Princeton Tec Apex

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  1. This was my primary light until I upgraded to the Petzl Vario. For the money you not only get ample light output but a solid build and a five year warranty! My favourite thing about this lamp is that it runs on AA batteries and you could either carry spares in your trace wallet or get a set of rechargeable batteries and a charger for less than a tenner if you fish regularly. Be sure to go for the latest model which kicks out a whopping 275 Lumens though.
    Posted by 2015-12-14 19:15:10
  2. I used one of these for a long time... and they are very good, reliable, light weight and cheap to buy. The problem is that they don't light up as bright on rechargeables as they do on standard batteries, and the batteries end up getting expensive. I found the best batteries to run them on were Lithium batteries, which seemed to make the light brighter and they lasted for ages. More expensive than alkaline batteries but ended up buying less of them. If you only occasionally do night fishing, or need a light for one of your kids to come with you now and again, these are perfect. If you need to use one frequently, spend extra and get a Petzl Ultra.
    Posted by 2015-12-08 21:24:49
  3. Been using these lights since they first came on to the scene. LED was new technology then being able to provide good light in a compact unit with a good burn time from a set of rechargeable batteries. The latest model (higher Lumens) does not disappoint. It is stil compact, light weight, waterproof and alot brighter. It is not the brightest lamp on the market by any means, but it is reliable! For venues where there is clear water some of the brighter lamps are to bright this has a nice low setting, but it also has a bright enough main beam to guide your fish through the surf. Compared to alot of the higher end lamps this is relatively cheap. You buy CREE lamps for little money these days on ebay, but personal experience relability has been issue build quality is lacking. The Princeton is well built and feels sold with 4 small leds for flood lighting with 2 different brightness setting, and one main LED for flood with 2 different brightness settings. There is a also a continous flash for emergency situations. I have managed two night sesssion with a single charge of batteries. If you are looking for a good reliable lamp that doesn't cost the earth, this may just be the lamp for you.
    Posted by 2015-12-08 16:51:48