- Brightness: 500-999 Lumens
- Type: Tactical
- MPN: 88040
- Bulb Type: LED
- Model: Streamlight Protac HL
- Battery Type: CR123
- Features: USB Rechargeable, Batteries Included, Strobe Light, Adjustable Focus, Handheld, Rechargeable
- UPC: 0080926880405
About this product Product Identifiers Brand Streamlight MPN 88040 Ean 0080926880405, 0731244852109, 0809268804050, 0636123660724, 0640024914985 GTIN 0080926880405, 0731244852109, 0809268804050, 0636123660724, 0640024914985 UPC 0080926880405, 0731244852109, 0809268804050, 0636123660724, 0640024914985 Model 88040 eBay Product ID...
This is my 4th Streamlight product, having owned a Scorpion two of the Pro-Tacs. I have always been pleased with Streamlight's quality and value compared to other high-end lights. I bought this light in hopes of eliminating some my dependence on the expensive CR123 batteries that power the other lights. This light is larger than the standard Pro-Tac HL, or I should say longer, as the head is actually smaller. The output is a bit higher, 850 lumens vs. 750 at peak, but the perceived output is not that different because the USB version's fixed throw is much wider that that of the standard HL. This is my only complaint, as I feel the throw is a little too broad/diffuse, and I wish it were abit tighter or had the ability to be focused. For the price, I don't think that would be too much to ask. I also felt the instructions that came with it were a bit spartan, especially regarding programming features. I still don't know if the LED charging indicator ever turns any color but red to show that it's plugged in/charging or if it cuts off once charged. These are minor quibbles, though, as the light more than suits its intended purpose, and does it well overall. Of course, in buying it on ebay, I found rechargeable CR123 batteries too, so I may be evaluating which light/setup I like/use the most.
Compared to the traditional bulb lights of the same size at Home Depot or Sherwin Williams this light doesn't add up in the brightness category. It lacks power. You would need two or three in a dark room to fully see if you wanted to get work done. Cheap price makes it a good buy.