Mosh sent in an early morning tip, about the Streamlight Stylus Pro LED penlight being on sale.
This isn’t a huge sale – I’ve bought a number of them on sale for $18 or $19 before, and a couple at the full $21-$22 price. At the end of December, the silver version was on sale for just under $15.
The Streamlight Stylus Pro is a fantastically durable and convenient LED flashlight. It runs on 2x AAA batteries, and delivers 90 lumens of bright light illumination. It is also water resistant, with an IPX4 rating, and can withstand impacts from 1-meter drops. Runtime is said to be 6.5 hours.
Streamlight customer service is supposed to be very good, but I have not yet had to communicate with them about any of my Streamlight products.
The tail caps on mine have always been a little stiff, requiring a bit of pressure to use. In other words, if you’re thinking about picking this up for a Father’s Day gift, it might not be perfectly suited for recipients with older hands.
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I tend to carry different mini penlights these days, but I still use my Stylus Pros (yes, plural) quite often.
One thing to note is that the Stylus Pro flashlight now comes with Prop 65 warnings. Could it be the rubbery tailcap, or maybe the o-ring material? Polycarb lens? For work lights, I generally don’t care. But for an EDC flashlight that sees a lot more casual handling time, Prop 65 warnings tend to make me a little uneasy (but just a little).
(By “I don’t care,” I mean I’m not as sensitive to warnings when dealing with things I generally wash my hands after using anyways. A Prop 65 warning for an extension cord generally doesn’t make me uneasy, but if I see a warning on audio cables or headphones, I won’t buy them. My personal practice is to wash my hands after using anything with lead or similar chemicals in them. That’s why I don’t like to see something like a pocket penlight with an unspecified Prop 65 warning.)