If you’re in the market for a new rechargeable EDC light, Streamlight has just launched the new Wedge EDC rechargeable flashlight. The Wedge features a compact size, USB-C rechargeable capability, sturdy machined aluminum construction, and a Type II anodized finishes. Full details below.
Wedge Rechargeable EDC Light Launched by Streamlight
EAGLEVILLE, PA, JANUARY 19, 2021 – Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting, introduced the Wedge™, a USB-C rechargeable everyday carry flashlight with a thin, compact design for deep pocket carry. Featuring an intuitive rotating thumb switch, the Wedge provides two modes: 300 lumen Constant On mode and 1,000-lumen momentary THRO™ (Temporarily Heightened Regulated Output) mode.
“With its unique ergonomic design, the Wedge sets a new standard for EDC pocket lights,” said Streamlight Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Michael F. Dineen. “It’s both slim and flat so that it can be carried comfortably, features a reversible pocket clip and allows for full concealment in a pants pocket. It’s the ideal EDC light, whether for patrol duty or tactical maneuvers, outdoor uses, or automotive, industrial and DIY jobs.”
On the THRO momentary setting, the Wedge delivers a 35-second burst of 1,000 lumens and 3,000 candela over a 110-meter beam distance. In Constant On mode, it provides 300 lumens, 1,200 candela, a beam distance of 69 meters and a 3-hour run time.
The Wedge uses a 1500 mAh Lithium Polymer cell battery that recharges by plugging a USB-C cord into the light’s waterproof rear socket. Red and green LEDs indicate charging status.
Made from rugged anodized aluminum, the Wedge measures just 5.46 inches long and 1.0 inch high, and weighs 3.3 ounces. The new light is IPX7-rated for waterproof operation to one meter; it also is impact-resistance tested to one meter.
Available in black and coyote, the Wedge has an MSRP of $149.95 and comes with Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.
I have been a long time carrier of Streamlight’s penlights and I find the specs listed above give the new light a bit more capability than my current USB rechargeable Microstream 250 lumen light. For most tasks, I think the Microstream is one of the best EDC lights for its price but I could also see myself carrying the Wedge if I needed something a bit more capable and with a longer-lasting battery. I do like that the THRO option is limited to just a 35-second burst so that you don’t prematurely burn out your battery. The Wedge is on sale now and can be had for $149.95. If I could ask for one small improvement in future iterations of the light it would be for the USB port to have some sort of cover to guard against lint and other debris.
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