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Princeton Tec Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Princeton Tec 40th Anniversary

With a commitment to American manufacturing and four decades of providing best-in-class, performance-driven outdoor lighting products, PTec sets sights on continued brand growth.

BORDENTOWN, N.J. – 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.

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“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 that 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.

Princeton Tec in the field.

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About Princeton Tec
Since 1975, New Jersey-based Princeton Tec’s goal has been to deliver top-quality 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:

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