Streamlight ProTac HL 600 Lumen Light Review

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by plouffedaddy, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. plouffedaddy

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    Apr 1, 2011

    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:

    -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.

    -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.


    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:

  2. District18

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    Apr 28, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    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.

    #2 District18, Nov 25, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2012
  3. DJ Niner

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    Feb 13, 2001
    North-Central USA
    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.

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