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Princeton Tec Celebrates 40th Anniversary at DEMA

Born out of the dive industry, Princeton Tec rings in its 4th decade with best-in-class, performance-driven lighting products at booth #2155.

Princeton Tec, est. 1975.

BORDENTOWN, N.J. – A lot happened 40 years ago. In 1975, Bill Gates’ software-giant Microsoft was founded, legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden won his 10th national championship, and David Bowie’s celebrated “Fame” single reached #1 on the charts.

Also in 1975, in a little place called Princeton, New Jersey, dive enthusiast William Stephens changed the way we explore the world underwater by creating the revolutionary Bottom Timer. This invention soon led to the official launch of Princeton Tec, who today is recognized as the market leader of U.S. manufactured handheld lights and headlamps for the SCUBA, outdoor, bike, tactical, and industrial markets. To celebrate their 40th anniversary, Princeton Tec will be showcasing its diverse line of lighting products – as well as some throw-back memorabilia – at booth #2155 at the upcoming Diving Equipment & Marketing Association (DEMA) show Nov. 19-22.

The product that started it all – the Princeton Tec Bottom Timer.

“Everyone at Princeton Tec is excited to enter our 40th year manufacturing innovative, user-friendly products that help people safely enjoy memorable experiences above and below water,” said Dave Cozzone, Vice President at Princeton Tec. “Since the company’s roots are in the dive industry, there’s no better place for us to kick off this landmark year than at the DEMA show.”

At DEMA, Princeton Tec welcomes you to join them in celebrating 40 years of pioneering dive products. Join the company on Thurs., Nov. 20th from 4-6 p.m. at booth #2155 where there will be free beer and cake, limited edition pint glasses, and a complete timeline of Princeton Tec lights. The booth will feature a custom made ‘Then & Now’ storyboard highlighting several of the key products throughout the decades.

Still family owned and operated, Princeton Tec continues to provide the best lighting solutions in the industry. Year after year, Princeton Tec has consistently shown the brand’s commitment to innovation and quality, and their best-in-class technology continues to produce industry leading products such as the new durable and compact Genesis handheld, powerful Sector 5 & Sector 7, and the unique Meridian – all of which will be launched at DEMA.

Princeton Tec Dive Lights: Genesis, Sector 5 & 7, Meridian

The 40th celebration starts Nov. 20th at 4 p.m. at booth #2155. See you there!

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About Princeton Tec
Since 1975, New Jersey-based Princeton Tec’s goal has been to deliver top-quality outdoor lighting products to the outdoor, bike, industrial, tactical, and SCUBA industries. The company is an American manufacturer, and through the decades has built a strong reputation with dealers and customers for their superior and reliable lights. For more information about Princeton Tec, please visit: