Walk towards the light…

Or bring your own. This weeks product of the week is the Princeton Tec Remix headlamp. The Remix combines the reach of a spot LED for distance illumination with the close up capability of three flood LEDs. Couple this with a rugged housing and weather resistant design as well as smart energy saving programming and you have a solid piece of low light gear.

From Princeton Tec:

The Remix is equipped with an asymmetrical single arm bracket, easily accessible battery door enclosure, and large push button switch. Combine these features with a simple & lightweight design and you have a headlamp built to perform in any environment. Whether your requirements call for long distance spotting, or close range area light, the Remix is up to the task with a combination of a single MAXBRIGH T LED and 3 Ultrabright LEDs. The end result; true versatility in a compact, water resistant, and self-contained package.

POWER 45 Lumens

LAMP 3 Ultrabright LEDs,
1 Maxbright LED

BURN TIME 200 Hours



Power Setting/Reach/Burn time:
Maxbright LED High/40+meters/28 Hours
Maxbright LED Low/30 meters focused beam/53 Hours
5mm trio LEDs High/30+ meters diffuse/61 Hours
5mm trio LEDs Low/10-15 meters diffuse/200 Hours

What you get:
Headlamp, Strap, Batteries included, Instructions

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The housing is well designed for rugged use and attention to detail is not lost at Princeton Ted, even down to the attachment of the light to the head strap or a multitude of other applications if you prefer not to keep your light on your head but need your hands to be free.

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When I started using headlamps there were very few options available on the market. Petzl was the go to brand, and while they still make some excellent headlamps, Princeton Tec has come out with some very innovative designs and from all appearances seems to be integrating a lot of end user feedback into new projects. The Remix is the culmination of much of that feedback and as you can see it is a pretty solid piece of kit.

Another item that has been added to the Austere Provisions Company lineup is the Princeton Tec Pilot (shown below). This is a great backup lamp if you are going into an environment where you want multiple sources of light or as a primary where just need a little light for close up work. Designed to be attached to pack straps or headlamp straps this light is a solid performer providing 14 hours of light on a single set of lithium coin batteries. The light attaches to straps via a base which is knotched to allow the light to be directed off center or even removed should you need to hand it off or use it to provide light while changing batteries on your primary.

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So if you are looking for good quality, hands free light for your aid bag, kit bag, vehicle gear, or just around the house check out the Remix and the Pilot from Princeton Tec. Available now at Austere Provisions Company:

Princeton Tec Remix at Austere Provisions Company
Princeton Tec Pilot at Austere Provisions Company

Thanks for checking us out,


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