Princeton Tec Quad and Eos lights falling off elastic bands

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Princeton Tec Quad and Eos lights falling off elastic bands

Postby ek » Sep 16, 2008 3:52 pm

The LED headlamp harness (yoke) failure thread reminded me of this, and I figured maybe someone would benefit from my "solution".

I have found that Princeton Tec Quad and Eos headlamps tend to fall off their elastic bands very easily. The simple solution seems to be to put the elastic through from the "wrong" side. If you look at the pictures here, you'll see that the elastic enters between the headlamp and the pastic "backplate". The picture doesn't show it, but it then goes behind the backplate and then back in front of it.

If instead you put the elastic in behind the backplate, and have it go in front, and then back behind, then it seems to hold a lot better.

I'm sorry I don't have a camera with which to show this.
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Re: Princeton Tec Quad and Eos lights falling off elastic bands

Postby NZcaver » Sep 16, 2008 7:30 pm

Like this?

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In the 4 years I've owned my EOS, it has never popped off the headband accidentally. However when I did cave with it on my helmet, I removed the headband and mounted it on with a small bolt instead. After just trying your method now, wearing the headband reverse-threaded feels less comfortable against the bare forehead than the regular way. Of course if you wear it on a helmet or hat, it shouldn't be a problem. To each his own.
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Re: Princeton Tec Quad and Eos lights falling off elastic bands

Postby ek » Sep 16, 2008 10:16 pm

Yes, like that.

I too have noticed that it is less comfortable when worn on the head.
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