Streamlight ProTac 1L-1AA Dual Fuel LED Flashlight - C4 LED - 350 Lumens - Includes 1x CR123A and 1x AA - Black (88061) or Coyote (88073)
Streamlight ProTac 1L-1AA LED Flashlight
A Tactical Advancement
The 1L-1AA is Streamlight's newest addition to their combat-ready ProTac line. The 1L-1AA improves upon the 1L's design by nearly doubling its brightness, and expanding its battery compatibility to two types. It retains the strike bezel, strobe, and tailcap switch that make it a valuable close quarters combat tool. And TEN-TAP allows you to program the light with the feature set you need for your mission.
Dual Fuel = Max Flexibility
The 1L-1AA can power up with two different batteries. The mighty CR123A is known for its high voltage and 10 year shelf life. And you're already familiar with the widely available and affordable AA. Get the maximum performance out of your flashlight with CR123As, keep a few stashed in the closet for backup, and rely on AA power in a pinch.
Hard to Kill
Streamlights don't go down without a fight. Drop-proof to 2 meters, waterproof to 1 meter, and covered by a lifetime warranty, the 1L-1AA is a beast. Hard-anodized aluminum is lightweight and durable, scratch-resistant, and difficult to crush. It's a great material for a light that will be your daily companion.Features:
- Multi-function, push-button tactical tailswitch. One handed operation of momentary, variable intensity or strobe mode.
- TEN-TAP Programmable Switch: Allows the user to select one of three different programs:
- High-Strobe-Low (Factory Default)
- High Only
- LED Solid State power regulation provides maximum light output throughout battery life
- IPX7 waterproof to 1 meter for 30 minutes
- 2 meter impact resistance tested
- Anti-roll facecap
- Serialized for positive identification
- RoHS compliant
- Manufacturer's lifetime warranty
- Removable pocket clip
- Nylon holster
- Output / Runtime:
- 1x CR123A:
- High: 350 lumens - 1.5 hours
- Low: 40 lumens - 14 hours
- Strobe: 3 hours
- 1x AA battery:
- High: 150 lumens - 1.33 hours
- Low: 40 lumen - 7.5 hours
- Strobe: 3.5 hours
- 1x CR123A:
- Peak Beam intensity:
- 1x CR123A:
- High: 6400cd
- Low: 720cd
- 1x AA:
- High: 2750cd
- Low: 720cd
- 1x CR123A:
- Throw distance: 105 meters (344.49 ft.)
- Impact resistance: 2 m
- Water Resistance: IPX-7 (Submersible to 1 meter for 30 minutes)
- Length: 4.25 in. (10.8 cm)
- Head diameter: .950 in. (2.41 cm)
- Barrel diameter: .850 in. (2.16 cm)
- 2.5 oz (71 grams) with CR123 battery
- 2.8 oz (79 grams) with AA alkaline battery
- 2.4 oz (68 grams) with AA Lithium battery
- MPN: 88061
- UPC: 080926-88061-0
|Output Modes:||Dual Brightness Levels, Strobe|
|Compatible Batteries:||1 x AA, 1 x CR123A|
|Included Accessories:||Batteries, Holster, Pocket Clip|
|Flashlight Usage:||Every Day Carry, Tactical|
|Throw Distance (Max):||105m|
|Product Certifications:||IPX-7, RoHS|
|Warranty:||Battery Junction 30-Day Warranty, Streamlight Limited Lifetime Warranty|
|Return Policy:||Battery Junction Return Policy|
|Primary Material:||Anodized Aluminum|
|Product Dimensions:||4.25" (L) x 0.95" (Head Diameter)0.85" (Body Diameter)|
|Country of Origin:||CN|
Nice small size its perfect as a EDC or a backup.
I think this is a perfect light for someone just wanting a first LED light. Great for gits or relatives you want to make sure are prepared.
After a week with the 1L 1AA, I noticed the brand new Surefire CR123 battery I had in it was showing an unusually low reading on my multi-tester with very little use. I decided to run a daily test for a few days and closely monitor the battery level. I found the 1L 1AA showed definite signs of parasitic battery drain. On day-1, a brand new Surefire CR123 read 3.25v and by day-4, it read 3.02v with no use. I really like the light, but the fact that it drains the battery while off is a deal-breaker to me. It had been over 7 days from my date of purchase so I no longer had the option of returning the light to Battery Junction. I will keep it and just deal with the obvious flaw by using Eneloop AAs most of the time. Had I discovered the problem sooner, I would have still had to go through the hassle of returning the light, paying for postage and the 15% restocking fee. Backing off the tailcap as a lock-out is not a good option either, since the tailcap comes completely off after less than two turns. I have several other Streamlight LED lights (Protac 1AAA, Protac 2AA, Trident headlamp and two 4AA Polymer models) and they do not drain the batteries while off. Very disappointed.
I contacted Streamlight and told them of them the battery drain issue. They confirmed it most likely had to do with a faulty tailcap switch that was not shutting off completely, consequently, allowing a small amount of electricity to continue flowing even when the light is off. Streamlight also told me, they do not recommend using RCR CR123 batteries. Using them should not damage the light, but it could possibly result in it not performing correctly. I sent in the light to be inspected, repaired or replaced under their lifetime warranty. After twenty-two days, I finally received a brand new 1L 1AA from Streamlight and ran another test. I found the light worked fine this time. I guess I got one with a bad tailcap switch the first time.
Overall, I like the light because of its battery options, but a much brighter torch with more features could be had powered by an 18650 battery if you're willing to spend a few bucks more and a little more length is not a deal breaker. But if you're looking for the two-battery option, the 1L 1AA is a fine choice, as long as you get one with a good tailcap switch. Knowing what I know now, I would not buy this light again though.
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