One of the most convenient and compact pocket lights out there, in my opinion, is the Streamlight Stylus Pro series. The first iteration of the Stylus Pro ran on two AAA sized batteries and had a battery life of about 8 hours at 100 lumens maximum output. The output power, size, and battery life made this version of the Stylus Pro a perfect solution for an EDC flashlight. Streamlight has just launched a new version of the Stylus Pro USB penlight that now offers many new features and improvements.
Streamlight Stylus Pro Upgraded to 350 Lumens
The new light now has two brightness settings. A lower 90 lumen setting that gives the internal Lithium-Ion battery pack a maximum running time of 3.5 hours or the higher 350-lumen setting which will give about 1.5 hours of run time. If battery life becomes an issue, the light can be charged using any USB charger or Streamlight’s EPU-5200 portable USB charger.
The upgraded Stylus Pro USB is slimmer and brighter, making it even easier to flood small spaces with light,” said Streamlight Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Michael F. Dineen. “The Stylus Pro USB also is convenient for close-up tasks like automotive repairs, equipment inspections, and DIY jobs.
The internal lithium-ion cell can be recharged in as little as 2.5 hours. LEDs concealed inside the tail switch will give the user an instant readback of battery status with red indicating the battery is still being charged and green to indicate a full charge. The lithium-Ion cell is lighter than its AAA counterparts found inside the Standard Stylus Pro which also gives the Stylus Pro USB a slightly slimmer profile.
The Stylus Pro USB features a machined alloy construction with a gasket sealed lens which when combined together gives the light an IPX4 Ingress Protection rating, meaning it is water-resistant. In addition to water resistance, the light has been impact tested to one meter and is resistant to impacts up to that height.
The light comes packaged with a USB cord, removable pocket clip and holster. Other accessories as the EPU-5200 portable USB charger can also be purchased from Streamlight. The Stylus Pro USB has an MSRP of $98.31 and includes Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.