A burly, bright light for any activity or job that stretches into darkness.

Your thirst for the unknown draws you deep into pitch-black caves and moonless nights in the bush, but Princeton Tec’s 200-lumen Apex Headlamp lights the darkest moments so you can easily navigate and safely enjoy what’s around the corner. The Apex comes with a max burn time of 150hours and the brightest constellation of LEDs in Princeton Tec’s outdoor line to virtually turn night into day for early your morning skins, after-dark descents, and spelunking adventures.
  • Four Ultrabright LEDs and one Maxbright LED let you toggle between different wide and spotlight modes to accommodate everything from reading, camp lighting, to search and rescue
  • The rear battery pack and adjustable, over-the-top elastic headband provides a balanced fit for skiing, climbing, and countless other nighttime activities
  • Heatsink technology on the back of the lamp is a metal vent system that disperses the heat while you use the brightest setting so the Apex doesn�t overheat (yes, LEDs can overheat )
  • The entire unit features Level 2 waterproofing, which means it will handle brief submersions under water but not at depth or for long periods of time
  • Maximum burn times: [5mm Blink] 200hr; [5mm Low] 150hr; [5mm High] 100hr; [Maxbright low] 96hr; [Maxbright high] 60hr
  • Maximum beam range: [5mm Low] more than 23m; [5mm High] 46.4m; [Maxbright low] 69m; [Maxbright high] 116m
  • Uses 4 AA Alkaline batteries (included), but can also use Lithium or NiHM rechargeable batteries (not included) to reduce weight and battery-acid waste in landfills
  • Slide-lock shape allows tool-free battery installation when you need to get into the battery housing on the fly

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5 5

AWESOME headlamp

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've had my model of this headlamp for over 9 years at this point (so clearly I'm reviewing an older model here) but it is STILL working, still bright, and still awesome. Easy to use, batteries mean it lasts a long time - I like using AAs because they're easy to find. I actually enjoy the "bulky" battery pack because it gives the headlamp enough weight to keep it in the right spot for me.

I love this thing - when it goes - I'll replace it with the latest and greatest in this series because of my experience. Definitely a fan of PT headlamps!

AWESOME headlamp

I Run a team of 8 sled dogs for 20+ miles...

I Run a team of 8 sled dogs for 20+ miles at night, usually 3 times a week. I am out on the trails for 3+ hours in -5c to -30c and need a bright beam to spot my trails ahead, 90+ feet while running. Low diffused light is fine for feeding and hookups, but I really need to see where I am going for a good 2-3 hours.

Will this light meet my needs?

Best Answer Responded on

Heya Jorp,
I haven't personally used the Apex, but I did a little research and there are a few things to note with the Apex.
-While it can run on alkaline batteries, lithium ion batteries will greatly extend the life per charge.
-This headlamp is one of the best options if you are concerned about moisture.
-Some users complain about short battery life when using the brightest setting.

You also might want to check out the Black Diamond Icon:

And you can read the review of the Apex here:

5 5

Very Bright

This headlamp is really bright and has the perfect range of brightness.

5 5

Must have :)

I think that I do not have to comment to much by looking at the pictures :)

Just get it :)

Must have :)
5 5

Great Head Lamp

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Nice and bright! Used it when I went camping at night. Love the strobe effect too. Its also made in america which is a plus!

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4 5


This is a bright light, has several settings. I like the spot light option and the flood light option. Heavier to not be warn lightly but is worth bringing, took this overnight hiking one time and was not necessary for brightness and too heavy, Wore in the rain with no problems. Would buy again but not my daily use one.

5 5

Super Bright

This light is awesome and is rated at 200 lumens. It is bright enough to mountain bike and shines brightly. The downside it the weight, with 4AA batteries it is heavy and on the MTB it tends to bounce around because of the weight. If you can live with the almost 10 ounces it is a fantastic light. It is waterproof and the housing tilts for just the right angle of light.

5 5

Apex Headlamp

Simply saying this headlamp is supper bright and i love it. The 200 is great for night skiing. The battery pack is not ideal but necessary for the burn time.

4 5

good light

very good light probly no need for the strob efect but still fun to scar your friends with

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when you are flagging someone down cause you are in need of help or rescue youll be glad you have a strobe durr.