Blisteringly bright light seems to be all the rage today, but sometimes the most useful flashlight is one that is moderately powerful, but small enough to have with you all the time. Today I take a look at the incredibly useful Streamlight ProTac 2AAA – a light that I believe is a carry every day, everywhere tool.
With enough blinding power to peel the rotting flesh from the walking dead, the new UDR Dominator from SureFire throws 2,400 lumens of light. But, at what price does this power come?
According to the manufacturer, this handheld flashlight is the first LED-based torch to produce this much output before. But raw light output alone does not a good flashlight make.Â Let’s take a look at what this flashlight can do, what it will not do and what it might be well-suitedÂ for.
ExtremeBeam has added the M-1000 Fusion to their impressive line of flashlights. Designed to be a powerful field light, the M-1000 has a maximum output of 850 lumens, and light settings of high, low, and strobe.
Made with a mirror-finished reflecting cone that is slow cut from a solid bar of high density aircraft aluminum, the light from the M-1000â€™s 850-lumen HO-LED bulb is able to be tapered into a powerful beam that can reach out to 600 meters. The flashlight head has â€œcooling finsâ€ to help reduce heat, leaving the flashlight cool to the touch even after hours of continuous use, and the bezel has a â€œtacticalâ€ design for extra protection from impact with hard objects.
Safariland announced the introduction of a new light attachment for pistols called the Rogers’ Rail Lite. Â The system uses a Streamlight Microstream flashlight with the rail, and the total package has a very affordable MSRP of $48. Â There are a number of things that I like, and do not like, about this system.
[Ed. note: Â This is an introduction to the ElZetta ZRX flashlight mount from our experience with it at the 2013 SHOT Show. Â When we get one to test (on order already), we will have a full review here.]
Over the last couple of years we have come to know ElZetta as an innovative company that offers solutions to fill the voids sometimes left by other manufacturers.Â Sitting in a smaller booth on the basement floor of the SHOT Show, it would be easy to miss them in the mass of smaller vendors downstairs.Â Thankfully we picked up on their offerings and have found the reps to be more than helpful in showing off their gear.
This year I stopped by the booth and took a look at one of the newest flashlight mounts ElZetta is offering – the ZRX.Â ElZetta rep, Dave Barnett walked me through the specifics.Â This flashlight mount combines hard anodized aluminum clamp rings with a polymer body that makes the ZRX extremely light weight at only 1.1 oz.