I don’t think TASER is using “stunning” in the Kirsten Weiss sense of the word. Still, the StrikeLight‘s a stunning development: a powerful flashlight that doubles as a time and meth-head-tested means of personal defense. It’s not the first nor the only nor cheapest stun gun flashlight but . . . given that plenty of America’s Armed Intelligentsia wouldn’t leave home without a flashlight, given that there are plenty of places where a concealed carry permit is harder to get than an engineering degree, given that carrying a flashlight stun gun is way more acceptable (and discreet) than carrying a TASER, given that TASER has mondo marketing chops and brand bushido, the dual purpose StrikeLight is destined to be a huge hit. Only not with the bad guys. Shocking, I know. [Press release after the jump.]
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 10, 2013 — TASER International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR) today revealed the newest addition to its suite of personal self-defense products. The heavy-duty StrikeLightTM stun flashlight incorporates the power of a stun gun for added protection.
TASER International, who has already revolutionized the world of self-defense with its TASER C2 conducted electrical weapon, has created a practical tool that can be used for more than self- defense. The StrikeLight stun flashlight is designed for convenience and protection in everyday situations. Whether you are walking your dog, or walking across a dark parking lot, you can feel confident knowing that you have a trusted TASER brand product in your hand. Most importantly, if threatened, you have an easy-to-use stun capability at your fingertips. The StrikeLight flashlight was designed with one thing in mind: personal safety.
“We designed the StrikeLight flashlight around the needs of everyday people looking to feel safer, or as a gift to protect the ones they love,” remarked Rick Smith, CEO of TASER International, Inc. “At TASER, we recognize the importance of feeling safe no matter what you’re doing. We’ve created a convenient flashlight with the deterrence of stun arc. The StrikeLight does not fire projectiles to cause Neuro-Muscular Incapacitation. It is designed as a less aggressive, more affordable personal protection tool with a very loud, intimidating electric arc for maximum deterrence, and a powerful stun capability to repel threats that get too close. StrikeLight is the perfect balance of practicality and convenience for personal protection you can take with you,” concluded Smith.
- High-intensity flashlight with integrated stun technology
- High voltage stun arc deters and repels an attacker
- One-hand operable for easy use
- Replaceable and rechargeable battery
- MSRP is $129.99 including wall-charger
- 5-hour continuous use per charge
- Charge supports up to 100 5-second discharges