Microstream USB Pocket Light
Everyday-carry (EDC) lights tend to be short but stout, due mostly because of their stubby CR123 batteries. But battery technology is constantly improving, and Streamlight’s helping to push it further along. The company’s updated Microstream fits in the palm of your hand or sits unobtrusively in your pocket because its lithium-ion cell pack is so compact — yet puts out 250 lumens for 1.5 hours on high, or 50 lumens for 3.5 hours on low. It recharges in four hours without having to remove the battery; just slide the sleeve forward on its anodized aluminum body to reveal the USB charging port. The Microstream is water resistant, impact resistant up to 1 meter, and has a removable pocket clip that can be attached to a hat brim for hands-free use.