APPLICATION: Princeton Tec Byte - Tim Earley
- Please accept my application to test the Princeton Tec Tec Byte headlamp. I
have read the BackpackGearTest.org bylaws v. 0609 including Chapters 4 and
5. I agree to comply with all requirements.
Name: Tim Earley
Height: 6' 0" (180 cm)
Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Email address: timothy DOT earley AT gmail DOT com
State: New York
Date: September 30, 2010
My first exposure to backpacking was about seven years ago in the Army where
I learned everything I needed to learn about being comfortable in the
wilderness with little to no comfort gear. I primarily do day hikes now,
with the occasional overnight jaunt thrown in whenever possible. I consider
myself a lightweight packer, though not a minimalist. My favorite hikes are
those that have significant elevation change as these provide the best
views, most challenge and best reward. I am most comfortable in cool to
cold weather as I tend to overheat in other seasons.
If selected for this test I will bring this lamp along for use during any
low light conditions including early morning, late afternoon and night in
camp. I am curious to see if the Maxlight LED provides sufficient light for
effective use both near and far (ie. walking at night and night in the
tent). I would also like to see the usefulness of the red LED. I
frequently used a red flashlight in the military so I have a good background
to test this against. I will expose this headlamp to temperatures ranging
from 70 F (21 C) to about 10 F (12 C). These temperatures should allow me
to test the life of batteries in all temperatures.
I am also curious to see how the single arm bracket functions, I've never
used something like that. I also would like to see how easy the button is
to push with gloves on.
Overall, I find myself using headlamps for everything from night time car
repairs to nights in camp so this will get some considerable use.
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My test status page can be found here
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Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to the test!
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