GlockTalk.com
Home Forums Classifieds Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups



  
SIGN-UP
Notices

Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.

 
  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-16-2012, 13:19   #1
plouffedaddy
Senior Member
 
plouffedaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Carolina
Posts: 2,200
Streamlight ProTac HL 600 Lumen Light Review

Sights, Optics and Lasers

The Streamlight ProTac HL is a 600 lumen output, C4 cree LED light powered by 2 CR123 batteries that I've had for a few months now; here's a quick summary of what I've found:

Pros:
-600 lumen output on high. It's VERY bright; see video below for the demonstration...
-"Aircraft grade" aluminum body
-Fits all 1'' light mounts
-Good checkering on the body for a good grip as a handheld light
-Scratch resistant lens
-The tail switch can be pressed for momentary on and clicked for constant on.
-Comes with a clip should you want to clip it on your belt as well as a nylon 'holster' with belt loops.
-Claimed 803 foot beam distance (I haven't been able to test this...)
-Programable for 3 modes (high/strobe/low, high only, low/high)
-O-rings on tail cap and lens (waterproof to 1m for 30 mins)
-Durable. I used this light on pump shotguns with no impact on performance
-Can be found most places under $75
-Limited lifetime warranty
-The finish is very even and it feels solid and well made in your hand.

Cons:
-The bezel is larger than most tac lights so if you're looking to use one of the red lens covers you have already it's likely not going to fit.
-Made in China
-In high output mode the battery life is 1.25 hours but according to their chart the output starts to taper off around 50 mins.

Sights, Optics and Lasers

All in all I really like the light and have ordered a second in fact. I'm not sure it can be beat at its' price point in terms of brightness and durability.

Here's a video with some shooting footage (mounted on an AR), a low light illumination comparison to the 104 lumen Maglite & 200 lumen Surefire 6PX Tactical, and a discussion of the pros and cons of the light:

__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

Certified Glock Armorer
plouffedaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 08:47   #2
District18
Senior Member
 
District18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 375
I bought one for work and it has proved an excellent value. Watch out though, this sucker gets really hot with extended use.

I do wish the batteries lasted a little longer but the trade off is worth it having a very bright, compact light.
__________________
GLOCK Certified Armorer

Last edited by District18; 11-25-2012 at 08:49..
District18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 01:26   #3
DJ Niner
Moderator
 
DJ Niner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: North-Central USA
Posts: 17,556
Another satisfied user. Bought a spare after using the first one for a few months; I decided I didn't want to be without one of these handy lights, should I break or lose the original. Sent a few out as holiday gifts, too.
__________________
...The second most dangerous thing to do is Turning Your Life Around. Going by local news reports, if you start Turning Your Life Around, you will inexplicably wind up face down in a convenience store parking lot at 0300 with a bag of somebody else's money in your hand, a chalk outline, and half a magazine's worth of the taxpayers' bullets in your ass. -- Tamara K.

Link >>>
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
DJ Niner is offline   Reply With Quote

 
  
Reply


Tags
streamlight
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:52.




Homepage
FAQ
Forums
Calendar
Advertise
Gallery
GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
Classifieds


Users Currently Online: 701
152 Members
549 Guests

Most users ever online: 2,244
Nov 11, 2013 at 16:42