Streamlight Strion LED (250 Lumens) Review

Streamlight’s compact rechargeable LED flashlight, the Strion LED, has recently been updated with a more efficient LED that gives the light a performance boost without sacrificing runtime. The updated Strion LED has a maximum output of 250 lumens, and a new textured reflector produces a larger hotspot with an intensity of 10,000 candela. Both versions of the Strion LED have the same two hour runtime, and the new model is fully compatible with existing Strion family batteries and chargers.

Key Specifications

  • Output: 250 lumens high, 135 lumens medium, 65 lumens low
  • Intensity: 10,000 candela
  • Runtime: 2h high, 4h medium, 7h 30min low, 5h 30min strobe
  • Battery: Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • Length: 5.9″
  • Diameter: 1.25″ bezel, 0.95″ body
  • Weight with Batteries: 5.2 oz.
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime
  • MSRP: $126-$215
  • Actual Pricing: ~$95

Pricing & Contents

Depending on charger configuration, MSRP for the Strion LED is around $180, and the light is only available in black. Most configurations can be found for around $100.

Streamlight offers various packages for their rechargeable lights, with choices for input voltage and charging options (AC and DC, AC only, DC only, or light only). Our package is the 120V AC (item # 74303), and included in the box are: Streamlight Strion LED, Li-Ion rechargeable battery, charging cradle, 2 x mounting screws, AC adapter, and user manual.


Streamlight has updated proprietary rechargeable 2000mAh lithium-ion battery is used in the Strion LED, which can now be recharged up to 1000 times.

To charge the light, insert the barrel of the light into the charger, and pull down until it locks. Charging time can take up to three hours.

The Light

At 5.9”, the Strion LED is only slightly longer than the average tactical flashlight. The aluminum body is type-II anodized to protect against scratches and corrosion.

The Borofloat high-temperature glass window is gasket-sealed, and the reflector has a light texture. This reflector is deeper than the original Strion LED’s, and has texturing all the way to the top.

Charging contacts are on the back of the light, on an elevated triangle that aligns the charging contacts with the cradle. Multiple bands of knurling on the body make it easy to maintain a secure grip on the light.

Tail Cap
On the tail cap is a momentary-capable electronic switch, which is responsive with good travel and covered by textured black rubber.


The Strion LED shares the same four-mode user interface of the Stinger LED lights.

Single Click: High
A single click activates 100% mode for 250 lumens.

Click and Hold: High-Medium-Low
When the switch is pressed and held, the light will cycle through three brightness levels in the following order: high-medium-low-medium-high. Output level can be changed anytime, even if the light is already turned on, and when the switch is released, the output level will be set.

Two Fast Clicks: Strobe
With two fast clicks, the maximum output strobe is activated. Strobe can be activated anytime, even if the light is already turned on.

For all modes, a single click will turn the light off. Since the light uses an electronic switch, there is a small standby current drain of 5 µA (0.005 mA).


Using a Cree XP-G LED, the updated version of the Strion LED has a maximum output of 250 lumens and 10,000 candela. Beam profile is smooth and wide, as expected with a textured reflector.

Compared to the original Strion LED, the updated model has a larger and brighter hotspot.


If you haven’t read our article about runtime graphs and the ANSI FL1 Standard, please click here.

The Strion LED reduces output to 80% during the first half hour of runtime, and then remains consistent until the end of the two hour runtime.


We are happy to report that the updated Strion LED resolves our biggest complaint with the original Strion LED – an annoying high-pitched inductor noise during operation. Even with the buzzing, the Streamlight Strion LED was one of the top picks in our rechargeable flashlight comparison when we first reviewed it. Now, with more than a 50% increase in output, the updated Strion LED has reaffirmed its position in our lineup and caught up with the competition. If you are looking for a rechargeable tactical-sized light, you can’t go wrong with the new Strion LED.

Pros Cons
  • High, medium, low, and strobe modes
  • Direct access to output modes
  • Borofloat glass window
  • Compact size
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Battery capacity only 2000mAh

Related Links

Streamlight Strion Series Product Page

Streamlight Strion LED Fact Sheet

Streamlight Strion LED Info Sheet

Rechargeable Flashlight Comparison on LED-Resource

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