Streamlight, Inc., a leading flashlight manufacturer for law enforcement, military and tactical uses, has introduced the ProTac series of flashlights, designed to give police and tactical professionals ultra-compact, lightweight tactical personal lighting tools with up to 180 lumens measured system output and 33 hours of runtime over a distance of more than 400 feet. Each of the new lights, including the ProTac 1L, ProTac 2L, ProTac 1AA and ProTac 2AA, features a strobe setting, providing first responders and other law enforcement personnel with even greater versatility.
“These lights are the smallest and most lightweight in Streamlight’s line of handheld tactical products, yet are powered by a C4 LED to provide super brightness and long run times,” said Streamlight President Ray Sharrah. “The combination of their small size and power LED makes them among the brightest tactical personal lights for their size, useful as secondary lights on the beat, conducting searches or when confrontations occur at night or under other low light conditions.”
Each of the models offers a high and low intensity setting as well as a strobe function for disorienting suspects or as a signaling device. Featuring durable anodized aluminum construction, all of the lights also include a convenient push-button tactical tail switch for easy, one-handed operation of the momentary, variable intensity or strobe modes. The ProTac 2L is also gun mountable, attaching to all long gun Picatinny rails.
The ultra-compact lights require either one or two CR123A lithium batteries (the ProTac 1L and 2L) or one or two AA alkaline batteries (the ProTac 1AA and ProTac 2AA). All batteries are included.
All models feature a C4 LED that is that is impervious to shock with a 50,000 hour lifetime. The ProTac 1L delivers a light output of 110 lumens measured system output, 2,250 candela peak beam intensity and a continuous runtime of 75 minutes on the high setting, while offering 12 lumens, 225 candela and 14 hours of runtime on the low setting. The ProTac 2L offers 180 lumens, 4,000 candela and 150 minutes of runtime on the high setting, while offering 18 lumens, 450 candela and 33 hours of runtime on the low setting. In strobe mode, the two lights offer 3 and 6 hours of runtime, respectively.
The ProTac 1AA provides 50 lumens, 1,450 candela and 1 hour of runtime on high, and 6 lumens, 150 candela and 22 hours of runtime on low, while the ProTac 2AA provides 120 lumens, 3,000 candela and 75 minutes of runtime on high, and 14 lumens, 250 candela and 21 hours of runtime on low. Both the ProTac 1AA and ProTac 2AA offer 4 hours of continuous runtime on the strobe setting.
All four of the lights are extremely small and lightweight. The ProTac 1L weighs just 2 ounces and measures only 3.35 inches in length, while the ProTac 2L weighs 2.8 ounces and measures 4.68 inches. The ProTac 1AA measures 3.97 inches in length, and the ProTac 2AA is 5.97 inches long. The ProTac 1AA weighs 2.3 ounces, and the ProTac 2AA weighs 3.4 ounces.
The ProTac lights feature an internal polymer lining and a shockproof switch housing, allowing for operation for under the most extreme conditions. Each light includes an impact-resistant glass lens, an anti-roll head, and comes with a removable pocket clip for attaching to a vest, belt or pocket.
All four lights have been tested the ANSI/NEMA F-1 Flashlight Standard, and feature an IPX7 rated design for waterproof operation to 1 meter for 30 minutes.
Available in black, the suggested retail prices for the lights are as follow: the ProTac 1L, $72; the ProTac 2L, $80; the ProTac 1AA, $68, and the ProTac 2AA, $70. Each light comes with Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime warranty.