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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
 
3.8

(based on 8 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (4)
  • Adjustable beam (3)
  • Bright (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backpacking (6)
    • Hiking (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    3.0

    Durability issues

    By Piet

    from Berkeley

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Adjustable Beam

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backpacking
      • Car Camping

      Comments about Princeton Tec Fred Headlamp:

      I am looking at this forum b/c I need a part for my Princeton Fred headlamp. It has been very useful, but one of the mounts that lie behind the lamp against the forehead to hold the strap has snapped off. The lamp is not usable in this condition for convenient utility use. A new mount is hard to find. This may have occurred on a recent backpack trip when i seem to have been imprudent. i broke some pill boxes in my 1st aid kit [sat upon?] and the plastic plate behind an orienteering compass. the battery door latch also cracked, which does nor impact the use of the lamp, and appears not to be a result of having been sat upon.
      I like that the default light is red. I do not like that it is less easily switchable than the Petzl Tactikka, which I also own.

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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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      Verified Buyer

      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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            • No

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            4.0

            simple but good

            By kate

            from Catonsville, Maryland

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

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            Verified Buyer

            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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