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Streamlight Upgrades Lumens of Popular TLR Models

TLR-1 HL, TLR-2 HL, TLR-2 HL G, and TLR-1 HPL Now Offer 1,000 Lumens

Streamlight Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting devices, announced it has improved the output of four of its TLR® high lumen (HL) gun-mounted lights, including the TLR-1 HL®; the TLR-2 HL®; the TLR-2 HL® G, and the TLR-1 HPL®.  Each model now delivers 1,000 lumens of blinding white light.

“Tactical users and outdoor enthusiasts alike will appreciate the increased brightness of these rugged, yet compact and lightweight TLR models,” said Streamlight President and Chief Executive Officer Ray Sharrah. “The TLR-1 HL®, TLR-2 HL® and TLR-2 HL® G are designed to provide full situational awareness, offering a wide beam pattern that is similar to a floodlight for a variety of tactical maneuvers such as clearing a dark room, searching alleys, or other outdoor uses.  The high performance TLR-1 HPL® also functions as a high lumen light, while delivering a brighter hotspot which puts more light on a target at a distance.”

In addition to their enhanced lumen capability, the TLR-1 HL®, TLR-2 HL®, and TLR-2 HL® G also now offer 20,000 candela and a 283-metre beam distance, while the TLR-1 HPL® provides 60,000 candela and a 490-metre beam distance. Each light has a continuous run time of 1.5 hours. The TLR-2 HL® also is equipped with a 640-660 nanometre integrated red aiming laser for long-range targeting, while the TLR-2 HL® G features a 510-530 nanometre green aiming laser to improve focusing on targets, particularly in daylight.

The upgraded lights feature the latest in LED technology, including a shock-proof high-power LED. All four models also feature strobing capability, offering the added benefit of being able to signal in the field or disorient targets. The enhanced TLR models can be quickly and safely attached to most weapons, without the need for users to put their hands in front of the muzzle. They mount directly to all MIL-STD-1913 (Picatinny) rails and handguns with Glock-style rails, and offer highly accurate sight repeatability when remounting.  A key kit with six interchangeable keys is included to securely fit each light to the broadest array of rails. All of the models are fabricated from 6000 series machined aluminum, feature impact-resistant construction and have been extensively live-fired tested. They each use two included 3-volt, CR123A lithium batteries.

The TLR-1 HL® weighs 122.5 grams with batteries, while the TLR-2 HL® and the TLR-2 HL® G both weigh 138.3 grams with batteries; all three lights measure 8.6cm in length. The TLR-1 HPL® weighs 158.8 – 167.3 grams and measures 12.2 – 13.3cm with batteries, using a standard or remote switch, respectively.

The TLR-1 HL® and TLR-1 HPL® are IPX7 rated for waterproof operation to 1 metre for 30 minutes, while the TLR-2 HL® and TLR-2 HL® G offer an IPX4 rated design for water-resistant operation.

The TLR-1 HL®, TLR-2 HL®, TLR-2 HL® G, and TLR-1 each comes with Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.

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4 Responses to “Streamlight Upgrades Lumens of Popular TLR Models”

  1. Corbin says:

    Glad to see they are updating the line. I know it’s a niche market, but I’d love to see the TLR-6 bumped up in output as well. I think they could push out a few more lumens with modern technology.

  2. Luke says:

    not going to turn down more lumens in most cases; but 800 vs 1000 is virtually imperceptible to the human eye. While it sounds like its 25% brighter it is not, as lumens are not linear. I can’t tell my older HL apart from other 1000 lumen streamlights so I am slightly curious why they bothered other then to keep up with competitors on paper.

    • Geoff says:

      The lumens jump a little but the candela jump a lot. The 1000k lumen model pushes that light further than the 800.

    • mike says:

      This is less for the “replace it every five minutes” crowd and more for the state of the product.

      I have a TLR2 that I bought in like 2014 I’ve been thinking about replacing and while looking at options it’s good to know that Streamlight has a 1000 lumen option because it means the top went higher but it also means the value of my older TLR2 went down and the value of the 800 lumen TLR2 went slightly down as well.

      I had a Surefire rep doing a sales demo a few years back point out that (at least at the 100, 200, 300 lumen end) that lights had to be nearly twice the lumen count before you could definitively pick the brighter of two lights. You could tell a little better at distance and the way the light filled (or didn’t) a room, but in hallways and small rooms you didn’t really notice the difference between a 250 lumen light and a 300 lumen light.