Streamlight ProTac® HL
600 lumens and three programs.
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In high, the light produces a whopping 600lumens of intensity; projecting a well collimatedbeam that retains its shape out to 275 meters.In my testing, I was able to illuminate a small
(36”x 18”) road sign
at 825 yards; not only did Isee the sign, I was able to determine whatcondition it indicated.At closer ranges, the ProTac®HL produced atightly focused hot spot. In retrospect, I wish Ihad placed a thermometer on the privacy fence
m sure it would have registered atemperature change. The HL is one bright lightwith an impressive run time of 1.25 hours in
high. You’ve got to love th
at!The ProTac®HL also features a strobe accessibleby two rapid taps on the light switch.Streamlight does not publish an operatingfrequency for the strobe; however, my bestestimate is 18Hz, or so. Strobes, particularly indark settings are effective at disorienting asubject because they do not allow receptors toreset,
so the subject’s brain never gets a chance
to fill in the picture. The disorienting effects of abright strobe, like that on the HL is real;however, it needs to be used properly.I suggest a course in low light tactics if this is anarea in your training plan
you’d like to strength.
Finally, the ProTac® HL offers a low intensityfeature producing 35 lumens of output
perfect for navigating with a runtime of 18hours on just (2) CR123A batteries.Moving through high/strobe/low is extremelysimple. First tap places you in high. Two taps inrapid succession activates the strobe and threequick taps switches you into low.
It couldn’t be
any easier; operating the HL with a gloved handwas flawless.Streamlight wisely recognized that abright/strobe/low program may not be suitablefor all users so they incorporated Ten-Tap
programming technology in the HL’s design.
The ProTac®HL offers three user selectableoperating programs: high/strobe/low (thefactory default), high only and low/high.