Princeton Tec Alloy X Flashlight – Lightweight and Powerful Light
Talk about uncanny timing.
The first time I got to try out the Princeton Tec Alloy X penlight was when the power went out for several hours one evening right after Christmas.
Since I was traveling during the holidays, I thought it would be a good idea to bring it along with me. You know, just in case. At approximately 6 inches in length and a weight of 1.5 ounces, the sleek Alloy-X takes up no space at all and is totally portable.
Princeton Tec Alloy X Flashligh review
For a Gen Xer, I appreciate the functionality of the hybrid of new and old school power sources.
Powered by both a micro USB cable and/or a lithium-ion 10900 rechargeable battery, and/or two AAA batteries, the feature I most appreciate is the dual-refuel, meaning that I can be confident it will be ready wherever I go.
No electricity? No problem. Believe me, when the power went out, I was glad for the battery back up. In a place with few available outlets, I was relieved that I didn’t need to plug in. Thanks to batteries, it was ready to go at a moment’s notice.
Alloy-X’s 400 lumens are powerful and they maintained a surprisingly bright light for over 3 hours straight. Adjustable brightness was controlled by pushing a single button; super easy.
During the blackout, I appreciated and utilized the other thoughtful features Princeton Tec included, such as the clip (I clipped it to my shirt when I needed both hands free), and the textured curling allowed for easy grasping.
For those seemingly long hours in the dark, I was confident knowing the battery would last (it has a 28 hour burn time).
This is the second Princeton Tec item I’ve used and I like it for its simplicity. It isn’t heavy on features. Instead, it has just the right amount of useful and intuitive features for someone who doesn’t need tons of technology and just needs a light in the darkness.