EAGLEVILLE, PA, October 27, 2015–November is American Diabetes Month, and Streamlight Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting equipment, is doing its part to shine a light on this serious health problem through sales of a specially marked Red Nano Light. A portion of sales proceeds of the miniature keychain light benefit the American Diabetes Association Research Foundation.

Streamlight donates $1.00 to the organization for each of these Nano Lights sold, as part of the company’s Lights For A Cause program. Proceeds help support research to prevent and find a cure for diabetes, a group of diseases marked by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both. Since introducing the light last year, the company has donated more than $6,500 to the Foundation.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes. Another 86 million have pre-diabetes and are at risk for Type 2 Diabetes. Recent estimates predict that as many as one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050 unless steps are taken to stop the disease. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.

“This Red Nano Light is Streamlight’s way of helping to educate people about this critical health issue that affects so many of us,” said Streamlight President and Chief Executive Officer Ray Sharrah. “We’re proud to use our Lights For A Cause program to benefit the American Diabetes Association Research Foundation as it seeks to find a cure for this disease, and to improve the lives of all people affected by it.”

The tiny keychain light measures 1.47 inches in length and weighs only .36 oz. Fabricated from machined aircraft aluminum, the light runs up to eight hours, powered by four IEC-LR41 coin cells, and delivers 10 lumens.

The light features a rotating on/off head switch, a non-rotating snap hook for easy one-handed operation when attached to a keychain, and an FOB that features the Stop Diabetes logo. The MSRP is $12.48. The light comes with Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Streamlight’s other Lights for a Cause include the Pink Nano Light, the Pink ProTac HL, the Pink Strion LED and the Pink Siege AA to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF); the Blue Nano Light to benefit Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.); the Red Vantage and another Red Nano Light to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF); the Orange Nano Light to benefit the Buckmasters American Deer Foundation (BADF), which helps members of the hunting community in need; and the Coyote Nano Light to benefit the Travis Manion Foundation, which honors and assists the nation’s veterans. 

To learn more about diabetes and the American Diabetes Association Research Foundation, visit www.diabetes.org

About Streamlight

Based in Eagleville, PA, Streamlight, Inc. has more than 40 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 www.streamlight.com or connect with us on facebooktwitter; and youtube.