Streamlight Develops LED Rechargeable Lantern

Streamlight has developed an ultra-light rechargeable lantern featuring the company’s C4 LED lamp for extreme brightness called the Fire Vulcan LED.

The Vulcan delivers a light intensity of 80,000 candela (peak central intensity) and – through the use of nanotechnology cell battery technology – weighs only 1.85 pounds, making it the lightest, most compact rechargeable lantern its class, according to Streamlight.

The Fire Vulcan LED features two rear blue taillight LEDs, enabling firefighters and rescue workers to be seen no matter which direction the light is shining.

“The Fire Vulcan LED uses a C4 power LED and special reflector optics to produce a piercing white light that cuts through even the thickest smoke, surpassing all other portable rechargeable LED lanterns,” said Streamlight Chief Operating Officer Ray Sharrah. “Because the light incorporates ultra-light lithium ion nanotechnology cell batteries, it also is nearly 50 percent lighter than its halogen counterpart, and offers unprecedented operating flexibility, including superior performance in a wider temperature range. The result is the most compact, versatile tool on the market today for operating in smoke-filled or extremely low light conditions.”

Sharrah said the light’s textured parabolic reflector produces a tight beam with optimum side illumination to aid in navigation. The unbreakable C4 LED, featuring up to three times the output of previous LEDs, has a 50,000-hour lifetime.

A momentary push-and-hold toggle switch provides access to eight modes of operation while allowing users to select the programming order. The light, which uses two lightweight lithium ion nanotechnology cell batteries, fits all existing Streamlight Vulcan chargers and recharges in five hours.

Measuring 7.5 inches long, 5 inches wide and 6.5 inches high and weighing 1.85 pounds, the Fire Vulcan LED has a high-impact, ABS thermoplastic housing in high-visibility orange and a rubberized cushioned-grip handle for comfortable use. O-ring sealed to resist moisture, the rechargeable lantern is available with either a standard AC/DC charger, or a 12-volt DC vehicle-mounted direct-wire charging rack for greater charging convenience and accessibility.

Both models are equipped with a quick release buckle shoulder strap for easy carrying and feature Streamlight’s limited lifetime warranty. The charging rack meets the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association 1901-12-1.7 standard mounted in any position.

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