Princeton Tec Push – 2012 Mtbr Lights Shootout

Lights Shootout Video

Princeton Tec is an outdoor sports company with a loyal following.  Working with this light, I began to understand their core values. They offer basic, no-frills products that work. They are made with the best materials and construction and they’re expected to perform day in and day out.

Such virtues are good for a commuter light. It’s well designed, robust and is easy to operate.  It’s not bright by today’s standards but the $50 make it a standout because the design and quality of construction. The handlebar mount is as good as any out there and is typical of what’s found in a $500+ light.

Another cool deal is the actual light output we measured is very close to it’s claims. 83 measured lumens compared to 100 lumens is definitely more honest than the rest of the pack

Specifications:

  • Price: $50.00
  • Claimed Lumens: 100 Lumens
  • Light Head Weight: 94 grams
  • Installed Weight: 120 grams
  • Run Time: 14 Hours
  • Measured MTBR Lux: 10 Lux
  • Measured Lumens: 83 Lumens

Mounting:

Handlebar mounting is performed by a class leading mount that can be screwed in to cinch down on different handlebar widths.  When loosened slightly, the screw pivot can be snapped off for quick removal and installation. It can also be aimed left to right with some notches in the rotation.  The mount can be completeley removed so the light can be a very handy flashlight.

The light mount is near the rear of the light so it sits pretty far forward off that bar. At fires that seemed odd but it actually worked very well since it put the light in front of handlebar clutter and helped the beam clear the cables. Nice little touch from Princeton Tec.

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About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.


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