- Can I use rechargeable batteries with LED lights?
Streamlight does not support the use of batteries other than those specifically listed in the instructions. Normally the lamps and current regulators are designed for a specific type of battery, and using other batteries often results in poor performance, either low output or extremely short lamp life, depending on the battery types involved.
- How do flashlights work?
A flashlight is powered by batteries-they create an electrical current that flows through metal contacts and brings electricity to the lamp (light bulb) in the flashlight. A thin wire in the light bulb contains the element "tungsten", which glows when in contact with electricity, producing a visible light. This light reflects off the reflector resting around the light bulb.
- Can I replace flashlight bulbs?
In almost all flashlights, it is possible to replace the bulbs. Different flashlights require different size bulbs, and battery-powered lanterns typically require special bulb sizes. Replacing your flashlight bulbs is a great way to extend the life of your light. It is a good idea to periodically replace your flashlight bulb, especially if your flashlight is mission-critical. Light Emitting Diodes (LED), however, never burn out and do not need replacing.