Streamlight Inc. has introduced a streamlined, compact version of The Siege lantern, the Siege AA. The cordless LED lantern, which uses easily sourced AA alkaline batteries, is ideal for a wide variety of outdoor, safety and do-it-yourself applications. Weighing about half a pound, it also is easy to carry and store.
The Siege AA features one white C4 LED and two red LEDs to provide five output modes. The new lantern has a polycarbonate, glare-reducing globe cover that makes it comfortable to use in close quarters without impacting vision, providing 360 degrees of soft, even light. With the cover removed, the lantern also can be used to illuminate large areas, either by standing it upright or hanging it upside down using the light’s bottom D-ring for easy attachment. The lantern will float when its globe cover is in place.
“We designed the Siege AA to give outdoor enthusiasts, professionals and consumers an even more compact and lightweight lantern option,” said Streamlight Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Michael F. Dineen.
The lantern, which uses three AA cell alkaline batteries, weighs just 8.8 ounces with batteries (not included), and is 5.44 in. tall. Its white LED features High, Medium, Low and Off output modes, while its red LEDs provide High, SOS and Off settings. Users can easily change the light beam color or output modes by depressing and holding the on/off button for short sequences. The recessed power button prevents users from turning the light on or off accidentally.
With the cover removed, the white C4 LED delivers 200 lumens on High, 100 lumens on Medium and 50 lumens on Low. The red High setting provides 0.7 lumens and the red emergency setting flashes at “Red high lumen level.”
Run times for the white LED are 7 hours (High), 15.5 hours (Medium), and 37 hours (Low); the red LEDs run for 8 days on High, and the SOS mode provides 12 days of run time.
A battery indicator in the on/off button changes from green to yellow to red, and then to flashing red when the batteries are at the end of their useable life. Battery replacement is made simple by the light’s center post, which helps orient the battery cover correctly every time.
The Siege AA features high quality construction, with a casing made from tough polycarbonate thermoplastic construction with elastomer over mold. It is IPX7 rated for waterproof operation to one meter, and is impact resistance-tested to 2 meters. Its included D-Ring on the bottom is spring loaded to fold out of the way when not in use. An ergonomic handle makes the lantern easy to carry, and is designed to hook on any horizontal edge or bar.
Available in Coyote, the Siege AA lantern includes Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.