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After a lot of deliberation and thinking, I finally made the decision to buy one.
£75 (£20 off list price of £95) plus £10 for rechargeable batteries.
Great in the garden lighting up everything, but the other night on the beach I felt a bit deflated.
Bloke next to me had a Cree same as my old one and it was just as good if not a lot better than the Princeton. And my Cree cost £11.
Maybe I should have not bothered and left a specialist light for the likes of cavers for exploring caves. Plus I would be £85 better off.
Mick.
 
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After a lot of deliberation and thinking, I finally made the decision to buy one.
£75 (£20 off list price of £95) plus £10 for rechargeable batteries.
Great in the garden lighting up everything, but the other night on the beach I felt a bit deflated.
Bloke next to me had a Cree same as my old one and it was just as good if not a lot better than the Princeton. And my Cree cost £11.
Maybe I should have not bothered and left a specialist light for the likes of cavers for exploring caves. Plus I would be £85 better off.
Mick.
Had several of them cheap Chinese ones. They are good when they work. But got fed up with them giving up. You wouldn't wan't to trust one in an emergency(IMO) i myself went Led lensor. Brilliant bit of kit. Think you'll find you made a good choice in the long run mate.
 

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Cree are an American company, they do not make head lamps, they make the LED chip. Both Lensor & Princeton use Cree chips. It is the design and manufacturing quality that counts. Get a good £11 one made in the Far East, it will be good, a bad one will fail, so it is pot luck with the cheap ones.
 

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How much light you want though when fishing? if too bright fish think ooops daylight coming hey boy's lets head for home beddy bye times?
If need light for finding way over/through rocks far better off with a halogen light as led gives you false light/flat perspectives because our eyes read/work in the warmer/red/orange light sector reason why your always just trying to see that little bit with led light
If you don't believe me look it up with with Kelvins/colour temps/focal lengths i do photography learn't a lot about light.
One reason all the kids now will need glasses by time 30 as blue light in led screens destroys the retina
 

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Your Princeton light will serve you well.I have had one for quite some time and it has never let me down . I have the Apex model 275 lumen.Plenty of light from it mostly on the med setting. There are brighter lights out there but the Apex is bright enough
 

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Well I am partially sighted in one eye and need a bit more light than most my Samalite led has never let me down in 8 years in some torrential weather and I know I can rely on it 100%.
I have never understood why someone will spend a £1000 on a pai of rods £450 on a pair of reels but are reluctant to pay out for a decent headlamp......
 

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Well I am partially sighted in one eye and need a bit more light than most my Samalite led has never let me down in 8 years in some torrential weather and I know I can rely on it 100%.
I have never understood why someone will spend a £1000 on a pai of rods £450 on a pair of reels but are reluctant to pay out for a decent headlamp......
Basically , because they have no common sense.o_Oo_Oo_Oo_Oo_Oo_O
 

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After a lot of deliberation and thinking, I finally made the decision to buy one.
£75 (£20 off list price of £95) plus £10 for rechargeable batteries.
Great in the garden lighting up everything, but the other night on the beach I felt a bit deflated.
Bloke next to me had a Cree same as my old one and it was just as good if not a lot better than the Princeton. And my Cree cost £11.
Maybe I should have not bothered and left a specialist light for the likes of cavers for exploring caves. Plus I would be £85 better off.
Mick.
You can get them for £55 at a company called bonanza
 
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