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Flashlights & Weapon Lights Showcase, Part 1
Streamlight TLR-1s and TLR-2s
Streamlight® Inc. introduced the TLR-1®s and the TLR-2®s, strobe-equipped versions of its leading tactical gun-mount lights. Both the TLR-1s and the TLR-2s provide 8,000 candela peak beam intensity and 160 lumens measured system output. The C4 LEDs are impervious to shock with a 50,000-hour lifespan. In addition, Streamlight’s proprietary deep-dish parabolic reflector provides a long-range targeting beam with optimum peripheral illumination to aid in navigation. The TLR-2s features a 650-660 nanometer red laser for long-range targeting.
SureFire 6PX Tactical and G2X Tactical
The 6PX Tactical from SureFire provides a single output level—a penetrating 200-lumen beam. It features a high-strength aerospace aluminum body that has been hard anodized to military specifications and the company’s classic tactical tailcap switch, which operates with a press for momentary-on or a twist for constant-on. Like its single-output aluminum-body brother, the G2X Tactical provides a penetrating 200-lumen beam. But the G2X features a rugged Nitrolon® polymer body that’s a bit lighter in weight and more comfortable to handle in extremely cold weather. It uses the same classic tailcap switch.
5.11 Light for Life PC3.300
5.11 Tactical introduced the Light for Life PC3.300 Flashlight. The mid-size Light for Life PC3.300 is powered by advanced capacitors using battery-free Flashpoint™ Power Technology. Made more compact for duty and civilian use, the PC3.300 uses three Cree® LEDs rated for more than 50,000 hours each. It produces 200 lumens at peak output, 70 lumens in standard mode and includes a 70-lumen strobe. The solid-state, 8.5-inch PC3.300 is ruggedly built and water-resistant. Its firearm-grade, high-strength polymer casing is abrasion-, crack- and bend-resistant. At just 10 ounces, the PC3.300 fits well on a duty belt.
AE Light Mark2 LED
AE Light released its new Mark2 LED tactical flashlight. Features include a unique secondary switch that provides for immediate Strobe, and the On/Off switch incorporates momentary with Hi/Low function. Twist lockout assures the MK2 will not inadvertently light in covert operations. The textured handgrip and reversible clip for bezel up or down make it easy to use, and the deep parabola reflector delivers a clean, even beam. The light has weatherproof O-ring sealing and an unbreakable lens. The Mark2 utilizes CREE R2 LED technology and is made from high-strength aerospace aluminum.
ATN Javelin J600W
The ATN Javelin J600W flashlight can be hand-carried or attached to any Picatinny/standard Weaver mount for a weapon. The modular front bezel is designed to provide a powerful defense in close-quarter combat. Law enforcement personnel can use the bright white light of the J600W as a momentary less-lethal defensive tool, causing approximately 10 seconds of temporary transient blindness in an assailant. The ATN Javelin J600W flashlight comes with a tactical control wire and has an MSRP of $269.00.
BlackHawk! Legacy X6-P and X9-P
The BLACKHAWK! Legacy X6-P and X9-P flashlights are now available in High Visibility Yellow (also available in black). Features include a momentary switch and constant on, an anti-roll system, and a completely pre-focused penetrating light beam which leaves no shadows or artifacts, all in a highly rugged polymer casing. The Legacy X6-P puts out 65 bright lumens of Xenon bulb power using two 3-volt CR123A batteries. The MSRP is $49.99. The Legacy X9-P puts out 120 lumens with a Xenon bulb and also uses three 3-volt CR123A batteries. The MRSP is $59.99.
Bushnell HD Torch
The HD™ Torch from Bushnell projects a uniform, square beam of light. The light beam is consistent from center to edge, without dim areas or doughnuts of light. Without the shadows that are typical with traditional flashlights, the HD Torch makes objects stand out from their background for better definition and clarity. The square beam lets the user search by quadrant or zone for more precision and efficiency. The HD torch can easily light up an entire wall without moving from side to side. It is constructed of aircraft-grade aluminum and produces 165 lumens of light.
The new M7R (Model #8407R) from COAST combines the brightness and compact size of the P7 with added features and the convenience of a rechargeable battery. The M7R produces 220 lumens of focusable light and includes the Microcontroller Switch System so users can dial in the exact amount of light needed for any application, including a strobe mode. The M7R also features the upgraded Advanced Focus System which allows users to lock in their preferred spot of focus beam. The unique magnetic charging system is easy to use with or without the included wall mount.
Insight Technology M3X and M6X LED
Insight Technology introduced its new M3X LED and M6X LED. The M3X Tactical Illuminator and M6X Tactical Laser Illuminator were engineered for combat deployment with U.S. Special Operations personnel. Manufactured in either a long gun or pistol configuration, each has a run time of 120 minutes and provides 150 lumens. The M3X and M6X allow three mounting options. Optional interchangeable backplates allow pistol to long gun conversion. The ambidextrous rocker switch gives pistol operators the option to activate in the Momentary On or Constant On mode.
Pelican 9410 LED Lantern
Pelican Products introduced the rugged 9410 LED Lantern. Engineered with four next-generation LEDs, the 9410 LED Lantern shines at 710 lumens / 43,200 candela peak beam intensity. It offers three illumination modes (high, low and flashing) with a water-resistant electronic switch. Powered by Nickel Metal Hydride rechargeable battery technology, it boasts nearly two hours of run time (4 hours and 45 minutes on low mode). Designed to stand on end, the lantern array can be rotated 120 degrees, transforming it into an area work light. The lantern’s tough polymer construction will stand up to abuse.
Published in Law and Order, Sep 2010
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