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Princeton Tec Apex LED Headlamp

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$89.95

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The Princeton Tec Apex LED Headlamp will light up your outdoor world. The 3-watt MaxBright LED will shine a spotlight beam up to 180 feet away and the four UltraBright LEDs will cast a steady wide beam or flashing light out as far as 75 feet. All this power in a 10-oz. package that squeezes 72 to 200 (average 150) hours of light out of four AA alkaline batteries (included).

The dual switch design allows easy access to the five modes. Submersible to 3-feet, works with alkaline, lithium or rechargeable batteries.

Product Reviews

  (4)
Lumens: 200
Type of Bulb: 1 Maxbright LED, 4 Ultrabright LEDs
Burn Time on Low: Maxbright - 110 hours, Ultrabright - 150 hours
Burn Time on High: Maxbright - 90 hours, Ultrabright - 100 hours
Burn Time on Flash Mode: 200 hours
Type of Battery:
  • 4 - AA alkaline
Weight (with batteries): 9.8 oz (279 g)
Batteries Included: Yes
Features:
  • Waterproof to 1 Meter
  • Lithium battery compatible
  • Lifetime warranty

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  • Princeton Tec Apex LED Headlamp

    Q:

    Can lithium batteries be used in this headlamp without throwing off the circuitry?
    Asked on 9/16/2013 by Rico from Asheville, NC

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      "Can lithium batteries be used in this headlamp without throwing off the circuitry?" It's just the voltage that matters, not what kind of batteries produce the voltage. The 4 batteries in the Apex are wired in series, so I *assume* that the voltage is stepped down to whatever the LEDs require (probably about 3 volts), but the input voltage probably shouldn't be more than the 6 volts you'd get from 4 standard AA batteries. 1.5 volt AA size lithium batteries are common, but there are also 3 volt AA size batteries. I would assume that the circuitry can't handle a 12 volt input, so when using 3 volt batteries you'd need to use only two, with dummy cells in the other two spots.

      Answered on 9/25/2013 by Steve from NY from the Hudson Valley
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      okay can

      Answered on 9/17/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I've used both Lithium and NiMh AA batteries in mine which is about 7 or
      8 years old...regular alkaline batteries last about one evening so I
      only use them in an emergency. Nice thing about the Lithium is the
      weight reduction of the battery pack hanging off the back.
      Ben

      Answered on 9/16/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes, Rico, you can use AA Alkaline, Lithium or NiHM Rechargeable batteries with the Apex.

      Answered on 9/16/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • Princeton Tec Apex LED Headlamp

    Q:

    Will this light fit securely onto a NRS Rogue full coverage helmet and is it adjustable to tilt down to be usable on that helmet? Need to know ASAP. THis is to be used for swiftwater rescue so is this truly waterproof to 3' depth? Critical information. If this is not the best for swiftwater rescue application please reccommend the best light that fits the NRS helmet and will last. Please reply to peter.vonwiesenthal@cyfairvfd.org
    Asked on 12/22/2012 by Capt Peter vonWiesenthal - FD Spcl. Ops. from Cypress (Houston) Texas

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      I'm assuming by NRS "full coverage" helmet you may be referring to the NRS Chaos Full Cut Helmet. The Apex will fit on it and it is rated to be waterproof down to one meter, for 30 minutes. Princeton Tec makes great headlamps

      Answered on 12/23/2012 by Clyde from NRS
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3.3

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Pros

  • Adjustable beam (4)
  • Bright (4)

Cons

  • Short battery life (3)

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    3.0

    Battery pack casing lasted 2 years

    By EDAN

    from Fayetteville, WV

    About Me Professional/Guide

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Adjustable Beam
    • Bright
    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Durability
    • Low battery life

    Best Uses

    • Dark

    Comments about Princeton Tec Apex LED Headlamp:

    I was very happy with this lamp for the first year I owned it. However, after 18 months of use, the battery pack casing started collecting condensation inside and the small flemsy inner battery receptacle was broken after one battery change. I use my headlamps sparingly for approaches, and leaving the water or crag after dark, as well as hunting. I have not had this problem with any other lamp and didnt drop or abuse it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Love it!

    By BattleReady

    from Michigan

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable Beam
    • Bright
    • Durable
    • Waterproof

    Cons

    • Low battery life

    Best Uses

    • Adventure Racing
    • Backpacking
    • Hiking
    • Worlds Toughest Mudder

    Comments about Princeton Tec Apex LED Headlamp:

    Great lamp. Second one I owned. First one got knocked off my head during a race in NJ. Bright, comfortable, adjustable - worth the dough. Be warned that battery life is short if you run on the highest lumens.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    2.0

    Okay headlamp, bellow NRS standards

    By Puppy

    from Muddy Gutt Bottoms, KY

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Adjustable Beam
    • Bright
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Dim
    • Not Waterproof

    Best Uses

    • Backpacking
    • Hiking

    Comments about Princeton Tec Apex LED Headlamp:

    an all around "just okay" headlight, which for the price is unnacceptable. I've put everything else I've bought from NRS through its paces, including an HD bills bag that I'm still using to haul 80+ pounds of gear in a watterlogged dinghy. It's an alright light, but beneath NRS.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    the muscle truck of headlamps

    By Woodrow

    from Anchorage, AK

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable Beam
    • Bright

    Cons

    • Low battery life

    Best Uses

    • Anytime you need light

    Comments about Princeton Tec Apex LED Headlamp:

    The Princeton Tec Apex LED Headlamp is clearly the muscle truck of headlamps; it puts out in a big way. If you are used to and don't mind the rear mount battery pack, then the Princeton Tec headbands are quite adequate at providing a comfortable platform for this extremely versatile headlamp. The buttons are easy to find and equally easy to use and provide an exceptional gear box to select the most appropriate light that you need for near and far and social lighting tasks. One note about the off switch, it's not all together intuitive and requires some getting used to. Once you have summited the learning curve, it's a natural. There is one negative to this beast and like all muscle trucks, it's a fuel hog. We have two lamps in our house and they both burn batteries in a conspicuous manner. Ironically there is a fuel gauge on this headlamp (the first that I have ever had). A blinking light under the main bulb blinks a color code to let you know useable battery life. Initially this seems like a nice feature, but It turns red way to quick and it the tent at night it's a bit retro disco ball disruptive. If they can get the battery use under control, then they have a homerun.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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