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Old 10-09-2016, 04:24 PM
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I don't usually start threads about stuff like this but I finally got a flashlight that impresses me a lot! A few months ago I said something to my wife about wanting to get a rechargeable flashlight to use not only on the job but also around the house. Of course I have been looking hard at Streamlight.

A few weeks ago my wife surprised me with an early birthday gift. The Streamlight Ultrastinger LED rechargeable with both 120v and 12v fast chargers. She also bought me an extra battery.

I charged the flashlight and for the past couple of weeks I have been taking it along on jobs as well as at night when we take out the dogs. Last night we lost power compliments of Hurricane Matthew so it has been getting a workout.

First, on full power this thing is bright! I mean real bright! I have several LED flashlights but nothing compared to this. Second, I am amazed by how long it has lasted on a charge. Honestly it is so bright that I have found for most uses I can use one of the two lower power settings and so far the battery life has been excellent. Even with all of the use this weekend I have yet to recharge it. Anyway, I thought I would mention it to you guys. I could see serious use for this not only for work, but hunting as well as on the boat!
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Old 10-09-2016, 05:16 PM
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First off your wife bought you a real flashlight that's built for heavy duty use. You will get years of service from that light. Streamlight brand lights are built for military, fire, police, EMS, and industrial use. I have been a Streamlight dealer for many years, I have seen lights burnt, dropped, run over, carried through years of deployments to foreign countries and put through situations that we can't imagine. They are a very good tool to have.
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Old 10-09-2016, 05:21 PM
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I have had my streamlight for about 5 years or so, and it's still going strong.. You won't be disappointed.
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Old 10-09-2016, 05:52 PM
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I have (and use daily) the first generation led streamlight. I believe I got it in 2006. It has been submerged, dropped from 20 ft to concrete, and been through 5 battery replacements. I gave my buddy the Xeon version I had for 5 years, it is still going on strong today.

IMO, The best light on the market.
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concorde- do you have a website? you can send it in a pm if needed
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I've been using the SL series for maybe ten years. Great lights.
Just recently left one some where and can't remember where.
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Old 10-10-2016, 03:33 AM
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how expensive are they typically
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Old 10-10-2016, 04:14 AM
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Retired LEO. I've been using them since we went from the old three and five cell "Ray O Vac Whack" D cell lights years ago, and continue to use Streamlight products. Close to indestructible. Best light out there.
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Old 10-10-2016, 04:25 AM
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The cost of a Streamlight depends on which light you choose. For the most part they will be about 2x a regular light. But like others have said, it's a tool that you can depend on day in and day out. Most folks have them mounted in a vehicle or on a toolbox and at the end of the day they put it in the charging cradle so it's ready to go again.
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Been very happy with my Surefire G2X so far. Have one in the nightstand, one in the garage, one in the truck and one on the boat.
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Been very happy with my Surefire G2X so far. Have one in the nightstand, one in the garage, one in the truck and one on the boat.
Your flashlights have nice friends.
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Old 10-10-2016, 05:18 AM
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Streamlights are great, I have several and they last. My oldest one is a SL20 (big police light) that I converted to an LED that is almost 20 years old. My next oldest one is a 15 year old Strion rechargeable that I also converted to an LED. I've used the Sidewinder while deployed overseas and have one of my own for flying at night and it has been beat up very well but still going strong.

Currently I've gotten several Nitecore lights that are great too, but you can't beat a streamlight for a great tough light.
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Full time LEO, only light we carry are Streamlights.
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You get what you pay for, i've never heard a single person say they wished they would have gotten a cheaper light over their streamlight. It's worth it, buy it once instead of replacing every 2 years.
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I have many streamlights. I have an auto repair shop so many of them get abused. No issues other than new rechargeable batteries after about 4 years. I have their spotlight for the boat. It is amazing. I have their lanterns for camping and love them also. I may actually have a problem/addiction with streamlight.
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May have to invest in one. Time to step up to something better than the pathetic crap maglite is putting out.

I have 4 different ones, LEDs. Bought at different times. All 4 are woefully unreliable at best.

I have some coast flashlights that are pretty nice though.
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Got one of these for my recently purchased Glick.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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How many lumes are these lights?
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Originally Posted by ladyjane View Post
How many lumes are these lights?
On high the UltraStinger LED is 1100 lumens, medium 350 lumens, and low 90 lumens. Now I have another handheld flashlight that claims 650 lumens and even still the Streamlight on medium setting has a much better beam that appears brighter. I just wish I had gotten one a long time ago. Over time I am pretty sure the cost savings on batteries alone will probably make up the difference in the cost of the product.
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Originally Posted by ladyjane View Post
How many lumes are these lights?
The standard hl series are around 740. They make models that go higher.
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