Product Comparison: Petzl NAO vs Petzl NAO+

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General Specifications
About the Product
Compact, powerful and rechargeable headlamp with REACTIVE LIGHTING technology for technical, dynamic activities. With REACTIVE LIGHTING technology, the brightness of the NAO headlamp adapts instantly and automatically to the environment. The headlamp thus provides maximal brightness (7 to 575 lumens), a longer burn time, along with greater usability and fewer manual interventions.
With 750 lumens of power, NAO + sets the standard for challenging night activities! It is intelligent, programmable, and entirely devoted to performance. Thanks to the MyPetzl Light mobile app, athletes can consult their smartphone or tablet in real time to check remaining burn time, and adjust headlamp performance accordingly. Users simply download the profiles provided or create their own personalized ones.
Key Specs
Lighting Modes
Reactive Lighting Max Autonomy, Reactive Lighting Max Power, Constant Lighting Max Autonomy, Constant Lighting Max Power
Reactive Lighting Max Autonomy, Reactive Lighting Max Power, Constant Lighting Max Autonomy, Constant Lighting Max Power, Red light
Lighting Technology
Narrow beam white LED, (2 bis) Wide beam white LED
Narrow beam white LED, (2 bis) Wide beam white LED
Light Output
575 lumens
750 lumens
Beam Distance
443 ft.
459 ft.
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Petzl NAO 575 Lumens
  • I've been using this for nite cycling and it's as bright and visible as car headlights.
  • The light is well balanced and stays on even without the third overhead strap. Even with me jumping over rocks.
  • The Reactive lighting can be turned off and the light set to constant (at a desired strength) if fogging is an issue.
  • Fantastic light. Extremely expensive. The light sensor adjusts well to needed light based on settings
Petzl NAO+ Headlamp, 750 Lumens, Bluetooth Enabled
  • It's the perfect headlamp for night climbing. One of my favorite features on this headlamp is the rechargeable battery.
  • This headlamp can get very bright! The reactive lighting feature works well and saves eye strain when moving from bare ground to snow to campfire.
  • There are many brightness settings that can be adjusted with and without the app. The light is well crafted.
  • Reactive lighting is tricky but useful and you do get used to it.
Size & Weight
3 in.
3 in.
2.6 in.
2.6 in.
2.8 in.
2.8 in.
6.52 oz.
6.52 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Petzl NAO 575 Lumens
  • It is a smart headlamp that is equally at home on your head or helmet
  • Every other headlamp I've used bounces around while I'm running but this one is comfortable and never feels like it's slipping.
  • Fit on every helmet we tried.
  • The unit is light, and very comfortable; after a while you almost forget that you're wearing it.
  • The bulky design is heavy, the bizarre strapping system won't work on all types of helmets (bike helmets are totally out - or really any helmet that doesn't have a flat you put the torch straps under).
Petzl NAO+ Headlamp, 750 Lumens, Bluetooth Enabled
  • Easily the highest performing headlamp I've ever used.
  • Despite the bulky appearance the headlamp is very comfortable.
  • From backcountry skiing at night to working on the truck in the garage it does it all.
  • Headband can get tangled up every now and then, but it is very flexible and works well to secure to head. Pivot assembly for light is solid and can be adjusted from low to high angle easily.
  • The battery back in the back was just too heavy for the purpose I needed it for (running).
Adjustable headband with additional top strap
Adjustable headband with additional top strap
Battery Type
2 AAA LR03
3100 mAh Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
Maximum Runtime
12 hour(s)
15 hour(s)
USB Rechargable
Water Resistant
Bluetooth connects to smartphone for lighting adjustments and more, Reactive lighting automatically adjusts based off various distances, LOCK function
Compatible with the MyPetzl Light app; requires iOS 10 or later, or Android 4.3 or later, Longer burn time, visual comfort and minimal handling thanks to its REACTIVE LIGHTING technology, Lamp can be used with CONSTANT LIGHTING technology, which ensures constant lighting over time, LOCK function to avoid accidentally turning it on during transit or storage
What customers say about "Features"
Petzl NAO 575 Lumens
  • The USB recharge is a great feature, and so is the Reactive lighting.
  • The adaptive lighting works well and is uber-useful. the programmable aspect is great too.
  • Wow this is a one of the best headlamps I used in my 40 plus years of outdoor adventures.
  • I purchased this for trail running in the foothills behind my house. I was surprised at how wide the beam was allowing me not only to see the trail but the landscape all around.
  • A slick feature is the ability to replace the rechargeable battery with two AAA cells if your rechargeable battery is discharged
Petzl NAO+ Headlamp, 750 Lumens, Bluetooth Enabled
  • This thing can really pump out the lumens. The ability to adjust and control through your phone makes you feel like a tech whiz even in the backcountry.
  • Great headlamp. I love the on/off/brightness knob. Easy to charge via usb and lasts a decent amount of time.
  • Perfect! Love the battery counterbalance on the back. My favorite headlamp by a country mile.
  • Excellent fit and finish, amazingly bright, and the light source envied by all my buddies during our camping trip.
  • Charging is easy and fast. It holds a charge.
  • Very average head lamp. The price should be less than half of what is now.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
Other Information
199.95 $

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