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Streamlight Launches TLR-7 HL-X USB Multi-Fuel Rail-Mounted Light

EAGLEVILLE, Pa. — Streamlight Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting and weapon light/laser sighting devices, introduced the TLR-7 HL-X USB, a 1,000-lumen, multi-fuel, rail-mounted light with a longer-reaching beam that provides up to 22,000 candela, more than double the beam distance of previous TLR-7 models.


Delivers up to 1,000 lumens, 22,000 candela and beam distance of nearly 300 meters

The new light, designed to maximize visibility and targeting capability in a variety of home defense and tactical applications, gives users the choice of using either a cost-saving SL-B9 USB-C rechargeable battery pack or a 3-volt CR123A lithium battery, depending on availability or user preference.

The exceptionally lightweight light, designed to fit full-size and compact handguns with rails, also offers customizable rear paddle switches featuring a low or high position to match users’ shooting styles.

“This latest addition to the TLR-7 line is a high lumen light that is engineered to produce a far-reaching, tighter beam, which helps put more light on a target at a distance,” said Streamlight President and Chief Executive Officer Ray Sharrah. “Whether conducting room clearing, search operations or other maneuvers under low-light conditions, the TLR-7 HL-X USB gives law enforcement professionals, military personnel and other first responders sweeping bright light, while also delivering an intense down-range beam. And with its multi-fuel design, users can select the battery option that best suits the situation at hand.”

The TLR-7 HL-X USB features a white power LED and a custom TIR optic that produces a concentrated beam while also optimizing peripheral illumination. It delivers 1,000 lumens, 22,000 candela, a beam distance of 297 meters, and a run time of 30 minutes (default) or 500 lumens, 11,000 candela, a beam distance of 210 meters, and a run time of 1 hour (programmable) when using a Streamlight SL-B9 battery. The protected lithium-ion 850mAh USB-C rechargeable battery pack is rechargeable up to 500 cycles and charges within 2.5 hours via a USB-C port on the battery or optional bank charger.

With a CR123A battery inserted, the light provides 500 lumens, 11,000 candela, a beam distance of 210 meters, and a run time of 1.5 continuous hours.

Securely fitting to a broad range of weapons (using the provided key kit), the new TLR-7 HL-X USB features a one-handed, snap on and tighten interface that keeps hands away from gun muzzles when attaching or detaching them. The light also includes a “safe-off” feature, locking it so it cannot be turned on accidentally.

Constructed with 6000 Series machined aircraft aluminum with an anodized finish, the TLR-7 HL-X USB weighs 2.88 ounces with the SL-B9 battery pack and 2.80 ounces with a disposable battery. The light measures 2.90 inches in length.

With extensively live-fire tested, impact-resistant construction, the new model features an IPX7-rated design, making it waterproof to 1 meter for 30 minutes.

The new light is packaged with a high switch mounted on the light plus an included low switch and is available in Black or Flat Dark Earth. It ships with one SL-B9 battery pack and a USB-C cable and has an MSRP of $295.00 (Black) and $310.00 (Flat Dark Earth). The light comes with Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime Warranty. Learn more details about the TLR 7 HLX.

7 Responses to “Streamlight Launches TLR-7 HL-X USB Multi-Fuel Rail-Mounted Light”

  1. alex says:

    310U$??????? No thanks. I prefer surefire x300

    • James says:

      Really not in the same class, the fact that you even compare them is a good sign for such a compact light.

    • Yawnz says:

      On-paper performance is already comparable, and it’s cheaper and has more options for power.

      The only relevant on-paper difference is that the Surefire has twice the run time…because it uses two batteries.

      • justin says:

        In the photo at the top of the post – a glock 19 and TLR7 are shown

        The head on the TLR7 and TLR7 HL-X are different. The HL-X uses a larger reflector. Look closely at the product photo. As such it won’t be a direct replacement (new holster etc.).

        The TLR7 HL-X per a video Hop from TFB did at NRA show says that this TLR HL-X light will be a flush fit with a Glock 17. That should give a pretty good idea of the size difference between the 7 series lights.

        The X300 turbo series is a larger light (width and length) that produces 66,000 candela.

        • Yawnz says:

          Note that the person I responded to didn’t say “turbo”. They said “x300”.

          I used Surefire’s own numbers for the X300U:


          Even if we use the X300T, it still takes two batteries vs. the Steamlight’s one and Streamlight still has the other rechargeable option that comes with the light.


          Lumen is going to be more useful than candela for a handgun light anyway. What good is being able to see something 300 meters away when my weapon won’t hit it?

          Both Surefires are still more expensive on top of it all.

    • Jeremy says:

      Are you completely ignoring the fact that an X300 protrudes past the slide, while this light doesn’t, making it a better concealed carry option?

      • Butkus says:

        You’re completely ignoring the facts, look at the pictures again- the HL version uses a much longer reflector and also protrudes…

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