User Review: Princeton Tec Remix
Price Paid: $35
Good light...but see UPDATE.
- Bright light
- Spot/Flood options
- Battery compartment latch
This is a good quality light. I like the powerful MAXBRIGHT spot light for night hiking. The 70 lumens really lights up the trail. The 3 LED flood light is also very bright for work around camp.
You can get the 3 flood light LED's in white, red, or green. I got the red, but think I would have liked the white better. The red is good for preserving your night vision inside the tent or when nature calls in the middle of the night. But, I prefer a more natural white light when working around camp.
I think it would have been a better idea to have 2 white LED's for high and 1 red LED for low instead of all 3 being the same color.
I really liked this light so I bought a second one about a year ago. This time I got one with the white LED's. Used it a few times on backpacking trips and around the house. Worked great. Well, I go to use it the other day and find the battery compartment latch is broken in half. There's no way to secure the latch, so the light is useless now.
Another reviewer mentioned that he thought the latch was cheap and would not last as long as the bulb. Well, he was right. My other Remix is still working fine so far, so this may have just been an isolated case with a faulty latch.
I dropped my original rating by only half a star. We'll see how the other lasts.