Adustable Telescopic Beam - 1x, 250x, 500x, 1000x and 2000x
200M Visibility (Roughly 2 Football Fields!)
Precision Optical Control
Maximum Drive Current: 3000 mA
Wide Viewing Angle: 125°
5 Modes of Operation:
Waterproof: IP65 Rating
What’s in the Box?
2x T1100 Tactical Flashlight
2x Plastic Sleeve for Lithium Rechargeable Battery
2x Lithium-Ion Battery (Type 18650)
2x AAA Battery Adapter (AAA’s not included)
2x Smart Charger
2x Standard Wall Plug for Charger
2x Car Cigarette Lighter Plug for Charger
2x Hard Plastic Tactical Case with Egg Crate Foam
Here’s a Fun Fact for You
Products that are made in America, like the LED bulb in this here Tactical Flashlight, come with a fresh scent–similar to the age-old new car smell. However, this fresh scent differs in that it smells like freedom.
@2many2no@Kidsandliz@Stallion thanks for the clarification @troy. The Amazon listing actually says both things in two different places, in the first set of bullet points it says 18650 but further down it says 3 AAAs are included. I think it would probably be typical Amazon with the legit seller and knockoffs sharing a listing except taclight is the only seller (at least now).
I bought a version of this about a year ago from Amazon/Woot, but it was two of them in one of those cases, without the 18650 and the charger, altho they did have a way to order the rechargable accessory.
They were surprisingly okay - fairly bright, a good car flashlight, quite sturdy (ran over one of them with the pickup and it survived), and it has those little thingies on on the end by the lens that can break car windows, scale fish and kill dinosaurs. I’ve given those two away so I’m in for two more.
@goldnectar Rented a log splitter recently when tree was taken down. It really was quite satisfying most the time. Not as fancy as this 4 way splitter, but you really have to have the perfect cuts for this thing to work anyway.
As far as sound… hearing the engine running gets annoying pretty quick.
Ordered a couple pairs immediately (using the theory of order first, research later) because the extras would make good man gifts. Then did research and Amazon had me worried and I was going to downsize my order to just one pair. But the testimony of some of the members on here gave me faith so I’ll stick with it. Thanks guys!
I have one of these that’s pretty much the same flashlight. I got it off Amazon years ago. Brand is “Outline.” Looks the exact same as these down to the case and battery. One of the best flashlights I own. Definitely worth picking up a couple more.
Question for those who already own this one, does it remember which mode you’re in when you turn it off, or do you have to cycle through 3-5 brightness/strobe modes to get back to where you were last time you turned it on?
Any bets on what the “marked” capacity in mAH, the included rechargeable cell has? And what the actual capacity is?
Hopefully the cells are “protected” ones with a built in charge cut off and short circuit protection. Either way, I would not really trust the included chargers. (Over charged or shorted lithium ion cells have a bad habit of combusting spectacularly.)
@troy Thanks for that Info. I’ll test the batteries for capacity on the ones I’ve ordered once I receive them. These cheap “Chinesesium” products are known for including batteries with extremely “optimistic” capacity ratings.
The Lithium Ion rechargeable batteries that came with my NiteCore and Olight flashlights (all made in China) were the only ones that were accurately marked… but they were also priced accordingly.
@Stallion Okay, I’ve tested 3 out of the 4 batteries that I’ve received. The good thing is that they look like they’re “protected” cells with a cutoff circuit on the bottom of the cell. I have not taken any apart, so cannot comment on the quality of the circuit.
Drain at 1000mA on OPUS BT-3100 charger one “Test Charge” cycle (Capacity on label: 2600 mAh):
Cell 1: 1297 mAh
Cell 2: 1375 mAh
Cell 3: 1500 mAh
Cell 4: TBD
One of the cells was so discharged when I received it, my Opus charger would not charge it because it could not detect what type of cell it was. I used a multimeter on it and it measured 0 Volts. I guess that’s “good” in a way because it looks like the protection circuit works and cuts the off the cell when it is very very discharged. The other three cells had enough charge to power on the flashlight when delivered and were at varying states of charge (different initial voltages when I put them in the Opus charger.)
I placed this 0V cell in the included charger while keeping an eagle eye on it just in case anything “bad” happened, and it stayed nice and cool for the 2 hrs I had it in the charger and it charged up enough for my Opus charger to detect the cell. It’s undergoing the charge/test cycle as I post this message. This cell will probably not last as long as the rest since deep discharging any battery shortens its life and depending on how much under the “cutoff” it self discharged to, it could have significantly shortened its life.
All in all, I’m not disappointed in the results. It’s pretty much what I expected. Any actual capacity over 1/2 the marked rating (and over 1000mAh) is OK in my “generic Chinese Li-Ion” protected cell Bllsht gauge.
Note that a cell that doesn’t have protection and charged to “almost explosion” level and discharged to “will kill this battery if done regularly” level will have a much higher “measured, but not practical” capacity, so the “theoretical” capacity of a bare cell is always much more than the “usable” capacity of a protected cell.
Also note that quality protected 18650 cells from Chinese manufacturers that I have from Nitecore and Olight have measured to actually supply close to (>90%) or over the “marked” capacity. You get what you pay for. For example, the price of one Nitecore 2300mAh cell ($8.99) was more than the cost of one of these flashlight sets.
