Lots of folks have high regard for the many lighting solutions that Streamlight has brought to the market. The company designs and manufactures portable lighting products like lights with rechargeable batteries, precision-engineered flashlights, and lanterns. These lights are highly suited for fire fighting, law enforcement, military, industrial, outdoor, and automotive applications. We got to check out several new Streamlight products at SHOT Show 2020, including some new weapon lights, a compact personal flashlight, some area lights, and a headlamp. If you already love Streamlight products, you’ve got to see their new goods. If you’re looking to find lighting solutions for various activities, read on.
Some of the first new Streamlight products that we heard of during SHOT week were their new weapon lights.
TLR-8 A and TLR-8 A G
The new TLR-8 A and the TLR-8 A G WML’s offer a couple of cool user options to customize the lights to your needs and preferences. Depending on the lighting situations you may be using it for, you can choose a red aiming laser for low-light or a green one for daylight. Another option is the choice of where you want your switch to be mounted. Each comes with a high switch mounted on the light and an included low switch if you prefer that option.
Powered by a single 3-volt CR2 lithium battery, these weapon lights have a run time of 1.5 hours in LED-only, LED-and-Laser, and strobe modes. They can both also be deployed in Laser-Only mode to keep the gun on target, with differences in run time between the two. Both lights deliver 5,000 candela and 500 lumens with a beam distance of 140 meters.
“These compact, lightweight weapon lights are designed to maximize visibility and targeting capability in a variety of law enforcement, concealed carry, and home defense applications,” said Streamlight President and Chief Executive Officer Ray Sharrah. “They each feature ambidextrous on/off rear switches with low and high positions to suit user preference. And each comes equipped with an integrated color aiming laser to enable users to readily identify a potential threat before taking any action.”
Streamlight says the new TLR lights feature a one-handed snap-on and tighten interface that’ll securely fit the light to a broad spectrum of compact and full-frame weapons while keeping your hands away from the muzzle during the process. With the included Safe-Off feature, they can’t be turned on accidentally and the key kit securely fits the light to the gun.
Constructed with 6000 Series machined aircraft aluminum with a black anodized finish, the TLR-8 A and TLR-8 A G both weigh 2.64 ounces and measure 2.58 inches in length. With extensively live-fire tested, impact-resistant construction, the new models feature an IPX7-rated design, making them waterproof to 1 meter for 30 minutes.
For maximum visibility and long-range targeting, the TLR8-A features a 640-660mm red aiming laser. When used in Laser-Only mode, it has a run time of 60 hours. Packaged as the TLR-8 A FLEX, it’s MSRP is $367.50.
For greater target acquisition in daylight, the TLR-8 A G has a 510-520mm “Eye Safe” green laser. When used in Laser-Only mode, it has a run time of 11 hours. Packaged as TLR-8 A G FLEX, the MSRP is $450.00.
TLR-7 A Rail Mounted Weapon Light
The newest TLR-7 weapon light has two lighting modes: LED-only and LED-strobe, both of which have a 1.5 hour run time. The light is powered by a single 3-volt CR123A battery. It has the same snap-on-and-tighten interface and Safe-Off feature as the TLR-8 A and A G. With 6000 Series machined aircraft aluminum construction and black anodized finish, it weighs in at 2.4 ounces and measures 2.58 inches.
It’s IPX7 rated, waterproof to 1 meeter for 30 minutes. Packaged as the TLR-7 A FLEX, with an MSRP of $225.75.
“Like the original TLR-7, it is designed to maximize visibility and targeting capability in a variety of home defense and tactical operations,” Sharrah said.
TLR RM 1 and TLR RM 2
These new tactical lighting systems are low-profile rail-mounted weapon lights for long guns. They each have independently operating push-button and remote pressure switches. Each model includes a custom TIR optic that produces a concentrated beam with optimum peripheral illumination. They also have a selectable strobe feature, and both models offer 1.5 hours of continuous run time.
The rail mount systems are new, with an ergonomically-friendly multi-function tail switch and remote switch input option. To improve wire routing and preserve rail space, the remote switch exits the weapon at a 90º angle. The kit provides everything necessary for mounting, and the system is designed for quick and easy attachment to a long-gun with a MIL Standard 1913 Rail. Should the light need to be remounted, Streamlight says they are highly accurate with sight repeatability.
Both weapon light models are 1.18 inches wide and 1.27 inches high, made of 6000 Series machined aircraft aluminum with Type II Mil-Spec anodized finish. The switch housing is made from impact and chemical-resistant polymer. The lense is made from high-temperature, shock-mounted, AR-coated, and impact-resistant Borofloat glass. Both models are IPX7 rated for waterproof operation to 1 meter for 30 minutes.
“The sheer power and beam range of these new models, along with their solid peripheral coverage and switch options, provide the security of knowing you’ll always have light in tactical and other applications,” said Sharrah. “The light-only models offer another option to users.
The TLR RM 1 is powered by an included 3-volt CR123A lithium battery, measures 3.2 inches and weighs in at 2.74 ounces. TLR RM1 MSRP is $255.00 and TLR RM 1 Light-Only MSRP is $210.00.
