The Tac Light, made by Bell Howell, is a high performance flashlight that is 22x brighter than a regular flashlight. Light produced by the Tac Light can be seen up to 2.3 miles, or 2 nautical miles, away. The produced light is registered at 600 lumens, while an ordinary flashlight only provides 27 lumens.
The product has a durable, aircraft grade casing that can withstand temperatures ranging from at least 212 degrees fahrenheit ( boiling water ) to being frozen. It is also lightweight and can fit into a purse or pocket.
Additional features, such as Strobe Mode, make this light more versatile than a traditional flashlight.
Total Cost Breakdown
The cost of Tac Light is $19.99 and the shipping is FREE!
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With the high grade casing, the flashlight is designed to last. As demonstrated in the product's video, the light can be submerged in boiling water, frozen in a block of ice, or run over by an SUV and still work. The light also works well underwater.
The Tac Light is small enough to carry unobtrusively in a purse or briefcase, or to store in a car's trunk, glove compartment or center console.
- Multiple Uses
Not only can the Tac Light be used to provide lighting, the device can also be placed in different "modes" for different uses.
The product comes with a lifetime guarantee from Bell Howell.
- Easy to Hold
The grip design on the flashlight is intended to make the light easy to hold and use. It has a curling surface to help prevent the user from dropping the light, and a strike right allowing the user to grip the light firmly.
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- Bright Mode
Setting the Tac Light on the Bright Mode makes the flashlight shine a steady, high beam of light.
- Low Light Mode
Using the product on the Low Light Mode allows the user to still see light, but the light appears to be much dimmer.
- Strobe Mode
The Strobe Mode makes the Bright Mode light pulse on and off in quick and steady bursts. According to the manufacturer, the Strobe Mode can be used to stun people when the light is aimed at them.
- Sos Mode
When in the SOS Mode, the Tac Light will flash SOS in morse code until the light is either turned off or switched to a different mode.
- Zoom Function
The Zoom Function allows the light from the flashlight to be narrowed, allowing a smaller and more precise area to be illuminated.
How it's Different from Competitors
There are other tactical flashlights on the market, with a wide range of prices and features. Most claim to be very durable and long lasting, with light output ranging upwards of 1,000 lumen.
The Tac Light appears to be the only tactical flashlight on the market that offers all of the different modes of lights, such as Strobe Mode and SOS Mode. Depending on what the user intends to use their tactical flashlight for, the Tac Light may be the better deal due to it's versatility.
- Power Source
It is not clear from the information provided whether the Tac Light is battery powered and / or rechargeable, like some competitors. There is also no mention of whether batteries or a charge cord comes with the product.
The buyer should be prepared to spend extra money on batteries or a power cord and make sure backup batteries are available at all times.
Does It Really Work?
Although no proof has been provided as to whether the Strobe Mode really stuns people like the advertisement claims, based on the information provided, the Tac Light really does seem to work. The light produced seems much brighter than a regular flashlight and can be seen at much farther distances than a regular flashlight.
Claims regarding the products durability also seem legitimate. The advertisement showed the light still working even when frozen in a block of ice, being put into a pan of boiling water and after being run over by a Humvee.