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      Princeton Tec Apex LED Headlamp

      The biggest and brightest headlamp in the Princeton Tec professional series, the Apex® LED headlamp stands up to harsh weather and throws 275 lumens up to 116m on high.
      • $89.95

      Item # 865339

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      • Features a high-output Maxbright LED for intense, long-range spot lighting; four Ultrabright 5mm LEDs combine to provide wide-angle, close-in lighting
      • Includes four brightness levels and an emergency strobe; dual switch design allows easy access to all five modes
      • Headlamp outputs 275 lumens and throws light up to 116m on high to light up the trail ahead
      • Power-regulated circuit board ensures consistent lighting levels; Apex provides 1.5 hrs. of regulated light and 90 hrs. of total burn time with the Maxbright LED on high
      • Switch to the 5mm LEDs on low and get up to 14 hrs. of regulated output and 150 hrs. of total burn time
      • Heat-regulating technology prevents light from getting too hot
      • Additional strap on top holds light securely in place; rear-mounted battery pack holds 4 AA alkaline batteries (included) and features padding for comfort
      • Battery power meter lets you know when your batteries are running low
      • High-grade materials ensure durability and strong resistance to weather and environmental conditions; IPX7 rating ensures protection against water down to 1m for up to 30 min.
      • Princeton Tec Apex headlamp is compatible with AA alkaline, lithium and rechargeable batteries (sold separately)

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      Princeton Tec Apex LED Headlamp

      Specification Description
      Best use Camping
      Bulb type LED
      Bulb detail High-output LED / 4 LEDs
      Beam type Flood, Spot
      Max light output (lumens) 260 lumens
      Max beam distance (m) 116 meters
      Beam distance High: 116 / low: 23 meters
      Brightness levels 4
      Strobes 1
      Average run time (Regulated) high: 1.5 / low: 14 hours
      Regulated output Yes
      Rechargeable No
      Batteries 4 AA
      Material(s) Impact-resistant plastic
      Dimensions (Lamp) 2.5 x 1.75 x 1.5 / (battery case) 3.5 x 2.75 x 1 inches
      Water-resistance rating IPX7
      Weight with batteries 8 ounces

      Princeton Tec Apex LED Headlamp

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      Rated 5out of5
      by fromBest high end headlamp I mostly use this headlamp for projects around the house. Whether it be crawling around in the attic, under the house, under the sink, car, etc, etc - this little gem sheds light on what you are working on in various ways. With aging eyes - this is my go to tool anytime I start working on something. With both flood and spot light options, it creates the right light for what you are doing. It's great for outdoors as well - fishing, hiking, trying to find the escaped house cat outside - whatever! I highly recommend this light - I own 2 of them - and one of them has been used heavily for 3 years and is still like new.
      Date published: 2013-12-29
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromBest I've used. I've used a lot of headlamps, everything from lightweight units to expedition units with remote mounted battery packs. For me, the Apex headlamp brings a lot of simple features that I consider non-negotiable. Battery pack on the back of the head with an overhead strap is key. Allows you to have 4 batteries and it keeps the unit balanced rather than having the batteries and lamp all in one, making the headlamp feel front heavy. I've used this headlamp on climbing helmets and winter hats alike, and there is plenty of adjustment in them. There are two very simple buttons. One operates the flood, and it's high, low, strobe, and push/hold to shut off. Same with the other button for the distance beam. Can't get any easier than that. Plus, the buttons are big enough to operate with a glove on. It doesn't require tools to open the battery compartment. It's got a coin-type slot for opening the compartment, but it's designed to be opened with the side of one of the adjustment buckles on the strap. Dirt simple. The flood light on low beam lasts much longer than 150 hours with a lithium battery. And, it's plenty of light for camp chores and reading in the tent. Only downfall I've noticed is one of the strap holders on the battery compartment broke off when we dropped the headlamp once. We found the piece, glued it back on, and all is well. Rain, snow, or with my head buried deep in an auto project, this headlamp is perfect. No gimmicky features, it's burly, and you can have scale the brightness power to anything you need. Both my wife and I use this for backpacking and all things mountain related. It's one of the few headlamps I've used where I couldn't think of something I'd want to change.
      Date published: 2014-08-10
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromBright light Good bright light. Comfortable enough on my head. I use it for working around the house. Probably too heavy to carry in the backcountry. I have a lighter headlamp that I use for skiing and backpacking.
      Date published: 2014-10-27
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromRugged and generally reliable I've used battery powered incandescent bulb and now LED headlamps for several decades for long hours of night wildlife surveys. Over the last few years I have tried other 4 AA headlamps with relatively high wattage primary LEDs but like this one the best and have three. PrincetonTec has continued to upgrade the primary LED from time to time so that the peak lumen rating has gone up without a significant decrease in battery life. A couple have failed without mistreatment and were promptly replaced by Princeton. The regulator in this model emits enough RF to create impractical amounts of background noise when holding sensitive wildlife telemetry receivers, so for that unusual work, you need something else.
      Date published: 2014-12-14

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