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Streamlight Launches Protac 1AAA Light

February 12, 2015  | 

Photo: Streamlight
Photo: Streamlight

Streamlight Inc., provider of high-performance lighting and weapon light/laser sighting devices, has introduced the ultra-lightweight ProTac 1AAA, the latest addition to the ProTac series of tactical handheld lights. The new light uses one easily sourced AAA alkaline battery, and delivers up to 70 lumens measured system output and 550 candela peak beam intensity.

Compact and versatile, the ProTac 1AAA also offers high and low intensity modes, a strobe feature, and the latest in C4 LED technology. Its Ten-Tap programmable switch allows users to select one of three programs: high/low/strobe (the factory default), high only, or low/high. The light delivers 30 minutes of continuous run time on high over a beam distance of 47 meters, 11 hours on low, and 1.2 hours in strobe mode, using an alkaline battery. For an extended run time, a lithium AAA battery can be used.

"The combination of the ProTac 1AAA's small size and output makes it a great light for tactical, first responder, industrial personnel and consumers alike," said Streamlight Director of Product Management Greg Roshak. "It's perfect, for example, for examining a patient at an accident scene, troubleshooting repairs, checking a driver's license, or for use around a campsite under low-light conditions. It's easy to clip to a pocket or vest, store in your glove compartment or tool kit, carry in its holster or wear around your neck with the included lanyard."

The light uses a C4 LED with a 50,000-hour lifetime, which is impervious to shock. It features 6000 series machined aircraft aluminum construction with an anodized finish, and includes a convenient multi-function, push-button tactical tail cap switch for easy, one-handed operation of the momentary, variable intensity, or strobe modes.

Similar to other lights in the ProTac series, the ProTac 1AAA is extremely thin and easy to carry, weighing 1.3 ounces and measuring 3.94 inches in length. It features an anti-roll face cap and a removable pocket clip for attaching the light to a vest, belt, or pocket. It also has an IPX7 rated design for waterproof operation to one meter for 30 minutes and is impact-resistance tested to one meter.

Available in black, the ProTac 1AAA includes Streamlight's Limited Lifetime Warranty, a AAA battery, a ballistic nylon holster, and neck lanyard. It has an MSRP of $48.

About Streamlight

Based in Eagleville, Pa., Streamlight Inc. recently marked 40 years of making tough, durable, long-lasting flashlights designed to serve the specialized needs of professionals and consumers alike. Since 1973, the company has designed, manufactured, and marketed high-performance flashlights, and today offers a broad array of lights, lanterns, weapon light/laser sighting devices, and scene lighting solutions for professional law enforcement, military, firefighting, industrial, automotive, and outdoor applications. Streamlight is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. For additional information, call 800-523-7488, visit www.streamlight.com, or connect on www.facebook.com/streamlight; www.twitter.com/Streamlight; and www.youtube.com/streamlighttv.

 


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Andrew @ 2/13/2015 11:19 PM

I have the Protac 1AA and love it, and while 70 lumens is high enough for tactical use if you look at the performance chart for the 1AAA model on Streamlight's own website, after 13 mins of usage the output rapidly begins to drop and after 23 mins it's down to under 10 lumens. Yes a lithium battery would increase the run time but they are very expensive (and not green). It would have made far more sense to design their newest tactical lights for compatibility with rechargeable NiMH batteries such as Eneloops but Streamlight support warn against using standard rechargeable batteries in their flashlights as they "can blow the LED" and void the warranty.
This is 2015, and I can't understand why any company would design a product that isn't compatible with standard rechargeable batteries. Until Streamlight support eneloops etc, I'll stick to purchasing Fenix and Foursevens. BTW even Surefire is recommending Eneloops in some of their latest models due to much better performance.

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