Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Streamlight Flashlight Beam Patterns

I found this article while looking for information on beam pattern comparisons.  I couldn’t improve on it, so I’m sharing it.

Streamlight Flashlight Beam Patterns

Having the right flashlight that meets your lighting needs is important. That's one of the reasons Streamlight developed three series of lights:

Tradition, High Performance (HP) and High Lumen (HL). Each series offers a different balance of features and can be used for a variety of applications

Tradition Series: Meant for general, multi-purpose use, these lights are designed for the broadest range of lighting applications at the best value.  Characteristics include: Optimal balance of candela and lumens, longest regulated run times, the best value.  Uses include:

Day-to-day industrial use, law enforcement duty light, maintaining vehicles, general contracting work.  FlashlightDistributor products include: PolyStinger® LED/DS® LED, Stinger® LED/DS® LED, Strion® LED, TLR-1®/TLR-1s® (weapon-mounted light), TLR-2®/TLR-2s® (weapon-mounted light).

High Performance (HP): A good choice for down-range applications requiring optimal beam distance, as these flashlights throw light a long distance.  Characteristics include:  High-candela beam, delivers long-range lighting, sheds a bright peripheral beam.  Uses include: See all the way to the end of a dark alley or down a wooded path, inspecting utility lines from the ground, search and rescue missions and Down-range illumination.  FlashlightDistributor products include:  Stinger® LED HP/DS® LED HP, Strion® LED HP, TLR-1 HP™ (weapon-mounted light), TLR-1s HP™ (weapon-mounted light).

High Lumen (HL): Gives you maximum illumination, providing full situational awareness by delivering extraordinary brightness in a wide beam pattern.  These lights are ideal for smaller areas where you need a lot of light, but not an exceptionally long reach.  Characteristics include:  High lumen beam, delivers maximum illumination, provides a good level of candela.  Uses include:  Clearing a dark scene or searching an alley, lighting a campsite, vehicle stops or searches, wherever you want wide scene illumination while still being small enough to fit in your pocket.  Flashlight products include: ProTac® HL™, Stinger® LED HL™/DS® LED HL™, Strion® LED HL™, TLR-1® HL™ (weapon-mounted light), TLR-2® HL™ (weapon-mounted light).


I was searching your site recently, trying to get ideas for Christmas gifts or stocking stuffers.  I saw “The LOGO” and ordered one right away.  This little light is bright enough to find keyholes and dropped keys, yet small enough to hang on a zipper.  And I can have a company logo put on the reverse side if I want!  This will make a great gift for Christmas and business promotions, and I intend to order many.