Nightstick Launches IS-Certified Dual-Light Rechargeable LED Lanterns

VIRIBUS™ Series innovation incorporates industry-first downward facing floodlight into powerful hand lantern to revolutionize safety


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Wylie, Texas – July 2019 - Nightstick, a global manufacturer of innovative, professional lighting products announces the VIRIBUS™ series of rechargeable IS-certified lanterns with an industry-first independent downward flood light.

Available in green and red, the ATEX/IECEX 210-lumen Class I Div 1 VIRIBUS™ XPR-5580G and XPR-5580R and red 1100-lumen Class 1 Div 2 XPR-5581RX Intrinsically Safe Rechargeable Lanterns are Nightstick’s latest solutions for industrial and hazardous environment workers who demand reliable certified handheld lights. Featuring a dedicated downward-facing independent flood light that provides 200 lumens on high, 100 on medium and 30 on low, navigating walkways, descending stairwells or reading service panel labels has never been easier with the 5580G/R. In Dual-Light™ mode, the 5580’s spotlight and floodlight together provide the user 300 lumens of total light for more than nine hours.

Designed and engineered as both a hand-held lantern and portable flood light when stood on its end, the 5580 and 5581 both feature an over-molded rubber handle for a positive grip and set of rear-mounted green safety lights that illuminate while in use. Separate ergonomic top-mounted toggle switches operate independent spotlight and floodlight modes. Constructed of thick-walled glass-filled nylon and weighing only 2 lbs. 3oz. with a single lithium-ion battery (expandable to three batteries), the 5580 is easily carried for extended periods without fatigue.

With the single, included battery the 5580G and 5580R generate 210 spotlight lumens on high for more than 12 hours, 100 lumens on medium for a shift-busting 19.5 hours and 30-lumen Survival Mode for 65 hours. If the maximum light output is preferred over ultra-long run times, the dual-lithium battery model XPR-5581RX’s main beam pumps out an impressive 1100 lumens on high for four hours, or 550 lumens for 9 hours on low to get the job done. Its dedicated floodlight performance is equally impressive at 500 lumens on high for more than six hours or 14 hours on the 250-lumen low setting. In Dual-Light™ mode, the 5581’s spotlight and floodlight together generate a room-filling 900 lumens.

Producing an ultra-tight focus, the 5580 has a maximum beam distance of more than 600 meters on high, while the 5581 has a maximum beam distance of more than 400 meters.

 “Hazardous environment workers demand the highest safety level when it comes to certified lighting, but they shouldn’t have to pay for that with a reduction in performance or increased cost,“ says Russell Hoppe, Marketing Director for Nightstick. “Whether it’s oil and gas refinery technicians, grain storage facilities operators or HAZMAT-certified fire rescue personnel, a lantern with a dedicated floodlight increases user safety and convenience not previously available until now. Workers need to focus on completing their job with confidence, knowing their equipment was designed to perform when life depends on light.”

The 5580 and 5581 both meet the requirements of NFPA-1971-8.6 (2013) and come with a snap-in charger base, AC and DC chargers and carry strap.

Nightstick VIRIBUS lanterns are supported by a limited lifetime warranty, are now in stock and available for immediate purchase. To learn more, please visit


Designed and manufactured by Bayco Products, Inc., Nightstick is a global brand of professional lighting products, including flashlights, floodlights, headlamps and numerous Intrinsically Safe lighting solutions that continue to exceed industry standards in performance, quality, user-safety, and value. Nightstick’s vast line-up of LED lighting products delivers optimal performance with real-world applications in mind. With an unwavering commitment to product quality and exceptional customer service, Nightstick – Life Depends on LightTM.

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Russell Hoppe, Nightstick Marketing Director
640 S. Sanden Blvd.
Wylie, TX 75098
(469) 326-9448 Direct
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