The TLR RM 2 comes with two 3-volt batteries, measures 4.55 inches, and weighs in at 4.55 ounces. TLR RM 2 Lighting system MSRP is $270.00 and TLR RM 2 Light-Only is $225.00
TLR-9 Rail Mounted Tactical Light
This new weapon light is designed to use on full-frame handguns. It’s another new Streamlight product that lets you choose between a low or high rear switch.
Using a power LED, it provides 1,000 lumens and 10,000 candelas over a 200-meter beam distance. The run time is 1.5 hours unless you use the strobe-mode which has a run time of 3 continuous hours.
Made with 6000 Series machined aircraft aluminum with black anodized finish, the TLR weighs 4.26 ounces and measures 3.87 inches. IPX7-rated, it is waterproof to 1 meter for 30 minutes.
“This lightweight new tactical light is engineered to be both sleek and powerful, featuring a high-power LED for extreme brightness and extensive range, as well as good peripheral coverage,” said Sharrah. “It also features an ambidextrous on/off rear switch with low and high positions to suit user preference. And it fits a wide variety of full-frame handguns, making it an ideal light for first responder and tactical applications.”
At 2.2 ounces and only 4.5 inches long, the MacroStream USB is a lightweight personal light that offers 500 lumens for 2 hours on High and 8 hours on Low. Its user-friendly features include the two-way pocket/hat clip and a tailcap switch that is easily operated with one hand for momentary or constant-on, as well as high and low beams. On the high setting, the new light delivers 2,000 candelas over a 90-meter beam distance. On low, the MacroStream USB offers 50 lumens, 220 candelas, and a beam distance of 30 meters.
“The MacroStream USB is small enough for everyday carry, yet packs a punch with its lumen output and convenient USB charging,” said Streamlight Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Michael F. Dineen. “It’s the ideal pocket or cap light, whether for patrol duty or tactical maneuvers, outdoor uses, or automotive, industrial, and DIY jobs.”
The new light includes an 800 mAh lithium-ion battery that fully recharges in 4 hours via a USB port that is housed under a sliding metal sleeve. Charging status is indicated by Red and Green LEDs.
The MacroStream USB case is constructed from machined aluminum with a Type II Military Spec anodized finish. It is IPX4-rated for water resistance operation and is impact-resistance tested to one meter. MSRP of $90.00.
USB Rechargeable Flipmate
The new Streamlight product looks like a very useful, innovative light. The FlipMate is a USB rechargeable light with a blade that rotates 270 degrees on its body to provide area lighting and color matching. You can either stand on its tail-end or hang it as a cordless drop-light with the folding hook. The weighted base includes magnets so you can attach it to metal surfaces for task-specific lighting.
The new light delivers up to 500 lumens with four lighting options:
- Cool white LED’s for bright area illumination.
- High Color Rendering Index (CRI) LEDs with Streamlight’s proprietary Color-Rite technology for automotive and industrial color matching applications.
“The FlipMate gives auto technicians and industrial workers two lights in one – area lighting to illuminate large areas anywhere on a vehicle, as well as color matching to identify differences in wiring, or in paint colors for detailing and painting jobs,” said Dineen. “It also features the convenience and cost savings of USB rechargeability.”
The FlipMate’s cool-white LEDs deliver 500 lumens on the high setting and 250 lumens on low, with run times of 2.5 and 5.75 hours, respectively. The light’s High CRI LEDs offer 400 lumens on high with a 2.5 hour run time. On low, they provide 200 lumens with 6-hour run time.
The lithium-ion 3800 mAh cell battery can be recharged via a USB cord; charge times vary depending on the USB source’s voltage. The light can also be recharged in 4.5 hours with an AC wall charger. The light is made from nylon and aluminum construction with a replaceable polycarbonate lens that is gasket-sealed.
Weighing just 8.7 ounces, the FlipMate is 4.58 inches in length, 1.3 inches thick, and 2.56 inches wide when folded. With the light bar fully extended, the FlipMate measures 7.94 inches in length.
The light is IPX4 rated for water-resistant operation and impact resistant to two meters. MSRP of $125.00.
Here is the latest addition to Streamlight’s Strion family of lights: The Strion Switchblade. It has an articulating blade that stands on its tail end with the light bar in any position. The weighted base has magnets so it can be attached to metal surfaces for task-specific lighting. The Strion Switchblade can also be hung with its multiple hook options.
Providing 500 lumens, this area light has a double-sided light bar that rotates 180 degrees to offer three lighting modes: area lighting, color matching, and UV lighting. It is powered by a lithium-ion battery that can be easily replaced and recharged via USB or any Strion charger, including the Piggy Back Charger to work harder for longer.
“The Strion Switchblade is five lights in one: a drop light, a hands-free light, a bright white light, a UV light, and a color-matching light,” said Dineen. “Automotive, industrial and other professionals will use this light for ultra-bright illumination when performing diagnostic and repair jobs; color matching in detailing and painting applications; as well as leak detection.”
