Princeton Tec

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Fuel

rated 4 of 5 stars The Princeton Tec Fuel is an inexpensive headlamp with a reputation of having the battery door break on users. This user has carried the Fuel for nearly two years on numerous backpacking/camping trips and has found it to be a lot of light for a little price. The Con Everyone Complains of: Let's get right to the con, because that seems to be the issue most talked about. Yes, the battery door requires a delicate touch. If you know that when you buy it, you should be all right. However, the Fuel has… Full review

Vizz

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Frustrating product. Would not recommend. This headlamp has the listed FEATURES as are advertised, but are useless when the lamp fails to light. The batteries DO NOT last anywhere near what they claim. There is NO WAY I get HOURS out of each set of batteries, and I use alkaline, exactly what they recommend. And I do not mix old with new. I use my lamp when I go to my barn after dark. Total time of usage would be 10 to 20 minutes each trip. I am lucky to get three trips before batteries die. PTEC… Full review

Fred

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A light, well-made headlamp with bright, focused beams, and a red light mode. An intelligent switching pattern becomes intuitive with use. Made in the USA. I've had a few headlamps before this one. In my first section of the Appalachian Trail, I took my Black Diamond Cosmo LED headlamp. It had two side LEDs for a flood effect, and one central 0.5-watt LED with a conical reflector to focus the beam. It was a fine unit except for one thing. It didn't have a red light mode. Now, many like red light… Full review

Fuel

rated 2 of 5 stars Maybe I just had bad luck, but this light did not last long. So I got this light on sale so I figured I would give it a try. At first the light was working good but that didn't last long. After the first time I replaced the battery, the plastic housing that holds the battery in cracked where it snaps closed. After that the light would work if I held pressure on the housing, so I taped it up and used it for awhile like that. Then one day it just stopped working. This was my first Princeton Tec and… Full review

Byte

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Very easy to use. Takes two "AAA" batteries. Small enough to keep in a pocket or pack. Excellent hands-free light. Three light settings including red light, low and high beam. The PTEC Byte is a very useful headlamp that makes hands free easy and simple. It handles cold temps down to around -10°F. That is the lowest nighttime temperature I have encountered using it. The construction seems good and durable. I mainly use it at night walking home from the bus stop after work. I find it safer than… Full review

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Princeton Tec Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Black Diamond and P-Tec: Lights and Lightweight Poles
Black Diamond and Princeton Tec showed off new charging and waterproof lights. Plus, a pair of super-light trekking poles from Black Diamond highlighted Day 1 at Outdoor Retailer. Read more
August 7

One-Piece Jacket, Dial-a-Headlamp, Electrifying Gloves: OR Day 3
A jacket made from one sheet of North Face waterproof-breathable fabric, a Princeton Tec headlamp that switches modes with a dial, and new Outdoor Research gloves that include electric heat. Join us for Day 3 of Outdoor Retailer. Read more
January 25

Meet Arson, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month
Congratulations to Arson, our latest reviewer of the month. Arson wrote a Killer Review of the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm sleeping pad, and wins a goodie pack of gear from Trailspace, GU, ProBar, and Travelon. Read more
November 7, 2012

Cacher Wins Custom Princeton Tec Spectrum Headlamp
Congratulations, Cacher! You've won a custom Princeton Tec Spectrum, an American-made headlamp you can design in your own unique color combination. Read more
November 5, 2012

Win a Custom Princeton Tec Spectrum Headlamp
Make your voice heard in an outdoor gear review now through Sunday, November 4, and you're entered to win a Princeton Tec Spectrum, an American-made custom headlamp, in your own unique color combination. Read more
October 24, 2012

Custom Gear Revival
Chaco and Princeton Tec have new custom products, but custom gear has a long history. Trailspace reviews new custom gear and companies that have been making unique gear and equipment for years. Read more
November 21, 2011

Contact

Princeton Tec
P.O. Box 8057
Trenton, NJ 08650
USA

phone: (609) 298-9331
toll-free: (800) 257-9080
fax: (609) 298-9601

website: www.princetontec.com
email: info@princetontec.com