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Tactical Impulse LE-1 Indiegogo Campaign

Tactical Impulse is an Arlington, Texas-based flashlight manufacturer. Their flagship product is the LE-1, an LED flashlight system originally developed as a primary duty light for patrol officers. They are currently holding an Indiegogo campaign to increase awareness for their brand, as well as secure additional funding to develop their next round of LE-1 flashlights and accessories, and develop new products.


The LE-1 is constructed from aluminum, with a stainless steel bezel. It features a 3100 mAh rechargeable li-ion battery with a run time of up to 12 hours on low, which can be extended to up to 22 hours with the use of the optional Size & Life Extension Pack accessory; run time on medium is 4.5 hours, and 2 hours on high, extended to 8.4 and 3.4 hours, respectively, when the Extension Pack is used. The LE-1 is water resistant to IPX8 standard, and has an impact rating of 2m. Max output is 595 lumens.

As previously mentioned, the LE-1 has a line of accessories that either support or add functionality to the light.

Traffic Baton

The Traffic Baton integrates with the LE-1 and transforms it into an electronic traffic wand, while still allowing the main light to be simultaneously used. It has its own ON/OFF switch, and draws power from the LE-1 battery to operate its internal array of red LEDs.

LE-1 Cradle Charger

The LE-1 Cradle Charger locks the flashlight firmly in place to avoid accidental dislodging. It also comes with a spare battery charging bay.

Smart Holster

The Smart Holster integrates with the LE-1 thanks to Tactical Impulse Smart Light Control Technology, or SLC. SLC was developed to eliminate potential unintended light activations when the light is holstered on a belt, which can prove dangerous for the user. The Smart Holster insures that the LE-1 will not turn on when holstered even if the power switch is pressed, and will also turn off the LE-1 if it is on when holstered.

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3 Responses to “Tactical Impulse LE-1 Indiegogo Campaign”

  1. Riceball says:

    I don’t know, it’s made out of aluminum, some overzealous cop might try to use it instead of his baton to subdue a suspect. Because, we all know how much worse it is to hit someone with a flashlight than it is with something designed specifically for hitting people like a police baton and how much worse it than simply shooting the suspect.

  2. jellydonut says:

    One look at this light and I can tell it’s made in the same factory in China as the dozen-odd brands of ‘tactical lights’ from China.

    I would be happy to say that I am wrong, but considering there is no statement on the website as to where the product is manufactured I’m pretty sure.

    I would not buy this over a good US-made light like Surefire or Malkoff, no matter what fancy electronics they pack into it. (then again I’m not much for fancy electronics in lights)

    • mike says:

      While I’m with you on that if you are an Officer, or if you work with them, you will no doubt know that everyone is “poor” and that supply isn’t shelling out for fancy stuff. This is a technological step forward and you can’t do things like that when you’re busy setting up domestic production while trying to get your company off the ground. If the price is right they might actually get some departments on board in addition to the individuals who will likely jump on a light that can be activated simply be removing it from the holster. I mean that’s a pretty cool feature.