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  • REVIEW: Streamlight Military Sidewinder LED Tactical Flashlight

    This is a quick review of the Streamlight Military Sidewinder LED Tactical Flashlight.

    I was recently persuaded (persuaded myself) to pick this bad boy up.

    It offers the following light settings

    Red LED
    Green LED
    Blue LED
    And a bright White LED light

    The light has 20 Functions

    LOW, MEDIUM, & HIGH power settings for each and every color as well as STROBE, yes every color can strobe.

    It has an articulating head 185 Degrees

    Is Waterproof

    All Weather rated -40F to 150F

    Unbreakable polycarbonate Lens

    Has a Steel Spring Clip that can be relocated to each side of the light

    Runs off 2 AA Batteries

    Tethered tailcap to prevent loss

    O -ring sealed


    MADE IN THE USA

    Run Times

    Power Level LOW: 100 HRS

    Power Level Medium:
    Green: 60 HRS
    Red: 70 HRS
    Blue: 60 HRS
    White: 36 HRS

    Power Level Medium-High:
    Green: 36 HRS
    Red: 40 HRS
    Blue: 36 HRS
    White: 14 +1 HRS

    Power Level High:
    Green: 12 +1HRS
    Red: 14 +1 HRS
    Blue: 12 +1 HRS
    White: 7 + 3 HRS

    Strobe Setting:

    Green: 24 +1 HRS
    Red: 28 +2 HRS
    Blue: 24 +2 HRS
    White: 14 +6 HRS

    NOTE: +1 or +3 means Intensity automatically shifts to low output at end of rated battery capacity to utilize maximum battery life


    Light Output

    Low 5% Intensity

    Medium 20% Intensity

    Medium-High 50% Intensity

    High 100% Intensity

    Strobe 100% Intensity























    Link to the Streamlight Sidewinder Video (they demonstrate the one with an IR LED which is an option): http://www.streamlight.com/sidew-mil_movie.html

    Description from their site

    Sidewinder, the most versatile military light in the world. Twenty flashlights in one! Each LED features 4 levels of output intensities: Low (5%), Medium (20%), Medium-High (50%), High (100%) plus a Strobe function (100%)

    * **** Sidewinder MOVIE – Military ****
    * One switch for On-Off, dimming and mode selection functions.
    * Pull-to-turn locking rotary color(4)selector knob with tactile indicator for easy operation with gloves
    * Double click button to initiate strobe function from "Off" position
    * Push and hold button for light output levels from "Off" position
    * Sidewinder Light Output and 2 AA Alkaline Battery Run Time
    * Also accepts 2 "AA" lithium batteries, which allow extended operation, or extreme temperatures (-40°F - 150°F)
    * Mounts to MOLLE or ACH for hands-free use
    * High-impact, super-tough nylon case
    * Battery polarity indicators for easy replacement in the dark
    * Unbreakable, gasket-sealed polycarbonate lens with scratch-resistant coating
    * O-ring sealed for waterproof operation. Meets MIL-STD-810F, Method 512.4
    * Tethered tailcap to prevent loss
    * Cord attachment hole supports up to 25 lbs
    * Articulating 185° rotating head
    * Spring steel clip attaches to MOLLE or belt
    * Clip can be mounted on either side of the light
    * Dimensions: 4.63" High; 2.31" Wide
    * Weight: 4.96 ounces
    * Available in Coyote Tan and Green
    * US and foreign patents pending
    * One year limited warranty
    WHAT IF THE AMERICA YOU KNEW, WAS ABOUT TO CHANGE?

    The best thing you can do to support the site is pass it on to your friends and fav sites like other forums, facebook, twitter etc. Let people know about us! :)

  • #2
    It costs....

    Where do you see using it?

    Thanks

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    • #3
      Think i paid $59 for it.

      Here is the cheapest i found it for

      http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/50683-1.html


      Applications are endless
      WHAT IF THE AMERICA YOU KNEW, WAS ABOUT TO CHANGE?

      The best thing you can do to support the site is pass it on to your friends and fav sites like other forums, facebook, twitter etc. Let people know about us! :)

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      • #4
        Nice light Diesel :)

        Sure is a step up from minimags with filters and Double D angle head flashlights :D
        73

        later,
        ZA

        Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to
        beat you to death with it because it is empty.

        The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.

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