Super small. Super bright. And virtually indestructible!HELMET-MOUNTED TACTICAL LIGHT
The solution to firemen’s hands-free lighting needs. Compact, powerful, shock-proof, and virtually indestructible!
With the Streamlight Vantage you won’t find a helmet light any tougher. The Vantage’s remarkably compact, lightweight body and inner workings were originally designed to withstand the shock-after-shock recoil of an automatic weapon in combat conditions.
Lightweight, compact and low profile, the Vantage has been designed to clamp onto either side of any traditional or modern firefighter’s helmet or hard hat. It rotates 360-degrees and includes a 5° angle adjuster insert to optimize beam location.
- Lightweight, compact, low profile design
- Easily attaches/detaches above or below brim on fire helmets, industrial helmets and hard hats
- Fits both traditional and modern style firefighter helmets
- Tighten clamp with your fingers. No tools necessary!
- C4® LED delivers 7,000 candela peak beam intensity; 115 lumens; 167 meter beam distance
- Features an ultra-bright blue taillight LED
- Run 6 hours to the 10% output level
- Dual direction, easy access on/off switch.
- Swivel clamp and insertable 5° angle adjuster to optimize beam location
- Rotates 360 degrees on clamp
- Textured parabolic reflector produces a smooth beam hotspot with optimum peripheral illumination
- Anodized aircraft aluminum construction
- High temperature, shock mounted, impact resistant Borofloat glass lens
- High-impact, chemically-resistant engineering polymer LED housing
- Reflective strip on housing provides visibility even if light is off
- IPX7 waterproof to 1 meter for 30 minutes
- Uses two 3V CR123A lithium batteries (included)
- Serialized for positive identification
- Weighs a mere 5.14 oz. (145.7 grams)
- Meets requirements of NFPA 1971-8.6 (2007); 500-degree heat resistance test
- Meets applicable European Community Directives
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
- Assembled in USA
Its waterproof, chemical-resistant anodized aircraft aluminum body; high-impact engineering polymer LED housing; and high-temperature, shock-mounted impact resistant Borofloat glass lens will stand up to intense heat, extreme weather, and all the physical punishment your fire scene, rescue operation, or work environment can deliver. Guaranteed.
C4 LED—almost 3 times brighter than High Flux LEDs. It’s a huge upgrade over second generation LED technology. In fact the Streamlight C4 premium LED is 7 to 10 times brighter than the first generation LEDs still used in many flashlights today; and they consume far less energy. The result is a blinding light, far more powerful than any LED before it—with the extended runtime so critical in an unpredictable fire or rescue situation.
And because it’s impervious to shock, the primary LED will not break or burn out over its 50,000 hour lifetime. An ultra-bright blue safety taillight LED lets your partners see you when they're following, or searching, even in a smoke-filled room.
Convenient, long-lived lithium batteries can be changed in seconds. Like the Streamlight Tactical Weapon Lights it’s based on, the Vantage uses two small, lightweight, 3-volt CR123 lithium batteries to power both the main light and an ultra-bright blue taillight LED. You can carry a set of spares in any pocket.
The back of the Vantage can be opened, the batteries changed, and snapped back on again in under 30 seconds, without taking the light off the helmet. And because the lithium batteries have a storage life over 10 years, and are not affected by extreme temperatures, they provide a convenient and extremely reliable source of power.
- Case Material: 6000 series machined aircraft aluminum with black anodized finish.
High impact, chemically resistant engineered polymer LED housing
- Lens: High temperature, shock mounted, impact resistant Borofloat glass lens
- Dimensions: 3.26" L x 1.47" H | 8.28 cm x 3.73 cm
Height with Clamp: 2.56" | 6.5 cm
Height above or below mounting surface: 1.84" | 4.67 cm
- Weight: 5.14 oz | 145.7 g
- Light Source:
C4 LED technology, shock proof with a 50,000 hour lifetime.
