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Streamlight ProPolymer 3C 33244

*Est. $40
Reviewed
March 2010
by ConsumerSearch
Streamlight ProPolymer 3C 33244

Best household LED flashlight

Pros
  • Light stays bright as batteries fade
  • Waterproof and durable
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Safe around electricity
Cons
  • Doesn't stand on end for use as candle
  • Brightness not adjustable
  • No red light for night vision

FlashlightReviews.com provides the most detailed and objective review of the Streamlight ProPolymer 3C flashlight, basing its rating and recommendation on extensive technical tests. We found the most owner-written reviews and ratings at Amazon.com, but also found useful comments from owners - with both praise and criticism - at two other retail sites, Optics Planet and ProfessionalEquipment.com.

Reviews say the 10-inch Streamlight ProPolymer 3C Luxeon LED is the best flashlight for general household use. It uses three C batteries, yet puts out as much light as a bigger, heavier incandescent-bulb MagLite 3D. A voltage regulator keeps the light bright much longer than on a MagLite, and reviews say the single level of light is good for intermediate-range tasks such as cooking or changing a tire. The flashlight comes with a clip and lanyard, and it carries a lifetime warranty. For general household use, reviews also recommend the Fenix P2D-CE (*est. $55), which is smaller and has long runtime, but costs much more.

Where To Buy
Streamlight 33244 3C Propolymer Luxeon Flashlight, Yellow

 (25 reviews)
Buy new: $70.00 $39.05   10 New from $37.95

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Our Sources

1. FlashlightReviews.com

The Streamlight ProPolymer 3C flashlight is the top pick among household flashlights at this highly technical review site, based on extensive tests. The review notes no drawbacks and praises the build quality, ergonomics and "solid, true regulation" for six hours of consistent brightness.

Review: Streamlight ProPolymer Luxeon 3C Review, Doug Pribis, July 2005

2. Amazon.com

Only a handful of owners review the Streamlight ProPolymer 3C 33244 flashlight here, but they give it rave reviews, praising the brightness, beam quality and durability. One says it survived a drop onto concrete.

Review: Streamlight ProPolymer 3C 33244, Contributors to Amazon.com

3. OpticsPlanet.net

Editors provide plenty of detail about the Streamlight ProPolymer 3C flashlight here, but the few owner-written reviews are especially useful. Some owners are disappointed in the battery life or the distance the flashlight throws light, but they still find it very useful.

Review: Streamlight 3C LED ProPolymer Flashlights, Editors and Contributors to OpticsPlanet.net

4. ProfessionalEquipment.com

A handful of owners review the Streamlight ProPolymer 3C LED flashlight here. One is disappointed in the beam's focus and brightness.

Review: Streamlight ProPolymer 3C LED Black Flashlight, Contributors to ProfessionalEquipment.com

Flashlights Runners Up:

Fenix L2D-CE *Est. $55

3 picks by top review sites.

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