Petzl e+Lite review

Miniature engineering at its best

Our rating 
4.8 out of 5 star rating 4.8
GBP £25.00 RRP
Petzl e+Lite

Our review

Light, powerful and well made
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Measuring just 40x30x20mm and weighing a mere 27g, Petzl’s latest headtorch, the e+Lite, is significantly lighter than ever.


Officially, it’s designed as an emergency light to store in a medical kit, and comes with its own protective waterproof storage case complete with belt clip and two CR2032 lithium batteries. But you could just as well stash it in a seatpack or jersey pocket to get you out of trouble, while lightweight fetishists will see its adventure racing potential.

The beam is incredibly powerful for the unit’s diminutive size – in fact, it’s brighter than the original Tikka. There are three white LED settings, including one flashing mode, and two red LED settings, again with one flashing. The highest has a 19m range, while the most economical lasts 45 hours.

There’s a simple but surprisingly comfortable headstrap and a wire clip that allows the angle to be adjusted and for it to be attached to objects.


The e+Lite isn’t going to be as economical to run as rechargeable AAAs, but as the headtorch equivalent to Backupz LEDs, it’s a superb piece of miniature engineering.

Product Specifications


Name E Lite
Brand Petzl

Description Clip attachment system and removable elastic headband - Light source rotates 360° - Protective case included
Weight (g) 27
Battery Life 45
Available Colours Black/Red
Type of Battery Required CR2032
Warranty Length 10 Years
Light type LED
Body Position Head