Feeding the growing demand for ultra-bright LED pocket carry flashlights, Nightstick expands its USB-rechargeable tactical light lineup with the addition of the USB-556XL and USB-558XL. Both lights are designed with the same rugged aluminum construction and single momentary and constant-on push button tail cap as the original 320- lumen USB-320 EDC rechargeable flashlight.

Each light offers four user-selectable modes (high, medium, low, strobe) and includes built-in USB charging. Unscrewing and sliding down the O-ring sealed protective collar to reveals the built-in micro USB charging port. A red indicator below the bezel turns green once the light is fully charged.

Perfect for everyday use, the USB-556XL features a high-efficiency parabolic reflector producing 750 lumens for one hour, 250 lumens for two hours and extending to five hours on the lowest 80-lumen setting. The USB-558XL increases lumens output to 900 on high, 350 lumens on medium and 100 lumens on low, with 2, 4.25 and 16 hour run times respectively.

“We integrated USB charging directly into the housing because a great design centered around user convenience will over time drive down the overall cost of ownership. The USB-556XL and USB-558XL free consumers from past dependency on proprietary charging cords and cradles while also challenging the notion that dismantling a flashlight in order to charge is necessary,” says Russell Hoppe, Marketing Director for Nightstick.

“External battery charging introduces the risk of water-intrusion and exposes the outdated practice of manufacturers who promote the supplemental sale of hot-swappable batteries. These repeated hits to the wallet are as inconvenient as they are expensive. That’s why our focus at Nightstick will continue to be on a great design that can be counted in dollars and common sense.”

With a length of only 4.7 inches and weighing 4 ounces, the lightweight 556XL takes up very little pocket real estate and rides conveniently within easy reach thanks to a metal clip. When more even lumens are needed, the 558XL’s slightly longer 5.9-inch body and larger capacity battery put another 150 more lumens (900 total) at your fingertips.

The USB-558XL also comes with a backup CR123 battery carrier when away from a rechargeable battery power source. Both the USB-556XL and USB-558XL are rated IP-X7 waterproof and come with a two-foot USB charging cable. Each light is backed by a limited lifetime warranty, are now in stock and available for immediate purchase. To learn more, please visit www.nightstick.com.