of headlamps from Petzl is that they are streamlined and sit close to my head so they don’t feel like they are hanging out and moving around on my head. They also don’t affect my vision with that weird aura slash tunnel of light beam effect you get with some other brands.
Additional features like water resistance, lithium battery capability (better for cold weather and are 30% lighter than alkalines), dedicated red LED, multiple light output levels, and strobe function are all part of the XP2 package.
Not much more needs to be said. I think this is the best headlamp in its class and it is my pick for all around carry and use.
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