Flashlights are a basic and very important prep item. Who can’t remember the excitement as a kid having a flashlight when the power went out? The experience would have been quite different without the flashlight.
Streamlight is a well-respected flashlight manufacturer with high marks for quality and value. Over the years I’ve owned several Streamlights and had zero issues with them. One model I’ve had for several years is the Stylus Pro. The Stylus Pro is of the “penlight” category and runs on 2 AAA alkaline batteries. Due to its slim construction, it can be easily carried like a pen in the pocket or tucked away almost anywhere.
- Weight: 1.64 oz.
- Dimensions: L x D: 5.3″ x .6″ (134 x 15 mm)
- Runtime: Up to 6.5 hours
- Peak Beam Intensity: 860 candela
- Light Output: 90 lumens
- 50,000-hour lifetime thanks to C4 LED technology
- Made with aluminum alloy
- Shock-proof, drop-tested and O-Ring sealed
- Scratch-resistant lens
- Water-resistant per IPX4 in accordance with specification EN 60529:1992
- Two operation settings: constant-on or momentary
- Runs on two AAA alkaline batteries
- Resilient pocket clip
- Comes with a tear-resistant nylon holster
The Streamlight Stylus Pro is NOT a flashlight meant for mounting on a firearm. No – this is a personal illumination device absolutely perfect for taking the trash out, looking under the couch for the remote – or navigating a trail while backpacking at night. It is NOT super bright. It is bright enough for the purposes listed and many more.
The Stylus Pro is operated using an end-cap. A slight press allows momentary on and off. A full “push and click” turns the light on or off. There is only one brightness level which I very much like.
I’ve had the Streamlight Stylus Pro for over two years and it has proven to be very reliable and rugged. The clip – which I have used when carrying in a pack – remains strong and tight. This flashlight is waterproof which is good to know when out in the rain. Like most modern flashlights illumination is provided via a LED diode. This means reliable, long-lasting light. No bulbs to burn out.
If you are looking for a small, lightweight, and durable flashlight with this level of illumination at around $20 – the Streamlight Stylus Pro is worth a look.