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Atomic Wedge: Streamlight EDC Pocket Light

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The Melvin’s around the other side.

Give lost keys, dark sidewalks, and muggers the Atomic Wedgie … er, Wedge.

When they say EDC, the important part is the “every day” part of that equation. Ask yourself: Am I really going to carry a flashlight the size of my forearm every day, or am I more likely to carry something that just wedges itself into my pocket? That’s the thinking behind the Streamlight Wedge, a USB-C rechargeable everyday carry flashlight with a thin, compact design for deep pocket carry. Featuring an intuitive rotating thumb switch, the Wedge provides two modes: 300 lumen Constant On mode and 1,000-lumen momentary THRO™ (Temporarily Heightened Regulated Output) mode.

On the THRO momentary setting, the Wedge delivers a 35-second burst of 1,000 lumens and 3,000 candela over a 110-meter beam distance–more than enough to temporarily blind an attacket. In Constant On mode, it provides 300 lumens, 1,200 candela, a beam distance of 69 meters and a 3-hour run time.

The Wedge uses a 1500 mAh Lithium Polymer cell battery that recharges by plugging a USB-C cord into the light’s waterproof rear socket. Red and green LEDs indicate charging status.

Made from rugged anodized aluminum, the Wedge measures just 5.46 inches long and 1.0 inch high, and weighs 3.3 ounces. The new light is IPX7-rated for waterproof operation to one meter; it also is impact-resistance tested to one meter.

“With its unique ergonomic design, the Wedge sets a new standard for EDC pocket lights,” said Streamlight Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Michael F. Dineen. “It’s both slim and flat so that it can be carried comfortably, features a reversible pocket clip and allows for full concealment in a pants pocket. It’s the ideal EDC light, whether for patrol duty or tactical maneuvers, outdoor uses, or automotive, industrial and DIY jobs.”

Available in black and coyote, the Wedge has an MSRP of $149.95 and comes with Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. DIYinSTL

    December 19, 2022 at 3:33 pm

    Their data sheet says “All runtime claims are to 10% of initial lumen output.” What the heck does that mean? Has Bronson been using it or is he just writing copy?

    Missing are all 3 dimensions, which look pretty good.
    DIMENSIONS: Length: 5.46 in. (13.87 cm) Width: 0.60 (1.52 cm) Height: 1.00 in. (2.54 cm)

    If I get to the NRAAM this coming April in Indianapolis I’ll be stopping by Streamlight’s booth to check it out. Maybe someone there can explain “10% of initial lumen output” to me. (FWIW I think it means how long it can be on until it’s only throwing 10% of the lumens it started at with a full charge.)

  2. DIYinSTL

    December 20, 2022 at 9:20 am

    Follow up: The fine print says made in China. My interest has waned.

  3. Steve

    December 29, 2022 at 12:02 pm

    I’m with DIYINSTL, as far as not being interested do to it being made in China. In fact my new years resolution is to “NOT BUY CHINA” whenever possible. Why do business with the enemy?

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