Unless you’ve been under a rock lately (and even then it depends on which rock), you’ve probably seen all the new high-powered LED flashlights that’ve invaded stores this year. LED flashlights have met comsumers with mixed results: some rock and some suck. But one’s really risen to become the gold standard for such items: the Stinger.
The Stinger series flashlights are one of the most powerful lines of rechargeable flashlights (for their size) ever built; it’s small, yet it pumps our 15,000 candlepower. That’s probably why it’s become the standard compact flashlight for law enforcement.
The machined aluminum housing is anodized to protect against corrosion and the “unbreakable” (ok, “very durable” is more like it) polycarbonate lens makes Stingers virtually indestructable. For law enforcement professionals that normally end up wearing the Batman belt, a lightweight, compact and reliable light that can flood the scene with clarity is a major benefit.
It’s not cheap, though; the Streamlight Stinger is priced at $80 which puts it square in flashlight fanatic range — if not quick-Sunday-buy range.