Product Comparison: Petzl ACTIK CORE vs Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp


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General Specifications
Brand
Petzl
Black Diamond
Model
ACTIK CORE
ReVolt Headlamp
Origin
Bulgaria
China
About the Product
The rechargeable ACTIK CORE headlamp offers 350 lumens of power which, combined with its mixed beam, makes it ideal for outdoor activities like mountaineering, running, hiking and backpacking.
The Black Diamond ReVolt is a powerful, versatile and rechargeable headlamp that has now been fully redesigned to be completely waterproof, making it adaptable for any nighttime mission.
Key Specs
Lighting Modes
Max autonomy, White mode, Max power, Proximity mode, Strobe mode
Dimming mode, Strobe mode, Red night vision, Lock mode, White mode
Lighting Technology
HYBRID headlamp
One Triple Power LED and 1 Double Power LED
Light Output
350 lumens
300 lumens
Beam Distance
312 ft.
262 ft.
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Petzl ACTIK CORE Rechargeable Headlamp
  • The light worked great on my trip, and never had to be recharged or replace with AAA batteries I had along for spare.
  • Awesome little light! The three brightness settings are well spaced apart, quite reading light, I'm looking for my lost potato chip light, or I want to blind the squirrels light.
  • This light is EXCELLENT. It is simple and only has 3 modes but I think that is part of what I love about it.
  • I’m pissed. I do tattoos. This is not enough light to see. And $70. ???! Come on now
  • At first I was a little bit disappointed in the spread or peripheral coverage of the light, and perceived hot spots in the coverage area.
Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp
  • Even at medium brightness it was sufficiently bright to see the terrain [esp. crevasses] clearly, and the cold temperature at 18000' didn't seem to cause any difficulty. It's amazing how much better this technology has improved in the past decade.
  • In any case, this light is FINE, no complaints. It works better than (and was priced lower than) my previous light it replaces.
  • Used this on my 560 mile section op the Pacific Crest Trail. Worked great, strong light, long lasting battery. A great headlamp.
  • Really like how bright the light is. The cycling through of the different light settings can be confusing but generally I only use the white light.
  • Functions as described. Bright, high quality headlamp
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Nickel
Height
4.7 in.
1.5 in.
Width
4.9 in.
2.3 in.
Depth
1.9 in.
1 in.
Weight
2.89 oz.
3.4 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Petzl ACTIK CORE Rechargeable Headlamp
  • Love, love it. This light is bright and light weight.
  • Comfortable, good light patterns and rechargeable.
  • The headband was easily adjustable, super comfortable, and the headlamp could virtually go unnoticed when wearing a cap.
  • Very strong light and I perfect fit without to much wight. A very good buy.
Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp
  • It’s also very bright for it’s size and weight and very durable. I use this light in the rain, snow, and sub zero temps and it’s worked flawlessly.
  • Very low profile and light, barely know it's there. It's a good little camp light but that's about it.
  • This is a very sleek light. Feature rich for the price. My only concern is the learning curve on using it.
  • Compact. Good power. Button system confusing.
  • Love it! Lightweight, great light output and dual battery types.
Features
Fixation
Elastic strap
Elastic strap
Battery Type
1250 mAh CORE rechargeable battery
3 AAA Batteries
Maximum Runtime
160 hour(s)
175 hour(s)
USB Rechargable
Yes
Yes
Water Resistant
Yes
Yes
Extras
Reflective headband, Beam pattern: wide or mixed
IPX8: Waterproof-Tested, Three-level power meter, Brightness Memory
What customers say about "Features"
Petzl ACTIK CORE Rechargeable Headlamp
  • I have yet to try this out properly to see how long the "CORE" lithium battery holds out, but that was the main reason for why I decided to try the "Actik" model.
  • The rechargeable battery is sweet, especially since you can now recharge your light while driving in a car.
  • I like the build , the battery pack has a light on it that lets you know when it's charged , and there's no adapter.
  • I was really looking forward to the rechargeable batterie feature. Unfortunately very disappointed with how quickly it drains.
  • But this rechargeable battery never worked. I have tried regular battery it worked, but even after charging the Petzl battery pack, it did not turn on.
Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp
  • Get a lot of use as a postal worker and battery life for me is even better than what it says so far. And i love the rechargeable feature of the product super handy dont have to carry around extra batteries.
  • I used this headlamp for a climb of Cayambe (Ecuador), setting it to medium brightness. The climb started at 11pm and I when I turned it off at 7am [8hr], it still had 25% charge. I was using the stock rechargeable batteries.
  • I went a'looking for a rechargeable headlamp because, over time, batteries tend to corrode in these types of units making them unreliable.
  • The rechargeable feature is still handy. The light has a nice "charging" indication, and it done though micro-USB.
  • The headlamp arrived with three rechargeable AAA cell batteries, rebranded to Black Diamond. One of the AAA cells was absolutely stone dead, measuring 0.00 Volts on my digital voltmeter.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
5 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
69.95 $
59.95 $


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