The flashlight is undoubtedly an indispensable companion for any member of the state’s security forces or for any private security worker. Here we are going to tell you what factors define a tactical flashlight and what steps we must follow to choose the one that fits us best. To value a tactical flashlight, we have to take into account the following factors;
- The power of a tactical flashlight is defined by the lumens of the same. In this light, we have to choose a tactical flashlight of high power of more than 220 lumens, medium between 220 and 80 or less than 80 lumens is low.
- At higher resistance, our tactical flashlight will withstand shocks and impacts better. It is defined by the material with which it is manufactured. Some of the most resistant materials are aluminum or steel.
- A tactical flashlight should not be too heavy as it is an object we usually carry on, so it should not weigh more than 200 grams.
- The dimensions of a tactical flashlight should be practical to facilitate its transport.
- Its useful life is usually determined by the energy supply you use. In the market, we usually find LED or Xenon flashlights. In our opinion, it is always preferable that it is LED for the reason that it has a much longer life span and it works very well as stroboscopic light.
- It is important to take into account the aspects such as laterality or the scope of the flashlight.
Once these factors have been clarified in tactical lights selection, we should analyze the situations in which we think we are going to use the tactical flashlight and how these factors influence them. For example, if you are going to use it in civilian work, it will be important that the size is small, if you need to move fast, make sure the tactical flashlight does not have excessive weight.
Having these factors clear, we will know what requirements must have the flashlight we need. And remember, it is an article of fundamental defense such as a vest, good gloves or good tactical boots. If we work at night shift, the tactical flashlight will be an indispensable work tool, but also if we work during the day as it is possible that we have to inspect dark rooms or places of difficult access in which we cannot approach well and if we want to examine them, we need one.