[SHOT Show 2020] Streamlight Handheld Spotlights

   02.10.20

[SHOT Show 2020] Streamlight Handheld Spotlights

I’ve reviewed a few Streamlight flashlights here in the past: the Stylus Pro COB, MicroStream USB, and the Polytac X USB Multi-Fuel. At the SHOT Show this year, I looked at a couple of their larger lights.

Waypoint 300 Rechargeable Spotlight

The first new light that caught my eye was the Waypoint 300. This is a good-looking handheld rechargeable spotlight of handy size.

Streamlight Waypoint 300 handheld spotlight.
Streamlight Waypoint 300 handheld spotlight.

The Waypoint 300 uses power LED technology and a deep-dish parabolic reflector for long-range targeting with optimum peripheral illumination.

Manufacturer specs:

  • Pistol-grip spotlight featuring a long-range targeting beam over 1000 meters
  • Provides portability with durability and long runtime (3+ days on Low mode)
  • IPX8 waterproof to 2 meters and it floats
  • 1 meter impact resistance tested
  • Unbreakable polycarbonate lens is O-ring sealed
  • Trigger-style switch for momentary or click on/off
  • Cushioned handle grip
  • Adjustable high-strength wrist lanyard
  • Integrated stand for hands-free scene lighting
  • High: 1,000 lumens/270,000 candela/1039 meters
  • Medium: 550 lumens/135,000 candela/735 meters
  • Low: 35 lumens/10,000 candela/200 meters
  • Runtime hours: 87 on low; 3.75 on high
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion
  • Charge time: 4 hours
  • LED charging indicator
  • Length: 6.75 inches
  • Weight: 1 pound 8.30 ounces
  • Colors: Yellow, Black
  • MSRP: $214.20
The Waypoint 300 has a built-in stand.
The Waypoint 300 has a built-in stand.

This is not to be confused with the “Waypoint LED,” which is a C-cell model with fewer lumens.

Dualie Waypoint

The Dualie Waypoint is a different sort of spotlight, with a horizontal handle instead of a pistol-grip type. This allows for a more natural grip when using the light down low. It also adds a smaller flood light, giving this light a lot of flexibility. Unlike the Waypoint 300, this one is not rechargeable and is fueled by 4 C-cell alkaline batteries.

Streamlight Dualie Waypoint
Streamlight Dualie Waypoint

I can see using the bottom-facing flood light with its “soft, wide beam” to illuminate a path through the woods on your way to or from a deer stand, or hang it up using the handle or D-ring to light up a small area. The spot light can reach up to 548 meters, so that’s good for shining on specific targets. You can run one light at a time, or both at once.

First responders, industrial professionals, and outdoor enthusiasts alike will appreciate the Dualie Waypoint’s flexible options, whether using it for illuminating low-lit pathways or performing close-up tasks. And combining both the spot and flood beams can help users to see what is ahead and around them so they can avoid slips, trips, and falls.

Manufacturer specs:

  • Handheld light with both spot and flood lights
  • Three output modes: spot, flood, spot/flood combo
  • IPX7 waterproof to 1 meter and it floats
  • 2 meter impact resistance tested
  • Unbreakable polycarbonate lens is O-ring sealed
  • Pushbutton switch with momentary and click-on operation (rotary switch behind the button selects the main (front) beam, bottom (area) light, or both)
  • Handle can be used to hang the light
  • Integrated stand for hands-free scene lighting
  • 1,000 lumens (spot/flood combo) with both forward and downward facing beams
  • Spot light high: 750 lumens/72,000 candela/535 meters
  • Flood light high: 450 lumens/240 candela/31 meters
  • Runtime hours (spot): 125 on low; 3.5 on high
  • Battery Type: Alkaline, 4 C-cells (not included)
  • Length: 6.75 inches
  • Weight: 2.06 pounds
  • Colors: Yellow & black
  • MSRP: $95.00
Streamlight Dualie Waypoint
Streamlight Dualie Waypoint

Although the Dualie Waypoint isn’t new this year, it’s well worth your consideration.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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