by Alan Dixon | 2005-08-13 03:00:00-06
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.
Available Late Sep. 2005
"Princeton Tec Apex Headlamp (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)," by Alan Dixon. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364).
http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/princeton_tec_apex_headlamp_orsm05.html, 2005-08-13 03:00:00-06.