Thursday, October 15, 2009

Streamlight Appoints Michael Dineen Vice President Of Sales and Marketing

Eagleville, PA — October 13, 2009 — Streamlight, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance lighting equipment for professional and consumer applications, today announced the appointment of Michael F. Dineen to the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

In his new role, Dineen will be responsible for overall sales management and leadership for all Streamlight markets, both domestic and international, including Law Enforcement, Sporting Goods, Industrial, Military and Federal Government, Automotive, Do-It-Yourself, and Fire/EMS markets. He will manage a sales organization which includes a direct sales staff and network of independent sales representatives and distributors. He also will lead the development and execution of the company's marketing strategy.

Prior to joining Streamlight, Dineen was the Director of Sales — North American First Responder Markets for MSA, Pittsburgh, PA, which develops, manufactures and supplies safety products to workers in the fire service; oil, gas and petrochemical; homeland security; construction; mining and other industries. His responsibilities included managing a 35-person sales organization, as well as collaborating on product development and marketing strategies for the company's Fire Service, Law Enforcement, and Military Base markets. He formerly was Northern North America Sales Manager for the MSA Fire Service Market, and held several other sales posts at the company.

"During his 17-year tenure with MSA, Mike developed tremendous expertise and insights into the public safety, military and industrial markets, segments that account for a significant portion of Streamlight's business," said Streamlight President Brad Penney. "With his proven record of sales success, we know he will be a tremendous asset to our company."

Dineen holds a Bachelors degree in Management Information Systems from St. Joseph's University and a Masters degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Seton Hall University.

He resides with his family in Doylestown, PA.

Headquartered in Eagleville, PA, Streamlight, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high-performance lighting equipment for professional automotive, fire fighting, law enforcement, industrial, and outdoor applications. Streamlight is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. For additional information, please call Streamlight Distributor at 1-800-999-1358 or visit

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Streamlight Warns of Risk of Using Off-Brand Batteries

EAGLEVILLE, Pa. - Streamlight, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance flashlights for industrial, fire and rescue, law enforcement professionals and sporting enthusiasts, today issued another warning about purchasing and using inferior quality lithium 123A batteries with its flashlight products or other products. Use of off-brand lithium batteries may present a risk of leakage, fire, explosion or serious personal injury, company officials said.

"Streamlight recommends only the use of U.S. made, high quality lithium batteries with its products, including Streamlight Battery No. CR123A, Panasonic Battery No. CR123A or Duracell Battery No. 123," said Ray Sharrah, Streamlight's Chief Operating Officer. "The use of other batteries, or the mixing of used and new or different brand batteries, could result in fire, explosion or burn hazards."

Sharrah said that a Houston police officer suffered minor injuries on October 4 when a Streamlight flashlight he was using during an investigation reportedly exploded while in use. The flashlight was powered by off-brand Chinese batteries, which were the source of the explosion.

"Streamlight lithium CR123A batteries are manufactured to stringent quality control standards, incorporating safety features which ensure they will not overheat in our high-performance flashlights," explained Sharrah. "By using quality U.S. made lithium battery brands exclusively, Streamlight product users can be assured that they can operate their flashlight products safely at all times." He added that users should never misuse, short circuit, improperly store or discard, disassemble or heat any CR123 batteries above 212° F (100° C).

Streamlight includes a warning about using off-brand batteries on applicable product packages and instructions. Information is also available on the company's website at

Headquartered in Eagleville, PA, Streamlight, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high-performance lighting equipment for professional automotive, fire fighting, law enforcement, military, industrial and outdoor applications. Streamlight is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. For additional information, please call (800) 523-7488 or visit

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

NEMA Publishes ANSI/NEMA FL 1-2009 Flashlight Basic Performance Standard

(ROSSLYN, Va.)—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI/NEMA FL 1-2009 Flashlight Basic Performance Standard. It is the first flashlight standard worldwide and introduces definitions and testing methods for flashlight basic performance as well as associated marking. It focuses on directional lighting, not lanterns or area lighting.

ANSI/NEMA FL 1 introduces a uniform way of defining, measuring, and marking basic flashlight performance. The clearly defined test methods and marking rules will help retailers and consumers gain a clearer understanding of the performance provided by a given product. The information will be useful to consumers across a variety of industries and interests, including firefighters, paramedics, police, military, security, outdoor sports and activities, agriculture, and mining. The standard includes an Adobe Illustrator file with icons optional for manufacturers’ use on packaging.

“ANSI/NEMA FL 1 is a breakthrough standard for manufacturers and users of flashlights,” said Peter Nario-Redmond of the Flashlight Standards Committee. “With the inclusion of guidelines for the proper use and styling of the voluntary icons, manufacturers will have the tools to simplify the flashlight purchasing process, making it easy to compare product performance.”

The contents and scope of FL 1 may be viewed, or a hardcopy or electronic copy purchased for $60, by visiting, or by contacting IHS at 800-854-7179 (within the U.S.), 303-397-7956 (international), 303-397-2740 (fax), or

NEMA is the association of electrical and medical imaging equipment manufacturers. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its approximately 450 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end use of electricity. These products are used in utility, industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential applications. The association’s Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) Division represents manufacturers of cutting-edge medical diagnostic imaging equipment including MRI, CT, x-ray, and ultrasound products. Worldwide sales of NEMA-scope products exceed $120 billion. In addition to its headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, NEMA also has offices in Beijing and Mexico City.

Press/Public Relations Contacts:
NEMA Communications Department
Phone: 703-841-3222

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