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Celebrating 50 Years of High-Performance Lighting Innovation
Fifty years ago, NASA was interested in developing a solar simulator for the space program to simulate sunlight outside the filtering of the atmosphere. A group of engineers set up a laboratory in Fairfield, NJ, and designed a product that generated 25
million candlepower of light. This research was later used to design and develop a handheld unit that produced one million candlepower, which was then marketed to the military and law enforcement market sectors.
A private investor from the Philadelphia area moved this fledgling company to King of Prussia, PA and, in 1973, created the company that today is known as Streamlight, Inc. The research and development begun in New Jersey was greatly expanded, and in
1977, the company moved its headquarters and production facilities to Norristown, PA. Steady growth and a continually expanding product line led the company to move once more, in November 2001, to its current headquarters in Eagleville, PA. The company
continued to add additional manufacturing space in response to growing demand for its products, and currently operates a 240,000 square foot facility, with over 350 employees.
An ISO 9001:2015 certified company, today Streamlight designs, manufactures, and markets high-performance lighting, weapon light/laser sighting devices and scene lighting solutions for professional law enforcement, military, firefighting, industrial, automotive, and outdoor applications. With over 525 U.S. and Foreign Patents, and over 135 U.S. and Foreign Trademarks, the company is a pioneer in the development of rechargeable lights and helped to revolutionize LED lighting. During its half century of operation, the company has become known for its expert engineering approach to creating lighting products that feature extraordinary brightness while also offering high value and durability.
Streamlight helped spearhead the development of a uniform rating system for flashlight products called the ANSI (American National Standards Institute)/PLATO (Portable Lights Trade Organization) FL-1 Standard, designed to help customers rate and compare the most important features of personal lighting tools.
Streamlight is a proud supporter of a variety of charitable organizations. It is a major sponsor of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), as well as the National Fallen Firefighters® (NFFF), both of which commemorate the lives of fallen first responders and support their families and co-workers. The company also supports charitable organizations through its “Lights for a Cause” flashlight series. The program consists of a line of specialty keychains and other lights, from which sales proceeds are donated to charitable causes, including “pink” lights to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s efforts in finding a cure for breast cancer, and “blue” lights to support C.O.P.S. programs.
Streamlight products are sold throughout the U.S. and in over 90 countries worldwide. For additional information, please call Streamlight at 1-800-523-7488 or visit its website at streamlight.com.