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Working in Low Light

Working in Low Light

Criminals like the dark, and we have to know how to counter their use of poorly lit locations and nighttime hiding places.

July 13, 2018

POLICE Survey: Flashlights and Weapon Lights

POLICE Survey: Flashlights and Weapon Lights

POLICE Magazine wanted to know more about your preferences for personal lighting on the job, so last month we conducted an extensive e-mail survey on the topic. Here are the results.

February 7, 2018

Police Product Test: Streamlight SL-20L Flashlight

Police Product Test: Streamlight SL-20L Flashlight

Historically, the biggest hurdle with LED technology has been getting the "candela" or "candlepower" to compare to that of an incandescent. LEDs generally put out high "lumens," meaning they are really bright at close distances, but not as good at casting light in the distance. Streamlight figured out how to do both with this one.

May 25, 2012

Straightforward Flashlight Technique

Straightforward Flashlight Technique

Let me give you a flashlight technique that will work under stress, in any conditions, on any terrain, and inside any building. It's as simple as this: Turn the damn light on and point it at what you're trying to shoot.

January 25, 2012

Duty Lights: 2011

Duty Lights: 2011

Every cop needs at least one reliable flashlight for duty, and most own a few for various situations. Here are 11 models from leading gear suppliers if you're in the market for a light.

December 22, 2011

Police Product Test: Streamlight TL-2 X Flashlight

Police Product Test: Streamlight TL-2 X Flashlight

I have been using Streamlight flashlights since I went to my first SHOT Show many years ago. I have always found them to be durable, bright, and affordably priced. The TL-2 X is another great addition to the company's family of tactical lights.

July 26, 2011

SHOT Show 2011: 5.11 Tactical's Light for Life

SHOT Show 2011: 5.11 Tactical's Light for Life

The capacitive technology (no batteries) of 5.11 Tactical's mid-size Light for Life duty flashlight is demonstrated at SHOT Show 2011 by Dean Burchill, Southern California sales director. The flashlight can fully charge in 90 seconds after being run down.

January 27, 2011

MityLite 1965 LED

MityLite 1965 LED

Pelican Products' rugged, compact Mity-Lite 1965 LED can be used in environments where flammable gases, dusts, and fibers are present. It features a safety set-screw that doubles as a gloved-hand grip aid for turning the light on and off.

November 30, 2010

6PX Tactical Light

6PX Tactical Light

Sure-Fire's 6PX Tactical light provides a single 200-lumen beam from a high-strength aerospace aluminum body that's been hard anodized to military specifications. A tail-cap switch enables press for momentary on and twist for constant on.

October 6, 2010

Duty Flashlights: 2009

Duty Flashlights: 2009

A good duty light should be easily carried on a duty belt, provide adequate illumination up to 50 yards away, and be long enough that it protrudes from both sides of a fist so the light can act as a last-ditch impact weapon. The light should also be able to be used in conjunction with a sidearm in the Harries or Rogers technique. Xenon bulbs put out a tight beam and mega amounts of lumens; but they eat batteries and the lamp assemblies are expensive when you need a new bulb. LEDs, on the other hand, are rapidly approaching the light output of xenon at 50 yards or so. These models became available in 2009.

November 6, 2009