Petzl has introduced a whole new level of innovation in its IKO® CORE rechargeable headlamp and we couldn’t be more excited about its unique design and versatile functionality.

The most obvious distinction from a traditional headlamp is the IKO® CORE’s all-new super-light AIRFIT® headband which uses significantly less contact area than the usual strap. In other words, you barely feel it on your head – and it doesn’t absorb rain or sweat, either. Bliss, right?

But the cool stuff doesn’t stop there. This versatile headlamp easily transforms into a freestanding lantern. Slip the included light diffuser over the lamp to give a soft glow in camp.

The Petzl IKO® CORE’s slender lamp body offers optimum light positioning and comes with Petzl’s CORE rechargeable battery (which delivers 500 lumens of brightness) but also allows for standard AAAs to be used (350 lumens).

As a final sweet touch, this nifty gadget folds up neatly and compactly into its lightweight storage pouch, small enough to tuck into your pocket.

The IKO® CORE headlamp weighs in at a mere 79 grams, and is compatible with all Petzl helmets.


Ergonomic and comfortable with the AIRFIT® headband (Petzl patent):

  • Innovative, streamlined design, with semi-rigid headband, ultra-thin lamp body and battery pack in the rear to distribute headlamp weight over the entire head, making it balanced and comfortable enough to be almost imperceptible
  • Water-repellent headband resists sweat and rain and is thin, considerably reducing the area of contact and improving air circulation during dynamic activities
  • Quick and easy rear adjustment

Optimal visual comfort:

  • Lightweight and powerful: 500 lumens and only 79 g
  • Multiple LEDs provide homogeneous light distribution
  • Two beam types (flood or mixed) and many white brightness levels to meet different needs: proximity lighting, movement and distance vision
  • Three lighting levels, quickly and easily accessible with a single button


  • CORE battery charges via micro USB port
  • HYBRID CONCEPT design: IKO® CORE comes with the CORE rechargeable battery and also works with three standard batteries, it detects the energy source and adjusts lighting performance (IKO® CORE with CORE rechargeable battery: 500 lumens; IKO® CORE with standard batteries: 350 lumens)

Versatile and easy to use:

  • Can be mounted in various ways depending on use: worn on the head or around the neck, placed on a table, attached to a tent pole or tree
  • Storage pouch allows it to be transformed into a lantern
  • Reflective components in rear to remain visible at night
  • Battery charge indicator shows remaining battery life each time lamp is turned on or off
  • Two LOCK functions to avoid accidentally turning it on
  • Can fold flat in its minimalist pouch to reduce bulk
  • Compatible with all Petzl helmets


  • Brightness: 500 lumens (ANSI FL 1 STANDARD)
  • Weight: 79 g
  • Beam pattern: Flood or mixed
  • Energy: 1250 mAh CORE rechargeable battery (included)
  • Charging time: 3 h
  • Battery compatibility: Alkaline, lithium, or Ni-MH rechargeable
  • Watertightness: IPX4 (weather-resistant)
  • Certification(s): CE, UKCA



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