The rechargeable Streamlight FlipMate provides 270-degree rotation.

Streamlight recently announced the release of its newest illumination device, the FlipMate. The USB rechargeable FlipMate utilizes a blade that rotates 270 degrees to provide area lighting and color matching. It offers four lighting options, delivering up to 500 lumens.

Streamlight FlipMate

The FlipMate includes cool, white LEDs for bight area illumination and High Color Rendering Index (CRI) LEDs. Streamlight’s proprietary Color-Rite technology provides color matching applications for automotive and industrial. The light stands on its tail-end with the light bar angled in any position. Meanwhile, its weighted base includes magnets for attaching the flashlight to metal surfaces for task-specific lighting. A handy folding hook enables handling the light for added versatility.

“The FlipMate gives auto technicians and industrial workers two lights in one – area lighting to illuminate large areas anywhere on a vehicle, as well as color matching to identify differences in wiring, or in paint colors for detailing and painting jobs,” said Streamlight Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Michael F. Dineen. “It also features the convenience and cost savings of USB rechargeability.”

The FlipMate features the latest in power LED technology, according to Streamlight. It uses cool white LEDs to deliver 500 lumens on the high setting, 250 lumens on low. Run times range from 2.5 to 5.75 hours, respectively. The light’s High CRI LEDs offer 400 lumens on high with a 2.5-hour tun time. On low, it provides 200 lumens at a 6-hour run time.

The FlipMate uses a lithium ion 3800 mAh cell battery. The battery charges via a USB cord. The light also recharges in 4.5 hours with an AC wall charger.

The FlipMate weighs just 8.7 ounces and measures 4.58 inches overall. With the light bar fully extended, the light measures 7.94 inches overall. The FlipMate retails for $125.

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