470nm Ultra-bright blue tail light LED with a 100,000 hour lifetime.
- Light Output:
Textured parabolic reflector produces a smooth beam hotspot with optimum peripheral illumination to aid in navigation.
Optimized electronics provide regulated intensity
- ON/OFF: Dual direction, easy access On-Off switch located on rear of light.
- Run Time: Total 6 hours continuous runtime to the 10% output level—providing an extra two hours of useful diminishing light for navigation, back-up, and non-critical situations.
- Batteries: Two (2) 3V CR123A lithium batteries included
- Most models meet applicable European Community Directives
- Meets requirements of NFPA 1971-8.6
THIS IS THE ONLY WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED EXCEPT WHERE SUCH A LIMITATION IS PROHIBITED BY LAW.
You may have other specific legal rights which vary by jurisdiction.
Lithium Battery Safety Warning Information: Streamlight recommends the use of Streamlight, Panasonic, Sanyo, Energizer CR123A or Duracell 123 with it's non-rechargeable lithium battery products. Use of other batteries or mixing of used and new or different brand batteries may present a risk of leakage, fire, explosion and serious personal injury.
Do not recharge, misuse, short circuit, improperly store or discard, disassemble or heat above 212° F (100° C). Keep away from children.
Ratings & Reviews
Bright little light
This little light is bright and allows you to see without having to hold a flashight.
Awesome Helmet Light
Always nice to have a bright durable light on your helmet. The streamlight helmet mounted light gets the job done and is great product!
Great product, has a long battery life. Used it in some fires and holds up well against the heat. It is easy to turn on with gloves and isn't nearly as much of an entaglement hazard as a lot of others.
""This device lights up my world"".
I have this attached to the brim of my Phoenix Helmet and it is always there and always ready to light up my dark world of firefighting. Highly recommend this light to all firefighters.
compact, bright, durable without the headache of buying a seperate helmet flashlight holder. Also good for night MVA's and low-light EMS duty. Was a Birthday gift to my FF/EMT-I husband. Excellent.
lightweight and bright
I got this light to replace a heavier setup I had before and this light definitely was the best choice. It's bright and lightweight and so far it seems pretty durable. The beam is not as focused as other lights I have had but it makes up for that being a much brighter light. Price could be a little better though, over $100 seems a bit high for the size of the light.
Been throught 500+ fires in Detroit.
Haven't found any con's to this light. It's been through hundreds of fires and works great. I highly recommend it.
Best light I use!
Nice and light with a low profile. Can hardly tell its on my helmet
I haven't been able to use this in the field yet, but this light is really bright! Seems well constucted/worth the money.
Fire and SWAT
I have two of these lights. One on my Fire helmet and one for entry on my SWAT helmet. Works great inside structure fires and on scenes outside. I cover the blue back light for SWAT (Medic). Lights up a room or hall way very nice. Being able to move the light up or down makes it great for hands on work.
Best in Class
Great helmet light!! Works well in overhaul situations in light smoke conditions
Best light on the market
I have already used this item in a structure fire and on a vehicle extrication. This is the best light that I have even owned and used. There is no more of holding a flashlight to see where I am working. I just turn my head and the light follow, obviously. But by far the best light I have used.
Batteries and Switch
Great light. Owned it since it first came out. Has worked well in many situations. Think I've had it at least 5 years. Wish it had a high/low setting. Also wish that it was rechargeable. Its been in many structure fires, trainings, extrications, and general mayhem and still works. Walked into a concrete wall in heavy smoke, broke my hemet, regulator, and the lens of the light but it still worked. The big problem I have with it is that the switch turns on too easily while it is stored in my turnout bag. Many times when I've needed to use it the batteries are dead. I've taken to buying multipacks of 123a batteries but that gets expensive and annoying after a while. I would hope that a new model would have a different type of switch with a high/low setting. It would be awesome too if it had either a red or blue led low night setting too. I have beat the heck out of this thing and it still works.
