Princeton Tec users are smart folks. Take this Shockwave primary light for instance – the owner used a permanent marker to write common phrases she wants to say while diving. Sure, you could bring a slate. But why not make communication that much more efficient so you can enjoy more time exploring and taking in the sights during each dive? We always love seeing the creative ways that folks customize your gear. Hint hint: hit us up with your ideas.
Sometimes we install headlamps on inanimate objects. Oh, you too? Let’s see what you got. Bonus points if you can name the location. (We’re looking at you, NJ and PA folks.)
It’s another snowy, frozen NJ day. This is just a quick note to say that we are open and running on a limited staff. We’ll still be here to take your calls and orders, there are just fewer of us than normal. Stay warm!
This is one of those letters that means a lot to us and help us keep doing what we do everyday. It’s a reminder that you can buy cheaper. And in the end, you’ll spend more on batteries and replacement headlamps. Buy the right tool for the job, once.
I just wanted to say that your product, the QUAD Tactical MPLS is the only headlamp that I will ever buy from now on. As an outdoor professional for the past ten years, I have used many headlamps, and the last one I bought, a few years back, was the QUAD. It has outlasted and outperformed any other headlamp I’ve ever had, and it’s been through some heavy use in both summers and winters and has been out with me in all kinds of weather.
My favorite feature is the red filter. I’ve not had to use the green or blue filters, but knowing they’re there and easy to change out is nice. I find the red filter handy because I can never find headlamps anymore with red filters or even red LEDs, and it really saves my nightvision. Thank you for still putting a product out ther with this feature!
I am a big user of REI, and I will definitely be putting a five star rating review on the page for this product. Just wanted to say something beforehand and tell you how much I appreciate a well built, versatile, durable headlamp.
The weather is getting strange out there. Meaning rain on top of snow, which is all turning to ice. With plenty of reports of tree limbs taking out power lines, if you are lucky enough to still have power it’s a good time to charge your chargeable stuff up and do a quick inventory. Just in case. Yes, this message is coming from the folks who were without power for several weeks last winter – a little prep goes a long way to making life safer and easier.
And if you still have power but your neighbor doesn’t, it could be a good time to make a new friend and let them defrost their toes and charge their phone. However, PTEC takes no responsibility for your letting in crazy people and becoming friendly with them. Use your best judgment.
Here are some things you should have on hand at all times:
Battery powered radio. I grew up with the good old Realistic Weather Radio, so I always associate this trusty little cube with crazy weather.
A corded telephone since cordless phones don’t work if the power is out. (Do people even hand landlines anymore?) We don’t mean one of these:
A headlamp and extra fresh batteries. And a few more headlamps with fresh batteries to give to your jealous friends who wish they thought of that.
A first-aid kit. Check periodically to make sure the supplies are not expired, the bandaids are still sticky, and you know how to perform basic first aid. If you do not know how to perform basic first aid, find an EMT or other qualified person and make them your friend, roommate or significant other.
Bottled water and an adequate supply of non-perishable food.
A non-electric can opener.
Extra blankets and sleeping bags.
A list of emergency phone numbers, including your utility’s customer support number, to report power outages or downed wires. Seriously, when your phone is dead and you can’t access your digital phonebook you’ll be happy you jotted a few numbers down so you can actually use your friends’ phones.
Stay warm, be bright!
Princeton Tec has been working on a bunch of videos, some of which you may have seen on our website or YouTube channel. Today, we are proud to announce that one of our recent projects, which is still under wraps, has been selected for the 12th Annual Garden State Film Festival! We’re excited to be a part of it this April 3–6, 2014 in Atlantic City, NJ!
Sector 5 spotlight. For those familiar with the Princeton Tec Miniwave and Shockwave dive spotlights, 2014 brings a pleasant surprise.
Meridian strobe. This compact, waterproof light has two modes – one is a locator beacon while the other is an emergency flash mode.
Sync headlamp. This headlamp has no power button. Huh? We’ll explain later. It will come in four colorways, which we can sum up with the following cues: Seattle Seahawks, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Flyers and Oakland Raiders.
We got lots of love at the show, from articles to videos to product reviews; the following sites just published it first:
Apparently we New Jerseyites are among the most likely to fire off our potty mouths. This is something to be proud of, right?
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