New from TerraLUX: TT-1 Tactical Flashlight


I should carry a flashlight. An armed citizen should be prepared to light up a bad guy. Or investigate a darkened space (e.g., the rear seats of a car). A flashlight is also one of those “guy tools” you never know you need until you do. Like a knife. Which brings me to the reason I don’t carry a flashlight: I carry a knife. And a gun. And a spare magazine. And a wallet. And an iPhone. And pepper spray. And, on occasion, dog poop bags. And treats. I consider a tactical flashlight the proverbial camel-killing straw. Ah, but the new 250-lumens TerraLUX TT-1 is “not much larger than a tube of lipstick.” While I don’t carry a tube of lippy, I might carry this. (Or TerraLUX’s LightStar100 Pink.) Bonus! The $90 TT-1’s got a dedicated strobe switch. And there I was thinking my disco days were done . . . [Press release via after the jump]

LONGMONT, Colo. –-( TerraLUX, a leader in LED light technology, puts the power of 250 ANSI-rated lumens into a pocket-sized powerhouse of a tactical flashlight.

The TT-1 is not much larger than a tube of lipstick, yet is packed full of technical innovations and features that could only come from the LED experts at TerraLUX.

The TT-1 features three output settings, a dedicated strobe switch and 1.3 hours of full-power runtime. TerraLUX’s Optimized Digital Control (ODC) technology delivers up to 43 percent longer runtimes and 30 percent more lumen output.

“With its small size, it’s easy to underestimate the power of the TT-1,” said Wade Stevens, TerraLUX vice president of sales. “This is the perfect tactical light for every day carry.”

The TT-line of lights features a unique design that allows the user to access a separate, dedicated strobe switch. This ergonomically designed button allows the strobe to be quickly deployed in a dynamic critical incident, when time and fine motor skills are at a minimum. The disorientation from the variable- frequency strobe can buy users the critical seconds necessary to get away from an attacker.

CNC-machined from aircraft-grade 6061 aluminum, the TT-1 sports a Type III hard-coat anodize for long-lasting protection. Built to the demanding needs of military and law enforcement users, the TT-1 is designed for hard-use and always-ready durability.

Unlike other manufacturers who anodize their light bodies before cutting threads, TerraLUX anodizes their light bodies after threads are cut. This additional step reduces thread fouling, environmental damage and battery discharge.

“We’ve built these lights to withstand almost anything you can throw at them,” Stevens said. “When personal safety is at stake, be it a police officer on the street or a mother in her driveway, these lights have to work.”

In addition to durable bodies, TerraLUX uses lenses made from tempered glass, not a composite that is more prone to scratching or damage. Powered by a single CR123A lithium battery, the TT-1’s ODC technology draws the most lumen power possible while maintaining battery life.

Some of the other features of the TT-1 are:

  • 250 ANSI lumen Cree Gen 2 XL-G LED
  • High power – 250 lumens for 1.2 hours of runtime
  • Medium – 60 lumens for 4 hours
  • Low – 4 lumens 70 hours
  • Strobe – 250 lumens 2 hours
  • IPx8 water-proof for 4 hours at 2 meters depth
  • Tempered glass lens with precision micro-textured reflector
  • Removable crenelated strike bezel and grip ring
  • Multi-function dual switch tail-cap with direct strobe access for single-hand operation
  • Impact tested to 1.5 meters
  • MSRP $104.99
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About TerraLUX Inc. 
TerraLUX Inc., headquartered in Longmont, CO, invents, designs, patents, manufactures and distributes innovative high power LED lighting solutions for portable applications, general illumination, industrial, commercial and medical applications. TerraLUX also produces fully integrated LED Light Engines and Modules to upgrade existing flash lights and portable lighting products.

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