Tactical flashlights are traditionally designed for police and military use, but their durability and power make them a popular choice for a wide variety of situations.
As you'll see below, these flashlights have many different uses and offer unique advantages over ordinary flashlights, no matter whether they're used in outdoor environments or in the home. Flashlights that were designed for demanding military situations are now available to the public from
Active Duty Gear.
These days, there are many different manufacturers producing these lights, and not all of them offer the same quality. This is why it's crucial to compare your options carefully and stick to the best brands.
The size and weight specs are some of the most important to check, because you don't want to be stuck with a light that is too big and bulky for your needs â€“ or too small. Compare your options to see what's available and choose the light that's the perfect fit for your needs. Consider any pockets, bags or compartments where you plan to keep the light while you're on the go.
Focus on power
"Lumens" and "throw distance" are two important features to look at when comparing the power of tactical flashlights. You need Lumens to light up an object at a distance â€“ meaning how much light gets to the object. Depending on your use, you don't always need a light with the maximum lumens on the market. Throw distance is how far the light reaches. You may see a small picture with a beam of light and it might say 203m. This means that at 203 meters you can expect the object to be visible. You will find some lights that have a high lumen rating and the throw is not that good. Consider the fact that a high lumen light can temporarily blind or disorient an intruder.
Verify battery type
The key comparison to make here is: is it rechargeable or not? There are a few lights that can use both. Both have their advantages. On a long camping trip, rechargeables may be OK if you have spares. C123 batteries seem to be the choice for many of the top performing lights out there. But make sure that you have a reasonable source for obtaining these as they can be expensive.
Many of today's top flashlights are made of lightweight aerospace grade aluminum. This makes them ultra-strong, water-resistant, impact-resistant and also easy to carry. Make sure you choose a durable flashlight that you can depend on when you need it. For the best durability, consider the ExtremeBeam line of flashlights. They are
designed to take punishment and keep on working.
Look and feel
Let's face it â€“ you want a light that meets your personal preferences for design: the way it looks and how it will fit in your hand. Once you've compared all the specs above to narrow your options, then it's time to choose your light by its overall style.
Stick to the top brands
Stick to the best brands in the industry, so you know you're buying a quality product. Brands like ExtemeBeam, 5.11 Tactical, Terralux and Streamlight are known for making some of the best tactical lights, and they're all sold here at Active Duty Gear.
Who Needs A Tactical Flashlight?
You don't have to own a firearm to benefit from the power and versatility of these devices.
Here are some of the many situations in which a tactical flashlight is useful.
Police / military use: Tactical flashlights are traditionally used with a firearm (either attached or alongside) to improve shooting accuracy in low-light environments. Their power helps illuminate the target and in some cases temporarily blind a culprit.
Hunting: Their compact size, durability and performance make these lights an essential companion for hunters of all types.
Camping: When camping, especially on extended outdoor adventures, you need to have quick, easy access to a powerful light, but you don't want to get stuck carrying around a bulky mag light that weighs down your backpack.
Car travel: Having an emergency flashlight in your car at all times is a must. If your car breaks down at night, a tactical light is great for inspecting the problem, reading maps or navigating you and your family back to safety.
Auto & mechanical repair: Tactical lights go where larger drop lights and lamps can't. That's why an increasing number of car owners and mechanics use these devices when doing their repairs and other work.
Household use: There are infinite uses for these lights in the home. The small size makes them easy to store and hold, whether you're fixing A/V wires in a dark cabinet, inspecting plumbing and electrical work, or navigating your home when the power goes out.
Personal safety: These powerful flashlights can deter and temporarily disorient attackers, making them a great item for personal safety â€“ especially for those who prefer not to carry a weapon or have one in their home on them.
Find The Best Tactical Lights At Active Duty Gear
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