Streamlight Sidewinder Compact

Streamlight Sidewinder Compact

Streamlight Sidewinder Compact

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Articulating head and 4 specialized adjustable illuminators make it the most versatile military light in the world.

Twenty flashlights in one. A compact, high performance, multi-source C4 LED flashlight, the SideWinder is engineered to meet a variety of hands-free task illumination requirements with different color LEDs that operate at varying intensities and runtimes. The light features a 185 degree tilting head and a versatile steel clip that lets you position the light beam at the work area. Each LED in the SideWinder features 4 levels of output intensities: Low (5%), Medium 1(20%), Medium 2 (60%), High (100%) plus a Strobe function (100%). The pull-to-turn locking 4-color rotary selector knob has a tactile indicator which makes it easy to operate, even with gloves.
  • 4 illuminators: White C4 LED, IR LED, Red LED, & Blue LED
  • Up to 45 lumens with the primary white C4 LED
  • Articulating 185° rotating head
  • High-impact, super-tough combat-ready nylon case
  • Durable belt/clothing clip with integral helmet mount features allow for hands-free use


Case Material: Housing, base and battery housing made from high impact super tough nylon offering exceptional durability. All openings are o-ring sealed for weather resistance. Spring loaded clip with built in ring easily attaches to belts and harnesses. Unbreakable polycarbonate lens with silicone anti-scratch coating is assembled in a heavy duty bezel.
Dimensions: Length: 3.00 in. (7.62 cm)
Width: 1.00 in. (2.54 cm)
Depth: 2.01 in. (5.11 cm)
2.4 ounces (68 grams) with battery (included with purchase). 
3.3 ounces (93 grams) with battery and optional Helmet Mount.
Lens: Unbreakable polycarbonate lens with silicone anti-scratch coating. Gasket Sealed
Light Source:
High output C4®LED, white, impervious to shock with 50,000Hr lifetime. 
5mm IR LED, 880 nm peak wavelength, impervious to shock with 100,000Hr lifetime. 
5mm Red LED, 630 nm peak wavelength, impervious to shock with 100,000Hr lifetime. 
5mm Blue LED, 470 nm peak wavelength, impervious to shock with 100,000Hr lifetime.
Light Output:
White C4®LED: 55 lumens, 1,175 candela peak beam intensity and 69m beam distance. 
5mm IR LED: 25mW/sr (min) radiant intensity. 
5mm Red LED: 1 lumen, 40 candela peak beam intensity and 13m beam distance. 
5mm Blue LED: 1.8 lumens, 130 candela peak beam intensity and 23m beam distance.
ON/OFF: Compound On-Off mode selector switch ergonomically separates On-Off-Dimming Strobe and LED selection functions. Design does not require the operator to access separate switching locations on the device. Rubber dome actuator and 4 position pull-to-turn locking rotary selector knob with IR LED tactile indicator (or green LED for tactical model) provides easy operation even when wearing heavy gloves. 
Push button switch lifetime rated to 300K operations. Pull-to-turn locking rotary selector knob uses a photonic switch design which requires no mechanical connection. 
Run Time:*
LED Type Low (5%) Medium (25%) Medium (60%) High (100%) Strobe (100%)
White C4 60+ hours 28 hours 9 hours 5 hours 15mins 9 hours
5mm IR 100+ hours 48 hours 24 hours 14 hours 24 hours
5mm Red 100+ hours 48 hours 24 hours 14 hours 24 hours
5mm Blue 100+ hours 36 hours 18 hours 10 hours 18 hours
*All claims to 10% of initial output level
One (1) CR123A size lithium cell provides fast replacement with readily available batteries. Lithium cells allow operation in extreme temperature environments (-40F to 150F). 
Charging: One hour fast chargers with full charge indicators designed specifically for AC or DC power sources.
  • 3 meter multiple orientation impact resistance tested. 
  • IPX7 Rated design; waterproof to 1 meter for 30 minutes. O-Ring and gasket sealed openings. 
  • Meets MIL-STD-810F, Method 512.4. 
  • Pull-to-turn locking rotary selector knob prevents accidental mode changes and allows selection of 
  • 4 illumination sources. See model for specific LED configuration. 
  • Tactile indicator on rotary knob for IR LED position (green LED position for Tactical model). 
  • Push button switch enables/disables selected illumination source starting at low output and progressing to the brightest output in 4 discrete steps (Tactical model enables selected illumination source starting at high output and progressing to the dimmest output). Double click of push button initiates high output strobe of selected illumination source. 
  • Built in battery polarity protection guards against damage to the light. 
  • Cord attachment hole provided in clip capable of supporting 25lbs of load. 
  • Durable Belt/Clothing clip with integral helmet mount features. 
Approvals: Meets applicable European Community Directives
Streamlight warrants its Sidewinder Compact® (excepting batteries) will be free from 
manufacturing defects under normal use for 12 months after purchase. During the warranty period, at its sole discretion, Streamlight will repair or replace any defective part or product.

Lithium Battery Safety Warning Information: Streamlight recommends the use of Streamlight, Panasonic, Sanyo, Energizer CR123A or Duracell 123 with it's non-rechargeable lithium battery products. Use of other batteries or mixing of used and new or different brand batteries may present a risk of leakage, fire, explosion and serious personal injury. Do not recharge, misuse, short circuit, improperly store or discard, disassemble or heat above 212° F (100° C). Keep away from children.

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