Brite-Strike may be a fairly young flashlight company, but the founders are former cops. These guys took their knowledge from the time they spent on the street and built lights to fill the vacancies that they feel other manufacturers have. Brite-Strike's lights are designed to give officers a multi-purpose light. They are sized small enough to fit in the palm of your hand or comfortably in a pants pocket, yet they are long enough to be a last resort impact weapon. The Blue Dot 198 Series of lights offers a couple of versions of end caps: hi/lo/strobe, or momentary/hi output, both with an output of up to 198 lumens. This allows you to decide what will best serve your needs.