Streamlight ProTac 1L

rated 4.0 of 5 stars (1)
photo: Streamlight ProTac 1L flashlight


A tiny little light that packs a punch.


  • Small
  • Very powerful
  • Comes with case and beltclip


  • Uses CR123 batteries

For Christmas last year, I asked my father-in-law for a small flashlight that was powerful. Christmas morning I was surprised to open a ProTac 1L.

It has three modes (high, strobe, low) and peaks out at 130 lumens. It's a great little flashlight I carry for my IT job every day, and on the weekends. The low mode is more than adequate for 90% of the things I use it for. The high mode is great for looking long distances (100+ feet) in the dark (aka camping).

The only real setback is the fact that is uses the CR123 batteries, which are expensive and harder to find than the traditional "AA" types. I found a 12 pack on Amazon for $20 and they have worked very well and can get over a month's use out of one battery. But it's always a good idea to keep a couple nearby for extended use.

Source: received it as a personal gift

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