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Aug 2019 Twobirds Flying Publications

Streamlight’s Siege X USB & BANDIT Pro Headlamp

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Streamlight’s Siege X USB & BANDIT Pro Headlamp

2019

Streamlight’s Siege X USB & BANDIT Pro Headlamp By: Sal Palma Whether you’re a hunter, outdoor enthusiast camper or just someone who sees preparedness as a responsible thing to do, these two lights from Streamlight will satisfy all of your non-tactical needs. Streamlight has made a major commitment to dual fuel and rechargeable lighting products for their commercial and tactical product lines. At Shot Show 2019, in Las Vegas, the company introduced two commercial lighting products that I found very interesting. What rang my bell was their wide range of application and functionality. I’ll start with the Siege X USB. This light has everything that you’ll probably ever need; in fact, I was looking to see where they hid the can opener. I’m being facetious of course, but in a very small and rechargeable package, you get a flash light with two output settings, a 360° white light with three output settings and a red light, to preserve your night vision, that functions as an S.O.S. signaling device. The small but mighty Siege X is a dual fuel lantern. Twisting open the bottom cap reveals an O-ring sealed battery compartment that will accept two CR123A batteries or Streamlight’s 18650 USB rechargeable battery.

Your highest level of performance will come from the 18650 battery, so I recommend that you always use the lithium battery, keeping two CR123As as a backup in the event that power is not available. I also recommend that you add a solar battery charger to your emergency preparedness kit. The ON/OFF switch, located on the top cap, powers on or off the Siege X and cycles through its various options, pressing and holding the power button will cycle through those options. In addition to mode selection, the ON/OFF switch provides a visual indication of battery condition, transitioning from green to yellow then red as the battery is depleted. The Siege X also functions as a handheld flashlight of two output levels, low and high. Copyright 2019, Twobirds Flying Publications, All Rights Reserved


Streamlight’s Siege X USB & BANDIT Pro Headlamp

2019

The Siege X will sit on a table for that romantic lantern light dinner; it will hang upside down using the D-ring stowed on the bottom cap and it also has an ergonomically designed handle that allows lantern positioning as necessary.

you need to recharge this headlamp is included in the factory packaging. Recharging can be accomplished using any available USB charging port.

At a hair over 4.3 inches in length and 7.3 oz., keeping a couple in your kit makes good sense. Considering you can purchase the Siege X USB for under $50, it is money very well spent.

The activation switch serves to display charging status, powers the headlamp on and off and selects between three modes of operation: low, high and flashing. The low setting delivers a wide 35 lumen beam with a runtime of 21 hrs from a fully charged battery, the high setting 180 lumens and a runtime of 4.5 hours. The emergency signaling flash is accessed by depressing and holding the activation while in the high mode. The light flashes at approximately 2.3 per second and operates in the high illumination mode of 180 lumens.

But, what if you also need a flexible task or navigation light? Well Streamlight has you covered with the new Bandit Pro headlamp.

Wearing

Pro is extremely comfortable and It weighs a mere 2.1 oz. Streamlight includes and elastic reversible headband along with a visor clip to wear it on your favorite chapeau. The Bandit Pro is IPX4 water resistant and a 2 meter impact resistance; add to that a street price of under $30.

In keeping with Streamlight’s direction, the Bandit Pro is USB rechargeable. Everything that

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Bandit

Approximately 240 million years ago, dinosaurs showed up and became extinct about 65 million years ago; although, there were no Chevy Copyright 2019, Twobirds Flying Publications, All Rights Reserved


Streamlight’s Siege X USB & BANDIT Pro Headlamp

2019

Silverados roaming the Earth, fossil fuels or cow flatulence. They disappeared because unlike humans they could not adapt to a changing environment. We, on the other hand, can and will but at the heart of adaptation is preparedness. With the introduction of the Siege X USB and Bandit Pro headlamps, Streamlight is uniquely positioned to contribute to your preparedness. Do check them out, it’s almost Christmas! -SP

Product Specifications: Siege X USB       

High: Lumens325 Run Time: 25.00 hours Battery Type: CR123A Lithium, 18650 Lithium Ion Battery Battery Quantity: 1 - 2 Length: 4.35 inches (11.05 centimeters) Weight: 7.20 ounces (204.12 grams) Colors: Coyote

Bandit Pro Rechargeable Headlamp        

High: Lumens180 Run Time on High: 4.50 hours Run Time on Low: 21.00 hours Battery Type: Lithium Polymer Cell Battery Quantity: 1 Length: 2.70 inches (6.86 centimeters) Weight: 1.60 ounces (45.36 grams) Colors: Black, Yellow

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Streamlight Siege X USB lantern and BANDIT PRO headlamp  

Whether you’re a hunter, outdoor enthusiast camper or just someone who sees preparedness as a responsible thing to do, these two lights from...

Streamlight Siege X USB lantern and BANDIT PRO headlamp  

Whether you’re a hunter, outdoor enthusiast camper or just someone who sees preparedness as a responsible thing to do, these two lights from...

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