Fresh out of SHOT Show 2022, Streamlight announced their newest Sidewinder flashlight, the Streamlight Sidewinder Stalk. This military helmet light system has a flexible stalk and is designed to minimize the number of illuminators or beacons the operator needs to carry.
The flexible stalk allows the beam to be aimed in any direction and allows for ultimate maneuverability for the user, all while being low-profile. The Sidewinder Stalk comes with white, multicolored and IR LED each with low, medium, high, and strobe modes in addition to the IR/IFF beacon.
Sidewinder Stalk Specifications
- High Lumens: 76
- Run Time on High: 5.6 hours
- Run Time on Low: 95.00 hours
- Beam Distance: 28 meters
- Max Candela: 12-200
- Battery Type: AA Alkaline, AA Lithium, CR123 Lithium
- Battery Quantity: 1
- Length: 5.51 inches (14.0 centimeters)
- Weight: 2.88 ounces (81.65 grams) – 3.2 ounces (90.72 grams)
- Color: Coyote
The Streamlight Sidewinder Stalk features a push-button power switch and a pull-to-turn rotary selector knob. The knob is designed to prevent accidental mode changes and allows for the selection of LED colors. The powers on at low output and progresses to high intensity in three discrete steps. The IFF (Identification, Friend or Foe) strobe is activated by a three-position switch with a center “Off” position and two “On” positions.
The Streamlight Sidewinder Stalk comes with one CR123 lithium battery and an AA alkaline battery but can accept an AA lithium battery for power in extreme temperature conditions. The Stalk doesn’t need to be removed from the mounting position for the batteries to be changed.
With an impressive 76 lumen 28-meter beam on the White high mode for the CR123 battery and a run time of 5.6 hours, it should last for most user applications. The AA battery supplies a 57 lumen 23-meter beam and a run time of 6 hours (lithium) or 3.8 (alkaline) also on the White high setting.
The Sidewinder Stalk can be configured to mount on to any type of combat, vehicle crew or aviation helmet system, and/or MOLLE platforms, or directly on to a brim of a hat. The durable belt or clothing clip also includes an integral helmet mount, or the user can opt for an ARC Rail Clip, or even the hook and loop adapter plate for mounting versatility.
The Stalk is IP67 rated meaning it is dust-tight and waterproof to 1 meter for 30 minutes and meets MIL-STD-810H, Method 512.6 Immersion. The O-Ring and gasket sealed openings keep things tight and in working order. It also boasts a 3-meter impact resistance and comes from the factory with a one-year warranty.