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Petzl Duo S & Z2
« on: November 22, 2018, 10:17:53 pm »
Anyone used either of these? They look quite nice for caving.
https://www.petzl.com/GB/en/Professional/High-performance-headlamps

Interested particularly in the adaptive brightness tech, as some sources suggest it only works with other DUO users...?!?
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Re: Petzl Duo S & Z2
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2018, 10:34:47 pm »
I had one of the AA ones on test for a month a while back and quite liked it.
The dimmer function did work (sometimes) when facing a group of clients using Pixa 2 lamps and occasionally when looking at shiny wet rock. Seemed to work fine when I was with another Duo user.
I'm happily back with my Scurion now but I did actually buy the Duo I was using at a discount and use it as a hill light. Well, will use it as a hill light if I ever do anything above ground these days.
You'd be welcome to borrow it for a play sometime.

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Re: Petzl Duo S & Z2
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2018, 01:41:10 pm »
Thanks Pete. So it didn't dim with other (non-Petzl) users?

Was it easy bright enough to cave with?
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Re: Petzl Duo S & Z2
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2018, 03:13:03 pm »
Rob,

I think HRock has one.

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Re: Petzl Duo S & Z2
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2018, 05:24:31 pm »
Thanks Pete. So it didn't dim with other (non-Petzl) users?

Was it easy bright enough to cave with?

I can't imagine that it would only dim with other petzl users, surely it's just got a light sensor (or similar tech) in it and it dims it appropriately?

not even sure how it would differentiate between different light brands?

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Re: Petzl Duo S & Z2
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2018, 05:34:03 pm »
I believe that you can over-ride the dimming mechanism.

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Re: Petzl Duo S & Z2
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2018, 05:53:58 pm »
I got one for my son (the AA version). It's good to cave with, much better than the old Duo, or even a Duo with an insert such as I once used, and the battery life is way better than with other AA lamps. Overall a pretty decent product.

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Re: Petzl Duo S & Z2
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2018, 08:50:47 pm »
Thanks Pete. So it didn't dim with other (non-Petzl) users?

Was it easy bright enough to cave with?

It might have, but I was only using it for work trips at that time with punters wearing Pixa lamps. I still used the Scurion for personal trips because, why would I not!
Easily bright enough to cave with.