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Princeton Tec Apex Headlamp (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)

Beware, this light may blister the paint of your walls if you aren’t careful.

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by Alan Dixon | 2005-08-13 03:00:00-06

Princeton Tec Apex Headlamp (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)

Overview

The Apex is a headlamp with a current regulated 3 watt LED, four task light LED’s and a 4 AA rear mounted holder. A real mamasita of a headlamp, the Apex is designed for both intense forward illumination and bright task lighting. It sets a new benchmark for long term intense light for a headlamp under 10 oz. Beware, this light may blister the paint of your walls if you aren’t careful.

While the Petzl MYO XP’s 3 watt LED shuts down in about 20 seconds to prevent overheating, the Apex’s 3 runs brighter and longer by using a thermal regulating heatsink. While introduced at Winter OR the Apex is not expected to be available for at least a couple of months.

Specifications

  • 3 watt Maxbright Luxeon LED for spotting
  • Heatsink thermal regulation allows LED’s to burn brighter and longer
  • Collimator lens for maximum brightness (a broader beam than Eos)
  • 4- 5mm LED for area light
  • Separate switches provide independent control over Maxbright and area light LEDs
  • Current regulated for constant light output in all modes
  • 4 AA batteries- offers 60% more efficiency then 3 AAAbattery units
  • Battery life indicator
  • 72 to 150 hr
  • Uses alkaline, lithium and rechargeable batteries
  • Waterproof to 1 meter
  • 9.8 oz with batteries, 6.4 oz empty
  • MSRP: $79.99

Available Late Sep. 2005


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"Princeton Tec Apex Headlamp (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)," by Alan Dixon. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364).
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