Advanced technology has transformed the flashlight industry and offers consumers a variety of options. From penlights and headlamps to mini torch and tactical, choosing the right style will ensure proper lighting for the task at hand.
When it comes to tactical flashlights, many people think of the long baton-style Maglite used by law enforcement. However, many of today's devices are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.
Tactical flashlights are very versatile and can be used for many common tasks, as well as self-protection. LED tactical flashlights utilize light emitting diodes which offer brighter light beams and improved energy efficiency.
Brightness is measured in lumens. The higher the number, the brighter the luminosity. When selecting a tactical flashlight for personal safety, seek out devices that offer a minimum of 80 lumens, as this is the level required to temporarily blind a person.
Most self defense led flashlights on the market have a much higher lumen count. In fact, popular brands are typically 300, 500, or 700 lumens. It should be noted that high-lumen devices produce a broad beam, rather than a long beam.
Although they have brighter luminosity, they are not intended for illuminating long distances, but rather at a close distance. As an example, the T6 Pro Torch Lite is a palm-size device that weighs about 8 ounces and produces 500 lumens. It casts a light beam of approximately 8 feet in diameter.
One of the greatest benefits of tactical flashlights is they illuminate dark areas. They are ideal for carrying during evening walks, and to illuminate parking garages, parking lots, car locks, and residential doors or keypads.
Due to the fact these flashlights are so bright, they are ideal as a non-lethal weapon. The light beam is so intense it will cause temporary blindness when shone into a person's eyes. It can also be used to ward off a wild animal or vicious dog.
At EcoGear FX, The TK120 LED Flashlight offers multiple light modes and delivers excellent light spread when using the zoom feature.