I recently came across the Streamlight 45670, a rechargeable “LED portable scene light,” a portable light that deploys into a tripod-style adjustable work or area light.
The light is extremely compact when closed, making it highly portable.
With the legs folded out and the lamp head fully deployed, that’s when the Streamlight resembles a modern tripod-style LED light.
The light delivers up to 5300 lumens of brightness, and its beam can reach a distance of up to 410 meters in its highest output mode.
Its lamp head has a 90° swivel range and can be raised to a height of 72 inches. An extended height version has an 84″ extension pole.
There are 3 brightness settings – 1300, 2500, and 5300 lumens, with runtimes of 18hr, 9hr, and 4hr, respectively.
Additionally, there are two user-selectable diffusers, which Streamlight says allows for two beam widths that can work in any of the brightness modes.
It has an IP67 rating, meaning it’s dust-tight and waterproof to 1 meter depths for 30 minutes, and can withstand up to 40 mph wind conditions in all directions with the head fully extended.
The light is powered by a sealed lead acid-type 12V battery, and it can also be plugged into AC power. The battery charges in 10 hours.
COO: Made in USA
Looking online, replacement batteries (Streamlight 45630) are easily available. Images show a 12V 7.2Ah battery, and with the Streamlight Scene Light spec’ed with a 12V 14.4Ah battery, this suggests there are (2) batteries installed into the base. Streamlight’s product specs and online manual don’t clarify upon this.
Streamlight’s fact sheet says their light is aimed at the following applications and industries: Fire & Rescue, Military, Utilities, Law Enforcement, Industrial Safety, Construction, Emergency Medical Services, Sporting Goods.
They say it is “ideal for field maintenance, inspection of construction sites and remote equipment, military operations, and general scene lighting.”
Compare: Milwaukee M18 Rocket Dual Pack Tower Light
The Milwaukee M18 Rocket Dual Pack Tower Light comes to mind as a like-styled competitor.
It delivers up to 5400 lumens of light at high, and its runtime can greatly exceed that of the Streamlight, depending on your choice of M18 batteries.
There are 3 output modes, set to 5400, 3100, 1600 lumens by default, and these can be customized via One-Key. (One-Key allows for select Milwaukee tools to be customized, tracked, or managed via smartphone app.)
The Milwaukee can be extended to 5’5″, and is also IP67-rated, or waterproof up to 1 meter.
It can be powered using one or two M18 batteries, but not AC.
Price: $699 (tool-only)
I find the Streamlight “Scene Light” to be an interesting design. Its lead acid battery (or batteries as it seems) is a weak point in my opinion, but there benefits. For one, the battery pack(s) should be easily replaceable.
If Streamlight could retrofit this design to work with a cordless power tool brand’s batteries, would that boost its appeal?
Here’s another look at the Streamlight’s form factor. While I haven’t seen the light in person yet, its images suggest a compact design. Streamlight says it can deploy in less than 30 seconds.
In comparison, the Milwaukee boasts a 7-second setup time.