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Princeton Tec – Helix Lantern Series

Sunday, November 29th, 2015


Princeton Tec’s Helix series consists of four models of lanterns with removable, compactable globes and folding legs. The Helix lanterns come with red and white light settings, and an output of 250 lumens, with the exception of the Backcountry, which outputs 150 lumens. Run time is 22-40 hours, depending on the model.

Princeton Tec Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

When I found out that this year Princeton Tec celebrates its 40th anniversary, I asked VP Dave Cozzone what that meant to the customer and the answer I came away with is impressive indeed. You can read the deatils in the press release below but I want to hit some wave top points that really bring home what is going on at PT.

They are more than doubling their square footage this year and moving to hire an additional 150 workers. That increase in capacity makes this year’s expansion into lanterns possible as well as improvements in all of the other areas they’ve mastered; dive lights, headlamps, military helmet lights, and industrial lighting. They continue to apply 40 years worth of customer interaction, technical development, manufacturing application in everything they do and I can’t wait to see what new products we see roll out of this latest expansion.

Please join me in congratulating Princeton Tec for 40 successful years!

BORDENTOWN, N.J. (June 16, 2015) – Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden coached the Bruins to their 10th national title in 12 seasons. The Sex Pistols played their first gig. And, Papua New Guinea gained its independence from Australia. It was 1975, and during this same year, in a modest work space in Princeton, New Jersey, dive enthusiast William Stephens hatched a company that would become a leader in the outdoor lighting industry: Princeton Tec.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the family-owned company continues its unwavering commitment to U.S. manufacturing and industry leading lighting products. Princeton Tec has grown from its humble beginnings to becoming the market leader of headlamps and handheld lights for the outdoor, bike, tactical, industrial, and SCUBA markets, and has its sights set on another four decades of growth and product innovation.

40th Anniversary Catalog:

“Princeton Tec is part of a small group of outdoor companies that have been operating for four decades. We take pride in the fact that we’ve stayed true to our roots while maintaining a high standard of product creation,” said Dave Cozzone, VP of Princeton Tec. “It’s inspiring to reflect on the brand over the years, the progression and change that’s occurred in our products and markets, and the sustainable growth and core values the company has cultivated since 1975.”

From the revolutionary dive Bottom Timer Stephens created in 1975 to the brand’s recent Backpacker Editor’s Choice award for their Sync headlamp, volumes of history, industry leadership, and best-in-class product have defined the brand over the last 40 years. Today, Princeton Tec currently offers more than 50 versatile lights, built with the end-user in mind. From the world’s highest peaks to the deepest ocean floors to pedaling two wheels on every continent, Princeton Tec’s lights help assist and inspire professional athletes and novices alike to pursue their goals.

For 2015, Princeton Tec continues to shine bright as it heads into the summer season. The company was recently awarded an $18M Economic Development Authority tax grant from the state of New Jersey for manufacturing expansion, which will support infrastructure, employee, and product development growth. This, coupled with innovative new product and a 40th anniversary celebration at this summer’s Outdoor Retailer show in Aug., position the brand for greatness and continued fun-inspired leadership in the industry for years to come.

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Princeton Tec Helmet Mount

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Princeton Tec Helmet Mount 1

Princeton Tec has developed a solution for their lights which helps to alleviate “rail estate” issues on ballistic helmets such as those from Team Wendy, Ops-Core, and Crye. The Princeton Tec Helmet Mount is a simple-yet-effective nylon piece which is placed behind the helmet rail, and allows users to relocate their lights above the rail, freeing up space for other accessories.

Princeton Tec Helmet Mount 2

The Princeton Tec Helmet Mount will be sold as an accessory kit with the Switch and Charge mounts included. If you’re attending SOFIC, you can check the new mount out at the Princeton Tec booth.

Warrior Expo – Princeton Tec

Thursday, April 30th, 2015


The new Helix family of lamps, debuted at SHOT Show begin shipping next week.  The Helix Basecamp offers the three models as well as the Backcountry version.  They are collapsible and comes with a rechargeable lithium polymer battery or will accept AAs.

Interesting Use of the Princeton Tec Switch Rail Light

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Former SEAL Mark Owen recently posted this photo of a Princeton Tec Switch Rail weapon light mounted to a pistol. The original concept by Sentinel Design and Austere Provisions Company was to provide low level light on a rifle rail. Sort of a navigation light.


Owen is using it on his pistol, which certainly offers a low volume light and might be just what you are looking for, depending on your application.

POWER – 10 Lumens
BURN TIME – 36 Hours
BATTERIES – 2x 2016
WEIGHT – 22 Grams

SHOT Show – Princeton Tec – Helix Lantern Series

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Princeton Tec introduced the Helix series of lanterns. Regardless of which of the two sizes, the accordion-style globe sits atop collapsible legs.


The larger Basecamp is offered in three models; the basic variant, rechargeable or top-of-the-line Bluetooth. All three offer 250 lumens with the basic model utilizing 4 x AA batteries and the Bluetooth being rechargeable and controlled via smart phone. The Rechargeable can be powered by 3 x AA alkaline batteries or lithium rechargeable pack. The smaller Helix Backcountry is only 150 lumens from 3 x AAA alkaline batteries.

All Helix lanterns offer integrated white and red lamps.

Princeton Tec 40th Anniversary Catalog

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

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Princeton Tec 40th Anniversary Catalog

In celebration of their 40th Anniversary, Princeton Tec has released their new catalog showing off their latest products.

Warrior Expo – Princeton Tec

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014


Princeton Tec has introduced a new Dive Light called the Sector 5. Featuring a pistol grip design it provides 550 lumens for up to 10 hours. The trigger switch offers momentary on via half-pull and constant on with a complete pull.