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The ProTac HL is Streamlight’s high lumen product series that caters to their tactical market. The 88040 model offers 750 lumens of output and is perfect for the law enforcement and security fields.

Streamlight is an American flashlight company based in Eagleville Pennsylvania. If you’re looking for a tactical flashlight - hand-held or weapon-mountable - we highly recommend Streamlight.

Specifications

Maximum Output and Runtime

The 88040 has three output levels:

  • High
    • Output: 850 Lumens
    • Intensity: 18,300 candela per lumen (cd/lm)
    • Throw/Flood Distance: 270 meters (m)
    • Runtime: 1.25 hours
  • Low:
    • Output: 35 lumens
    • Intensity: 900 candela per lumen (cd/lm)
    • Throw/Flood Distance: 60 meters (m)
    • Runtime: 18 hours
  • Strobe:
    • Runtime: 2.5 hours

The strobe mode in flashlights typically run at its high or max output setting.

The 88040 ProTac Hl has C4 LED technology, making it immune to shock with a 50,000 hour lifespan.

It’s worth noting the fact that Streamlight has measured it’s intensity and throw distance for the two outputs. Companies generally only list a flashlight’s max output and sometimes those are not at all accurate.

It’s significant in that buyers can feel confident in the actual specs they provide; we appreciate it as well.

Switch / Functionality

The different outputs/modes can be selected via the push-button tail switch - making it intuitive for one-handed use.

Material and Durability

Size and Weight

  • Length: 5.250 inches (13.34 cm)
  • Weight 5.500 ounces (155.92 g)

Impact Resistance

The 88040 ProTac HL is very durable with anodized aircraft aluminum material - and tested for 1 meter of impact resistance.

Waterproof / Water-resistant

This flashlight has an o-ring sealed glass lens, and is IPX7 waterproof up to 1 meter for 30 minutes.

Bezel / Head

The bezel or head of the has an anti-roll head to prevent it from rolling away when set down on a slanted surface.

Accessories

The package from Amazon only includes batteries for powering the light.

Battery

The 88040 is compatible with CR123A lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries and requires two of them to power the flashlight. They are non-rechargeable

Keep in mind that the 88040 750 lumen model is not compatible with rechargeable batteries.

Conclusion: Our Streamlight 88040 ProTac HL Review

The Streamlight 88040 ProTac HL: 750 lumen flashlight is a solid mid to high-tier tactical flashlight. It doesn’t offer as as many features and outputs the Klarus XT11GT, but we feel its output measurements and durability make up for it.

If you’re looking for a no-frills tactical flashlight that works - and one you can use with your firearm or mount - we highly suggest getting this flashlight.