I have several Streamlight flashlights, Stingers, SL's, led, and I would like to know more about the evolution of Streamlight, and changes along the way to their lights. Are their any links out there re Streamlight's history?
Well, SL was the innovator of rechargeable lights starting in the early '70's, there's probably some interesting stuff in there. Try an email to them...
I'd like to say that Donald Keller (inventor of the first aluminum flashlight: The Kel-Lite)may have had something to do with Streamlight. He sold the rights to the Kel-Lite to Brinkmann, which marketed the essentially unchanged design (except for a few minor changes) as the Legend Series. I think Keller currently works for Mag-Lite.
A link to a site that describes Streamlight in 'their' words.
Hope it isn't against policy to post this link. But it thusfar has been the most informative Streamlight history tale I've seen. And it's got a lot of info regarding lots of other brands for those researching histories, features and what-not.
Or how about some flashlight college by Bright Guy
For those like me who don't dig on you tubes much:
Streamlight is in Pa USA and only there. About 200 employees all in one facility.
They started in the 70's on a contract with NASA to develop a 5 million candle power light. Then comercially they sold 1 million candle power lights as search & rescue lights.
That lead to what we see today.
They also have numerous 'other' types of lights.
The SL is a broad spectrum flooder type light.
The HP is a thrower
The HL is both.