Princeton Tec

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rated 1 of 5 stars This is just one of the models of theirs I've owned. All had switches go out and drain batteries when not on. POS, go with anything else. Crappy products. All models I've had drain batteries when turned off and switches fail. Full review

Apex Pro

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent cold weather headlamp. Excellent light for cold weather hunting, ice fishing, and search and rescue.  Full review


rated 1 of 5 stars Liked it initially, but chews through batteries and died after 12 months. Ptec wouldn't cover it. I found one of the outer white LEDs didn't always work and the battery life is terrible. It took me a while to work out, but when I turned the lamp off the main LED was still on, only very dull, but you could not turn it off. Then after 12 months it stopped working altogether and despite a "lifetime warranty" it was not covered. I would not buy Princeton Tec ever again. Full review


rated 1.5 of 5 stars Unreliable quality. It's bright and lasts long enough but it seems to break very easily under normal caving or camping conditions. Great return policy, but it gets old constantly returning a product that's supposed to be reliable. I've returned the product twice and both times Princeton Tec gave me a new one with no questions asked. My second replacement has broken now and I suspect Princeton Tec will give me a new one with no questions asked this time as well, I'm just not sure it's worth the headache. Full review


rated 3.5 of 5 stars Decent headlamp. Owned for a few years. Didn't do a ton of research, other than I didn't want to spend a ton on a headlamp for how little I use them. This item has served me well. Solid illumination and pretty comfortable on the head. Light is adjustable up and down to help project beam (I especially like this when gathering small sticks). Easy to pack. Have only replaced batteries once in 3-4 years and 7-8 nights of use. Happy with it. 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, 2014

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, 2014

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

Outdoor Retailer: Design Your Own Headlamp (or at least its looks)
Princeton Tec wants you to know its lights are made in America, and give you a hand (or rather mouse click) in the process. Design your own flashy or classy Fuel4 or Remix headlamp. Read more
August 1, 2011


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

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