A top-of-the-line headlamp that excels in any weather and application.
- Four Ultrabright LEDs and a single, 200-lumen Maxbright LED shed light on your descent, mountain rescue, or dawn push to a notorious summit
- The tough, highly water-resistant housing features Heatsink technology, which allows the lamp to achieve maximum illuminate without the risk of overheating
- Regulated bulb voltage maintains a steady 108-meter spotlight for up to 2.5 hours
- Five light modes and a glove-friendly button let you achieve the appropriate amount of light in any climate
- The Ultrabright LED flash mode extends the battery life to 300 hours during power-save emergencies
- At its lowest light mode, the Apex Extreme stays illuminated for up to 200 hours for use during emergency bivy scenarios
- The entire rig weighs 416g but the lamp and adjustable elastic headband alone weigh much less so you can leave them on your head or helmet all day
- Conceived, designed, and manufactured in the USA
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Very Bright headlamp
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Overall this is probably one of the best bang for your buck ( in my opinion) you can get for a headlamp. I've owned many over my years of running around through the woods and this one lights the way to say the least. It has 4 settings. The max bright on the primary lamp is just insane. Don't accidentally flash your camping buddies in the face with this thing. Having a corded lamp does get some getting use to if you are use the usual lamps where the power source is up top on your head. some people don't care for cables but having that extra burn time and lamp strength is worth it. The lamp is very light on the head. It has plenty of cord so if you aren't a tall person you can neatly coil the extra cable into the power pack which straps on the hip. This lamp is by no means water proof so don't jump in a lake with this thing on, you will kill it.
My only gripe and why i gave this 4 starts out of 5 is because the picture on back countries website isn't the lamp you will get. Two differences are that the headlamp is black and grey, not black and orange like you see above. Secondly, the battery pack is way different. It doesn't come with that handy little clip you see. it's also solid black with a half zip top to access the internal battery pack. on the side are two velco straps which you usually clip to either a pack or a belt if you're wearing one.
Back country. Please update the picture so customers know what they are buying.
I do love this lamp - it's so bright that my nighttime hiking in the mountains had never been so much fun before this! :) However the batteries do not last nearly 100 hours, but then again I always use the maxbright high setting and by the time the indicator light goes red, I recharge my batteries. So it could be just me. :) All being said though, I still believe this the coolest light out there as the batteries are not "weighing" on my head and in my pocket or clipped on my belt or in my pack, I don't feel any weight at all.
What a powerful source of light. Very comfortable on the head due to the batteries being contained in the remote pack. Have used for night time mountain biking, trail running, and mountaineering. Very happy with this product. Can't wait to try with lithium batteries.
Crash Course in Making Lights
PTEC designs, engineers, manufactures and assembles our own products at our facilities in the great state of New Jersey, USA. The technology and products have evolved since we started in 1975. This is what the process looks like today.
After we made this video, it became that much more apparent that it takes a ton of energy, knowledge and skill to do what we do. What we do requires a fast pace and rapid mind. Hold on tight while this video takes you inside the brain of PTEC HQ.
This lamp is remarkably bright. I love this thing, use it for so many activities, running, biking, hiking, climbing, camping, operating, you name it. And the batteries last a really long time, much longer than you'd expect especially on low light levels. For me it's perfect as there are plentiful AA batteries lying around at work. So when you need a veritable blow torch on your dome for extended duration and you don't mind the drag of the added battery pack this is it.
Can someone clear this up for me?...Above...
Can someone clear this up for me?...Above its says "Regulated bulb voltage maintains a steady 108-meter spotlight for up to 2.5 hours" and to the right its says "Burn Time (maxbright high) 100 hour". What are the two referring to? 2.5 hours seems close to the time on a set of batteries but I have a prinstontec apex with the same LED setup that uses 4 AAs and gets about 3 hours burn on maxbright-high on a set of 4 and this item uses 8 batteries. I'd think the burn time would be around 4-5 hours.
I think that what they are trying to convey is that the regulator slowly dims the beam. So you get 2.5 hours of full power burn before the power saving starts lowering the output. Visit http://www.princetontec.com/apex-extreme and click the "Burn Time" link...they have a little flash [good lord, who still uses flash?] deal to show you the effective burn time and power output.
Is this a rechargeable battery
Is this a rechargeable battery
AA batteries, but you can use rechargeable batteries.
Follow me, I will light the way
Ahem. this thing is bright. like really bright.. the dimmest setting on this is still nearly as bright as any previous or current other headlamp I have. Of course, I have to deal with lugging around that cute battery belt and try to explain to strangers that that is not a cell phone clip but a batter pack. A worthy expense though. I've done night hiking, used it for some night photography, explored caves and cannot wait to see how it does bombing some trees up at Brighton next season for some night boarding.
This thing has guided alot of people down off Halfdome trail after they've gotten caught on the trail after dark. Also use this at least a 1000hrs a year inspecting damaged buildings.