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  • Compact, lightweight, and user-friendly headlamp with 350 lm well-suited for night hikes, overnight camping, or anyone who needs a hands-free light
  • Single-button functionality to select 1 of 3 white lighting levels (max burn time, standard, and max power)
  • Features continuous red lighting and strobe to signal your location
  • Hybrid Concept design means this headlamp can be powered by 3 AAA/LR03 batteries (included) or with the CORE rechargeable battery (not included)
  • Automatically detects the power/lighting source and adjusts lighting performance
  • Compatible with the HELMET ADAPT and BIKE ADAPT 2 mounts, so you can fix the lamp on various bike helmet types

Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • Lightweight
  • Compact
  • Versatile
  • 1 button functionality
What needs improvement ...
  • May not be strong enough for extreme conditions

Product Summary

The PETZL Tikka headlamp is a budget-friendly purchase for anyone in need of a reliable, hands-free light source. Weighing only 94 grams, it is reported to be comfortable and to provide a secure fit on all head sizes. With 350 lumens of brightness, this headlamp lends itself to night hiking or overnight camping. Featuring single-button functionality, it is easy to select one of the three white lighting levels: max burn time, standard, and max power.

This lightweight headlamp also features continuous red lighting and a strobe function to signal your location. Thanks to the Hybrid Concept design, this headband can be powered with 3 AAA/LR04 batteries (included) or a CORE rechargeable battery (not included). Additionally, this headlight automatically detects the power and lighting source to adjust the lighting performance accordingly.

If you are a cyclist, the Petzl Tikka can be mounted on various helmet types using the HELMET ADAPT or BIKE ADAPT 2 mounts, making it easy to attach to any helmet or bicycle. This headlamp also features a plate on the lamp which allows you to more easily orient the headlamp in your desired direction. There is also a useful phosphorescent reflector so you can locate the headlamp in the dark.



94 g


350 lm

Beam pattern:



3AAA/LR03 batteries




1-button functionality, compatibility with some bike helmets, phosphorescent reflector, 3 lighting levels

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      If you are looking for a compact, lightweight, strong, and versatile headlamp, the PETZL Tikka headlamp may be a good choice.