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02 March 2016

Enforce Tac/IWA 2016: Premiers by Streamlight

Streamlight comes to Enforce Tac and IWA 2016 with three permiers. First of all, they increased the light output of three TLR gun-mounted high lumen (HL) lights, the TLR-1 HL, the TLR-2 HL and the TLR-2 HL G. Each of the models now delivers 800 lumens of blinding white light.

The upgraded models give tactical, outdoor and other users full situational awareness by delivering extreme brightness in a wide beam pattern, similar to that of a flood light.

The TLR-2 HL also is equipped with a 640-660 nanometer integrated red aiming laser for long-range targeting, while the TLR-2 HL G features a 510-530 nanometer green aiming laser, to improve focusing on targets, particularly in daylight.  All three models also feature strobing capability.
The lightweight, compact lights each feature the latest in LED technology, including a shock-proof C4 LED and a special optic that produces a concentrated beam with optimum peripheral illumination. The upgraded lights also now offer 15,000 candela peak beam intensity over a 245-meter beam distance. Each features a high temperature, shock-mounted, and impact-resistant lens.

They mount directly to all MIL-STD-1913 (Picatinny) rails and handguns with Glock-style rails, and offer highly accurate sight repeatability when remounting. A key kit with five interchangeable keys is included with each light to securely fit it to a broad array of weapons. The strobe feature, which can be disabled, is activated with two or more momentary paddle hits.

The TLR-1 and 2 HL both offer 1.75 hours of continuous run time, while the TLR-2 HL G provides 1.50 hours. All three lights use two included 3-volt, CR123A lithium batteries. The TLR-1 HL weighs 4.18 ounces, while the TLR-2 HL and the TLR-2 HL G both weigh 4.78 ounces.  All three lights measure 3.39 inches in length.

TLR 1 HL Flat Dark Earth Brown

Streamlight is also expanding its ProTac family with two new gun-mounted tactical lights, the ProTac Rail Mount 1 and ProTac Rail Mount 2.

The new, low-profile models both feature rugged, integrated rail clamps that securely attach to rifles, carbines and sub-machine guns with a MIL-STD-1913 (Picatinny) rail. Both lights come with both remote pressure and standard push-button tail switches, and the Rail Mount 1 offers the added convenience of using either one lithium or one easy-to-source AA alkaline battery. 

The new lights use a high power C4 LED to deliver blinding white light and a TIR optic that provides a concentrated beam with optimum peripheral illumination. Offering high, low and strobe settings, both lights feature a TEN-TAP® programmable switch that allows user selection of one of three different programs: high/strobe (factory default); high only; or low/high. 

On its high setting, the ProTac Rail Mount 2 delivers 625 lumens, 22,000 candela, a 297-meter beam distance and a run time of two hours. It operates from two 3 volt CR123A lithium batteries. The “dual fuel” ProTac Rail Mount 1 accepts either one 3V CR123A lithium battery or one AA alkaline battery, depending on availability or user preference. When using a lithium battery, it delivers 350 lumens and 12,000 candela over 219 meters on high. With an alkaline battery inserted, it provides 150 lumens and 4,950 candela over 141 meters on high.  Run times for the high setting are 1 hour and 45 minutes with a lithium battery, and one hour and 30 minutes with a AA alkaline battery. 

Both lights mount to a broad range of weapons safely and securely by means of a one-handed snap on and tighten interface that permits users to keep their hands away from the gun muzzle. Each light can be operated with either a multi-function, push-button tactical switch or a dual remote pressure switch with latching push-button.  Both switches allow for one-handed operation of the momentary, variable intensity or strobe settings. 

With the standard push-button switch installed, both lights are rated IPX7 for waterproof operation to 1 meter for 30 minutes; the lights are IPX4 rated for water-resistant operation when the remote switch is installed.

ProTac Rail Mount 2

And last, but not least, Streamlight is introducing the SUPER SIEGE, a brilliant 1,100 lumen rechargeable light that is one of the brightest LED lanterns available today. The new model is ideal for large-scale scene lighting required by industrial users and first responders alike.

The Super Siege also functions as an auxiliary USB power source to charge personal electronic devices. Its rechargeable 8800 mAh Lithium Ion battery provides up to 4 full charges for most smartphones and up to 8 full charges for most Streamlight USB-rechargeable flashlights.
The new lantern features one white and four red C4 LEDs to provide six output modes. 

With its outer globe cover in place, the light functions as a work light for performing jobs at arm’s length; a removable Glare Guard can be snapped over part of the globe, enabling users to comfortably illuminate work areas while reducing glare back into their eyes. Without the Glare Guard, the Super Siege is transformed into a scene light, providing 360o of bright light to illuminate large areas. The light can be hung upside down from its top or bottom D ring. It will also float when fully assembled, and includes a hidden watertight storage compartment.

The lantern’s white LED features Low, Medium, and High modes, while the red LEDs provide Low, High, and Flash SOS settings. Users can easily change the light beam color or output modes by holding the on/off button for short sequences. 

With its cover removed, the white C4 LED delivers 1,100 lumens on High, 550 lumens on Medium, and 125 lumens on Low. The red High setting provides 2.7 lumens, the red Low provides 1 lumen and the Flash SOS setting flashes at “Red high lumen level.”

Run times for the white LED are 5 hours (High), 10.5 hours (Medium), and 35 hours (Low); the red LEDs run for 110 hours on High, 288 hours on Low and 230 hours in SOS mode. A battery indicator built into the on/off button changes from green to yellow to red, and then to flashing red when the battery is at the end of its useable life. 

The Super Siege weighs 1 pound, 14 ounces with a height of 7.5 inches and a base diameter of 3.8 inches and is IPX7 rated.

Super Siege in Coyote

Andre Forkert