Equipment Spotlight- Larson Electronics EXP-LED-F4W Tactical Flashlight
If there is one thing most of us believe in, it’s that you can never have too many tactical flashlights. There is just something inherently cool and appealing about the basic design and appearance of a good tactical flashlight. The no gimmick designs and blinding output of the better models make even the most mature and relaxed among us want to go running around in the dark like a 12 year old kid. Make no mistake though, these are hardly toys, and for the professionals out there, tactical flashlights have little to do with playing around.
At their most basic level, tactical flashlights are intended to act as a shooting aid. Whatever that light is pointed at is going to be a target, and that light needs to be up to the importance of that task. In low light situations, a tactical light can literally mean the difference between life and death, which means that a lot is riding on that light’s quality and effectiveness. Poor beam strength, weak throw and dark spots are tell tale signs that your rail light or flashlight may not be up to par and are certainly unwelcome in challenge or clearing situations.
The Larson Electronics EXP-LED-F4W LED flashlight offers the best features that we look for in a tactical light and many more that we normally wouldn’t. Designed originally as an explosion proof flashlight for industrial use, professionals have quickly found that this flashlight makes an excellent tactical light as well. Built to withstand rugged work conditions and sealed against water and dust, this flashlight puts out 90 lumens in a tight pencil beam that at 100 feet is 9 feet in diameter and extends beyond 250 feet. There is none of the yellowish cast or beam irregularities usually found in traditional incandescent bulb flashlights, and the run time on this unit is rated at up to 100 hours! The nylon body is designed for a clean ergonomic fit with a push button switch encased in rubber that is easily managed with one hand.
This flashlight was tested by the U.S. Counterterrorism Advisory Team and its performance led W. Thomas Smith Jr. Who performed the direct testing of the light to call it “perhaps the most-superbly designed flashlight I’ve ever owned.” It can be rail mounted to a weapon, is built to resist rolling on flat surfaces if set down and is easy to hold onto and manipulate even if your hands are wet. If you have any doubts about a nylon LED tactical flashlight being up to par, consider that this light is also used by the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and the FBI. The durability of this flashlight is above par, with a heavy duty nylon body and LED lamp that wont break, burn out of fail if dropped or smacked against a hard object. The price is good as well. For $36.27 you just won’t find another tactical flashlight with this quality and capabilities. Visit Larson Electronics to get yours but be careful. With their huge line of equipment, it's easy to pile up several orders in no time!