Doesn't get any better than this.
The only bad thing about it, even though it's small and lightweight, my helmet will sometimes lean to the side the light is on.
Very Bright and a Great Value
This light is very bright. I needed to put light exactly where I was looking. My pocket flashlight is good for general lighting, but I had to turn my body in the direction where I needed light. This helmet light eliminates the need to turn my body and it illuminates whatever I'm looking at perfectly.
It's awesome I love it thank you
Every day on shift at night
The best helmet light out there
I've now had this product for over a year now. Cant't say enough positive things about it. Used it in fires, training, and most night time calls. Very durable product. Has a very bright concentrated beam.
Best Light So Far
Cuts through smoke with ease, alot better than a flashlight considering you dont have to hold it.
Love the flashlight. Its low profile is perfect for my traditional style helmet. Very happy with my purchase.
Nice helmet light
Recommend tightening before each shift.
Circuit board corrosion
I have had this light for over a year now. The light is great and wears comfortably on my helmet. The problem is in the year span I have had this light the circuit board inside has corroded. The O-ring inside is still intact, but the light no longer works.
Worked well for the first 6 months or so
I'm sending this unit back today for assessment/repairs. I've only owned the light for 6-7 months and use it rarely (not a super busy department for fires). Changed the batteries using recommended replacements and nothing. Even put the new batteries in another Vantage and that one worked perfectly.
Stream light helmet mounted light
I truly think this is a great brand. It works really well with out taking up a ton of space. This is the only brand and light i would recommend for others in my field.
Excellent Purchase, Great Company
My son works with our local fire department and is part of teh medic team and was looking for this item for his safety helmet, he was so excited about it as he was wanting one for some time now. Excellent service from the FireStore with no problems at all. Will deal again
Love the light, but Ive found out I paid too much for it
I love the light. But I found out later that some fellow FF's paid a lot less at other distributors.
"Would you give a price break on bulk shipment? If you do, would you list the prices with quantity. Thank you. Bill"
Hi Bill, Yes we'll give you a price break on bulk orders. Send an e-mail to email@example.com listing the item and quantity you are interested in.
"i would like to know if this light fits the 1044 model helmets"
Yes it will
"What kind of price can I get if I were to buy 30 of these lights?"
A quote was sent to the Breese Fire District on 12/10 attn. the chief. Quote # 122260, any questions call me @ 800.852.6088 X1162
"Does this light meet NFPA Standards for firefighting protective equipment. In other words, does NFPA allow this to be mounted on a helmet? Thanks!"
Hi Mike, I asked Streamlight directly and this is what they said: ""The Streamlight Vantage Helmet Light is designed to be worn on a wide variety of structural fire fighting helmets from different manufacturers. We are pleased that the Vantage is currently used by many thousands of firefighters and emergency response personnel around the world with no reported safety issues. The Vantage Helmet Light, when mounted correctly, does not alter the performance characteristics or structural integrity of structural firefighting helmets and does not require any mechanical modifications to the helmet for installation and use. In addition, as an added degree of safety, the Vantage Helmet Light has been tested to the same stringent temperature standards, that the NFPA guidelines require of structural firefighting helmets as spelled out in NFPA 1971-8.6 (2007). While not a test that is required of lighting tools, it is advantageous to have a dedicated helmet light meet the same temperature performance standards as a structural firefighting helmet. To answer your question directly, we are not aware of any NFPA standard that governs lighting, but I hope the information above gives you comfort as you consider the Vantage for helmet mounted lighting needs.""
"The YouTube video says that it is 80 lumens but it's advertised on the website as 100 lumens. Which is it?"
Hi Roscoe. Since the video was produced, Streamlight improved the output of the light. It was originally 80 lumen but it is now 100 lumen..
"What type of battery does this light use?"
It uses CR123 lithium batteries.
"Will this light/mount work well with a 1044 equipped with the defender visor?"
Yes, it fits well.