@bbf@Stallion nice write up, thanks!
I got two sets of two and the arrived yesterday. Spouse asked why and I explained that the batteries in these are better than AA OR AAA and spouse asked why.
So I told her I read it on the internet.
BTW, no intention of keeping these in the fridge.
r/flashlights would be ashamed of you meh…
And me. Just bought a three pack of these (light only) for 9$ on eBay. I’ve got so many 18650 cells I could power my house for a while. On that topic, I’d be Leary about those lithium cells. Chances are they are not protected, and thermal runaway is not something I’d like to experience in my home or my hand.
@dam091 Yup, and they aren’t bad lights either. Took one of the three to work as the mag lights they provide are crap. These are MUCH brighter than the torches I grew up with, but there are also much better ones for a little more $. Picked up a convoy M3 on gearbest for 36$ and can’t wait for the slow boat to arrive.
1st time I placed an order. Got a surprise, paying extra for shipping, did not expect it. Not so much a bargain versus ordering direct from Amazon. But on balance still cheaper on this item (tactical flashlight set of 2) and not paying sales tax, (I assume meh) vs Amazon. So I still come out ahead. Let the usual smart-ass reply comments flow.
Damn that fakespot! F! Man they really had me going but when you are going to rely on those tactics well you know the rest of the story. One heck of a marketing package these folks put together. Very seductive. They should have left the comments alone.
@kingfoot Even your link to AliExpress lists a single item – flashlight, battery, case and charger with the lowest cost XM-L T6 LED – at $15.47 before shipping. This is TWO for that price. Heck, the Lithium Ion battery if not total crap is probably worth $5 of the $7.50.
From that Reddit Thread:
I have a light very similar to it, possibly the same, and it is kind of a shame to me because for under ten bucks I think it’s a pretty solid light. for under ten bucks…
Seems reasonable for what you get. Might put one in my car since there’s a magnet.
Best flashlight I bought on here was the Red Alert takes 9 AAA batteries can make stop signs glow from a mile away I’ve been through three of them 1 Meh was nice enough to replace and the other one I bought on Amazon the battery packs go bad and then you can’t get the case out that holds the batteries but it’s very very bright the brightest I’ve ever seen think I paid $18 for them well worth it
Today I received 4x TacLight 1100 kits. I’ve tested them all for function and I’m pleased. I live in an area with constant storms and power outages. I always kept the HF freebie lights all around the house, and decided I’ll try these TacLights. I’m reasonably happy with them. I’ll keep two of these in my car, one in my shop, and one with me in my wheelchair. I’m parking the HF light for jic.
@craigthom I’ve also had the “business closed” excuse used to explain not delivering to my residential address. I also get many delivered in mailbox or handed directly to recipient tracking results when the mailman just dropped it at the front or garage door. It’s getting harder to trust the USPS to deliver anything consistently except for junk mail.
@craigthom@kuoh I’ve found getting to know the carrier is beneficial. We lost our great, long-time carrier and got this new guy. He’s been OK, but I got his name and cell number. As the manager, sometimes I need them to pull locks or something on the boxes. Or like earlier last week when he left the boxes unlocked I had to call him to get him to swing back by and lock them.
Here’s my rough capacity test results of the 4 flashlights I received yesterday all in one message.
Discharge at 1000mA on OPUS BT-3100 charger one “Test Charge” cycle (Capacity on label: 2600 mAh):
Cell 1: 1297 mAh
Cell 2: 1375 mAh
Cell 3: 1500 mAh
Cell 4: 1826 mAh
It’s in line with other cheap-ass no-name Chinese 18650 cells that I’ve purchased. Better than the craptastic worst-of-the-bunch “Ultrafire” or “whatever-fire” marked as greater than 4200mAh and really under 1000 mAh cells.
I paid “below meh” prices for “slightly better than meh” flashlight kits with a whole bunch of adapters. I’m satisfied with my purchase.
I can see some use for these with the flood mode. Its a pretty decent and uniform circle, if not overly bright. The focused beam, where you can actually see the image of the LED, is nowhere near as good as a better flashlight despite the 1100 lumens rating.
I’ve got a pair of OLight single CR123 lights, a 2008 model T10 (200 lumens) and a 2016 that was supposed to be 300, and an OLight M21X (2x CR123, 600 lumens peak). None of these can do a flood like the Taclight.
With the TacLight focused to its square ‘tight’ beam, the 2008 flashlight is nearly as bright and has a perfectly round high intensity point. The newer T1 is a little more floody than the 2008, and its high intensity point slightly exceeds the Taclight’s in brightness.
The 600 lumen M21X blows the Taclights away, and still with the perfect circular beam.
Of course all of the OLights cost more than a single Taclight used to…
I wasted like twenty minutes of my life before I figured out that the included instructions were WRONG. They say “anode side (+) facing up” but actually the batteries need to be inserted PLUS-SIDE DOWN.
Also, the directions say there’s a light on the 18650 charging base (there’s not) and that the light on the AC adapter won’t change when the battery is done charging (it actually turns green).