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Police Product Test: Streamlight ProTac HL USB Flashlight
Rethinking Tactical Lighting Systems

Rethinking Tactical Lighting Systems

The Tactical Throw Light uses LEDs to produce up to 1,000 lumens of light in multiple directions. It can be programmed to activate as thrown or upon impact and has rubberized edges to prevent damage.

December 21, 2015

Police Product Test: Nightstick NSR-9744XL and TAC-560XL Flashlights
Practical Flashlight Techniques and Tactics

Practical Flashlight Techniques and Tactics

Any article on law enforcement operations and the use of flashlights can be controversial and much will have been covered in the past. But let's see if I can offer some fresh thoughts on the subject.

April 6, 2015

Glove-Mounted Light: Handy Lighting

Glove-Mounted Light: Handy Lighting

It's difficult to perform other tasks when you're holding a light. Officer Suresh Madhavan was tired of finding himself in this dangerous predicament working the midnight shift, so he created the Exxtremity Glove.

November 21, 2014

The POLICE Light and Laser Survey

The POLICE Light and Laser Survey

Because of the critical importance of illumination tools in law enforcement operations, POLICE recently conducted a survey about flashlight, weapon light, and laser sight ownership, usage, and training among working law enforcement officers. The following is a snapshot of our findings.

July 31, 2014

Police Product Test: Tactical Impulse LE-1 Flashlight Kit
Police Product Test: SureFire P3X Fury

Police Product Test: SureFire P3X Fury

These days, if you're not pushing 1,000 lumens out of a handheld light you're not impressing anyone. The new SureFire P3X Fury handheld tactical light impresses everyone.

February 14, 2014

The Tactical Maglites

The Tactical Maglites

Introduced earlier this year, the Mag-Tac line consists of two lights: a patrol model and a tactical model. Both lights are mid-sized, five inches long and one inch in diameter, feature Cree LEDs, and are constructed of aircraft aluminum.

September 25, 2013

Police Product Test: Streamlight Strion LED HL

Police Product Test: Streamlight Strion LED HL

The Streamlight Strion LED HL made its debut recently and features, among other things, upgraded LEDs over the previous generation that produce a blinding amount of light in a very compact package.

June 26, 2013

Police Product Test: Streamlight Stinger LED

Police Product Test: Streamlight Stinger LED

For this Stinger, Streamlight had just upgraded the C4 LED from 180 lumens to a blazing 350 lumens and 24,000 candela on the brightest of three intensity settings.

March 23, 2013

The QuiqLiteX Hands-Free Flashlight

The QuiqLiteX Hands-Free Flashlight

QuiqLiteX puts out from 20 to 150 lumens for the dual white LED version and from 20 to 75 lumens for the colored  options: tactical red and white, and blue and white.

February 20, 2013

Tactical Level Lighting

Tactical Level Lighting

Just five years ago, a 200-lumen flashlight was considered amazingly bright. Now, advances in technology have made it possible to increase the power of even small flashlights to emit beyond 500 lumens of light, which is more than enough to illuminate a room and cause temporary blindness in suspects.

December 19, 2012

Police Product Test: Streamlight ProTac HL Flashlight

Police Product Test: Streamlight ProTac HL Flashlight

The number of new product offerings from Streamlight has been impressive, especially among its ProTac line of compact handhelds. I've been using the company's newest, the ProTac HL, and after only a few weeks of testing, I'm sold.

December 19, 2012

Police Product Test: Streamlight Sidewinder Compact II Flashlight
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