Streamlight Launches C4 Power LED Versions of Stinger LED and Stinger DS Rechargeable Lights
August 20, 2008
Streamlight announced it has introduced enhanced versions of its popular Stinger LED and Stinger DS LED rechargeable flashlights, providing law enforcement professionals extraordinary brightness and durability with new power C4 LED technology.
Boasting up to 18,000 candela (peak beam intensity) and 140 lumens measured system output, the new lights nearly double the brightness of the earlier models with the next advance in LED technology. In addition, Streamlight’s proprietary deep-dish parabolic reflector provides a long-range targeting beam with optimum peripheral illumination to aid in navigation.
“Streamlight’s new Stinger LED and Stinger DS LED take these popular and versatile lights to an even higher level with extraordinary light output and durability, which can be critical for law enforcement officers in low-light conditions,” said Streamlight chief operating officer Ray Sharrah. “The combination of rechargeable batteries and the next-generation C4 LED technology also results in one of the lowest operating costs of any flashlight made today.”
Both the Stinger LED and Stinger DS LED are constructed of machined 6000-series aircraft aluminum and feature a non-slip rubberized comfort grip with anti-roll rubber ring. Both provide high brightness for up to 1.75 hours of continuous runtime, up to 3.5 hours continuous hours at medium brightness and up to 6.75 continuous hours at low brightness. The strobe feature operates for up to 5.50 continuous hours.
The Stinger LED offers a multi-function head-mounted push-button switch designed for extremely long life, while the Stinger DS LED, featuring innovative Dual-Switch technology, provides a second multi-function push-button tactical tail switch.
Both lights are powered by Nickel-cadmium sub C batteries, which are rechargeable up to 1,000 times. A steady charger fully charges in 10 hours, while a fast charger or PiggyBack models fully charge in 2.5 hours. Both lights work with existing Stinger chargers.
The Stinger LED model weighs 12.4 ounces and measures 8.41 inches in length, while the Stinger DS LED weighs 12.8 ounces and measures 8.85 inches. Both are backed by Streamlight’s limited lifetime warranty. The suggested retail price for the Stinger LED is $187.95; the Stinger DS LED suggested retail price is $202.95.
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hammer115 @ 8/25/2008 5:53 AM
They probably are good lights, but it is to bad that the price is so high. With all of the equipment that an officer has now days it is getting to the point that depertments can't afford to pay these prices, much less the officer having to buy it for themselves.
JWC6617 @ 8/25/2008 8:26 PM
I agree Hammer! I paid $87.95 for a Streamlight flashlight in 1984 that was as bright at a car headlight. It lasted me thru college, security work, my first police job (6 years) my second police job, (10 years). (My mom gave me grief for the price). Best damn flashlight I ever had, still works better than the newer ones. Finally got an Ultrastinger cuz it's less heavy. It was $109. I thought it was a fair price for the quality I know and expect from Streamlight. Having said that, NO WAY am I paying anywhere close to $200 bucks for a flashlight.
Besides, get this, the Ultrastinger is 295 Lumens, the C4 is at best (depending on model) around 80+. For the difference in size and price, I would stick with the Ultrastinger. The Stinger was designed for plainclothes and anyone who needs a small light infrequently. Patrol should stick with a larger light that meets their needs. I see way too many youngsters using the small light because it fits in the cute little pouch on their belt. Buy a big boy light and lets get to work!
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