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Viper Head Torch Instructions

Viper headtorch instructions

Download the Viper II PDF instruction sheet

Don't have any headphones and you're worried about waking your hamster up? Read on from written instructions:

The Viper: a simple-to-use, all-rounder. Bright enough for a run in the dark, light and compact enough for backpacking, perfect for camping and walking the dog. Here are instructions to get you up and running.

Change the Batteries:

Tilt the head torch and open the battery compartment.

Insert 3 x AAA batteries as indicated on the inside of the battery compartment.

Close the battery compartment.


The battery life will vary depending on the brand and freshness of batteries, recovery time, time the light has been switched off, and the setting used.

! Use good quality AAA batteries.

! Please ensure that your rechargeable batteries are compatible with

! Do not store with batteries inside for prolonged periods

Instructions for Use

Press power button once to turn on, click again to shimmy through the settings:

Medium > High > Low > Red LED > Red Flash

Burst mode:

Hold down the burst button on any for the 280 lm burst.

Two Side LEDs:

Press the button for 3 seconds to switch on the 2 side LEDs. Click again to move between the settings:

High > Low > Strobe > Off


•   Do not shine directly into eyes.

•   Do not submerge.

•   Do not disassemble or modify this product as it will invalidate your warranty

•   Keep your Viper II clean to prevent dirt and dust from entering the electric elements.

•   Do not store Viper II with batteries inside for prolonged periods of time.

•   Remove any moisture before storage.

•   Store your Viper in a dry place.


3 x AAA batteries


Alkaline Yes
Li-Ion Energizer Ultimate only
Li-Ion rechargeable No
NiMH rechargeable Yes
NiCd rechargeable Yes
NiZn rechargeable Yes

Keep your Viper II clean to prevent dirt and dust from entering the electric elements. Clean head torch body using a damp cloth, remove the straps to wash them separately.


Ensure that the torch is completely dry, store in a dry place. Do not store with batteries inside for long periods of time.

Service and Repairs

If the torch does not work, check that the batteries have been inserted the right way around and replace if they are flat. Check that there is no water in the torch, dry thoroughly if there is and try again. Check contacts for signs of corrosion caused by batteries leaking or through damp. Clean contacts with a light emery cloth. 

If issues cannot be corrected using these instructions, contact Alpkit for advice


Bulbs: 1 x LED XPG2 R4 Cree focused LED, 2 x red LED

  Brightness Burn TIme Water Resistance
Burst 280 lm   IPX6
Main High 160 lm 2.5 h (5 h drop off) IPX6
Main Medium 51 lm 6 h (10 h drop off) IPX6
Main Low 6 lm 120 h IPX6
Side LEDs Full 6 lm 30 h IPX6
Side Leds Strobe N/A 250 h IPX6

Updated: Dec 18, 2014

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