The Streamlight Siege Lantern – Item of the Day

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Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.

Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the Streamlight Siege Lantern.  It was recommended recently in a comment here at the TSP blog, so I checked it out.  Wow am I impressed, how about more than 1550 reviews with 4.9 stars over all.  You just don’t see many products so highly rated on Amazon.

Of course it is what you should expect from Streamlight, as many of you know I have recommended the Streamlight Stylus Pro for a very long time.  In fact I first recommended that light all the way back in 2011.

What I love about this lantern is that is if first and foremost LED based which yields a very long battery life.  Additionally it has three white light settings so you can run it low and really make it last a long time or bright when you need it.

These belong in your black out kit, the stuff you go to first when the lights go out to get your bearings and decide if you want to go to a generator, battery back up, etc.  They are awesome for camping as well of course.

The light also has a red light setting, this is really good for not screwing up your night vision, it would be great for night time fishing for instance.  Wonderful for lighting up your tent, etc.  It wouldn’t be a bad thing to keep one out in an out building or say a chicken coop that is without power either for when you need to go do something in the dark.

It comes in three configurations, a 3 AA cell model that maxes out at 200 Lumes for about 25 dollars, a 3 D cell model that maxes out at 340 Lumes and sells for 36.00, and a rechargeable version that provides a whopping 1100 Lumes but will set you back an equally whopping 114 dollars.

I personally see the 3 D Cell version as the best bang for the buck here.  but I wanted to make you aware of all three options.  I would recommend running good quality Duracell batteries in it as well.  The other option for those that use Steven Harris approved Enloop Batteries in AA is get the AA Model or get these AA to D adapters for the D Cell model.  These are my favorite AA to D adapters because you can run 2 AA batteries in each one, which is more practical capacity wise.

In the end remember though that the Streamlight Siege Lantern is pretty darn efficient in battery use so don’t over sweat the need for rechargeable.  The way I run my BOK (black out kit) gear is as follows.  I use Duracell Alkaline Batteries which to me are the gold standard.  So when I need it, I KNOW it will work.  I then switch to using rechargables if the situation lasts long enough to necessitate it.

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9 Responses to The Streamlight Siege Lantern – Item of the Day

  1. I have had back luck with streamlight in general. My sidewinder died after two years and my buddy(who owns a battery shop) sent it in for service, never came back from them. Then my streamlight survivor’s switch went and the least bump turns it on accidentally. It was two years old as well. So I didn’t bother. I’m a Fenix light man from here on in. IMHO

  2. Michael Van Horn

    I used to agree with you on Duracell, but I have lost a collection of items with their new batteries that are suppose to be good till 2022, lost 3 flashlights, a camera, and a radio from leakage, they warrantied them all… but, I no longer trust them to be left in things I depend on…

  3. I bought some Duracell Duralocks on clearance. I had to pick through the ones that were good to 2023 because the bottoms were leaking. I tend to rely on Low Self Discharge Acculoops, even though the voltage tops out at 1.45 after charge. The alkalines are 1.65. My favourite band of throw away alkalines now is Varta

  4. Varta is part of Spectrum Brand, which also has Ray-o-vac

  5. I’ve already got one. 🙂

    King Arthur: Go and tell your master that we have been charged by God with a sacred quest. If he will give us food and shelter for the night, he can join us in our quest for the Holy Grail.

    French Soldier: Well, I’ll ask him, but I don’t think he will be very keen. Uh, he’s already got one, you see.

    King Arthur: What?

    Sir Galahad: He said they’ve already got one!

    King Arthur: Are you sure he’s got one?

    French Soldier: Oh yes, it’s very nice!

  6. Amazon has the D-cell model of this lantern on sale today in the deal of the day for around 27 dollars.

  7. Actually some of the best energy packed alkaline AA batteries are from Ikea and Costco’s Kirkland brand.

    http://www.batteryshowdown.com/results-lo.html

  8. Another great video showing how Costco & Ikea batteries have more power packed into them than Duracell or Energizer.

    PS – Watch this guys other great videos, its both educational AND entertaining. If Jack had a crazy uncle from Canada, this would be the guy.