You are not mistaken if you have the impression that tactical flashlights may be found just about wherever these days. The proliferation of tactical flashlights has been directly correlated to their decreasing price and increasing functionality. And not just among those who work in the military and law enforcement. Tactical lights are intended to be extremely strong and extremely long-lasting in their designs. As a result of the significant rise in popularity of tactical flashlights, several manufacturers now make their products with daily carry capabilities in mind.
Have no fear if you’re in the market for a new tactical flashlight or want to add to your collection if you already have one. This list of helpful hints for selecting a tactical flashlight that you will take with you for many years to come was compiled by the specialists that work in our tac light department.
When it comes to a tactical flashlight, more light is always better.
We make sure to remind our consumers that for the majority of day-to-day tasks, they won’t need to have their flashlight turned up to its highest setting of brightness. This is an unusual occurrence when dealing with tactical flashlights.
In this situation, you will certainly want a beam that is both extremely brilliant and highly concentrated, with the ability to cast across greater distances. You’ll find that being able to swiftly command a lot of light is useful in a variety of situations, from regular traffic stops to scanning for targets when you’re hunting. In general, this used to denote a peak brightness rating of 1000 lumens, but NITECORE has increased the output of several popular tactical lights, such as the MH12GTS and the P12GTS, to an astounding 1800 lumens!
Examine the user interface of your tactical light for any shortcuts that go to important modes.
When it comes to choosing a tactical light, having the capacity to accurately gauge the amount of illumination produced by the device is, in many respects, the single most critical factor to take into account. In the same way that you would never want your tactical light to switch on to its brightest setting while you are trying to maintain clandestine operations, you would also never want to engage Turbo mode in a self-defense scenario, since this would result in the light producing only one lumen.
Thankfully, many of the NITECORE tactical flashlights are equipped with user-friendly interface shortcuts that allow users to quickly access the modes they use the most, such as Turbo, Ultralow, and Strobe. Additionally, many of our tactical lights are equipped with a memory function, which, when activated, enables the light to revert to the brightness setting that was most recently selected. This is an excellent method for ensuring that your tactical light is always ready to operate in the manner that you choose.
It’s crucial that your tactical light be the right size and feel.
When shopping for a tactical flashlight, it is in your best interest to give careful consideration to the grip as well as the overall size of the device. This will pay off in the long run.
The great majority of flashlights have cylindrical bodies that measure 1 inch in diameter and include some kind of texturing or gripping improvement throughout their length. The length of the majority of tactical flashlights ranges between four and six inches, making them simple to grip in your hand and convenient to carry in your pocket or on your duty belt. If you really want a longer handle, you should seek for a tactical light that takes two 18650 cells. This will need the body tube to be longer to accommodate the larger number of batteries.
Some tactical flashlights, such as the P12GTS and the P16 TAC, are equipped with a detachable tactical ring that can be attached to the body tube just in front of where the tail cap would normally go. This handy flare is added to the body of the flashlight, giving the user an additional point of purchase while holding the flashlight in an overhand or cigar grip. When using a flashlight that has a tactical ring, you should always make sure that both the ring and the tail cap are properly tightened so that there is a good connection between the batteries and the flashlight.
Your tactical flashlight gains in adaptability thanks to its secondary outputs.
If you are anything like us, you value having access to a tool that can do more than one function. Tactical lights such as the MH27UV and SRT7GT have secondary color and UV outputs that are helpful in examining, searching, and remaining hidden. Both of these outputs complement the primary, white output of the light.
Users in the fields of hunting and the military frequently depend on red and green outputs for reading and maintaining their night vision. On the other hand, users in the fields of law enforcement and security will find ultra violet outputs indispensable for verifying currency and inspecting crime scenes.
Alternate color LEDs are not absolutely essential features on a tactical flashlight; nonetheless, we feel that they are a welcome addition and a fantastic way to reduce the need for numerous torches in your gear. In addition, we find that they are a terrific way to save space in your gear.
Ensure that your tac light has a durable construction.
Just because the weather is unpleasant does not mean that you should stop working, and neither should your flashlight. We suggest purchasing a tactical flashlight with an IP68 or IPX8 rating. These ratings indicate that the light will remain functional even if it is submerged in water or caught in a downpour. If your flashlight is capable of internal charging, check to see that the port is either well-covered, as on our MH25GT model, or that it has internal waterproofing, as on our MH12GTS and MH25GTS models.
If you intend to install your tactical flashlight on a weapon, you should search for models with increased internal shock-resistance, such as the P16 TAC or the P12GTS, so that it can withstand recoil. The spring connection for the battery, which helps to maintain a connection even when shooting your weapon, is another reason why we enjoy these tactical lights.