As for lumens, Strion Switchblade uses cool white LEDs to deliver 500 lumens of bright white light; 90 CRI color matching LEDs that offer 400 lumens, and a UV LED that provides 500 megawatts. Run times are 300 hours on both the cool white and 90 CRI LED settings and 5 hours on the UV LED setting.
For easy access, The Strion Switchblade has a head-mounted push-button switch. Made with impact-modified nylon, the light also features a non-slip textured barrel grip and a replaceable lens. It is impact-resistant tested to 2 meters.
Weighing 6.4 ounces, the light measures 10.75 inches with the light bar fully extended. When folded for compact storage, it measures 6 inches. MSRP that ranges from $110.00 to $200.00 depending on the configuration.
USB Rechargeable Syclone
This looks like an exceptionally nifty new Streamlight product. The Syclone is a compact work light provides that spot and flood beams with a total of six output modes. It can do a 360 rotation, has two magnets and a hook if you want to hang it. Heck, just watch!
“The Syclone is like no other work light, with a body that rotates 360 degrees in its frame to aim light where it is needed; a spot beam for area lighting; and a CRI LED flood beam to better see the color spectrum,” said Dineen. “Automotive technicians, industrial workers, and other professionals will use this light for everything from task illumination to color matching wires and paint colors when detailing and painting. And because it uses a USB rechargeable battery, the Syclone also offers extremely low operating costs.”
The Syclone’s spot beam includes a cool white LED for bright area illumination, while the flood mode uses a High Color Rendering Index (CRI) LED with Streamlight’s proprietary Color-Rite Technology for automotive and industrial color matching applications. Its weighted base has magnets for attaching the work light to metal surfaces for hands-free lighting.
As a work light, the Syclone offers six output modes, including three spot and three flood settings. In spot mode, a cool white LED delivers 400 lumens on high, 200 lumens on medium and 100 lumens on low. In flood mode, the light uses a 90 CRI LED to provide a range of 75 lumens on low to 300 lumens on high. Peak beam intensity levels range from 1,300 to 5,000 candela in spot mode, and from 150 to 580 candela on the flood setting.
Delivering up to 400 lumens, it also provides the convenience and cost savings of USB rechargeability. The new light uses a lithium-ion 2000 mAh cell that can be recharged via a USB port. Charge times vary depending on the voltage the USB source provides. The light also can be recharged in 4.5 hours with an AC wall charger. Run times in spot mode range from 2 hours on high to 9.5 hours on low; on the flood setting, they range from 8 hours on low to 2 hours on high. When the light is in use, colored LEDs indicate battery power levels.
The Syclone has an easy-access push-button switch and tough thermoplastic construction. The gasket-sealed lens is impervious to the most common automotive chemicals. IPX4-rated design for water-resistant operation, the Syclone is impact-resistant tested to 2 meters.
Weighing 5.3 ounces, the light measures 2.97 inches in length, 2.79 inches in width, and is 1.42 inches thick. The new Syclone has an MSRP of $90.00.
Enduro Pro USB
By freeing up both hands, headlamps are a very important piece of gear. You want one with good power, various lighting options, and long-lasting durability. This new headlamp from Streamlight looks like a good option whether you’re looking for a headlamp for automotive, industrial, or other professional needs.
The Enduro Pro USB headlamp has a 48 hour run time on low, with two power LEDs and six output modes. The spot beam uses a cool white LED for maximum illumination, and the flood mode uses a High Color Rendering Index (CRI) LED with Streamlight’s proprietary Color-Rite Technology.
Dineen says, “The spot beam offers up to 200 lumens of bright white light for task illumination, while the flood mode can be used for color matching in auto detailing and painting, as well as for matching wire colors. And the headlamp’s 45-degree tilting head makes it very easy to use in a variety of settings.”
The Enduro Pro USB headlamp offers high, medium and low levels of lighting in both spot and flood modes. On high, the headlamp’s spot beam delivers 200 lumens, 2,080 candelas, and a 91-meter beam distance, while the flood beam offers 145 lumens, 220 candelas, and a 30-meter beam distance. In spot mode, run times range from 6.25 hours on high to 48 hours on low; on the flood setting, run times range from 7 hours on high to 48 hours on low.
Powered by a 2000 mAh lithium polymer cell, the headlamp recharges via a standard USB port in approximately four hours depending on voltage output. When the light is in use, colored LEDs indicate battery power levels.
The headlamp case is constructed from tough polycarbonate thermoplastic material with elastomer over mold and features an unbreakable polycarbonate lens.
The Enduro Pro USB headlamp measures 1.85 inches high, 2.19 inches wide and 1.7 inches deep, and weighs just 3.6 ounces with the lithium battery. The standard model includes an adjustable elastic head strap and a USB cord. The industrial headlamp model includes an additional rubber strap and 3M Dual Lock for use on hard hats. A snap-on color allows for color changing from black to yellow.
IPX4 rated for water-resistant operation and impact-resistance tested to two meters. The Enduro Pro USB headlamp has an MSRP of $65.00 to $70.00 depending on the configuration.
Along with all of the new Streamlight products, we covered lots of other cool things too. Check out our SHOT Show 2020 coverage.
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