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Princeton Tec Fuel Headlamp


    Princeton Tec Fuel Headlamp

    The compact Princeton Tec Fuel LED headlamp continues to get brighter and more powerful with every update. Its 4 LEDs now blast a bright white 70-lumen beam of light onto your backcountry adventures. See details

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    Item # 839607

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    The compact Princeton Tec Fuel LED headlamp continues to get brighter and more powerful with every update. Its 4 LEDs now blast a bright white 70-lumen beam of light onto your backcountry adventures.

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    The compact Princeton Tec Fuel LED headlamp continues to get brighter and more powerful with every update. Its 4 LEDs now blast a bright white 70-lumen beam of light onto your backcountry adventures.

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    The compact Princeton Tec Fuel LED headlamp continues to get brighter and more powerful with every update. Its 4 LEDs now blast a bright white 70-lumen beam of light onto your backcountry adventures.

    • Fuel headlamp features 4 bright LEDs and continues to offer 3 brightness settings and a strobe function
    • LEDs output a bright 70-lumen beam that reaches up to 39m on high; beam reaches 28m on medium and 20m on low
    • Unique single-arm ratcheting head pivots up and down, providing a wide range of motion so you can aim the beam wherever you need it most
    • 3 AAA alkaline batteries, included, provide up to 50 hrs. of runtime on high, 90 hrs. on medium and 146 hrs. on low
    • Princeton Tec Fuel LED headlamp has a large push-button switch that is easily operated while wearing gloves
    • Switch to the strobe function when battery life is low or you need to signal someone

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    Princeton Tec Fuel Headlamp Specs
    Best use
    4 LEDs
    70 lumens
    High: 70 / low: unavailable lumens
    39 meters
    High: 39 / low: 20 meters
    High: 50 / low: 146 hours
    3 AAA
    2.3 x 1.6 x 1.4 inches
    2.75 ounces
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    Red light mode
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    Princeton Tec Fuel Headlamp

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    Princeton Tec Fuel Headlampis rated3.1905out of5by21.
    Rated2out of5byfromGood lamp but poor battery doorI've owned several of these and can confirm the reviews of others that there is a big problem with the design of the battery door. Two have broken - even with careful handling. Right now I'm using electric tape to keep the door shut and the lamp usable. I went back and forth between a one and a two but finally gave it the two stars because the lamp itself is bright and batteries go a long way, but I would not buy one of these again.
    Date published: 2014-03-30
    Rated4out of5byfromReplace the battery door!Great lamp for what it is - a cheap(er) headlamp. Yes, the battery door breaks off. But there are two things that will make that way less problematic: 1) Read the directions. You're supposed to use part of the strap tensioner to open the battery door, not a coin or pliers or finger or anything. I'd bet that's how a lot of folks break theirs. 2) Save the paperwork, read your warranty, and then call Princeton Tec if (when) the battery door breaks. They sent me two new battery doors within a few weeks, completely free. Sure, I was hosed in the field when I actually broke it, but duct tape + zip ties fixed that, and now I have a backup door! (..but I think it says something about the quality of that door that they sent me two replacements..)
    Date published: 2014-02-20
    Rated1out of5byfromBattery Door coverThis is a nice headlamp for the price (I purchased 3) and end up returning them all. The battery door is plastic and it will snap/break and will no longer close to secure the batteries. Imagine that your out camping or just out in the dark and need to replace the battery?
    Date published: 2013-11-09
    Rated5out of5byfromI had my doubts...I wasn't sure I wanted to run with a headlamp, and didn't want to spend a lot of money on a product I might not use. The P Tec Fuel headlamp was the perfect choice for night running. The moderate price was low enough that I wouldn't feel too bad if I didn't use it. The light is clear and bright, especially for running on streets and sidewalks in total darkness (on the highest setting). It is comfortable to wear and remained in place for my runs, usually 40-60 minutes. Overall, it is a really good product, doing exactly what I want it to do, at a great price. If it ever needs replacing, or I decide to invest in another one, I will certainly look at the Princeton Tec product line.
    Date published: 2013-10-31
    Rated2out of5byfromLove it but expect to replace in 3 yrs.I really like the use and lightness. Not too heavy, not too complicated, minimal features but gets the job done. The only issue and the only reason why i went from 5 stars to 2 stars is because i've owned 3 of these and consistently within 3 years of purchase the snap enclosure for the batteries breaks. I don't drop it and i take care of it but still within 3 years the plastic hinge breaks. Luckily REI had the great return policy at that time.
    Date published: 2013-10-28
    Rated4out of5byfromPerfect for runningI use this for running in the morning and it is very lightweight. It is easy to adjust as I run and the brightness is perfect.
    Date published: 2013-10-24
    Rated4out of5byfromWorks with running hatBought this to wear for early morning (while still dark) walk at very brisk pace. Works great even though I wear a running hat with brim for the rain.
    Date published: 2013-10-10
    Rated1out of5byfromFragile thin plastic bitsI had a similar problem to the battery door flaw that others have noted. Mine failed when one of the plastic pieces that holds the light onto the strap snapped off. I used to have good luck with this brand of headlamp, but this is the second unit to break in a row.
    Date published: 2013-10-10

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