Streamlight 88040 Tactical Flashlight

Streamlight 88040 Rechargeable Tactical Flashlight Highlights
Lumen 750
Dimension 1.37 x 5.25 x 1.45 inches
Weight 5.6 lbs.
Power Source Battery
Light Source Type Led

 

The Streamlight 88040 ProTac HL 750 Lumen Professional Tactical Flashlight is a good, solid flashlight with nice features and a durable design. Like other products in the Streamlight brand, this product was designed to be powerful and useful for situations where a reliable flashlight is required. So if you are interested in buying this product then here's what you can expect from it.

Features

First of all, it's important to remember that, like many other Streamlight products, the ProTac HL Tactical Flashlight is a powerful flashlight that's designed for night time personnel. With a maximum illumination of 750 lumens, thanks to its C4 LED technology, it is the kind of flashlight that you can bring along in a dark building or at a camp site to dissipate the darkness. And the best part about this, is that the Protac HL promises a 50,000 hour lifetime. So as far as power and output goes, it's a very good flashlight.

On the durability department, the Protac HL also offers good value. Like many Streamlight products, it is waterproof to 1 meter for 30 minute, and it is also tested to be impact resistant. The only downside, however, is that although the Protac HL can take a lot of beating, some of its internal components weaken or degrade if you use it for too long or if you don't check on it.

As for versatility, the Protac HL has three operating modes, but what's really good about it is the Ten Tap Programming, which allows for increased user control and versatility. This system takes some getting used to, but it is certainly useful.

Finally, there is the issue of size and weight. The Protac HL is not as small or as compact as other tactical flashlights, but it is not a large one either. So if you do decide to buy this product, don't expect a compact flashlight that weighs like a feather, because it isn't.

Pros

- Good, powerful brightness
- The "Ten Tap" programming allows for additional options
- Durable outer casing
- Waterproof

Cons

- Not all components are durable; some may degrade after prolonged use
- At around $135 on Amazon, it's a little expensive
- Difficult to carry around due to moderately large size

Conclusion

The Streamlight 88040 ProTac HL 750 Lumen Professional Tactical Flashlight is a decent flashlight with some nice features. It's also durable, powerful and easy to use. Compared to most other tactical flashlights, it can hold its own, and thanks to its "Ten Tap Programming" feature it offers something nice to buyers.

On the other hand, it's also worth remembering that this item costs $135, which is somewhat higher than the average cost of a tactical flashlight. Additionally, the Protac HL's output may diminish over time after prolonged use. If this happens, you should check the batteries or, if that doesn't work, contact the manufacturer to report a possible malfunction.

So all things considered, the ProTac HL is a good Streamlight tactical flashlight. It has all the right features, and as long as you take good care of it, it should provide you the quality performance that you expect.