Streamlight debuts rechargeable Microstream USB light
By Jacki Billings
The MicroStream USB boasts a rechargeable lithium ion battery and micro USB port. (Photo: Streamlight)
Streamlight lightens the load with a new rechargeable version of its MicroStream flashlight, introducing the MicroStream USB.
The MicroStream USB is a compact light aimed at offering longer runtimes with “amazing brightness.” Delivering up to 250 lumens, the flashlight boasts 3.5 hours of total runtime. The light also enjoys the added bonus of a 350mAH lithium ion cell battery that recharges via a USB port located under the sliding sleeve. The light fully recharges in four hours, with red and green LED lights alerting users to charging status.
Measuring 3.87-inches, the MicroStream USB tips scales at only 1.20-ounces. The light utilizes power LED technology with two modes — high and low. High outputs 250 lumens with 1,150 candela and a 68-meter range with runtime at 1.5 hours. Low provides 250 candela and 50 lumens at 31-meters.
The flashlight touts a push-button tail cap switch for one-handed operation for either momentary-on or constant-on modes. Featuring a machined aluminum case, the flashlight is both abrasion-resistant and IPX4 rated for weather resistance in addition to offering drop resistance up to one meter, according to Streamlight.
“The MicroStream USB is small enough to carry