Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Streamlight® ClipMate®

I am out in the woods a lot hunting, hiking, or camping and sometimes I don't have enough hands to carry everything. I bought the ClipMate® (part #61102). It clips to your hat and has a handy elastic strap headband and lanyard. With three LEDs and up to 40 hours of runtime on 3 "AAA" batteries, there is no reason I am not prepared when it gets dark. I also have one in my basement in the event of tornado warnings or loss of electricity. Living in the middle of tornado alley, I have to be prepared and after getting this light, candles just aren't effective anymore.

(Brenda from KS)

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Streamlight® Key-Mate® Review

Of the Streamlight flashlights I own, I must admit that the light I use the most is the Key-Mate® (part #72101). I take it with me everywhere I go as I have found that it has proven very useful on numerous occasions. It is just over 2 inches in length; just small enough to attach to a key ring, but not so small that it gets lost in the bunch. Besides the easy-release key ring connecter it also features a pocket clip on the side. Since it weighs just under an ounce with the batteries it really doesn't add much weight to your keys or a pocket. This flashlight is made from durable aircraft-grade aluminum and comes in either black, titanium, or Realtree® Camo. The 100,000 hour lifetime LED is available in white or green. It runs on 4 alkaline button cells that provide up to 96 hours of runtime. It is also o-ring sealed to protect it from the weather, or my personal favorite, dropping it in a puddle as I go to unlock my car. The white LED in the Key-Mate® puts out 10 lumens of light, which I have found to be enough to light up a hallway staircase and to outshine an LED camp lantern during a recent power outage.

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Streamlight® PT™ 2L

(product #88031)
Excellent light. First saw it used by a police officer who said it is his backup flashlight. Great power to read addresses etc. as well as normal uses at less power. Haven't really used the strobe other than to try it out, but would be a help in an emergency situation. Thinking about buying another just for the car glovebox.

(Tom in CO)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Streamlight® Stylus Reach®

I purchased the Stylus Reach® (part #65620) a couple years ago and have since bought several more as gifts - especially for those who hunt or are into shooting sports. This flexible light is ideal for anyone cleaning their guns. It illuminates down the barrels of rifles and shotguns where a person normally wouldn't be able to see. Since it operates using 3 "AAAA" batteries and the LED lasts up to 100,000 hours, this handy light seems to last forever. Plus, it fits great in pockets, gun cases and desk or kitchen drawers. I keep one in the places I use it most. I've dropped it on a concrete floor and it just won't break. I love this light.

(Brenda from KS)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Streamlight® Buckmasters® Camo Trident®

I purchased a Streamlight® Buckmasters® Camo Trident® (part #61070) as a Christmas gift a year ago. I am amazed that light hasn't worn out yet. It gets used over and over for everything from hunting, fishing, changing oil in a truck to walking the dogs. It works in the rain since it's water-resistant and it's light and just stays on a ball cap ready to use. I'm not sure how I am going to beat that gift this year-it's been great and well used.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Like the PT™ series, the WayPoint™ had a much anticipated arrival. I took the opportunity to open the first package and inspect for myself this unique new light. My first reaction was one of surprise regarding the overall size of the WayPoint™. It is smaller than I had imagined it to be based upon the pre-launch information and pictures released from Streamlight®. It has a very comfortable natural grip, void of any raised seams or mold lines that could cause hand irritation after holding on to it for an extended amount of time.
Overall it is a nice solid product and is well made. The WayPoint™ has a Lumen output rating of 210 and a run time of over 8 hours. What is important to note here is that the lumen output will decrease proportionate to time used. This is a good example of the major difference in performance between alkaline vs. lithium batteries.
One feature of the WayPoint™ that should be noted is that it has an integrated ratcheting stand on the top of the light. All you have to do is rotate the stand and flip over the light to aim it where you need the light. A good hands free feature, especially if you are stuck on the side of the road changing a tire.


PT™ Series lights are here!

After a long awaited arrival, the all new PT™ series from Streamlight® has finally arrived. I have to say, they are well worth the wait! All four versions of this little light are an example of the innovative skills of the Streamlight® design and technology team. Smaller in length and diameter than other lights offered by Streamlight with a comparable output, these lights are a true blend of form and function.
Take for example the PT™ 2L, my personal favorite. It has an overall length of 4.68 inches and a diameter of .9 and weighs just 2.8 oz. The best part is that it has a lumen output of 180! All I can say is Wow. If you have not ordered one of these, you should. They are going fast.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Stinger LED HP –additional comments

I received several comments regarding my last blog about the Stinger LED HP. So I decided to add some technical information to appease those of you who just want the facts and nothing but the facts!

Additional specification can be found in the Tech Specs page of the website.

The Stinger LED HP is available in several different configurations. This is in reference to the chargers and battery only. You can see all the part number and descriptions at

Thanks for reading.


