History of Streamlight Flashlights – Designed in the USA
More than 40 years ago the beginnings of Streamlight were in Fairfield, NJ, when a few engineers went to work trying to replicate the light of the sun outside of the Earth’s atmosphere for NASA. In a short time they were able to produce a light that created 25 million candlepower of light. Through further research and development they produced a handheld light that could produce 1 million candlepower of light which was sold for military and law enforcement uses.
In 1973 after their work with NASA as over a private investor from Philadelphia took interest in the company and purchased them. He had the company move to Pennsylvania and Streamlight Inc. was born. Through enormous growth Streamlight moved a few more times until in 2001 they landed in Eagleville, PA, where they have a 165,000 square foot plant. Streamlight currently holds over 110 U.S. and foreign patents and is one of the leaders in the field of flashlights. Streamlight is an American company with all Streamlight flashlights being designed in the U.S. and more than half being produced in the U.S.
Streamlight likes to consider themselves a “hands-on” company that learns by doing. They send employees through firefighter training and have them take courses in low-light shooting. Because of this extensive situational training they produce lights that are specifically geared towards different markets such as firefighters, police, military, hunters, and other sports enthusiasts.
Streamlight flashlights are some of the best tactical flashlights in the world, they are in an elite group of high quality manufactures that definitely deserve your attention and research when trying to find the best flashlight. Due to their task specific designs you may find a Streamlight that fits your needs better than anything else.
Streamlight Flashlights Top 5 Best Sellers
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|Tactical Flashlight||Lumens (High)||Lumens (Low)||Length (Inches)||Weight (Ounces)||Bezel Diameter (Inches)||Battery Life Hours (High)||Battery Life Hours (Low)||Price||Rating (Out of 5)|
|Streamlight ProTac 2L||260||13||4.8||2.8||0.9||3||50||$||4.7|
|Streamlight ProTac 2AA ||155||11||6.14||3.4||0.9||2||36||$||4.7|
|Streamlight ProTac HL||600||33||5.4||5.6||1||1.25||18||$$||4.8|
|Streamlight PolyTac LED||130||N/A||5.22||4.1||1.25||3||N/A||$||4.5|
|Streamlight Strion LED Rechargeable||260||65||5.9||5.22||1.44||2||7.5||$$$||4.7|
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