Streamlight 88040 ProTAC HL Review


Streamlight 88040 Protac HL-2The Streamlight 88040 ProTAC HL is one of the most tough and powerful tactical lights that won’t break the bank!  I have had the privilege of using this light since its release in June in 2012, and holy cow!  This tactical flashlight just gets the job done!  The feeling you get when holding this flashlight is like nothing else!  You can feel how durable it is in your hand, and you know that this tool can save your life!  So if you are still using a random $10 general use flashlight, it’s time to make the switch to a real flashlight!

Streamlight 88040 ProTAC HL is available at or you can pick it up at Amazon.  Check out the 88040 ProTAC HL Specifications below!

Streamlight 88040 ProTAC HL Tactical Flashlight Specifications:

  • Uses C4 LED Technology!
  • It is Completely Waterproof!
  • A Total of Three Different Light Output Modes! (Strobe, High, Low)
  • Runs on Two CR123 Non Rechargeable Batteries (Which Are Not Included With The Purchase)
  • Currently Has A 5 Star Average On Amazon!
  • The Flashlight Has A Length of 5.2 Inches
  • The Flashlight Has A Width of 1.4 Inches
  • The Flashlight Has A Height of 1.4 Inches
  • The Flashlight Weighs Only 5.6 Ounces

And Now For the Good Stuff!

  • This Flashlight Has A Max Lumen Output of 600! (On The Max Output Setting)
  • On This High Setting It Has A Battery Life of 2.5 Hours
  • On The Lowest Setting It Outputs 35 Lumens
  • On This Low Setting It Has An 18 Hour Battery Life
  • The Strobe Setting Omits the 600 Lumens in a Blinking Fashion.
  • The Strobe Light Setting Has A Battery Life of 2.5 Hours
  • On the Max Setting and The Strobe Setting the Maximum Beam Light Distance is 253 Meters!
  • On The Low Setting the Maximum Beam Light Distance is 57 Meters!

As you can see this is one heck of a flashlight!  But, this is no ordinary flashlight, this is a tactical flashlight!  If you are an avid

Streamlight Protact HL Tactical Flashlight ReviewOutdoors person and you have been using just any old flashlight for your outdoors lighting needs, then it is time to make the switch.  This flashlight can essentially light up a whole forest if you need it to!  I originally found this flashlight after looking at a website that said that this was the best tactical flashlight, and I can’t say that he was wrong!  And, it’s just not me saying that, look at this Youtube video review.

Streamlight 88040 ProTAC HL Tactical Flashlight Video Review!

As you can see from this video, this flashlight is a complete monster!  He uses his flashlight as a side arm for his firearms or he can mount the flashlight onto rifles very easily.  This is a multi-use flashlight, not only can it be used hand held it can be used for firearms, and that is why it’s so popular for law enforcement, and military.  If you are looking for a new tactical flashlight or you are ready to take the step from the general flashlights to the big boys in the flashlight world, then this is the flashlight for you!  Remember, it’s better to be prepared with a powerful flashlight, then to be caught fumbling around in the dark!

Now that you have read all about the Streamlight 88040 ProTAC HL, how do you think it compares to the TerraLux TT-5 Tactical Flashlight?

Note: This is a guest post from Brett at


2 thoughts on “Streamlight 88040 ProTAC HL Review

  1. hey great review of the Streamlight 88040. I think it is one of the better choices of lights you can get from the local sports store. As the guy said in the video don’t go with the cheap lights, they just break down on you. I know that from experience. Now one of my favorites is my Nitecore, over 950 lumens and rechargeable too.
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  2. Excellent and comprehensive review. It really pays to invest in heavy duty flashlights like the Streamlight 88040, which has all the bells and whistles but none of the bulk. As fishing enthusiast and avid camper, I have had my share of disappointing flashlights in the past. While you have to drop a pretty penny for one of these, it certainly makes for an excellent gear for anyone who likes to be prepared when venturing outdoors if only to provide a sense of security. No none likes to fumble in the dark especially while exposed to the elements.

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