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Princeton Tec Fred Headlamp

Item #: 57603

Our Price: $28.99

Regular Price: $29.99

SAVINGS: $1.00 (4%)

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With an increased demand for red lighting to preserve night vision, Princeton Tec created The Fred Headlamp. Utilizing the exact same ergonimc and lightweight styling of their Fuel Headlamp, the Fred enables you to preserve night vision with the substitution of a Red LED for one of the white. The Fred will always turn on in the low mode of the Red LED, so you never have to accidently blind yourself or any other people. To eneable the three white LEDs, just hold the button down for 1.5 seconds.
  • Power: 45 Lumens
  • Lamp: 3 Ultrabright LED's
  • Burn Time: 145 Hours (Low) / 74 Hours (High)
  • Beam Length: 10m (low) / 35m (high)
  • Batteries: 3 AAA (included)
  • Weight: 78 Grams

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Princeton Tec Fred Headlamp
 
3.9

(based on 7 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (4)
  • Bright (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backpacking (5)
    • Hiking (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Reviewed by 7 customers

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    4.0

    works fine so far

    By Eccentric walker with hiking poles

    from central PA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

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    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Walk At Night
        • Hiking

        Comments about Princeton Tec Fred Headlamp:

        The headlamp works fine so far. That's an average one hour per day walking at night on unlit paths and dark roadsides for about a month. No extreme wet or cold trials yet. I bought it because of positive reviews about its default red lamp on start up, and indeed this is a nice feature. The only feature I wish it had was a blinking mode for walking against car traffic.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Good light and made in theUSA

        By SeldomSeenSmith

        from Saukville, WI.

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

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        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Long battery life
        • Waterproof

        Cons

        • No Beam Adjustment

        Best Uses

        • Backpacking

        Comments about Princeton Tec Fred Headlamp:

        It's a good lite wieght light. After you figure out the light sequence turning it on to the proper beam setting is a snap.

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        • Yes

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        4.0

        Good headlamp

        By Chris the Fish guy

        from Newport, OR

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable Beam
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backpacking
          • Car Camping
          • Day trip
          • Hiking
          • Red light

          Comments about Princeton Tec Fred Headlamp:

          This is a good headlamp. The adjustable light source is a little sticky, but not a huge deal.

          I bought the headlamp for its one red led lightbulb, but was dissapointed that it's not a true "red" led. Some of my work requires me to work in red light...something that some fish can't see. I have a true red LED light that I have in my setup and I can tell a difference between the two. The led bulb in this headlamp has a more "orange" tint to it

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          4.0

          simple but good

          By kate

          from Catonsville, Maryland

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

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          Pros

          • Bright
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backpacking
            • Hiking

            Comments about Princeton Tec Fred Headlamp:

            i bought this for my son who is a boy scout. He goes on his first trip at the end of April. We will know more after that.

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            • No

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            weak lights

            By nighthawk

            from north olympic peninsula

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Not Waterproof

              Best Uses

              • Backpacking

              Comments about Princeton Tec Fred Headlamp:

              like the red leds, though there should be one more white as it barely has enough power to be useful.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              sturdy, lightweight, simple

              By joe

              from pa

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Bright
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backpacking

                Comments about Princeton Tec Fred Headlamp:

                Looks to be well made without flimsy parts. Battery door is very solid. I like that the red is the first light on - saves night vision and battery life by starting with lower current draw.

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                5.0

                Exactly what I wanted

                By red bike rider

                from illinois

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable Beam
                • Bright
                • Lightweight
                • Small and Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Camping

                  Comments about Princeton Tec Fred Headlamp:

                  used the product in my tent on a bicycle trip. also got some use out of it when outside the tent, but had to be careful not to shine it on other people's tents when looking around while walking through the campground (would be the same with any headlamp). liked the red beam start up.

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                  • Q:

                    How do you get the Fred to go from high-beam white to low-beam white?
                    Asked on 8/28/2012 by Suzi from Eugene Oregon

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Just press the button additional times to move from bright to lower light output.

                      Answered on 8/28/2012 by Steve from Campmor
                  • Q:

                    Does this light have a fixed beam or can it be aimed/adjusted? Thank you.
                    Asked on 8/19/2011 by Anonymous

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      The Fred is a fixed beam. It does have a high and low beam though.

                      Answered on 8/23/2011 by Steve from Campmor
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