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Princeton Tec Fuel 4 LED Headlamp

Item #: 57071

Our Price: $24.99

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When applied well, technology should be simple. Such is the case with the innovative Fuel headlamp - designed to meet the widest range of applications while remaining small, lightweight and robust. With all of the touch points of the product being considered, the Fuel's smart design fulfills technology's promise of actually making our lives easier.
  • Ultrabright, now with 4 LEDs for powerful flood light and long burn times.
  • Max 70 lumens of brightness and 146 hours of burn time.
  • 4 Modes: High: 70 Lumens / 50 Hours / 52 Meters
  • Flash: 96 Hours
  • Med: 25 Lumens / 90 Hours / 37 Meters
  • Low: 13 Lumens / 146 Hours / 28 Meters
  • Asymmetrical single arm bracket that makes directing the light effortless and reliable.
  • Large , easy to find push button switch designed to be compatible with gloves.
  • Easy to open battery door with a positive snap closure.
  • Batteries: 3AAA Alkaline (included)
  • Weight: 78g / 2.75 oz.

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Princeton Tec Fuel 4 LED Headlamp
 
3.2

(based on 23 reviews)

61%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright (19)
  • Adjustable beam (13)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Long battery life (7)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backpacking (14)
    • Hiking (13)
    • Car camping (11)
    • Day trip (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (12), Avid adventurer (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (16), Yes (4)

    Reviewed by 23 customers

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    1.0

    Battery door design failure

    By Chris

    from Reno, NV

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Pros

    • Bright
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Flimsy Design

    Best Uses

      Comments about Princeton Tec Fuel 4 LED Headlamp:

      I could hardly imagine a worse time for the poorly designed battery door to fail than in the middle of the night in the Peruvian Amazon jungle. Reading the reviews, I now see that this is a common problem.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      1.0

      Great light but bad battery door design.

      By desmobob

      from upstate NY

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Beam
      • Bright
      • Lightweight
      • Long battery life

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backpacking
        • Car Camping
        • Hiking

        Comments about Princeton Tec Fuel 4 LED Headlamp:

        I bought this light for backpacking, canoe camping, hunting, hiking... everything! It has a great combination of power, ease of use, light weight, and long battery life.

        Unfortunately, the flimsy battery door latch makes the light unreliable. Mine just broke a few minutes ago as I was putting in new batteries for a canoe camping trip that starts tomorrow. I have only used the light twice since I bought it. Good thing I own other headlamps!

        The Princeton Tec website describes the FUEL's simple battery door and latch "bulletproof." Funny. Read other reviews to see how many of the bulletproof latches have broken.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Blinded by the LIght

        By Camping Queen

        from New Hampsha

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Bright
        • Durable
        • It Comes In Pink
        • Lightweight
        • price

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Any Time You Need A Light
          • Backpacking
          • Car Camping
          • Day trip
          • Hiking

          Comments about Princeton Tec Fuel 4 LED Headlamp:

          This was a gift for my Aunt, she loves it and she loves that it comes in pink. :)

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          2.0

          Not durable

          By Sicon

          from Somerset, NJ

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Adjustable Beam
          • Bright
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Princeton Tec Fuel 4 LED Headlamp:

              As others have mentioned, this would be a great headlamp, EXCEPT for the remarkably weak battery door design. The door hinges, and has springs to push the batteries against the contacts inside. This means that the latch of the battery door is under some pressure. The problem is that the thin piece of plastic that latches the door is SO thin that it breaks VERY easily.

              Really, really poor design. I used mine for a single one-week camping trip before the flimsy plastic latch failed. Until they fix this, I would stay away from this headlamp.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Great headlamp for the price

              By Andy

              from North georgia

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Bright
              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backpacking
                • Hiking

                Comments about Princeton Tec Fuel 4 LED Headlamp:

                This headlamp is light, small and very bright. Changing the three AAA batteries is simple. I use it when working outdoors at night and have not put it on the included headband for hands free operation yet. Very satisfied!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Not Durable

                By Henry the Scout

                from New Jersey

                About Me Avid Adventurer

                Pros

                • Adjustable Beam
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Bulky
                • Low battery life
                • Not Durable at all
                • Poor Construction

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Princeton Tec Fuel 4 LED Headlamp:

                  I got this as a gift and i took it on maybe 2 camping trips and the batter compartment popped open. i thought no big deal, so i fixed it with a little bit of duct tape and it worked for maybe 8 days until the other side of the battery compartment popped open.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Headlamp

                  By davidV

                  from Hawley Pa

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Princeton Tec Fuel 4 LED Headlamp:

                        Very bright,nice product except I dropped mine once and like other reviewers the battery compartment door broke. No way to jury rig so its now useless. If they can fix the problems with the door I would buy another, until they do I'll use another brand left in the dark.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Comment on this review

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Battery Door Breaks Easily

                        By Kurt Yurt

                        from Naples, NY

                        About Me Environmentalist

                        Pros

                        • Adjustable Beam
                        • Bright
                        • Lightweight
                        • Long battery life
                        • Waterproof

                        Cons

                        • Battery Door Brakes Easy

                        Best Uses

                        • Backpacking
                        • Car Camping
                        • Day trip
                        • Hiking

                        Comments about Princeton Tec Fuel 4 LED Headlamp:

                        I bought this for my wife after owning the Princeton Tec Quad Headlamp... just wanted to try a different model. The battery door broke shortly after owning it. I like the performance of the light otherwise. Until they can ameliorate this problem I will be going back to the Quad Headlamp model.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Comment on this review

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        poorly designed battery compartment

                        By Marathon Man

                        from North West NJ

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Princeton Tec Fuel 4 LED Headlamp:

                        Needed a good headlamp to run outdoors in the dark evenings. Saw other reviews about the battery compartment. Thought that I would have better results. Upon receipt I followed the instructions using the tab on the head band strap to open up the unit and insert the supplied batteries - the battery door broke! Obvious design, quality flaw. A deal breaker for what would otherwise be a good product. When will Princeton Tec address this? If it was a car it would be subject to the lemon law!

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        Durability(battery door) an issue

                        By Lou

                        from Chattanooga, TN

                        About Me Avid Adventurer

                        Pros

                        • Bright
                        • Long battery life
                        • Stable

                        Cons

                        • Durability

                        Best Uses

                        • Backpacking
                        • Car Camping
                        • Day trip
                        • Hiking

                        Comments about Princeton Tec Fuel 4 LED Headlamp:

                        I have had 3 of these lights, I do love the light itself, but the battery door has broken on all 3 of my lamps. I replaced on at the local store, but having to ship the others back is too much hassle. I wish they would just re-engineer the battery compartment!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                          Does this switch to red light?
                          Asked on 11/3/2010 by Anonymous

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                            The Princeton Tec Fuel 4 LED Headlamp does not have a red light.

                            Answered on 11/4/2010 by SkyeLab from New Jersey
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                        Bulb Type 4 LEDS
                        Batteries 3AAA
                        Weight with Batteries 2.75 oz (78 g)
                        Dimensions 2.3 x 1.6 x 1.4 inches
                        Lumins 43
                        Max Beam Distance 35 m (115')
                        Brightness Levels 4

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