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Princeton Tec Fred Headlamp

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    7 Reviews


    Guys named Fred are always the peace-keeping type.

    Princeton Tec's Fuel headlamp has been a staple in the headlamp world for years. The Fred takes the Fuel to the next level by replacing one of the white LED's with a more camp-friendly red LED, so you don't get in another fist fight this summer because you blinded a fellow camper.
    • Item #PRT0049

    Tech Specs

    Bulb Type
    Ultrabright LED, red LED
    Backup Power Source
    Battery Location
    Headband Type
    adjustable headband
    Tiltable Housing
    [red LED] high, low, [white LEDs] high, low
    IPX-4 standard (protected against splashing or sprayed water from any angle)
    Claimed Weight
    2.8 oz
    Recommended Use
    camping, climbing, fishing, running
    Manufacturer Warranty

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    Ptec Headlamp

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    For the price, this headlamp is great. But via the price, it's a pretty basic headlamp that doesn't have super long battery life. It gets the job done but if you're doing super long adventures, it's probably worth your money to get a more expensive but longer lasting light.

    Great light for the price

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I bought this as a gift for my mom. She uses it when she walks the dog around the neighborhood early in the morning when it's still dark outside. It provides decent light but I would not recommend it for hiking. Great for what she needed it for though!

    Great Little Light

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is great for puttering around your tent or the campfire, but not so much for long-distance light - it's only 45 lumens. If you're planning on nighttime hiking, I'd pick up to something with a few more lumens on it.

    Fred Lamp

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is a good headlamp for the price. It is very bright and is all LEDs. I think I owned the older version because the colors are a bit different. Anyway, it is very durable and bright. All that you really need in a headlamp. The elastic in the headband lasted incredibly longer than I thought. So, I think its a good buy. I'd buy it again.

    Good bargain headlamp

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is the perfect headlamp if you just need something good enough to make it to the bathroom in the middle of the night. It does the job but I would want something brighter for a night hike.

    From the lab: PTec - FRED Headlamp

    FRED puts out 45 lumens in a flood beam via three Ultrabright LEDs. The fourth LED, a red Ultrabright, helps you keep a low profile and preserve your night adjusted vision. The FRED headlamp is stable with its asymmetrical single arm bracket; the large power button is easy to find even while wearing gloves. FRED runs for up to 145 hours in white mode and 180 hours in red mode on three AAA 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.