I got a possibility to test the Streamlight Bandit, an ultra-compact, low profile, Universal Serial Bus rechargeable headlamp. Even among light-weight headlamps, it is the smallest and brightest one I know. At 1.3 oz, and 2.7 inches long, it’s so tiny and light, I forget I’m wearing it. A story for you. The Streamlight Bandit uses COB LED technology, which is a flat strip of light emission, rather than a LED bulb. As opposed to throwing a beam, it delivers a projection area lighting that a good work beam without harsh shadows. There are three output modes, up, down and flash.
The upper ray is a 180 lumen 2-hour blast. When worn like a headlight, it’s bright enough to utilize as a work light. While I would not use it for tactical tasks, it is appropriate for search and rescue missions. To put this in viewpoint, the 35-lumen low beam is a better choice to don when doing your detailed vehicle search. 180 lumens will reflect the user too much. The short phase will give the user 9.5 hours of soft work light. There’s a flash mode, which flashes at the full 180 lumens. In case the officer wants to be seen directing the traffic, this is the product.
Since it comes along with a hat clip attachment, it’s the right way to get the driver’s attention. This light charges entirely in 2 hours, utilizing the supplied short Universal Serial Bus cord. I tested the run time and charge time and found it worked correctly as specified. The switch on top lights up red when the product is charging and green when it’s good to go. The bandit has a polycarbonate body and a lens, a command button on the top and a Universal Serial Bus charging port on the bottom. The charging port has an attached rubber stopper.
A light-weight 450 mAh Lithium Polymer powers the Light-emitting diode sealed the battery. Streamlight guarantees this battery for two years. I used the elastic cord to wear it on my head. He remains in place without being annoying. The thing is so tiny; one forgets it’s there. It’s simple to cycle throughout the different output modes, even with gloved hands. It comes along with a hat clip attachment, but I prefer the headband.
The Bandit throws a great light that makes it an excellent light for jogging. Most other goods bounce around. This one has an excellent working place: wherever I will put my hands is lit, and that I will always see the trail in front of me when running with the low beam. It is an excellent light for seeing and being seen. I envision this light will probably be accessible for both LE and military service. I cannot think of a better apparatus for changing a tire, working a DUI detail, firearms maintenance, or training. It is perfect for cyclists and runners who get caught on the trail after dark.
As it’s so small, I find myself taking mine in my pocket all the time. This past month I put my Bandit on to prepare for an extended run. The even meant shuttling into the departure to 330 AM in the center of the woods. The port had a gear drop off after the first three miles. I guessed I could bag my extra clothes and light once I got going. I had the light. Sadly, I became very popular at the start since few individuals had one. Following the beginning, I pulled my Bandit down around my throat, then forgot about it. There are pictures at distinct distance markers of me wearing my Bandit. The Bandit can be sweat resistant.