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I’ve worked with, tested, and carried the HX120 (above). The flashlight’s strobe function will put James Guthrie into deer in the headlights mode. The max brightness setting is angry enough to leave spots on your vision even at high-noon. The momentary activation function is easily operable in any of the main flashlight holds from the various schools of light ’em up and put ’em down. And I’m not getting any kickback when I tell you that Insight Technology has a rebate program on HX series purchases from now through the end of the calendar year. Those jumping on the HX200 (below) are looking at a $50 mail-in-rebate. If you’re looking for something a little smaller, the company’s offering a $40 rebate both the HX150 (middle) and HX120 (bottom). Press release and full details after the jump . . .

Insight Technology is offering a fall rebate on the complete line of HX Tactical Hand-Held Flashlights. The mail-in rebate is available to any consumer who purchases HX lights from now through December 31, 2011. Rebates include $40 back on both the HX120 & HX150 and $50 back on the HX200.

Whatever the situation, these lights are built to deliver under pressure. This HX-Xtreme Series of tactical lights is constructed of durable hard-coat anodized aluminum and provides incredibly bright LED light. These lightweight HX Tactical lights are waterproof and come with a limited lifetime warranty.
Each light can be customized to start on any brightness level or function and offers programmable settings that include: auto off, constant on, momentary on, dimming, a blinding strobe and SOS beacon, making this series an incredibly versatile and possibly life saving tool.

Rebate coupons have been distributed to authorized dealers and distributors and can also be downloaded at and Customers will receive rebate checks within 8 weeks of receipt.

To make your life a little easier, here’s a direct link to Insight’s Printable Rebate Card for this offer.


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  1. Personally, I like the Fenix LD10 (uses a single AA, 120 lumens, $50 – 55) and the Fenix PD30 (2 x CR123A, 220 Lumens, $60 – 65). Both are rugged and reliable. I’ve been using the LD10 daily for about 2 years now and it’s performed flawlessly. Excellent products at a reasonable price. Their only fault is that they’re made in the PRC.

  2. A nation where the stock market drops 500 points on alternate days and flashlights cost $150 is truly a nation gone mad. Next thing you know, a nation like that would elect a clueless community organizer to be President, the ATF would run a guns for tacos program and the Speaker of the House would be proud to be a boner. Thanks, but I’d rather be right here in the good old USA, where flashlights cost $10 in Walmart and ammunition never loses it value.

    • Tactical flashlights are “tactical” for a reason. Much higher build quality, wire quality, electronics quality, water proofing, impact resistance and switch quality than what you buy at the box store.

      I won’t defend my life with a cheap gun, cheap ammo or cheap flashlight.

        • A flashlight is a highly useful and vital defensive tool. Lights are needed to identify attackers and whats in their hands. I always carry a light, day and night, along with my other defensive tools (cell phone, backup gun, spare mag, pepper spray, knife)

          Why carry a light in broad daylight? You never know when you may need to go someplace that is dark!

    • The president is just one branch of the government, the executive. The dysfunction is within congress: the legislative (you know, law making?) and our supposedly elected representatives. The past month proves it. And the populous, and corporate, support that elected the dysfunctional elements is a part of “nation gone mad”. The uninformed masses (in full disregard of the constitution and the make up of the US government) who lay blame squarely on the office of the presidency, is truly a “nation gone mad”.

      The angst you are feeling is “taxation without representation”. The presidency isn’t suppose to represent you. Your house and senate representatives are the ones not doing their jobs. Everything they do and think about is the next election cycle and the one after that. They will say and do anything to get your vote, even if they know it’s bad for you.

      • Yes, pretty much all of our elected representatives are a bunch of slimeballs, with one or two exceptions. But POTUS is an incompetent empty suit with delusions of adequacy.

      • Spot on fmonk.
        Specifically our Senate, the greatest deliberative body ever (just ask them) is perpetually broken. You’d think that with a 6 year term they’d spend SOME time legislating rather than campaigning. No budget resolution in over 2 years! Funding our now national government with continuing resolutions is madness. Truly the 17th Amendment is just as wicked and insidious as the amendment before and after it!!!

        On topic- I agree that keen tactical awareness and fast accurate shot placement are what matters most. And of course the will to risk being judged by 12 rather than carried by 6. Great site btw, first time visitor.

        • Personally I would place more blame on the house as the house of representatives is designed, by the constitution, to represent population. The senate is designed to represent land. If the senators are to represent the population, then there would be more senators for the state of CA than MT.

          • I beg to differ fmonk. When the 17th amendment provided for popular election of the Senate it effectively made that chamber a representitive body. From the founding, the Senate was elected by the several State’s legislatures and served as a check to the “passions” of the lower chamber. Now the senators are campaigning constantly, beauty contests. A sad state of affairs.

  3. Off topic, but…… my communist brother sent a “think progress” article that most of the ATF agents, including the whistle blowers, thing the multiple gun control reporting is peachy!… any scuttle butt on that?

  4. The strobe function is an open-ended question at this point and its value is inconclusive. Yes, it does have additional blinding and disorientation effect on its victim (the attacker), but the strobe also gives a disco effect to the user which, at best, can make it more difficult to ascertain the movement of the attacker, at worst mask the movements and prevent the user from seeing the attacker retrieving a weapon.

    The other issue with multi-function lights is that it takes conscience thought to change the setting which is brainpower and time probably better spent on the attacker. Also, it is very easy to have the wrong setting at the wrong time–again diverting time and brain power away from the threat.

    The switches can also be a problem. Many click switches offer momentary contact by a partial press of the switch. Under stress, it is very easy to click the switch on when you think you are only using momentary mode and when you lift your finger the light will stay on when you want it off. Having a light on is a bullet magnet and having a light on when it should not be can get you killed. I want my lights off when I want them off and not have to worry about the switch. Old fashion? Yup, but it won’t fail. Just because you can do something (strobe, 500 varying levels, dial, buttons, switches) doesn’t mean you should.

    My preferred light is a single-mode light with a momentary-only switch. I can never be in the wrong mode and will never stay on unless I want it on.

    I won’t use 99% of the tac flashlights on the market.

    An alternative that I have been using lately is a dual-mode light with a momentary switch. Press the momentary switch lightly and it is low power, press it fully and it is full power. While this goes against my preference for single mode use, under stress I will press the button hard and will get the high setting which is exactly what I need. No errors under stress. The key is the same: a momentary-only switch with no click-on setting.

  5. Wow. I picked up 2 900 lumen flashlights for less than $50 each. Had them for 2 years, good lights. One of them has a Strobe and also a SOS option, pretty sweet. Prices for flashlights in the hunting/gun field are ridiculous.

  6. Having not the money to spend on ‘tactical’ lights, I have to say that this is the best/brightest I’ve ever owned, but I wouldn’t depend on it to be truly waterproof.—p-55122.aspx

    Click once, it’s on, click again, it’s off. Double click when it’s on, you get dim (still pretty bright). Double click when it’s dim, you get strobe.

    The clip on the lanyard is junk, don’t depend on it to keep the light attached to anything.

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