Monday, April 26, 2010

Streamlight Stinger LED HP

I had the chance to test the Stinger LED HP the other night. Specifically, I was using the model number STL-75760. It was a clear night in the country and the moon was nowhere to be found. There was a crisp stillness in the air with the hint of smoke. The farmers in the surrounding counties have been engaged in the springtime ritual of burning the natural prairie grass in preparation for grazing their springtime herds on the rich shoots of green grass that will appear within a week after burning.
As I stood out on the back porch, I was listening to the distant sounds of a coyote blended with the response from a lonely farm dog not far away. This was a good night to test this light. I had read all the features and benefits from the manufactures website regarding this light and frankly I was a bit skeptical because of the claims of the performance. The only noticeable difference between this light and a standard Stinger LED
(STL-75710) is the size of the lens bezel on the Stinger LED HP which increases the overall length to 9.23 in (23.44 cm) from 8.41 (21.36cm).
Then I turned it on. I could go into a long conversation about the lumen output and the candela ratings, but I will save that for another time. All I could say is WOW! The Stinger LED HP cut through the darkness like a lighthouse. The beam was solid and full. There were no dark spots in the center of the beam like with other lights that use older bulb technology. This was impressive. As I swung the light from objects near and distant and back again, the sky and ground were wrapped in a great glow that provided all the illumination I needed to see the smallest details. Next I swung it around to the shine down on a small shed about ¼ mile away. To my amazement, this LED light lit it up like a searchlight from a helicopter right overhead.
This is a very impressive light, to say the least, and at under one hundred bucks, a great deal too. The Streamlight LED HP incorporates all the standard features that you would expect to find on a light designed and built by Streamlight, including a four position electronic switch that now includes a strobe function.
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Thursday, April 22, 2010


Streamlight®, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance flashlights for outdoor sporting enthusiasts, announced it has introduced the E-Flood™ LiteBox® and E-Flood™ FireBox® industrial-duty, rechargeable portable lanterns, featuring C4® power LED technology.

"These rugged, dependable lanterns use advanced LED technology to provide even brighter flood light than our popular LiteBox and FireBox models, for a wide variety of outdoor applications, such as lighting up a camp scene or trail during low light conditions," said Streamlight President Ray Sharrah. "They also deliver exceptionally long runtimes, while offering the economy of rechargeable lights."

Sharrah said that the E-Flood models each use six LEDs and wide pattern parabolic reflectors to produce a smooth, uniform flood pattern. Both feature jumper selectable high and low settings to allow selection of more light output or increased runtime. On the high setting, the E-Flood models provide 4,000 candela peak beam intensity and 615 lumens measured system output over a distance of more than 400 feet. On the low setting, they provide 2,150 candela peak beam intensity and 330 lumens measured system output. Run time is up to 8 hours on the high setting and up to18 hours on the low setting, over a distance of more than 300 feet.

The C4 LEDs are impervious to shock with a 50,000-hour lifespan. Red and green LEDs provide charge status. All models use a zero-maintenance, 6 volt 12Ah sealed lead acid battery which is rechargeable up to 500 times.

The E-Flood LiteBox is available in Standard and Vehicle Mount systems, which both feature a pushbutton switch and shoulder strap and are available in international safety orange or high-visibility yellow. The Standard system features AC and DC charge cords and a charge rack and the Vehicle Mount system features a vehicle-mountable hard-wire charge rack. The E-Flood LiteBox also comes in a Power Failure model, which features a pushbutton switch and "smart power" failure circuitry that automatically goes on when the power goes off. It is available in international safety orange or beige and includes AC and DC charge cords and a charge rack.

The E-Flood FireBox is available in Standard and Vehicle Mount versions, which both feature a toggle switch and two user-programmable ultra bright blue tail-light LEDs, so users can be seen in any direction no matter which way the light is shining. Both are available in international safety orange or high-visibility yellow and include a shoulder strap. The Standard system features AC and DC charge cords and a charge rack and the Vehicle Mount system features a vehicle-mountable hard-wire charge rack.

All models measure 11.5 inches and weigh 7.9 pounds, and include a high-impact, ABS thermoplastic housing with a rubberized impact bumper, lens ring and cushioned-grip handle that facilitates gripping them with gloves. All E-Flood models fit existing Streamlight LiteBox chargers.

The E-Flood LiteBox and FireBox lanterns have been tested to the ANSI/NEMA FL-1 standard for flashlights, and feature an IPX4 design for water resistant operation. Most models meet applicable European Community Directives. The charge racks meet requirements of NFPA 1901- (2003) mounted in any position.

The average suggested retail price for all models, including chargers, is $315. All models come with Streamlight's Limited Lifetime Warranty.

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

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