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Streamlight TLR-9 Review: Do Lumens & Candelas Matter?

KillerFord1977

Hellcat
Founding Member
Love my Streamlights on pistol and AR platform.
Only issue I have is several pistol models I use, the streamlight is too wide for the weapon light holsters on the market. Light wont fit.
lots of holsters are made for the slimmer Surefire 😬
 

BobM

Hellcat
Cool article Mike, thanks for sharing!

From observation:
LED's have opened up many lighting markets for the better and sometimes not so much because things evolve sometimes too quickly for other related fields to catch up. Gun lights are very cool and useful tool, but holsters have yet to catch up with the wide variety of light set ups available. Isn't really a terrible thing, just an awkward one. Thinking of it as the wild west of the lighting world may help? It's just growing pains.

With almost any electronics in general, the first steps are usually the most awkward, expensive and short lived being replaced by another short lived product being replaced by another one. Standardization helps, but so far with gun lights, the only real standardization is with mounts.

Lenses, filters and coloring play an important part of lighting in general too. That can be as involved or more involved than the LED bulb itself sometimes. Lighting is a pretty neat and varied field. Thanks again for sharing.
 

TC Mike

Alpha
A solid light with lots of power. BobM you are absolutely right, quality of the lense, housing and reflector are huge. Now with all of these high power lights the electronics inside that control the heat rate are an integral part of overall function. Its like the miniature optics with all the different mounting plates when it come to standardization.
 
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