Monday, November 05, 2012

Petzl NAO | $175

Self-adjusting lighting

The integrated light sensor is oriented in the same direction as the eyes; it measures and analyzes reflected light in order to instantly and automatically adjust the headlamp's beam pattern (wide and/or focused) and light output to the user's needs.

image nao light sensor

For proximity lighting

When looking at an object at close range, for example when reading a map, tying a knot or setting up a tent, the beam is very wide and less powerful. Lighting adjusts automatically to the distance of the object

For mobility

When walking, running, etc., the beam is wide and has medium strength in order to illuminate obstacles in the path.

For distance vision

When raising the head to see into the distance, looking for a trail marker or an anchor on a climb, for example, the light output increases and becomes more focused.