Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting, introduced the Stinger Switchblade®, a compact and extremely powerful work light. Whether hand-held, hands-free or hanging as a drop light, the new light’s double-sided light bar rotates 180 degrees to offer three lighting options, including area lighting, color matching, and UV lighting. The flashlight delivers up to 800 lumens, and is rechargeable via USB or any Streamlight Stinger charger.

The Stinger Switchblade features an articulating blade that includes cool white LEDs for bright area illumination; High Color Rendering Index (CRI) LEDs with Streamlight’s proprietary Color-Rite technology to better see the color spectrum; and a UV LED for leak detection. The light can stand on its tail end with the light bar angled in any position. The Stinger Switchblade’s weighted base includes magnets for attaching the flashlight to metal surfaces for task-specific lighting. Two handy hooks, including an integrated retractable one, allow for different hanging options. 

“The Stinger Switchblade is a multitasker’s dream work light,” said Streamlight Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Michael F. Dineen.  “It’s five lights in one, including a drop light, hands-free light, bright white light, UV light and a color matching light. Whether you’re an automotive technician, industrial professional, first responder or DIYer, you’ll use this light for everything from task illumination to color matching for automotive and industrial uses like detailing and painting, to leak detection.”

The Stinger Switchblade uses cool white LEDs to deliver 800 lumens of bright white light; 90 CRI color matching LEDs that offer 600 lumens; and a 390-400 nanometer UV LED that provides 500 mW.  

The new light uses a lithium ion 5200 mAh cell battery that can be recharged via a USB port or with any existing Stinger charger.  Run times are 3.75 hours on both the cool white and 90 CRI LED settings, and 15 hours on the UV LED setting. 

The Stinger Switchblade offers a head-mounted push-button switch for easy access and a rocky stipple texture for a sure grip. Manufactured of impact-modified nylon, it also features a replaceable hard-coated polycarbonate lens. 

Weighing 17.1 ounces, the light measures 17 inches with light bar fully extended. When the bar is folded for compact storage, the light measures 9.8 inches.

Featuring an IPX4-rated design for water resistant operation, the Stinger Switchblade is impact-resistant tested to 1 meter. The new light has an MSRP that ranges from $135.00 to $170.00 depending on the configuration. It comes with Streamlight's Limited Lifetime warranty. 

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 or connect with us on;; and