Streamlight Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting and weapon light/laser sighting devices, added two new low profile models to its extensive line of TLR rail-mounted tactical lights, the TLR-7 and the TLR-8, which also features an integrated red aiming laser. Extraordinarily lightweight, the new lights are among the smallest rail-mounted lights in the TLR line; each delivers 500 lumens for a variety of tactical uses.

These super bright new tactical lights are designed to fit a broad array of compact and full- frame weapons, making them effective for a variety of concealed carry and law enforcement uses,” said Streamlight President and Chief Executive Officer Ray Sharrah. “Both models provide amazing light for a wide variety of tactical situations, whether for directly illuminating a subject or disorienting a target with the strobe mode. And the TLR-8’s red aiming laser enables users to readily identify a potential threat before taking any action.

Each energized by a single 3V CR123A lithium battery, the TLR-7 and TLR-8 feature a power LED that delivers 4,300 candela and 500 lumens. The TLR-7 offers two lighting modes, LED-Only or LED strobe, each with a run time of 1.5 hours. The TLR-8 also offers a 640-660nm red laser that increases the user’s ability to focus on a target. The light can be deployed in Laser-Only mode to keep the gun on target; in LED-Only mode to provide bright, focused light; or in dual mode using both light sources. Run times are 1.5 hours in LED-Only, LED and Laser, and strobe modes, and 18 hours in Laser-Only mode.

Securely fitting to a broad range of weapons, the new TLR lights feature a one-handed, snap on and tighten interface that keeps hands away from gun muzzles when attaching or detaching them. The lights also include a safe off feature, locking them so they cannot be turned on accidentally. A key kit is included to securely fit each light to the broadest array of hand guns of any light on the market.

Constructed with 6000 Series machined aircraft aluminum with a black anodized finish, the TLR-7 and TLR-8 weigh 2.40 and 2.64 ounces respectively. Both lights measure just 2.15in in length.

With extensively live-fire tested, impact-resistant construction, the new models feature an IPX7-rated design, making them waterproof to 1m for 30 minutes. They have an operating temperature range of -40°F to +120°F, permitting usage under a wide variety of weather conditions.

Allen Lance, Director International Business Development, Streamlight, provides an excellent overview of the company's lightning technology in his contribution to our RTTEC Series, here.



Streamlight's ultra-light & low profile TLR-7 and TLR-8 weapon light/laser sighting devices each delivers 500 Lumens. (Photo: DPM)

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