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Princeton Tec Fred Headlamp


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Yellow/Black
One Size
  • Brightness: 45 Lumens
  • 3 White Ultrabright LEDs 1 Red Ultrabright LED
  • 145 hours burn time
  • 3 AAA Alkaline (included)
  • 78g with batteries
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Product Description

For years, the Fuel headlamp has been a staple in the outdoor lighting industry. With an increased demand for red lighting to preserve night vision, we listened, and the Fred was born. Utilizing the exact same ergonimc and lightweight styling of the Fuel, 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.

Product Details

Color: Yellow/Black | Size: One Size
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: B0077T2EIS
  • Item model number: FRED
  • Batteries 3 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,620 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

The quality of the construction is very good.
Clint
Default is red LED, which protects your night vision from inadvertent white light activation.
Ski Doc
I gave away my headlamp made by some other company after I got one of these!
Oliver

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By ZachE on July 5, 2012
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The black Fred headlamp is NOT as pictured on Amazon! The black headlamp is exactly the same size, shape, and weight as the other colors. The only differences are the color and it is cheaper than some of the other colors. Since I just received this unit today, I cannot say much about it's performance, but I wanted a small headlamp that provides red or white light, and it looks like the Fred will meet my needs perfectly. The Fred offers two brightness levels of red light, and two brightness levels of white light. There is no flashing mode for either red or white light. The unit always turns on in red mode so that you do not lose your night vision or blind other people. If you want to see a picture of the black Princeton Tec Fred Headlamp, go to the manufacturer's website.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Sergei on September 26, 2012
Color Name: BlackSize Name: One Size Verified Purchase
Very light, compact and well built, comparing to similar, but cheaper products you can buy from Home Depot. I barely can feel "it is there", when I put it on. This headlamp turned out to be surprisingly useful, perhaps, one of the most useful things I got in this price range this year! I bought it mostly to use as 1) a night red light to avoid blinding myself; 2) a reading light; 3) jogging when it is dark. It is really great for all of these. For 1), an added bonus was this light is useful when putting on contact lenses in the dark (those who use them know the eyes can be very sensitive to this procedure when you are sleep deprived). The direction of the light is fully adjustable (the lowest down is achieved with one of 2 possibe orienations). The band around the head is comfortable after I took time to adjust it. The battery compartment is easy to open with a tool included on the band buckle (someone complained it is hard to open - apparently without reading the manual). You can also use a screwdriver or coin to prop open the cover. The red light (2 settings) and white light (2 settings) are dim or bright enough for most tasks. It takes a little practice to learn how to choose a specific setting (red/white/dim/bright), but it is really easy to turn on red dim or white dim and power off with one push. The absolute longest time you can use this headlight continuosly (on red dim setting) with one battery set is rated for about 8 days (hopefully you won't find youreself in the situation for such a need). The light is rated as waterproof. I do not know for how long the head band will last upon aging, that was my only concern. No problem after 6 months. I compared this headlamp to one of those that are only sold at Home Depot: those could be brighter, but usually heavier.Read more ›
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Katie Price on August 12, 2012
Color Name: TanSize Name: One Size Verified Purchase
I've had this head lamp for about a week and am very pleased with it so far. It is absolutely perfect for my needs. I especially like how when you turn it on it goes directly to the red low beam light. You don't even have to cycle through the white lights to turn it off. If you want the white light you just have to hold the button in for a few seconds. Super smart technology, super lightweight, super compact, love the color options. Another awesome surprise was that it's made in the U.S.A.! The only negative thing I might say about it so far is that the battery cartridge is hard to open, but otherwise it's perfect!! A+
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Oliver on December 2, 2013
Color Name: BlackSize Name: One Size Verified Purchase
Best thing about this light:
When you turn the light on it is immediately in the dim red mode, then you hit the button again to get the bright red mode. If you want white then you press and hold the power button to get dim white and press again to get bright white.

With other brands (I'm talking to you Petzl and Black Diamond!) the unit turns on first to the bright-white, retina-scorching mode, then you have to dim the light to a less jarring level - but when you are out in the tranquil pitch-black wilderness the peace has already been burned out of your friend's eyes so there is no point in turning the light down. With some brands you can select (through a silly combo of long or short presses of the single power button) weather you want red or white operation, but then you have to remember what it was etc.

The operation of this light is stupid easy, which is totally what you want when your hands are frozen into blocks of ice and your brain stopped working 15 miles ago. I gave away my headlamp made by some other company after I got one of these! (I gave it to a guy I'm never going to go camping with so I know he won't blind me with its stupid operation on some starless night some place)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Vail on June 19, 2013
Color Name: BlackSize Name: One Size Verified Purchase
I bought this headlamp due to the great reputation that Princeton has in this product line. It is very bright when the high power LED light is on. It is a little awkward to turn on the white light until you are used to it. When the switch is depressed once, the red light comes on at low power, press it again and the red goes to high power. To turn on the white light to low power, you have to hold down the button for a second or so. It's not a big deal, but it is just cumbersome. The real problem is the head band. My head is fairly big, so I usually have to expand out head straps somewhat to make them comfortable. Even with this headlamp strap all the way extended, it still is somewhat uncomfortable to wear due to the excess pressure the strap puts on my head. I find myself removing it more often due to the discomfort. I don't know if they offer a larger strap for it, but it would have been nice to have more of an adjustment on the strap that it came with.
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