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Straight from the more-is-better school of headlamp design, the Princeton Tec Corona impresses with an eight-LED array powered by three AA batteries. The Corona is of primary interest to hikers and campers who want an efficient floodlight-style LED headlamp that also supports semi-technical nighttime navigation. There are lighter headlamps and there are brighter headlamps, but the Corona is versatile and easy-to-use. In an effort to please all users in all situations, the half-pound Corona offers myriad settings, twelve in all. If nothing else, this gives Corona owners ample opportunities for button pushing.


  • Introduction
  • SPECIFICATIONS: Headlamp Type, Light Sources, Manufacturer's Run Times, Modes and Settings, Other Features, Batteries, Weight, Head Strap, Battery Access, MSRP
  • What's Good
  • What's Not So Good
  • Design
  • Materials and Construction
  • Operation
  • Performance
  • In the Lab
    • TABLE: Corona Output in the Eight Continuous Settings
    • GRAPH: Intensity vs. Time (Output)
    • Interpreting the Results
  • In Use
  • Recommendations
  • Conclusions

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