The abbreviation for ampere and amperage. The unit used to measure electric current.
One ampere of current flowing for one AMPERE-HOUR One ampere of current flowing for one hour.
An electro-chemical coating for aluminum. Hard, durable, and attractive. Anodized parts are highly corrosion resistant.
European safety rating. ATEX products are rated for use in or around explosive atmospheres.
A bulb with two contact pins that plug into a socket allowing easy replacement.
"BLACK DOT" BULB
The Black Dot prevents stray light and gives the beam the ability to shine through dense mist, fog, and smoke. Firefighters rely heavily upon the Survivor for this reason.
Also called Peak Beam Candlepower. Measurement of the brightest spot in a focused beam. An indication of the maximum intensity of the flashlight. The "hot spot" is equal in brightness to the number of "candles" required to produce the same illumination.
Also called "candle." The unit of luminous intensity. One candela is equivalent to 12.57 lumens. At one time it was equal to the light from an actual burning "standard candle."
When referring to flashlights, candlepower is usually the same as beam candlepower. CE Flashlights carrying this symbol meet applicable European Community Directives, and can therefore be sold in Europe.
An option on the Vulcan and LiteBox, this bulb contains two filaments which enables users to instantly switch to the second filament when back-up lighting is needed. EX Signifies conformance to European Standards for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. FM Factory Mutual Research Corporation is a third-party testing organization that approves products for use in specified hazardous locations. The Vulcan carries an FM approval.
HALOGEN AND XENON BULBS
Flashlights using bulbs filled with these gases are recognized by their extreme brilliance and white light. These bulbs are generally more efficient than ordinary bulbs and may last longer.
HIGH TEMPERATURE LENS
Typically made of borosilicate glass which has low thermal expansion characteristics. Easy to clean, resists scratching, and has good shock resistance when properly mounted.
Not capable of igniting a flammable atmosphere under both normal and "fault" conditions.
Rechargeable battery chemistry used in the Vulcan and LiteBox. Unlike automotive batteries, Streamlight lead acid batteries will not spill acid. Streamlight batteries are sealed and do not contain free liquid. LED (Light Emitting Diode) A high-intensity "solid-state" bulb which lasts up to 100,000 hours. Able to run for very long periods of time on very little power. Available in various colors including Ultra Violet.
Disposable batteries using lithium chemistry are gaining in popularity because of their light weight, high energy density, and shelf life of ten years. Lithium Ion rechargeable batteries, as used in the Strion, combine high capacity with small size and light weight.
Unit of luminance. As used in reference to flashlights, it refers to the total amount of light radiated by the bare lamp, the LED, or the flashlight. Because this measurement does consider the focusing efficiency of the reflector, it does not indicate how "bright" the focused beam will appear. A flood lamp with a very wide dim appearing pattern can have the same lumen rating as a very tightly focused intensely bright spot lamp assembly. Lumen ratings cannot be converted to beam candlepower.
Flashlight components made from this material are lightweight, durable, and can be held to tight manufacturing tolerances for superior performance in precision assemblies.
(abbreviated NiCd) The most common rechargeable battery used in Streamlight products. It is the most rugged rechargeable technology and provides the highest performance/cost ratio. Must be recycled at end of life.
Not capable of igniting a flammable atmosphere under normal operating conditions.
Will not conduct electricity. Flashlights made with non-conductive case materials protect against electric shock should the flashlight touch an electrical source.
Used as a gasket to seal the flashlight case against dust and moisture.
Clear, tough, shatterproof, virtually unbreakable polymer used to make the lens in most Streamlight flashlights. Often hard coated for abrasion resistance.
Material with a long chain molecular structure. Lightweight, highly durable, shock-resistant, non-conductive, and moldable in colors.
PRE-FOCUSED LAMP MODULE
Lamp and reflector furnished and replaced as a unit. Permanently adjusted at the factory for optimum focus.
Surrounds the lamp and directs and focuses the light rays in one direction. Streamlight reflectors are computer designed for optimum performance. UL Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. is a third-party testing organization that approves products for compliance to electrical specifications and for use in specified hazardous locations.
Unit of electrical potential. The potential difference between two points in an electrical system is called the voltage between those points.
Unit of power. Electrical power can be calculated by multiplying voltage times amperage.