Advances in flashlight technology have turned the flashlight into a valuable multifunctional tool with so many benefits that it is very useful to have a flashlight within reach in addition to carrying a pocket knife. Before the invention of high-power, long-lasting LED lights and high-capacity rechargeable batteries, flashlights generally did not provide a significant light source and were, in fact, intended to provide sufficient light for self-use, camping or a power outage. These new types of flashlights recommended for everyday use are called tactical flashlights and what makes these flashlights different from their predecessors is their smaller size, rugged waterproof aluminum construction,
You have certainly also heard the term ‘ military flashlights’, but if you look for this, you often do not get the desired result. This is because a military flashlight is actually a tactical flashlight that is also used by the military units. These flashlights have the same characteristics: very robust, extra light modes and compatibility with a weapon clamp or remote switch.
Here are reasons why you should always have a tactical flashlight with you:
To be able to illuminate in the dark
The main purpose of a flashlight is to provide you with light in the dark, whether you want to find the right key, find something under the car, sofa or bed, walk at night or as an emergency light source during a power outage. Although most people nowadays have a flashlight on their smartphone, it is not wise to use it for a long time because the battery will drain faster when using the lamp, especially in a power failure. Most importantly, the lamp on your mobile just isn’t bright enough to give you enough light when you need it for self-defense, for example. The danger hides in the dark and a good flashlight allows you to spot threats at an early stage and thus avert the threat.
It can prevent a fight
A tactical flashlight should be your primary self-defense weapon. It’s a compelling option if you ever have to defend yourself. The blindingly light tactical flashlights will stop most people immediately and cover their eyes or obscure their view. So if someone approaches you and you shine your light in their eyes, they might walk away and not attack. In addition, many tactical lights have a strobe function that can be disorienting to an attacker. If you ever have to fight, it is much easier to fight someone who (temporarily) cannot see you.
It’s an improvised self-defense tool
If the blinding light from your flashlight wasn’t enough to stop an attacker or gave you enough time to retreat, the rugged aluminum construction of a tactical flashlight can be used as a weapon. In addition, many tactical flashlights have an irregular profile on the lamp head.
It is legal to carry a flashlight
If you are unable to carry a truncheon, pepper spray, knife or pistol due to national law, a high quality tactical flashlight is an excellent choice for self-defense and currently legal to carry.