"is this item damaging to install"
By damaging are you asking if it will damage your helmet? Not unless you turn the screw part that attachs the unit to your helmet so tight that it digs into the helmet itself
"Will this light bracket fit over the Paul Conway American Heritage band that wraps around the brim of the helmet?"
Yes it will
"can i put it on my leather helmet with out damaging it?"
Butch on Feb 4, 2013 - By damaging are you asking if it will damage your helmet? Not unless you turn the screw part that attaches the unit to your helmet so tight that it digs into the helmet itself, you tighten down on that screw it will leave a mark on your helmet, if you call that damage than yes it will. There is no need to tighten it so tight that it digs into your helmet.
"can rechargeable RCR123A be used in this Streamlight?"
I checked with Streamlight on this question. Here is what they said: ""We do not recommend the use of rechargeable batteries in our products that are not designed as rechargeable. Often voltage variations can occur in rechargeable cells and damage the electronics in the light.""
"Does this light fit on a phenix first due helmet"
Robert, it should, I can't see any reason it wouldn't, you might have to mount on the bottom of the helmet depending on what you are using for eye protection. Looks like if you have goggles it would not be able to mount it on the top, thus the bottom mount.
"Is this light available for shipping immediately?"
Hi Tara. Yes, they are in stock and ready to ship.
"For the blue tail light. It looks like it's a cover. All the pictures I look at online of the Vantage, it looks like a lens. Mine looks like a cover. I'm afraid to try and mess with it. Is it the new way they are making it or is that a cover?"
Bill did you try to press on it to see if it lights up blue? Press it if the blue LED doesn't come on there's something wrong, this light is built to be mounted on a weapon so it's going to a lot of punishment, and Streamlight has a great warranty! Try it first, then we can worry if it doesn't work, we've sold thousands of these with no problems.
"Is it intrinsically safe"
The Vantage is not intrinsically safe. A good option for an intrinsically safe helmet light would be the 3AA Haz-Lo Helmet Lighting kit, part number 68270.
"is this a non spark emitting flashlight?"
The Vantage is not intrinsically safe. A good option for an intrinsically safe helmet light would be the 3AA Haz-Lo Helmet Lighting kit, part number 68270. use this
"My son is a firefighter and he really likes the Vantage I bought for him. He said that sometimes in a smoky fire he would like to turn off the front beam but keep the very visible rear blue beacon on for safety. I know that the front and rear lights are operated by the same switch, so we thought that we'd like to find a blue plastic cover to put over the front beam, giving him a front-and-rear blue beacon in such situations. Have you any suggestions apart from continuing to try to fit plastic bottle tops and such? Thanks in advance for your consideration and for your many fine products! We're Streamlight believers."
Hey Mark. I contacted Streamlight about your question. Their answer is interesting. The Vantage is built using the body of one of their weapon lights. They make filters fo the weapon lights and confirmed the filters will fit on the Vantage. The filters haven't been tested in a high heat environment though. Here's a link to the filters, which we sell on our LE focussed website: http://www.officerstore.com/store/product.aspx/productId/13817/Streamlight-Weapon-Light-Flip-Up-Filter-for-TLR-and-M-Series-Lights/
"Can the light be taken off the mount?"
Short answer is no, it can't, it's on a swivel, but you can't remove it from the blanket.
"What is the Lumen output for this light? I found this same exact light on another website and there saying it only has an 80 lumen output, but here it says 115."
Hi Fluffy. Streamlight upgraged the lumen output for this light over a year ago. If another site is advertising it as 80 lumen, they either have very old stock, or maybe they just don't update their website.
"My light has what looks like a cover over the blue light where others have a clear lens and are brighter. Can the cover be removed?"
Hi, how old is your light? They are suppose to have a blue tail light, but we don't see anything like what you are talking about. Can you send us a picture of this maybe of a couple different angles so we can explore this a little better? use this email address firstname.lastname@example.org
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