I just got hold of a Myo RXP from Petzl. Winter is setting in and living in the country means, like broadband, street lighting is not yet every where. Some places I walk the dog are close to pitch black and where there are dogs, there’s poo. I guess I needn’t go any further.
This is the first Petzl head torch with programmable regulated lighting levels allowing you to customise up to ten levels of power into three lighting modes from 8 to 140 lumens. One setting for walking the dog (as low as possible, just enough for poo scanning) one for cycling in the woods (long beam reaching ahead) and one for nipping the back way to the local pub (diffused and wide for climbing fences and avoiding nettles).
The Petzl Myo RXP Features
- Wide angle impact resistant polycarbonate lens
- Operates on 3 alkaline or rechargabler AA/ LR6 batteries
- It’s compatible with lithium batteries
The Petzl Myo RXP Specification (according to the website)
- Regulated power levels gives constant lighting power and automatically switches to reserve power mode when batteries are almost discharged.
- Three lighting levels can be chosen (choose from among ten levels between 8 to 140 lumens)
- Choice of the order of activation of the three lighting modes
- Flashing mode frequency can be programmed (slow, fast, SOS signal)
- User-friendly programming in three steps, using the two buttons
- High-output lighting:160 lumens (Boost mode), 8 to 140 lumens (programmable levels)
- Shines up to 97 metres in Boost mode
- Compatible with lithium batteries
- Wide Angle lens allows to quickly switch from flood beam proximity lighting
to focused long-distance lighting in a single movement
- 95 h battery life with program level no.1
- Lightweight: 175 g
- Battery charge indicator light: warns when the batteries are 70 % and 90 %
- Switches are protected from accidental operation when light body is in upright
- Water resistant for all-weather use
- Compact design
- Adjustable elastic headband