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Features of the Petzl Ultra Vario Belt Headlamp Headlamp keeps the hands free for work: May be worn on the head with the headband, or mounted on a helmet (ALVEO or VERTEX) with removable plates (included) Very High capacity battery may be moved to the waistbelt (case and mount included) to minimize the weight carried on the head Constant lighting: guaranteed lighting Performance that does not diminish during the entire rated battery life Switches to reserve lighting when rechargeable battery is almost discharged: Lights to 43 lumens for a minimum of 2 hours Low intensity Mode: Wide beam with relatively low intensity favors a long battery life and prevents blinding others Close-range work Mode: Wide beam with intensity adapted to comfortable close-range vision Movement Mode: Mixed beam offers a focused component for easily moving around Distance vision Mode: Highly focused beam for spotting (maximum range) Rotating selector knob is easy to use, even with gloves, allowing quick access to the different modes Quick connection system makes the battery easy to remove Front and back comfort plates with adjustable elastic headband for an excellent Fit on the head High-capacity remote rechargeable battery pack 5200 mAh Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery offers excellent Performance at low temperatures Energy gauge allows monitoring of battery's charge level Light flashes to signal switch to reserve lighting mode- charger included; quick charge in 5 hours for frequent use Excellent resistance to falls, to impacts and to crushing Waterproof (to -1 m for 30 minutes) and dustproof (IP 67) No maintenance required after immersion

- Moosejaw

The Ultra rechargeable headlamps were developed to provide the most demanding user with an exceptionally powerful, durable and reliable lighting solution. The Ultra Rush was designed to deliver uniform, ultra-powerful lighting up to 700 lumens for maximum efficiency. It has four lighting levels and is ideal for fast-paced activities where lighting is crucial. The Ultra Vario offers multi-beam lighting up to 450 lumens. It has four lighting modes; ambient lighting proximity, mixed lighting, or distance lighting. Both options have a rechargable battery.

- Mountains Plus

Designed for serious alpine missions and caving across pitch-black caverns, the Petzl Ultra Vario Belt Headlamp delivers critical lighting that doesn't flicker or fade in extreme environments, thanks to its remote ACCU 4 Ultra lithium-ion battery pack that can be placed in clothing or backpacks to insulate it from the cold. As with all of Petzl's headlamps, you'll find it fits securely with its elasticized, adjustable headband, so you can multi-task across alpine and underground spaces without fumbling with a flashlight. This powerful headlamp features four distinctive modes ranging from 45 to 520 lumens, including a lower ambient lighting mode, proximity mode for seeing items within close range, movement setting for trekking at night, and distance vision for projecting a smaller, more concentrated beam across vast spaces in the dark. Petzl's Constant Lighting means the Ultra Vario won't flicker or fade as its battery diminishes through your mission, so you'll have a reliable stream of lighting for completing your adventure. And when it does reach critical battery levels, it automatically switches to its lowest reserve function to squeeze every last minute of precious battery life from this headlamp.

- Backcountry.com

For activities that demand an intense amount of light (think caving or getting an alpine start on something epic), the Petzl Ultra Vario Belt rechargeable headlamp is as good as it gets. With 450 lumens lighting the way, you'll be nearly unstoppable. Ultra-powerful uniform lighting provides up to 450 lumens and shines up to 160 meters. Mixed beam with four lighting modes offer the right amount of light for any situation:~Ambient mode provides a wider, less powerful beam to extend battery life and avoiding blinding other people (45 lumens, 20 meters; 62 hr. battery life)~ Proximity mode provides a super bright flood beam to the immediate area (180 lumens, 40 meters; 17 hr. battery life)~ Movement mode provides a mixed beam and favors battery life in order for the user to move around and light up large areas (450 lumens, 65 meters; 4 hr. battery life)~ Distance mode provides a highly focused beam to illuminate the maximum distance (280 lumens, 160 meters; 7 hr. battery life). Simple rotating selector knob is easy to use-even with gloves on-allowing quick access to the different lighting modes. Constant lighting guarantees performance that wont diminish during its rated battery life; when battery is almost depleted, the light will automatically switch to reserve mode (35 lumens for 2 hours minimum). Light will flash to signal the switch to reserve lighting mode. Front and back comfort plates and adjustable elastic headband provide an excellent fit on any head or helmet. Included high-capacity ACCU 4 ULTRA Li-ion remote rechargeable battery offers maximum battery life while reducing the amount of weight worn on your head; battery can be carried in your pack or under c