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Looking to illuminate your foredeck without chewing through batteries? Petzl’s new Tikka XP LED headlamp cranks out a blinding (literally) 35 lumens at its maximum-brightness setting and sports three other brightness levels—optimum, economic, and boost. The unit's clear-plastic slide converts the illumination from a spot beam to the diffused lighting that is optimal for chart work. The headlamp can project light for 35 meters when set to its maximum mode; its boost mode can illuminate up to 50 meters in bursts of 20 seconds. And it's water-resistant. $49.95. Petzl, 801-926-1500, www.petzl.com

Posted: November 13, 2007

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