2nds. Princeton Tec's EOS headlamp provides durable, weather-resistant, lightweight and multi-functional lighting with a MaxBright LED light that has three brightness levels as well as a blinking mode.
Reviewed by Mill Valley Mum from Mill Valley CA on Sunday, January 4, 2015
I love this sturdy lamp. It's my go to, for sure. The three different settings of steady light are quite different, making them all useful.
These are the three reasons why I gave it a 4 instead of 5: 1. It's a bit heavier than the other Princetons I have. 2. It burns batteries quickly on high..you can tell when the batteries are waning because the most powerful setting starts to dim and then all three are about the same brightness as the lowest setting after a while and 3. I love the vertical mechanism for focusing the beam up or down during reading or other close jobs. It's not a sturdy design on that part of the lamp. Mine eventually broke right off. Naturally, STP was great about sending me a new one because it was under six months (so STP gets 5 out of 5).
Reviewed by Kurt from WA on Friday, December 12, 2014
I finally broke down and bought this headlamp to replace my big ol' clunky Petzl that used those monster flat pack batteries. I was hesitant going to LED because I knew some of them couldn't really throw a beam very far. This is not one of those headlamps! Good strong beam that really cuts through the darkness. The pivoting lamp was a must for me, and Princeton has done it well on this model. Nice design with a tool-less battery cover that makes it easy to replace batteries on the go. On/off button is a little stiff and a bit cumbersome if you're wearing heavier gloves, but at least it won't accidentally get turned on in your pack. Was so happy with this headlamp, I bought more to outfit the entire family!
Reviewed by Sheldon from Colorado on Friday, June 6, 2014
For $25 on a deal flyer I don't think you can find a better light. Light output is awesome. Battery life seems great. A touch on the heavy/bulky side but I quickly forgot about it after wearing it for an hour. I was used to small cheaper headlamps. Being water resistant makes the button a little firm to push and cycle through settings but not a problem. In the immortal words of Lloyd, "I like it a lot".
Reviewed by Steve from Connecticut on Thursday, December 26, 2013
I've used this particular headlamp for several years now and it has never been a problem. I did wear out the pivot tabs on one, causing it to flop down if I moved my head too fast, but Princeton Tec replaced it free of charge (excellent warrranty). I would recommend this lamp to anyone, especially at the price offered on STP.
Reviewed by Daniel J from Tennessee on Wednesday, December 4, 2013
This is my second Princeton Tec headlamp. I bought the first one 5 or 6 years ago and its still going strong. What I like about Princeton Tec is that some of their headlamps are WATERPROOF, not water resistant. My old light and this one are both SUBMERSIBLE to 1 meter. These particular lights also have a hinge and screw which tightens the battery compartment together and seals it rather than cheap plastic clips that often break after a few battery changes. Its also rated for 120 hours on low with 3 AAA batteries. This is a great light and Sierra Trading Post has them at a great price at just over $20 with a Dealflyer coupon.