Princeton Tec Torrent LED
This light, while moderately bright for an LED dive-capable…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $62
This light, while moderately bright for an LED dive-capable unit, is plagued by engineering and manufacturing faults.
- Lifetime warranty
- Requires 8 batteries
- "Locking" switch poorly designed
- Unknown, random failures make this unreliable when needed
- Lifetime warranty required for this product.
On my 3rd Torrent LED, all due to failures and subsequent replacement. I cannot do a full review here, because the light, in my opinion, is unworthy of any use. My demands are the following:
Holds battery life when off;
Switch(s) positive, easy to use gloved or bare-hand;
Beam strong, focused;
Circuit efficient, conserves battery power;
This light has failed at SCUBA, kayaking, bicycling, and walking the dog. Returns are easy, but one return was a dead new unit, so actually, I have had 4 of these. Princeton Tec has been getting worse, in both build quality and customer service. No more for me.
I have owned or do own a 400, 2 different model LED headlamps + Matrix2, strobe, 2 Impacts, and 2 Eco-Flares. Nearly all have had to be returned and exchanged for working models. This during a period of 20+ years, depending on model. Horrible reliability.