Petzl Nao Headlight
The new petzl Nao (“now”), use's the Chinese word meaning Brain. The bad news is it is not available until July. We can say the petzl Nao is the brainiest headlamp ever invented, with sensors that work somewhat the way autofocus does on a camera. Look into the distance and onboard “reactive lighting” microprocessors tighten the beam and increase lumen output up to a max of 355 from dual LEDs. Gaze down at your paperback while kicking it in your tent and the beam diffuses and lumen output drops accordingly as well, so you’re not blinded. This is the same idea behind how a plug-in electric car maximizes its range, by the way. And because you can plug the Nao into your computer you can also program activity profiles that you can toggle through depending on whether you’re trail running or rock climbing. And if you’re experiencing sticker shock at the price, know that other lights this bright are just as spendy if not more so and none are even close to this smart.
While the petzl Nao reactive lighting system is particularly beneficial when it comes to stretching out the headlamp's battery life, the rechargeable battery it uses ranges from just 4 hours and 40 minutes to up to 8 hours depending on how it's used. So for real world applications, you're probably looking at closer to the 4 hour mark The RRP price will be £135.00 when it hits the our shop in July. We can't wait!!