A Review of the Streamlight Stylus Pro® Penlight

Just for the record, I do not own the featured image on this page.  Rather it is the property of Streamlight Inc.

In my late teens, I had first discovered Streamlight flashlights.  I wouldn’t actually own one, a 3C Twin Task®, until the age of twenty-two.  I would later own a Scorpion®.

In March of 2010, at the age of twenty-three, I bought my first Streamlight Stylus Pro® at my local Batteries Plus (now Batteries+Bulbs) in Houma, Louisiana.  It set me back between $24-30 and I did EDC it for at least a little while.  LED technology hadn’t advanced enough in 2010 and this particular version of the Stylus Pro® gave off a measly 24 Lumens for 7.5 hours on 2 AAA batteries.  Still, it was very rugged and bright for its price of the time.  I was working as a grocer and would use it when picking up shopping buggies at night.   It was fun to show off in the nighttime parking lot at work.  I had also used it for roadside emergencies involving now ex-in-laws.  In late 2011, I had given it to a friend and went back to everyday carrying mostly Mini Maglites.

In early April of 2018, I had purchased another one at the Cabela’s in Gonzales, Louisiana, for a price of between $16-20.  The model had definitely advanced.  Brightness was now 90 Lumens, but I only bought it as a cheaper replacement for both of the 2AAA Pro Tac® penlights that I had misplaced.  I EDCed it briefly but ended up selling it in October of 2018.

Since the Summer of 2019, I had been wanting another Stylus Pro®, especially since I enjoy my Streamlight JR® so much.  Also, the brightness went up another 10 Lumens, now at 100 Lumens.  Even though I hated my grocer job, I do romanticize grocery work, probably even more so because I wrote my  “Grocer and Writer” stories.  So in late October of 2019, I ordered a brand new Stylus Pro®.  It came in today, November 7, 2019.  The best part is, I only paid $16.99 for it with free shipping!

According to Streamlight’s Website, these are the specifications on the Stylus Pro®:

 

  • White LED delivers 100 lumens; 62m beam; runs 8 hours; 950 candela-good enough for just about any everyday carry scenario.
  • Push button tail switch – momentary or constant on operation-tactically correct for law enforcement use or for those who know Morse Code.
  • Includes two “AAA” alkaline batteries and tear-resistant nylon holster-quite generous offer.
  • Type II MIL-SPEC abrasion and corrosion-resistant anodized aircraft aluminum construction with unbreakable, scratch-resistant polycarbonate lens-will still look elegant even after long term everyday use. 

Streamlight is telling the truth about these specs, by the way!

In my opinion, the Stylus Pro® was always an awesome flashlight, but even more now since Streamlight regularly updates this product as LED technology improves.

I plan to EDC this flashlight in conjunction with my Streamlight JR®, possibly even side to side in my pocket!

If I ever to grocery work again, this will be my work flashlight, both for picking up buggies at night or working in dark coolers and/or freezers.  And if there was ever a power failure on the job, Lord knows I would light up the warehouse or sales floor.

What strikes me as odd though is that the Stylus Pro® is serialized while the JR® is not.

If an updated version of the Stylus Pro® is ever released, I will [eventually] be buying one.

Why can’t it be made here in America though?

Well if it was, it would probably cost that much more.

All in all, I give this product a 5 out of 5 stars!

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