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Have you ever tried to find something in a pitch black room using a flashlight? You'll end up turning back and forth, constantly re-aiming the light to match your field of view. Flashlights are great for directed, focused illumination, such as aiming ahead while you walk down a path. However, in a dark room scenario, the narrow patch of light they produce makes things difficult.
Sure, you could use a temporary fix like the water bottle diffusion technique, but that requires additional gear. What you really need for these scenarios is a lantern, which scatters light in a 360-degree radius throughout the room. This allows you to think less about where you're aiming your hand, and more about finding what you're searching for.
Ingeniously, Streamlight has developed a flashlight that accomplishes the tasks of both directed and diffuse light. Even better, it's about the size of a pen, and fits easily into your pocket. It's called the Streamlight Stylus Pro 360, and it's a new variant in the company's popular Stylus series of lights.
The key to the Stylus Pro 360 is its sliding bezel. In normal position, the flashlight works just as you'd expect, but if you slide the bezel forward, it reveals a secondary polycarbonate cylinder that provides 360 degrees of illumination. There's also a bell-shaped rubber sleeve on the flashlight's base, so it can stand upright on a flat surface like a desk, table, or car hood.
Here are the rest of the Streamlight Stylus Pro 360's specs:
For more information on the new Stylus Pro 360, visit Streamlight.com.