2016 New Tactical Flashlight Technology
Hello! Thank you for reading this article. In this article, I am going to teach you about the awesome power of tactical flashlights. You might think that it’s a useless object, but there’s more to it then you think.
If you don’t carefully, you’ll just end up wasting money. You don’t want that. That is unless you want to end up wasting money for yourself. It’s perfectly fine if you want to throw your money away on useless product. I’ve experimented with many flashlights out there so I know what is the best of the best.
What thing that you need to realize about purchasing a tactical flashlight, is that you get what you pay for. Whatever money you end up deciding to purchase the flashlight is what you are going to get. What you see is what you get. Do not expect high quality for a low price. Expect a lot from your flashlight if you’re spending a lot of money on it.
What makes me angry is people expecting more out of their flashlight, when they only spent 12 dollars on it. How do you expect to get high quality endurance by only sending 12 dollars? Always make sure that your expectations are adjusted to reality. You get what you pay for.
There are three products that I’ll only recommend for a tactical flashlight. Follow these recommendations and nothing will go wrong. The four products that I recommend is the Mini Cree Adjustable Focus, Streamlight 88031, and the Klarus XT11 and the Coast HP17TAC.
These are all appropriately priced flashlights with high rated reviews on Amazon. There is a cheap one, medium priced one, and an expensive one. All you need to do is choose the tactical flashlight that suits your needs. A cheap flashlight will get the job done but it isn’t as advanced or expansive compared to an expensive one. It’ll break easier and sometimes you end up having to constantly recharge on batteries. It’ll look cheap initially but the costs you spend on batteries can easily make the flashlight expensive. There are highly hyped military-grade tactical flashlights like the Shadowhawk X800 and G700 Lumitact.
An expensive priced one is recommended as it’s higher quality, more durable, has a variety of options, and has a built in battery that will last for a very long time. It’ll look expensive initially but the money you will save on batteries can easily make the flashlight cheap compared to getting a cheaper version.
What To Look For When Purchasing Tactical Flashlight
If you end up deciding to not purchase the flashlights that I have recommended or want to analyze it some more; here are the things that you should look at when evaluating a tactical flashlight:
— Weight: This depends on you. Do you tire easily when you carry heavy weights? Or, do you not mind having a lot of weight on you all the time? Depending on your answer the weight of the tactical flashlight will change. Your body type is relevant to answering this question. If you don’t care about the weight of the flashlight, then you can ignore this criterion. However, if you do care then it is highly suggested to think a lot about it.
— Lumens: For those who do not know what lumens is. It measures how bright something is. It is the standard measurement for flashlights. If you don’t care about self-defense, then you can get a flashlight that is below 100 lumens. 100 lumens is bright enough to temporarily blind a potential enemy that could hurt you. If you prioritize safety then it is suggested to purchase a flashlight, that has at least 100 lumens. Stunning an assailant is the difference between life and death sometimes. Having those few extra seconds will matter in taking out your enemy or fleeing from the scene. Anything above 200 lumens and it can brighten up a whole stadium for sports. 300+ and you can light up clouds themselves. These are typically used by military authorities for their operations and missions. This is what the notorious X800 Shadowhawk flashlight represents with a powerful 800 lumens of light that fits inside the palm of your hand for practical self-defense and protection.
— Battery life: You want something that lasts a long time. If you’re buying a flashlight that runs on batteries, then it’s suggested to look at the flashlight that needs the least amount of batteries to run on. This will allow you to save money on buying batteries in the long run. If you are purchasing a flashlight with a built in battery, then what you are looking for is a flashlight that will last the longest.
— Customer Reviews: The flashlight might look good on paper but it could end up being a horrible quality flashlight. This is why getting data from other people who have bought it before is valuable. You will be able to see if the flashlight is worth the purchase or not. Always check the customer reviews for the product that you are about to buy. It’s standard advice that everyone should follow. Beware of fake reviews. If you are purchasing a tactical flashlight on Amazon then it’s highly suggested to only take verified purchases as valid. It’s extremely difficult to fake a verified purchase on Amazon. It involves actually purchasing the product and Amazon sending you an email to give you a review. You’ll be able to get reviews from only customers that have bought the product. This will allow you to reduce the probability of being given a fake review. Many of these shady businesses pay for fake reviews in order to make their product look. Then they end up taking your money permanently.
— Price: You need to understand what you want out of your flashlight. It all depends on your budget. How much are you willing to spend? What’s your maximum? Minimum? The more you pay the higher quality you get. The less you pay and the more horrible it will be. It all depends on your needs. I personally like to get flashlights that are military grade. I have some friends that just need it to give some light at the dark and that’s all they need it for. It really depends on you.
There are well-cited tactical flashlight reviews on the internet that essentially outline and effectively outlaw all of the positives and negatives of major brands and technological specifications to choose wisely from.
Final Thoughts When Buying A Tactical Flashlight
Tactical flashlights are very much still a useful asset, even in the year 2016. Make sure that you are getting the most bang for your buck when you are out purchasing a tactical flashlight. I have made some poor choices when it comes to buying things before, and it isn’t fun. Make sure that you do plenty of research before committing to a certain brand or a certain product. Some top tactical flashlight brands in 2016 may have had a really great product in the past that solidified their reputation – only to have released crappy products ever since. Don’t fall into that trap.