17 May Princeton Tech Push Light Review
Princeton Tech Push Front Light
Power: 100 Lumens powered by an LED
63 Hours Blinking
14 Hours Low
4 Hours High
Initial Thoughts of the Push Light
I received the Princeton Tech Push light in for review last fall. After my accident in October I wasn’t able to really test it as it should be tested in a true commuter/road aspect. A few weeks ago I started using it as part of my daily front light for my commuter. My first feelings of the light out of the box was superb. Princeton Tech has great retail product package experience, and they also do a great job with the user interface of the light. It simply works.
The light mounts to the handlebar using a rubber coated round clamp that tightens up with a plastic knob on the end of a screw/bolt style. The light head pivots on the mount incase your bar isn’t perfectly straight. The light easily is removed, yet is very sturdy on the handlebar thanks to the combination of the rubber and knob you can tighten down on.
I chose to mount my light upside down on my bar mainly as I felt the red blinking lights that are on the side (cool feature) weren’t able to be seen if the light was mounted on the top of the bar. Normally I also like this way as the light has less “top heavy” feel, flopping less on the bar.
Main Features of the Light
We’ve already gone over the mounting system of the light. This works well as I have mounted the light on my mountain bike and did some easy off roading and the light did not move. Here’s some more features that I love.
Easy to use large button function. One button, with gloves it is easy to find.
Red blinking lights on the side. This is a pretty cool feature and even able to be seen to a point during the day. On drop bar bikes the drops hide the blinking, and if you mount the light on the top of the bar the red blinking light is towards the bottom of the light… which it was more centered on the sides.
Several light functions. The below video will give a good run through of the settings.
Overall Review of the Light
This light for $49.99 is a great deal. Aesthetically I love it, even over my normal go to Planet Bike Blaze 1W. This is mainly due to the mount feature and the clean metal/black look. The Blaze does have a better run time, but I don’t know what the Blazer provides in lumens (I haven’t been able to find on the internet..) I should also mention that more local bike shops carry Planet Bike products over Princeton Tech. I haven’t run my Push light through a full set of new batteries, that is a set of batteries I have installed fresh instead of the ones that came in the box. For the most part I run this light in blinking mode during my commute thanks to day light savings.
I highly recommend this light for someone that needs a reliable light source, has funny handlebars or possibly will take their rig off the beaten path.
This product was given to me at no charge for review. I was not paid or bribed to give this review and it will have my honest opinion or thoughts through out. Several of the above links are affiliate links. I believe in this product and feel you’ll be happy if you purchase.