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August 19, 2014

Climber Checklist

PTEC is sponsoring 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell endurance climbing event, and its bouldering comp as well. What the heck do you pack for something like this? It’s a little more than an afternoon at the crag, with both 12 hour and 24 hour events going on over the course of three days.

Start here: Rock shoes, rope, draws, chalk, helmet, a rack, tape. But you knew that.

Headlamp, extra batteries. We think Sync is pretty cool, but the real testament is that people are responding very well to the light.


Print out a copy of the SCORECARD you wish to use
Do NOT bring anything disposable.
Don’t bring your dog. They are not allowed on the ranch.
Check out the whole list here on twofourhell.com.
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July 23, 2014

Used Outside of Design Parameters

Here at PTEC, we make a whole array of products, from the Bot for kids and Byte for ultralight folks, to Apex Extreme for dog mushers, polar explorers and other lunatics who enjoy the cold.

The best move is to buy the right product for your intended use. It’s the obvious advice, whether you’re shopping for a toothbrush or a car. But sometimes you need to use your toothbrush to clean a bike chain or jump your civic off road. Most of the time, things just won’t be the same afterward.

And sometimes you get lucky. Dear reader, some correspondence from the latter category:


I want to relate a story to you regarding your product, the Fuel Headlamp. I was vacationing at Lake Powell when during a rain storm at night I placed the headlamp on a cockpit seat and accidentally knocked it overboard off the stern of the boat. It sunk immediately in about 12 feet of water with the light on. I looked for it and attempted to scoop it up with a net without success, I could not see anything. The next morning when the storm had passed I tried again with a net and came up with only pebbles, yet I could see the bottom of the lake…….nothing. My friend dove down and grabbed the bottom of the lake and came up with a handful of mud, sticks and my headlamp. I was shocked to get it back and even more shocked to see that the light was still on and to this date still works perfectly!

I tell everyone I see about this so that they will buy one which I feel is a must for boating. Thank you for such a great product, keep up the quality control!

With the light on,
Ray Asturias

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July 16, 2014


Cranks Around the Campfire MTB Festival weekend is back for its 5th year. Located in the center of Allamuchy North, Stephens, and Deer Park Mountain biking trail networks. Taking place August 22-24th come out and have a great time camping, biking, and making memories with family and friends. There are plenty of activities for all ages, including themed parties and a movie night. Anyone can go mountain biking because it is for any age and skill level. The best part is Princeton Tec is sponsoring the event so go out and enjoy some of our lights we have provided. You should not miss this festival because if you love the outdoors and mountain biking this is a perfect opportunity for you!

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July 4, 2014

Summer Vaca?

Or maybe choose work. Scott Greene is our summer intern here at Princeton Tec. Here are a few words from Scott, about his background, and his work this summer with PTEC’s marketing department:

I am going to be a senior in the fall at Neumann University located in Aston, Pennsylvania. I will receive my Bachelor’s degree in Sports and Entertainment Management in the spring of 2015. My dream or goal for myself as a career is to be in charge of marketing for a country club or golf club. But my ideal job would be working anywhere where I can do marketing. For me when I took marketing classes at school they’re what I enjoyed the most so for right now that is what I will plan to do for a career.

I was excited when I learned about the opportunity I was going to have with Princeton Tec because it was a new experience for me. I have worked around a golf club before so now I was interested in learning how to do marketing at a company so I can eventually put the two jobs together. Although I learned about marketing in class it does not compare to what you learn while actually working for a company. So Princeton Tec fits into my career goals because I will start by learning what goes on in the marketing department, as well as organizational identity, and culture. I will finally be learning real world tasks instead of learning from a PowerPoint presentation or textbook.

So far I have learned a lot working at Princeton Tec. I didn’t realize how much work is put in by the marketing department. Princeton Tec is always trying to get in touch with companies, potential shows, races, and events to can get involved with. There’s a lot of work put into setting up for an upcoming event as well as keeping our social media pages up to date is easier said than done when so much has to get done during a single work day. I am really enjoying my time here at Princeton Tec and look forward to learning more about marketing and the company throughout the summer. I am very thankful for this opportunity.

It’s been a pleasure so far working with Scott. But the summer is flying by!

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June 10, 2014

Scuba Show

We introduced some new lights at Scuba Show in Long Beach, CA.

Can you pick out the new lights? Hint: here’s one.

Princeton Tec got our start nearly 40 years ago, in the back of a dive shop located in Princeton, New Jersey. If you didn’t know, now you know!

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May 14, 2014

Old and New

Logo on cardboard. A single color of ink, on a carton. Simple as can be, yet it represents the brand in a powerful way. As PTEC gets ready to celebrate our 40th anniversary, we’re digging through the archives and pulling relics from storage. Don’t worry – we’ll share what we find.

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May 13, 2014

Grand Opening

A few quick snaps from a busy Spectrum weekend at the Grand Opening of Cabela’s in Christiana, Delaware. PTEC: Still Living on the Dash.

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May 9, 2014

Made Man

PTEC Push Bike (165 lumens) light featured in a roundup of the 15 best bike commuting items on Mademan.com.

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May 8, 2014

Giant Rolling Keg

Deschutes Brewery caught out attention with this giant keg they’ve been towing around. Our paths crossed in Kansas City.

Inching forward at the traffic light, we spotted a PTEC headlamp on their rear view mirror. Take it from the fine folks at Deschutes Brewery – you always need to have a quality headlamp within arm’s reach.

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April 16, 2014

GAIA | A Video From our Journey into the Earth

The most important ingredient: a group of experienced cavers to help us safely move around the cave, from the entry, to squeezing thtough cracks and chimneying along major fissures. Click image above for the video.

Area Lighting:
8 PTEC Shockwave LED
2 PTEC Miniwave LED

Personal Lighting:
Vizz (primary headlamp)
Fuel (backup headlamp)
Impulse (backup to the backup)
Spare Batteries for all lights

Photography and Personal:
dSLR body, lenses, stobes
Solid footwear
Water and something to eat

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Hitting the road. That’s what this is all about.


Life at PT sure is interesting, but it’s what happens when we saddle up and head out of Bordentown that fuels our passion and provides inspiration. Our travels present the opportunity to explore new places, see old friends, meet strangers that grow into old friends, and share our enthusiasm for the outdoors. www.livingonthedash.com is our outlet to share these experiences.


Sit back, enjoy and spread the love.