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Princeton Tec Fuel 3 Headlamp

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    absolute junk

      I bought 3 on SAC last year. The actual light is great, but not one of them made it through a battery change. The cheap, crappy, plastic housing broke in the same place on each one. A buddy of mine had the same problem. Go spend the $15 bucks on a Black Diamond Gizmo instead.

      Did you use the "buckle tool" ?
      The instructions show you how to use the tool which also functions as the buckle on the strap. I have changed the batteries many times and never broke anything. Perhaps you used a penny or the like, but the tool is designed to "lift and push" so that the door clears the latch. reading the instructions is a good idea these days. Products are complex and manufatureres attempt to "package" (not as in packaging for retail but design package) as much as possible into their designs and therefore there are lots of minute little parts at play, a little care and knowledge of your product helps with us e and longevity of your purchase.

      Lightweight headlamp

        Despite not having a strap that goes over the top of your head, it still sits on your head well without really shaking around. my only problem was that the piece that holds down the lid over the battery area broke, and i have to replace the duct tape holding it down every day. also, its only really bright for the first couple hours you use it, and then it dims down a little.

        Hey Keene, give us a shout on or 1-800-257-9080 and we can get you a replacement battery door. Using the ladder lock buckle as a lever will make opening the door a lot easier next time.

        Light and BRIGHT.

          Better than my last blackdiamond dual bulb light... at least the LEDs are.. These 3 leds are super bright on high! The housing wouldnt be super waterproof if dropped in a pond but for the price this light is hard to beat. If you are looking for a lamp under 30 bucks, this is a must!

          Great Headlamp

            I got this for my father for when he is working on his truck so he would stop borrowing mine. He loves the thing to death. Battery life has been great. This thing can take a beating too and be unscathed. I just got one myself and I am loving this too. Princeton Tec knows how to make a great headlamp.

            Good from SAC

              I got this for 50% off on SAC. Ordering and shipping was super easy.For about $18 including shipping this was a steal!This is a very bright lamp with three settings for brightness and one flasher, which was a nice surprise. The button is also smart in the sense that if you click it off it will turn off, and you don't have to cycle through all of the settings. If you want to change the brightness you just click a little faster than you would to turn it on and off. My other light doesn't do this, I have to cycle through all of the settings in order to turn it off, so this is a very convenient feature.Some of the stitching on the headband was a little frayed out of the box, I will see how this holds up after use. I'm not worried though, because there is a five -year manufacturers warranty.I plan to use this for cycling at night as well as camping. It seems very durable, although it did take a small fall and switched off.

              Princeton Tec Fuel

              This pic was actually taken to show off the Gamma SV hood, but you can get a clear view of the Fuel Headlamp strapped to my head as I'm about to head out for a night time snowshoe adventure.

              Princeton Tec Fuel

              Good and inexpensive

                I'm new to using headlamps, but I must say that I am impressed. Picked this little guy up cheaply on SAC and have been using it for night time snow shoe adventures in the woods of Wisconsin. It has 3 intensity levels and one signal/flash and is very light weight. Like I said, headlamps are new to me and I nearly forgot it was strapped to my head after a few minutes! It runs on 3 AAAs, the battery compartment is not water proof, but it is designed in such a fashion that it would likely sustain rain with minimal problems (some dielectric grease around the edge of the battery cover would solve this, but I'm unsure how watertight the rest of the housing is. I suppose I will find out this spring!)

                Let there be light

                  I am quite impressed with this headlamp. It has hi, mid, lo and a blinking mode. And let em tell you that the Hi setting is incredibly bright! I use to Lo when I am working on hand held projects and it works extremely well. I'm thinking about getting another one for the car. Highly recommended.

                  Ubber bright.

                    I was quite suprized when I ficked this lamp on for the first time. I was temporarly blinded for at least a minute from looking strait at it when it came on. Then it proceeded to out shine my more expensive Mammot, Petzl and BD lamps. My only suggestion would be to get the new modle, they added a 4th LED. No weight gain, loses 14 hours burn time (at low) but jumps from 15 Lumens to a listed 43 Lumens, and no price hike. :D

                    Love it

                      Got this one after i decided i really needed a headlamp for backpacking. Compared it to several other headlamps and found this one is equal in quality to the more expensive lamps. I love the hi/lo/blinking affect, and found it with a very attractive pink headband. Works just as great in the snow as it does in good weather, would definitely recommend it!

                      Did anyone else have a problem getting the...

                      Did anyone else have a problem getting the batteries in, and subsequently taking them out later ? I could not get the lamp working at first, so i decided to take the batteries out. Wow, were the hard to get out, i had to use a knife and other tools to pull them out, the chamber to hold them was super snug. Is there an easier way that I ignorantly didnt try ? On the upside. GREAT lamp !

                      Best Answer

                      The easiest way to get the batteries out is to use the plastic ladder-lock buckle used to adjust the headstrap. You'll notice a round edge which can be used to pry the battery lid open. In fact, this is what it's designed to do. Simply place the thin, round side of the ladder-lock buckle into the space between the main body and battery lid and pry open. Super easy!

                      Yes! The housing is too small for the batteries! They barely got in, and when the did they wouldn't come out. I fixed this through a combination of drilling the housing and using a soldering iron to melt a few high points inside.

                      Otherwise it puts out a great white light, but because of these problems I won't by a Princeton headlamp again.