New Streamlight Flashlights for 2016

Streamlight TLR-6 review

Streamlight announced a range of new products at the SHOT Show. Here is a quick run down of the highlights:

TLR-6 Expansion

It would seem that the compact TLR-6 light and laser unit has proved to be quite popular. It was originally introduced for the Glock 42 and 43 in 2015, but has been expanded to include several new guns for 2016.

The units are now being made for these pistols:

All fits are available in black, while the Glock 42/43 model can be had in black or flat dark earth.

Read my review of the TLR-6 here.

ProTac HL 4

streamlight ptotac hl 4

This is a very bright flashlight: 2,200 lumens. If you would like to know more about this light, I wrote a detailed article here.

TLR-1 HL, TLR-2 HL Upgrades

New Streamlight 2016

One of the more popular weapon light lines on the market is the TLR-series from Streamlight. These lights come in full size and compact models, with some offering laser supplemental aiming units built into them. The TLR-6 above is a subcompact version of these lights.

For 2016, Streamlight upgraded the TLR-1 HL, TLR-2 HL and TLR-2 HL G with brighter lights. Total output is now rated at 800 lumens. The beam is a flood style pattern, meaning a fairly wide area will be illuminated, but a long range spot beam is diminished. The measurement of peak beam intensity is 15,000 candela on these models.

Prior TLR-1 and -2 HL models were rated at 630 lumens and 12,000 candela. The TLR-2 HL G had been rated at 720 lumens and 14,000 candela. So, these upgrades are substantial, but probably not enough to warrant buying a new model if your existing model is getting the job done.



Breaking from a black-only company tradition in weaponlights, Streamlight will now offer the TLR-1 HL with both flat dark earth and flat dark earth brown finishes. Performance will be the same as the upgraded black models.

Additional New/Upgraded Items

  • ProTac Rail Mount – Two new lights designed as fixed mount weaponlights for rifles. One is 350 lumens/12k candela while the other is 625 lumens/22k candela
  • 18650 Charger Kit
  • Super Siege lanterns – yellow or coyote, 1100 lumens, rechargeable lithium ion battery
  • Siege AA lantern – yellow, coyote or pink with a magnetic base, 200 lumens
  • Strion series LED flashlights with piggyback chargers – charge the light plus a spare battery at the same time. For what its worth, I’ve really liked this line of lights. Take a look at my review of the Strion LED HL here.

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