PETZEL DUO 14

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PETZEL DUO 14

Postby CAVERSCOTTM » Jan 24, 2007 9:15 am

Does anyone know how much brighter this lamp is then the duo 8. Im thinking of upgrading my lamp to this but dont know if it will do what i want it to. I think Im stuck on getting a stenlight.
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Re: PETZEL DUO 14

Postby Ralph E. Powers » Jan 24, 2007 9:55 am

ALENN25 wrote:Does anyone know how much brighter this lamp is then the duo 8. Im thinking of upgrading my lamp to this but dont know if it will do what i want it to. I think Im stuck on getting a stenlight.
Two of my students went ahead and bought the 14 array Duos... My present headlamp pales by comparison where as before it was the brightest one. It is definitely more brighter than the 8 and stands to reason... more bulbs. You won't get a BEAM of light as with something like the sten but I'd weigh the costs between the two and look at battery life comparisons as well.
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Postby Mike Cato » Jan 24, 2007 10:00 am

I can't tell you comparatively 'cause I went straight to the 14 upgrade. But I can say the upgrade was easy and I have zero complaints. Beam dispersal is nice and even and the available settings are just right.

Bottom line: It was worth it.

Also, I've got a Tikka XP for backup that cost me $38 and I can't say enough good things about it. Even light, lens slides over to give a spot beam which is almost Sten-like even though it's only around 1 watt, adjustable tilt, multiple settings. Just a great light that is never in my pack because I'm using it at night feeding pets and fiddling around with outdoor chores.
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Postby caverdoc » Jan 24, 2007 10:42 am

In my pre-Stenlight days I had two of the 14LED arrays. I bought a really bright 1 watt LED light from On Rope 1 and gave the 14 LED rigs to Rod Horrocks and Marc Ohms, caving buddies and cave specialists at Wind Cave Nat'l Park in SD. When I say them at Convention last year they said the lights were just perking along, bright as ever.

Of course, now I have a Stenlight.

I'm such a gear whore.

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Re: PETZEL DUO 14

Postby NZcaver » Jan 25, 2007 3:15 am

ALENN25 wrote:Does anyone know how much brighter this lamp is then the duo 8. Im thinking of upgrading my lamp to this but dont know if it will do what i want it to. I think Im stuck on getting a stenlight.

Check out these previous threads....
Petzl Duo 14 LED
Petzl DuoBelt 14 LED HL

I have a Duo 8 too - it's now semi-retired. (I upgraded to the Princeton Tec Apex last year.) If you really like your Duo you could upgrade to the 14 LED module, but if you're thinking of getting a Stenlight anyway you might as well just go for that. I don't have a Stenlight myself, but if all the posts about them are to be believed - they're probably not a bad light. :wink:
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Postby Baazalung » Feb 1, 2007 2:35 pm

You could try upgrading your Duo with these:
- LEDLight 1W (TECHTONIQUE) which is supposed to replace the halogen bulb
- DUOLedLight 10 (TECHTONIQUE) which is, basically, a 10-led upgrade with a colour temperature of 6500K, which would give you the psychological comfort of an old, carbide lamp.

Or, if you want to throw away your old headlamp, you could get THE lamp for 400 Euros:
- TECHTONIQUE LedLamp Extreme -microchip, bla bla hi-tech

you could check the stuff out at: http://www.expe.fr
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