I’m not a fan of multi-mode personal defense flashlights. There’s an excellent chance you’ll press the actuator too many times during an adrenalin-infused defensive flashlight of gun use, and end-up in the wrong mode. Nor am I partial . .
to flashlights without an aggressively crenulated end-cap. If you’re going to carry a striking weapon you might as well inflict more damage rather than less. But who am I to question the capitalist system that delivers so much choice for flashlight carriers?
Aside from my complaints, what’s not to love about a 4.34 ounce impact-resistant nylon polymer waterproof 600-lumen flashlight powered by optional rechargeable batteries? The $75 msrp? Or the kvetches above. Anyway, press release below . . .
EAGLEVILLE, Pa. -(Ammoland.com)- Streamlight Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting and weapon light/laser sighting devices, announced it has added a new model to its PolyTac line of tactical lights to include an enhanced, dual fuel version.
The new light, the PolyTac X, features 600 lumens and offers the versatility of a rechargeable battery option.
The light can be powered by either two 3-volt CR123 lithium batteries or one Streamlight rechargeable 18650 lithium ion battery. This multi-battery option allows for use of primary disposable batteries if the rechargeable cell is out of power.
“With its battery versatility and powerful lumen rating, the new PolyTac X is among the brightest and most adaptable polymer tactical lights on the market today,” said Streamlight Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Michael F. Dineen. “It is ideal for everything from conducting searches in low light to lighting up an outdoor trail to repairing equipment. Even when a charging source is not available, you can use disposable batteries, ensuring that you will never run out of power in any situation.”
The PolyTac X uses a power LED to provide three lighting modes: high, medium, low, and strobe. Regardless of a battery source, the light delivers 600 lumens on high, 11,485 candela, and a 205-meter beam distance, which is enough to provide critical lighting for a range of tactical uses.
When using CR123A batteries, run times range from 2.75 to 34 hours; when using the 18650 battery, they range from 3.5 to 36 hours. On the strobe setting, run times are 5.5 hours and 8 hours, respectively.
The light’s TEN-TAP programmable push-button switch allows users to select from three programs: high/strobe/low (factory default); high only or low/medium/high.
The PolyTac X is exceptionally durable, featuring a case made of high impact super tough nylon polymer that also provides a sure grip. It weighs 4.34 ounces and measures 5.46 inches.
The new light features an IPX7-rated design, providing a waterproof operation to 1 meter for 30 minutes, and is impact-resistant tested to 3 meters. It is available in black, yellow, or coyote.
Streamlight offers an optional 18650 Battery Charger that can recharge either one or two batteries simultaneously, and permits charging through either AC/DC or USB power sources.
The PolyTac X has an MSRP of $75.00. It is packaged with two CR123 batteries and a removable pocket clip and comes with Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime warranty.
Based in Eagleville, PA, Streamlight, Inc. has more than 45 years of experience making tough, durable, long-lasting flashlights designed to serve the specialized needs of professionals and consumers alike. Since 1973, the company has designed, manufactured and marketed high-performance flashlights, and today offers a broad array of lights, lanterns, weapon light/laser sighting devices, and scene lighting solutions for professional law enforcement, military, firefighting, industrial, automotive, and outdoor applications. Streamlight is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company.
For additional information, please call 800-523-7488, visit their website.