How to Change the Bulb on a Streamlight Stinger DS LED Flashlight

By Marshal M. Rosenthal
An LED bulb is less fragile than an incandescent bulb.

An LED bulb in a flashlight is superior to that of an incandescent light because it uses less power from the batteries while providing a bright beam of light. The LED bulb is also more durable, but is not invulnerable. A broken LED bulb on a Streamlight Stinger LED flashlight can be replaced with a replacement LED bulb from a hobby store or electronics supply. The procedure to replace the LED bulb does not violate any warranty that is in place.

Unscrew the battery cap from the back end of the Streamlight Stinger LED flashlight. Remove the batteries from the battery compartment. Place both aside for reassembly later.

Unscrew the reflector from the front end of the flashlight. Remove the retaining ring from the front end of the flashlight. Place both aside for reassembly later.

Place a sheet of newspaper on a table. Shake the front end of the flashlight on the newspaper to dislodge any pieces of the broken LED bulb.

Clamp the jaws of the needle-nosed pliers around the base of the broken LED bulb that is inside of the front end. Carefully pull the broken LED bulb out of the bulb mount it is attached to. Dispose of the broken LED bulb and the remnants on the newspaper in the trash.

Clamp the jaws of the needle-nosed pliers around the base of the replacement LED bulb. Insert the shorter of the two pins attached to the bottom into the center hole in the bulb module. Insert the longer of the two pins attached to the bottom into the hole next to the center hold. Push the replacement LED bulb firmly into the bulb module.

Place the retaining ring onto the front of the flashlight. Place the reflector onto the front of the flashlight. Place the batteries into the battery compartment on the back end. Screw the battery cap back on.

About the Author

Marshal M. Rosenthal is a technology maven with more than 15 years of editorial experience. A graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography with a Bachelor of Arts in photographic arts, his editorial work has appeared both domestically as well as internationally in publications such as "Home Theater," "Electronic House," "eGear," "Computer and Video Games" and "Digitrends."