Princeton Tec Outdoor Headlamp Lineup Overview

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Princeton Tec Outdoor Headlamp Lineup Overview

Princeton Tec has been manufacturing lighting products in the USA since 1975.  They have a huge lineup of high quality headlamps and it's easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of products in their headlamp lineup.  We're here to help!

Princeton Tec features headlamps in four main categories:

  1. Outdoor
  2. Dive
  3. Industrial
  4. Tactical

All feature LED bulb technology.

In this Blog post, we will focus on their Outdoor Headlamp lineup.

Within their Outdoor Headlamp lineup, there are 2 Categories of Headlamps:

  1. Family - 16 Models
  2. Professional -12 Models

We will list the headlamps below by "Run Time".  


Runtime is defined as the duration of time from the initial output value—defined as 30 seconds after the point the device is first turned on—using fresh batteries, until the light output reaches 10% of the initial value.

 

Family Series

 

  • SNAP SOLO - New
    • 300 Lumens, 155 hours
  • SNAP SOLO RGB - New
    • 300 Lumens, 155 hours
  • SNAP
    • 300 Lumens, 155 hours
  • SNAP RGB
    • 300 Lumens, 155 hours
  • REMIX
    • 300 Lumens, 130 hours
  • REMIX PRO
    • 300 Lumens, 116 hours
  • FRED
    • 45 Lumens, 110 hours
  • SYNC 200
    • 200 Lumens, 103 hours
  • REFUEL
    • 200 Lumens, 75.5 hours
  • BYTE
    • 200 Lumens, 70 hours
  • REMIX RGB
    • 300 Lumens, 43 hours
  • MOSSY OAK GAMEKEEPER: REMIX
    • 300 Lumens, 43 hours
  • MOSSY OAK GAMEKEEPER: FUEL
    • 70 Lumens, 34 hours
  • AXIS RECHARGEABLE
    • 450 Lumens, 15 hours
  • BOT (Great for Kids)
    • 30 Lumens, 9 hours
  • MOSSY OAK GAMEKEEPER: BYTE
    • 100 Lumens, 8 hours

Professional Series

  • MOSSY OAK GAMEKEEPER: VIZZ
    • 420 Lumens, 90 hours
  • VIZZ
    • 420 Lumens, 90 hours
  • EOS TACTICAL
    • 60 Lumens, 60.5 hours
  • QUAD
    • 78 Lumens, 60.5 hours
  • QUAD TACTICAL
    • 78 Lumens, 60.5 hours
  • MOSSY OAK GAMEKEEPER: QUAD TACTICAL
    • 78 Lumens, 60.5 hours
  • VIZZ TACTICAL
    • 420 Lumens, 50 hours
  • EOS
    • 170 Lumens, 46 hours
  • APEX RECHARGEABLE
    • 550 Lumens, 13 hours
  • APEX EXTREME
    • 650 Lumens, 12.2 hours
  • APEX
    • 650 Lumens, 12 hours
  • APEX PRO
    • 650 Lumens, 10 hours

 

Store these headlamps in Princeton Tec's STASH Case:

The Stash fits Axis, Bot, Byte, Sync, Snap, Fuel, Remix, Vizz, Quad, EOS, Fred and Remix Pro.

FAQ's from Princeton Tec: 

You make so many different lights. How do I know which ones are best for me?

It’s true. We have a lot of different lights. The choices may seem a little overwhelming at first, but a few simple questions will help you narrow down the options.

  1. Will you use the light for an activity that matches one of our four divisions? (Outdoor, Dive, Industrial, or Tactical)
  2. Do you need hands-free (headlamp), hands-on (flashlight), area (lantern) or “be seen” (marker/strobe) lighting? Or do you need a helmet-mounted light (check Tactical or Industrial), a bike-mounted light (see Outdoor) or something else (check Accessories)?
  3. What activities will you use the light for?
    • Fast-moving and/or varied terrain activities (trail running, mountain biking, backcountry hunting, escaping yeti, etc.)?
    • Higher lumens may be best for you – focus on lights with 200+ lumens.
    • Not-as-fast-moving activities in less varied terrain (road running, hanging around camp, low-key hiking, fishing, etc.)?
    • High-lumen lights with a low flood setting or dimmability will work, or lights under 200 lumens.
  1. What are your fuel needs?
    • Alkaline: The battery type that fuels most of your electronics. Do you carry other gear that uses a specific battery type? Sticking to one type of battery (e.g. AAA) makes it easier to stay prepared.
    • Rechargeable: Feeling green? Have a regular power source to plug into? Shop rechargeable options.
    • Lithium: Planning to spend a lot of time in extreme cold or heat? Lithium batteries are smaller and lighter than most alkaline batteries and can often withstand extreme temperatures.

What are lumens, and how many do I need?

A lumen is a unit that measures light, as derived by the International System of Units (SI). It’s also how we measure the light output of our products. Lumens are important, but lumen count isn’t the only factor that affects brightness. The quality of the reflector and how long the light maintains its lumen count before the battery begins to drain will also influence brightness. 

Lumen counts can be a matter of preference, but here’s our rule of thumb: if you’re doing a fast-paced activity, covering varied terrain, or you REALLY want to nail that starry Instagram photo, look for products with 200 lumens and higher. If your activities are more moderately paced, cover somewhat consistent terrain, or are focused around a campfire, for example, 200 lumens or less will do the job.

At Princeton Tec, we preach the gospel of light discipline: whenever possible, do what you need to do (safely), with as little light as possible – without giving yourself a headache. This approach helps to preserve the peace of the outdoors at night, while also preserving the integrity of your friends’ eyes when you look directly at them while wearing a headlamp (see also: why do I need a red LED?).

 

Shop our full collection of Princeton Tec Headlamps HERE.    


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