One of Streamlight’s tiniest lights is the Microstream. It is only 3.6 inches long, and can fit easily in the palm of the hand, slid into a pants pocket, or hung from its handy lanyard around the neck without even the slightest strain. But despite its size, the Microstream is extremely tough, in both body and lens, so no matter how many times it is dropped, it still looks brand new, and works like it did the day it came out of the box.
Streamlight Microstream Specs
Flashlight Type: Ultra-compact LED pen Flashlight
Maximum Lumens: 45 lumens
Runtime/Battery Life: 2.25 hours
Battery Type/How to Recharge: 1 AAA alkaline battery, included
Modes/Switch Type: Push button tail switch, with momentary or constant ON operation
Beam Distance/Range: 41 meters
Body Color: Matte Black
Weight: 1.10 ounces (31.2 grams) with battery
Dimensions: Length/Measurements: 3.6 inches (91.5 mm) in length, 0.60 inches (15mm) in diameter
Materials: Type II MIL-SPEC anodized aircraft aluminium body, polycarbonate lens
Color Options: Matte black body, with white C4 LED
Available Attachments/Accessories: High-strength “breakaway” safety lanyard, removable pocket/hat clip
Warranty: Limited Lifetime Warranty
Durability Rating: 1 meter impact resistant tested
Other features: IPX-4 water-resistant, abrasion and corrosion-resistant body, unbreakable, scratch-resistant lens, C4 LED technology for extreme brightness
Brand Information (Date product first manufactured): Issued November 2, 2007, Revised August 25, 2015
The Streamlight Microstream has some competition, including the Fenix E01 and the Pelican 1910 penlights. The Fenix E01 is both smaller and lighter, and has a longer beam range and runtime, but it is only 13 lumens, and though it has a keychain attachment, it does not include the belt clip or lanyard. The Pelican 1910 has 2 modes, the higher at 72 lumens that last for close to 2 hours, and the lower at 14 lumens. It also comes in 6 colors, including black, green, blue, red, silver, and gold, and along with the belt/hat clip, it comes with a similar lanyard, but it is a larger light, and a bit heavier. If the need for multiple light modes is a necessity, the Pelican is a great model, but for a simple light that can get you from point A to point B with minimal hassle, the Streamlight Microstream is the better bet.
Streamlight Microstream Review and Overall Rating
The Streamlight Microstream has earned a rating of 4.7 stars. The handy tail switch makes it easy to use with only one hand, it is extremely durable, and bright enough to light the way home on even the darkest of nights. It is great for camping, hiking or hunting, and even law enforcement professionals have found a need for this handy little penlight. And for those out there with little ones, even the roughest child can play hard with this durable light and not make the slightest dent in its amazing scratch-resistant frame.
- Ultra-compact penlight
- 1 AAA battery included
- Extremely durable, abrasion and scratch resistant
- Only 1 light setting
- Though listed in Streamlight’s keychain light section, it does not come with a keychain attachment.
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