User Review: Petzl Tikka Plus
Price Paid: 20,00
It's a fantastic headlamp for most general purposes. I was summitting Mt. Kilimanjaro and we started out on the Western Breach at about 11:30 at night. The moon was out, so it wasn't completely dark, but the headlamp worked great! I didn't have a problem seeing the trail or anything in front of me.
Of course with all LED lights, the illumination is great for a few yards around you, but then drops off considerably after a few yards, while the old school head lamps with light bulbs, kind of lit the area around you dimly, but for much longer distances... I guess it is a trade-off.
I also found out that you can flip up the clear cover to change the light filter, if you buy the insert. So if you don't want your night vision suffering terribly, you can flip up the red filter and save yourself from seeing flashes after you turn your headlamp off. For regular trail running, this is really all you need. But for more technical stuff where it requires SERIOUS illumination, consider buying a more high end model. But this worked for me on Mt. Kili.