Streamlight Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting, introduced the Streamlight 18650 USB lithium ion Battery with an integrated micro USB charging port. The battery transforms multi-fuel, high-performance lighting tools into rechargeable systems, providing an alternative to disposable CR123A batteries.
“We introduced the Streamlight 18650 USB rechargeable Li-Ion battery to give tactical, outdoor, law enforcement and other users an alternate power source for charging our newer flashlight models that accept 18650 rechargeable or standard lithium batteries,” said Streamlight president and CEO Ray Sharrah. “Charging has never been easier, as the integrated micro USB input on this new 18650 battery charges from any Streamlight USB power adapter and most other USB sources.”
LED charge status indicators that are built into the battery top indicate charging status, including red for charging and green for fully charged. The USB charge port can recharge the battery in five hours.
The new 18650 USB battery offers 3.7V, 2600mAh and is rechargeable up to 500 times. An integrated safety circuit protects the battery from over discharge and overcharge.
The all-new battery provides an economic alternative to disposable CR123A batteries for the growing line of Streamlight flashlights that are designed to accept both battery types, including: the ProTac HL-X USB; the ProTac 2L-X USB; the PolyTac X USB; and the ProTac HL 5-X USB.
Streamlight 18650 USB lithium ion batteries are available individually or in two packs with an MSRP of $20 and $40, respectively. Each product comes with a Streamlight Limited Two Year Warranty.