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Streamlight Sidewinder

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on June 14, 2013
I wish the light would turn on in the low setting and the operator could increase the output, instead you have to work down from the brightest setting. Not a great idea for preserving low-light vision. The military models, I believe, work from the low output to brighter output. I think the light is going to be useful enough for me, it will be a back-up light in my case. I would recommend the light as long as your needs don't "require" the output to be low at first, it is a bright light with decent lighting distance and beam width.
Pros: Size, available beam colors
Cons: Light comes on in high setting...
Would recommend: Yes
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OP made it right

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on February 2, 2013
The flashlight switch was inop on receipt, I returned it to Optics Planet and they replaced it 3 weeks later.
Pros: Exchanged for one that worked
Cons: Did not work...
Would recommend: Yes
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Streamlight Tactical Flashlight

by Legacy Reviewer, Written on December 4, 2012
NOT a weapon light, the word tactical is overused. This is a robust, versatile flashlight with many options and uses, not the least of which is that it has a rotating head that allows for usefulness in gun inspection and cleaning without having to stick the thing in your mouth!
Pros: Robust, versatile, multiple colors
Cons: None...
Would recommend: Yes
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Streamlight Sidewinder

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, MI Written on August 26, 2012
I work as a detective and do a lot of outdoor crime scenes. I clip the light to my jacket, shirt, vest, or whatever I am wearing to illuminate my notes or searching for evidence. It leaves my hands free for work or self-defense if needed. It is small enough to carry anywhere, I even use it while hiking when on vacation. I am thinking about getting my wife one for her purse!
Pros: Very Satisfied...
Would recommend: Yes
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Good product

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on June 14, 2012
I've been using this for over two years now. I've dropped it from five feet on hard floor and it still works. This product is so good i've ordered two. ...
Would recommend: Yes
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Streamlight Sidewinder

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, NC Written on April 25, 2011
The articulating head makes this a good portable work light in general.

That plus its ruggedness and clip make it useful when I answer calls with the volunteer fire/rescue department I belong to. For EMT calls, I'll pull my belt out of the holder strap but not unbuckle it. Then I'll slide the end of the leather belt through the clip with the light pointed down and run the end of the belt back through the vertical holder strap. If I need a light or HANDS-FREE light (lifting/pushing stretcher) at my feet I've got it.

White light is decently bright, especially for a light so small. Green light good for night vision preservation. Red light good for keeping yourself visible to others and maintaining batteries and night vision. Will try blue light for finding blood that needs cleaning off of gear when that time comes. I had no need for IR light but it's available on other lights for folks who want it. The light will take certain brands of lithium batteries for long life and working in cold weather.

Wish it came in a bright yellow color.
Pros: rugged, versatile,
Cons: would like color in safety yellow...
Would recommend: Yes
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Sidewinder: a good all weather flashlight

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, TX Written on January 21, 2011
I love this flashlight. It is bright, has multiple lenses/colors all of which allow a great number of functional uses. I use this as the "roaming" flashlight when I need one quickly at hand. Works great!!!
Pros: tons of options, runs a long time on batteries.
Cons: That I didn't get this sooner in life....
Would recommend: Yes
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Good backup clip light

by Legacy Reviewer, Written on October 18, 2010
nice compact light easy to clip to most webbing. like the main beam, i/r and red lights... just wish they would replace the blue with green.
Pros: good quality, small and long lasting
Cons: i dont really need the blue.......
Would recommend: Yes
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Streamlight Sidwinder Light

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, TX Written on April 21, 2010
I train USAF Pilots and recommend the Sidwinder to my students. Excellent replacement for the old angle-head aviator's flashlight.
Pros: Size, Battery availability, multi-light feature
Cons: None noted to date...
Would recommend: Yes
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Streamlight Sidewinder Tactical Flashlight with Articulating Head

by Legacy Reviewer, Written on February 4, 2010
This multi-purpose light is a great great light, Streamlight is one of the most great brands to makes great items, each options are usefull, IR leds works great, and all options are a pleasure to have a light like this on a field
LOVE IT !!!
Pros: Great item as usual strong and full of options
Cons: no ...
Would recommend: Yes
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