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Do you hunt? Then you know how important a headlamp can be. Try getting out before dawn, setting your decoys and getting yourself, your guns and gear into your blind without one. Streamlight’s now out with their new Bandit Pro headlamp that’s USB rechargeable, has a run time of up to 21 hours and puts out 180 lumens. Here’s their press release . . .

USB Headlamp Features Extended Run Time of Up to 21 Hours

EAGLEVILLE, PA, October 30, 2018 – Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting, introduced the new extended run time Bandit® Pro, the ideal lightweight, hands-free work light for professional and consumer uses alike.  Featuring the convenience of USB rechargeability, the new headlamp delivers an extraordinary 4.5 hours of run time on its highest setting, and also signals to warn that the battery is low.

“The Bandit Pro’s long run time and USB port for charging on the go are perfect for not only industrial and automotive technicians, but also for first responders as well as DIY and outdoor users,” said Streamlight Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Michael F. Dineen. “Whether making equipment repairs, peering under a car or truck hood, or doing home repairs, the Bandit Pro delivers on both brightness and run time. The light even blinks to alert users when there are five minutes or less of run time.”

Providing a steady, even beam at all times, the new headlamp offers a powerful 180 lumens and 4.5 hours of run time on High, and 35 lumens and up to 21 hours of run time on the Low setting. A large top button allows for easy actuation and switching between the High, Low and Flash modes.

The Bandit Pro uses a 950 mAh Lithium Polymer battery, sealed within the unit for service-free operation. It is rechargeable via a micro USB charging port. Red and green LED lights indicate battery charging status; charge time is approximately 3.5 hours depending on the USB charging source.

Featuring a Polycarbonate body and lens, the Bandit Pro weighs just 1.6 ounces with the attached headband (1.7 ounces with the hat clip adaptor) and measures 2.7 inches in length.  The light is IPX4 rated for weather resistance and is impact resistance-tested to two meters.

The new light includes a handy snap-in hat clip adaptor to attach it to the brim of a baseball cap, or to adjust it further downward when using the headband.  It is available in Safety Yellow and Black.

The Bandit Pro also comes in an Industrial model that includes a rubber strap as well as 3M® Dual Lock® re-closable fasteners for use on hard hats.  The regular model has an MSRP of $39.00, while the Industrial model has an MSRP of $44.00.

3M® and Dual Lock®are registered trademarks of the 3M Company. 

About Streamlight

Based in Eagleville, PA, Streamlight, Inc. has 45 years of experience making tough, durable, long-lasting flashlights designed to serve the specialized needs of professionals and consumers alike.  Since 1973, the company has designed, manufactured and marketed high-performance flashlights, and today offers a broad array of lights, lanterns, weapon light/laser sighting devices, and scene lighting solutions for professional law enforcement, military, firefighting, industrial, automotive, and outdoor applications. Streamlight is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company.  For additional information, please call 800-523-7488, visit or connect with us on; and

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  1. I use headlights. They’re great for hands free. I have several in different locations in my garage, house and vehicles. Recently on a quail hunt I got there just before daylight. Had my head light on and got out of the vehicle to stretch my legs. My white led light got eye shine very close, within 20 yards. It was a big yote looking me over. He started moving to circle me instead of running off. I moved to get my empty gun out and loaded from the 4runner. Apparently he’d seen this movie before cause he took off as I was shoving 12 ga shells up the pipe.

    I also have a predator headlight with a green light for eye shining critters at night. Here in CA we cannot hang lights on our hunting guns.

  2. Yay, now idiots can have a Streamlight-level headlamp to point in your face when they want to say something. Wonderful.

    A wide-angle red-light head lamp with even distribution is what would actually be nice

  3. What I want is a simple head lamp with an on/off switch…no clicking through low/high/strobe/colors etc every time you turn it off.
    Different light levels are nice, but I’d rather have more buttons for each function than to need to click multiple times when turning on and off. I think two buttons would be great, one that will be on/off and the other that you can click through.

  4. Streamlight use to be a high quality light. I used them a lot while in law enforcement. Most of their products (maybe all of them) are now made in China. No thanks. I can buy Chinese made head lamps all day for 6-7 dollars. Why in the hell would I buy one from Streamlight for $40? Just for the name? I’ve got the $6 ones spread around my house and barn, and on occasion have had to use them. They have always worked when needed.

  5. Them lights on your head are the shits when night fishing on the river, face full of bugs. I color the lens red, that works.

  6. What are you gonna do at 4am and the battery goes out…………….no spare…………….no thanks.

  7. Another strap around my head I do not need. I do have a small LED light that clips onto the visor of my cap. Great for lighting up whatever is in my hands. Upsize something like that to make it reach out 25 yards or so, and you’ll have something I would buy.

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