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Unique Flashlight Gifts - Tactical Edition

Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Present Ideas for the Guy Who Has Everything

There are only a couple of weeks left until Christmas this year. Have you made all of your purchases, or are you struggling to find the right present for your guy? This list of unique flashlight gifts is the solution to your struggles. We've compiled a collection of tactical flashlights that will satisfy the illumination needs of any flashlight enthusiast or collector. Check out the entire selection to find the right LED light for your guy.

What is a Tactical Flashlight & Why Does He Need One?

This list of unique flashlight gifts is made up entirely of tactical lights and weapon-mounted flashlights. But what exactly classifies a light as "tactical"? In simple terms, a tactical flashlight is one that is used in conjunction with a firearm, so a marksman, a law enforcement officer, or a soldier can aim his weapon at the same time as he is illuminating a target. If tactical lights are meant for police officers and security guards, why are we including them in our ultimate guide of unique flashlight gifts? It's simple - these LED flashlights are packed with a ton of features from which everyone can benefit. A blinding strobe, multiple output modes, durable construction, momentary-on output, and a defensive strike bezel are just a few.

Strobe Function for Safety

Let's start with the strobe feature first. Tactical flashlight with a strobe output provide users with a non-lethal tool to disorient an attacker. Many of the unique flashlight gifts included in this list, such as the Klarus XT11GT, include direct access to this feature therefore making it easy for users to instantly activate the strobe at the press of a button. Homeowners can benefit from this option as it provides them with a non-lethal way of protecting their home from intruders. The way flashlight strobes work is the that fast cycling of light makes it difficult for a target's brain to adjust to the changing brightness levels. As a result, the target becomes disoriented and his vision is disrupted. Additionally, the suspect experiences "after image", where there is a temporary imprint on the light on his vision. This is the similar to when you accidentally look at the sun or have your photograph taken with the flash on and you see spots for a few minutes afterwards. This effect essentially stuns the target, thus giving a police officer or homeowner enough time to subdue the target.

Bright White Output

The same effect could also be created using an incredibly bright flashlight, such as the Nitecore TM03, which offers a maximum output of 2800 lumens. (Note that the TM03 also has a Strobe option as well.) For this reason, we've included tactical lights that range in brightness levels from 275 to 2800 lumens in our list of unique flashlight gifts. In reality, you only need a light that has a 200-lumen output in order to affect a target's vision.

Tail-Mounted Switch is a Must

A true tactical flashlight is equipped with a tail-mounted switch and allows for momentary-on illumination. This gives users the ability to communicate with allies, quietly. Ideally the tail switch will be protruding so as to be easily activated, even while wearing gloves. The SureFire P2X Fury, from our collection of unique flashlight gifts, is a good representation of a tailcap click switch with momentary-on functionality.

Too Many Features to Name Them All

A couple of other features to consider when choosing a tactical light are its power source and its size. We recommend utilizing flashlights that run on non-rechargeable Lithium batteries, as this chemistry offers a long shelf life, a high capacity and a low self discharge. If you'd prefer to use rechargeable batteries, we would suggest utilizing one that is internally rechargeable with a built-in charging port, such as with the Klarus XT12GT. Finally, we will briefly discuss size. A good tactical flashlight should be small enough to comfortably carry with you, but large enough so as balance your flashlight shooting grip. For this reason, our selection of unique flashlight gifts includes lights between 3 and 9 inches long.

We hope that you have found this Holiday Gift Guide helpful for choosing the best present for your guy. This list of unique flashlight gifts (tactical edition) is just one collection of helpful buyers' guides. We also offer a complete collection of EDC flashlights. We know you have a lot of choices, when it comes to shopping online and we appreciate your continued business. Thank you for shopping with us here at BatteryJunction.com