For 2018, Streamlight has added two new TLR models. The TLR-7 and TLR-8 continue Streamlight’s tradition of excellent weapon mounted lights but with a more compact housing and significantly smaller rail footprint.
The TLR-7 is a 500 lumen illumination tool with a 131 meter beam and a run time of 1.5 hrs. on a single CR123A battery. Streamlight also did away with the activation paddle switch and replaced it with a low profile ambidextrous switch. The light has an on/off switch which is designed to prevent accidental activation but it also helps to prolong battery life. The housing is anodized aluminum and IPX7 waterproof
The TLR-8 offers the same 500 lumen illumination as the TLR-7 but adds a 640-660nm red laser. The TLR-8 is IPX 4 water-resistant.
High on the innovation list is the company’s USB Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery. These18650 button top lithium ion batteries have internal safety control circuits and will charge via a micro-usb port in 5 hours. These batteries are compatible with PolyTac X, ProTac 2L-X, ProTac HL-X and ProTac HL5-X. A great concept!
This is a 3,500 lumen tactical handheld light powered by either rechargeable 18650 USB batteries or CR123A lithium batteries. Streamlight incorporated its TEN-TAP® Programming feature to select from one of three modes. It features an anti-roll head and is IPX-7 waterproof. Run time on high is 1.25 hours. Run-times and illumination output is optimized for the 18650 USB batteries.
Streamlight introduced new variants of their BANDIT® LED rechargeable headlamp. The Bandit is now available in yellow or black with white LED, coyote with white/red or white/green LEDs. This is a great headlamp to throw in your backpack. It’s lightweight and USB rechargeable, charging time is approx. 2.5 hours. The housing is made from impact-resistant (2m impact resistance tested) polycarbonate and is IPX4 weather-resistant.
The ENDURO® PRO headlamp is a larger 200 lumen light. It has three modes: spot for distance, flood for area illumination, red or green light for night vision preservation. The housing is IPX4 water-resistant and comes with a multi-function switch and mode memory.
The Duali Waypoint spotlight, is an IPX7 waterproof work light with 750 lumens of illumination (spot/flood combo) in both forward and downward facing beams. It features three output modes: spot, flood, spot/flood combo. The Duali runs on 4 C-cells (alkaline).
The MICROSTREAM USB pocket light is a handy little illumination tool. A great addition to a technicians tool kit. The light is USB rechargeable, 250 lumen on high and 50 lumens on low; rechargeable in 4 hours and up to 500 recharging cycles. It’s IPX4 water-resistant and weighs a mere 1.2 oz.