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Princeton Tec Fuel Headlamp

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Simple, perfect, Fuel. So whisper light, you'll forget you're wearing it - til you need to light your way. The Princeton Tec Fuel Headlamp's LEDs throw out lots of light while giving you up to 160 hours of battery life.
  • A simple push button switches the four Ultrabright LEDs to give you four light settings - high, high/flash, medium and low.
  • On the high setting the bright light reaches out over 170 feet.
  • Battery life in hours is: high - 50, flash - 96, medium - 90 and low - 146.
  • Three AAA alkaline batteries (included) are quickly inserted in the clip lock, water resistant battery housing.
  • With the batteries, the Fuel weighs a mere 2.75 ounces!
  • The mounting bracket adjusts up or down to let you direct the light where you need it - from the distance, to the book in your lap.
  • The comfortable elastic head band holds the light firmly in place and easily adjusts to length.

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Related Videos

  • video: From the lab: Princeton Tec - FUEL Headlamp
    From the lab: Princeton Tec - FUEL Headlamp
    Length:2:01
Lumens: 70
Type of Bulb: LED
Burn Time on Low: 146 hours
Burn Time on Medium: 90 hours
Burn Time on High: 50 hours
Burn Time on Flash Mode: 96 hours
Type of Battery:
  • 3 - AAA alkaline
Weight (with batteries): 2.75 oz (78 g)
Batteries Included: Yes
Features:
  • Pivoting head
  • Adjustable strap
  • Splashproof
  • 5-year warranty

video: From the lab: Princeton Tec - FUEL Headlamp

From the lab: Princeton Tec - FUEL Headlamp (2:01)

Updated for 2012, FUEL puts out 70 lumens via four 5mm LEDs. This headlamp keeps its stable asymmetrical single arm bracket and easy to find power button. FUEL runs for up to 146 hours on three AAA batteries.

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4.0

(based on 7 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright (7)
  • Adjustable beam (5)
  • Durable (4)
  • Long battery life (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Backpacking (4)
  • Car camping (3)
  • Hiking (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
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Reviewed by 7 customers

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5.0

Perfect for evening walks with the dog.

By She Beast Rower

from Pacific Northwest

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustable Beam
  • Affordable
  • Bright
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Evening walks, camping, early morning regattas

    Comments about Princeton Tec Fuel Headlamp:

    Simple, straightforward design. I appreciate the lightweightness and also the price point. Gives a nice, bright
    light.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Prompt delivery.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    Design flaw

    By Griff

    from Bridgewater, Ma

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Adjustable Beam
    • Bright

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Princeton Tec Fuel Headlamp:

        I bought two of these headlamps for kayaking. They are very bright and comfortable to wear. However, on both headlamps, I snapped off the small plastic clip that holds the battery cover closed while trying to open the cover with the provided tool.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Compact and bright

        By Mark

        from Tonawanda NY

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable Beam
        • Bright
        • Long battery life

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backpacking
          • Car Camping
          • Day trip
          • Hiking

          Comments about Princeton Tec Fuel Headlamp:

          Gift in the sense purchased for my wife for night hikes

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Bright light!

          By George the River Runner

          from Claremont, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Bright
          • Durable
          • Long battery life
          • Waterproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Princeton Tec Fuel Headlamp:

              The Princeton Tec Fuel Light is one of the brightest in my collection with its 4 LED bulbs. It is light weight and adjustable. Princeton was making an almost identical 3 LED light system for L.L. Bean. But this one is far superior with its 4 bulb system. It would get one more star from me if it were able to have a red illumination function. But the basic functions of this light are a cut above the rest.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Princeton Tec Fuel Headlamp

              By Dok Berlie

              from South Fork American River

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable Beam
              • Bright

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backpacking
                • Car Camping

                Comments about Princeton Tec Fuel Headlamp:

                This sucker is far brighter than the Petzl I bought (it wasn't a cheap Petzl either). The switch is much easier to use than the Petzl, and it's less expensive.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                  Q:

                  Can I effectively and comfortably wear it under a swift water helmet?
                  Asked on 3/9/2013 by Lobohunter from South Carolina

                  4 answers

                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    I would not advise using the Princeton Tec Fuel headlamp in wet conditions. I actually destroyed one while backpacking in a driving rain. In dry times, this light is fantastic. It's lightweight, bright and has a decent battery life. The fairly slim form factor and low weight make it an easy carry. I would think wearing it with a helmet may be possible, yet the lack of a waterproof, or even water resistant, seal, renders it unsuitable for river or ocean activities. I ended up buying a very slim, waterproof headlamp for kayaking and rafting.

                    Answered on 3/9/2013 by Anonymous
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    I like this head lamp very much, and I use it a lot, but I haven't worn it
                    under a helmet. I think that might push it too far down your forehead. It's
                    fine under a hood, but not under a baseball cap. Hope this helps!

                    Answered on 3/9/2013 by Gardener from Cape Cod
                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    The strap is fairly thin, so you could wear it under the helmet. However, the Fuel is rated as "splashproof", so probably wouldn't be appropriate for use in a whitewater situation where it might be submerged. The EOS and Quad are rated for submergence and would be better choices.

                    Answered on 3/9/2013 by Clyde from NRS
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    Despending on the fit of the helmet I would think so. The elastic band is thin an the light does swivel.
                    Be wary of the clip for the battery housing. Mine broke and I use a sturdy rubber band to keep the contact points. It is not water proof and that would probably not work in your situation.
                    Good luck

                    Answered on 3/11/2013 by Anonymous
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