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Streamlight Introduces New Buckmasters
Packmate with C4 LED

Features Four Lighting Options, Including Night Vision Green LEDs

Streamlight, Inc. Press Release - 2/4/2009
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Streamlight Buckmasters® PackMate™ LED Flashlight

Streamlight Buckmasters® PackMate™ LED Flashlight

EAGLEVILLE, Pa. - Streamlight® Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance flashlights for outdoor enthusiasts, has introduced the Buckmasters® PackMate™, featuring four lighting options, including two levels of C4™ LED technology and both high and low night vision green LED settings. The new light, available in two REALTREE HARDWOODS® camouflage finishes, is designed to meet the multiple needs of outdoor enthusiasts in low-light conditions.

The lithium battery-powered Buckmasters PackMate features a C4 power LED, providing two to three times the output of Super High Flux LEDs, which can be operated at both a high and a low setting. It also features a green indicator type LED which provides complete night vision protection that meets MIL-1472D requirements, and a second green LED mode, powered by two Nichia Ultra-Bright Green LEDs, for use when true night vision preservation is not necessary. A rotary mode-select switch allows users to easily pick among the four light sources.

"The new Buckmasters PackMate gives hunters, backpackers and other outdoor enthusiasts power LED technology at two levels - one providing maximum brightness and beam penetration, and the other, a lower level of brightness for optimum runtime," said Streamlight Chief Operating Officer Ray Sharrah. "It also offers two versatile green LED settings - one that won't spook game and which allows hunters to maintain dark adaptation, and a second option that can be used to signal your presence to other hunters on the trail at night. It's four lights in one, specially geared to the outdoor market."

Sharrah added that light is available in two finishes, REALTREE HARDWOODS Green High Definition (HD) ® camouflage and the REALTREE HARDWOODS® BLAZE™. The light also features the logo of Buckmasters, one of the premiere hunting enthusiast organizations in the U.S.

The new Buckmasters PackMate measures 5.43 inches and weighs 5.44 ounces. The light's C4 LED on the high setting offers 4,700 candela peak beam intensity and 125 lumens measured system output and a continuous runtime of up 2.75 hours to the 10% output level. On the low setting, the C4 LED provides 700 candela peak beam intensity and 20 lumens measured system output and a continuous run time of up to 15 hours to the 10% output level. The C4 LED, which is impervious to shock, features a 50,000 hour lifetime rating.

The Nichia Ultra-Bright Green LEDs offer a continuous runtime of up to 28 hours. The Green Indicator LED preserves complete dark adaptation per MIL-1472D requirements (<0.05 lumens) and has a 150,000 hour lifetime.

The new PackMate uses two included 3-volt CR123A lithium batteries which have a shelf life of 10 years. The light employs a push-button tailcap switch for on-off use, which also has been specially designed to permit signaling in either the C4 or Ultra-Bright green LED mode. The light's reflector is micro faceted for a smooth focus.

Highly durable, the new light is constructed of machined aircraft grade aluminum, featuring an anodized finish, and an unbreakable polycarbonate lens with scratch and corrosion resistant coating. The PackMate is O-Ring sealed, weather resistant and has been drop test verified.

The new Buckmasters PackMate retails for $80.00, and comes with a high-strength wrist lanyard, as well as Streamlight's Limited Lifetime warranty.

Based in Eagleville, PA, Streamlight is a leading manufacturer of high-performance lighting equipment for professional fire fighting, law enforcement, military, industrial, automotive, and outdoor applications. Streamlight is an ISO 9001:2000 registered company. For additional information, please call 800-523-7488 or visit

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