Reddit Reddit reviews Streamlight 88033 ProTac 2AA 250 Lumen Professional Tactical Flashlight with High/Low/Strobe w/ 2 x AA Batteries - 250 Lumens

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Streamlight 88033 ProTac 2AA 250 Lumen Professional Tactical Flashlight with High/Low/Strobe w/ 2 x AA Batteries - 250 Lumens
Anti roll head designRemovable pocket clipMulti function push button tail switchHigh for bright light: 250 lumens; 4,250 candela; 130 meter beam; runs 2 hoursLow for longer run time: 18 lumens; 400 candela; 40 meter beam; runs 43 hoursC4 led technology, impervious to shock with a 50,000 hour lifetimeMulti function, push button tactical tailswitch; One handed operation of momentary, variable intensity or strobe modeAnti roll facecap, removable pocket clipLength: 5.97 inch (15.16 centimeter) major diameter: 0.90 inch; (2.29 centimeter) barrel diameter: 0.65 inch (165 centimeter)Ipx7 rated design; waterproof to 1 meter for 30 minutes
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41 Reddit comments about Streamlight 88033 ProTac 2AA 250 Lumen Professional Tactical Flashlight with High/Low/Strobe w/ 2 x AA Batteries - 250 Lumens:

u/aramid · 13 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Ignore everyone else in this thread saying Maglite. They're decent, but you can do much, much better. Bring your wallet.

If you're looking for unbeatable reliability, the king of the hill is Surefire. I'd suggest their G2X Pro. However, they take sort of weird lithium batteries; if you'd prefer more normal batteries Streamlight has a number of options in their ProTac and TwinTask series. Streamlight is pretty much on a par with Surefire and massively better than Maglite. In any case, make absolutely sure you choose an LED-based model, rather than one with an incandescent bulb.

If you'd like to save some money and still get a flashlight which is massively better than anything you can buy in a hardware store, come by /r/flashlight and fill out a questionnaire to better qualify your needs. There are approximately a billion different flashlights out there, and people who are genuinely passionate about such things, so it's sort of hard to narrow down your options without knowing what you need it for.

If you don't feel like going to such lengths, I'll summarize a couple of options for you.

  1. That Surefire G2X Pro I mentioned above is insanely, stupidly bright and will always work, even after it's been sitting in your shed with batteries installed for ten years. Unfortunately, you must order batteries online, or you'll pay about $15 per set locally.

  2. The Streamlight Protac 2AA is half as bright, takes normal batteries, and is otherwise of similar quality.

  3. The Streamlight Stylus Pro is a further half as bright but smaller. It's still not dim, though; this should rival pretty much any flashlight you've ever used, including massive 6v lanterns and 2-3 D cell hardware store lights. And it's inexpensive; I keep one in each of my cars.

  4. The Fenix E25 is made in China, if that matters to you, but I've generally been quite pleased with Fenix products. It's similar in size to the Streamlight Protac above, but is the first thing I've mentioned from a boutique flashlight manufacturer. It's brighter than the Streamlights and has more brightness levels to choose from. It should be just as indestructible in use as the Surefire and better than the Stylus Pro if not the ProTac. However, Fenix has a bit of a reputation among flashlight nerds for firmware issues (yes, they're microprocessor-controlled), so it's possible their lifetime reliability isn't as good as the others. It should still be about a thousand times more reliable than anything else you've used.

    Like I said, the number of options is just ridiculous. I could have made a list of about a dozen lights and made a compelling argument for each one. If you really want to buy a nice flashlight, you need to ask in /r/flashlight. Clearly explain what you're looking for, and fill out the questionnaire from the sidebar. Or just buy one of the four above; I don't recommend them lightly.
u/macbooklover91 · 6 pointsr/EDC

Sum up the light in a few words:

Name | Battery (type and quantity) | Lumens and mode | battery life (in order of lumens mode) | length | price (rounded up to full dollar)


The simple one mode guy:

u/350ZisBae · 3 pointsr/EDC

Girl has Sony NEX 5 and nice headphones.

+1 respect

I'm going to go ahead and suggest this Streamlight

u/FattyTfromPSD · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Streamlight ProTac 100%. Tough, waterproof, small, great distance for seeing all the way to the back of an attic, and it’s like daylight bright. Only $35


u/vehementvelociraptor · 3 pointsr/EDC

I have both the Streamlight stylus pro and the Streamlight Protac 2xAA. Both are solid.

The protac has three modes, high -> strobe -> low. Pretty useful, but it takes some getting used to to actually select the one you want. The button on the stylus is very stiff at first, as well.

u/Whitelighttwo · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I've been using this one for years. It's a streamlight, which is comparable to surefire.

It takes two AA batteries. A lot of people write off lights that take alkaline batteries, but unless you're a super enthusiast, I just find that alkaline batteries are much easier to deal with. No dangerous explosion warnings on the box or charger.

The light itself is very durable. Mine tend to last 2-3 years before I lose them, but would probably last for life.

It puts out a ton of light (155 lumens) for its size. Also, don't be discouraged by the complicated labeling. It has 10 different modes, but you can easily set one and then it will always use that one when you turn it on. I hate when lights make me click them five times each time I turn on the light just to find the right setting.

u/DocSampson · 2 pointsr/Justrolledintotheshop

I've had a lot of flashlights. This one is the best I've used taking into account reliability, price, brightness, size, and it's use of regular AA batteries. If got a few of them.

u/VenomzzxD · 1 pointr/ProtectAndServe

I personally love this flashlight. It's small which I'm sure you would enjoy, cheap, and really bright.

u/ssgrockysgirl · 1 pointr/preppers


u/30000lbsofbananas · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/15287331 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Cool! Thanks!

Streamlight ProTac 2AA with White Led

u/Ghiia · 1 pointr/flashlight

This is my choice

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks for search engine! You’re doing great work.
As to giveaway, I would go with ProTac 2AA

u/hewhoovercomes · 1 pointr/preppers

Streamlight 88033 ProTac 2AA 250 Lumen Professional Tactical Flashlight with High/Low/Strobe w/ 2 x AA Batteries

Thanks for the chance! I lost mine after 4 years on a camping trip lol

u/mouseturd · 1 pointr/preppers
u/shakeyyjake · 1 pointr/preppers

Winter Storm Xanto knocked our power out early Saturday morning and it just came on last night. We only had a couple cheap plastic flashlights and I was kicking myself for not having something better. Thanks for the opportunity!

u/matahari80 · 1 pointr/preppers
u/jackpackage913 · 1 pointr/preppers

I guess this is worth a shot.

A guy I work with uses it as a backup flashlight.

u/cierbhal · 1 pointr/preppers

I like this one too

Thank you!

u/chip16 · 1 pointr/preppers

Well, aren't you just awesome for doing something like this!


u/aoanfletcher2002 · 1 pointr/preppers
u/kromberg · 1 pointr/preppers
u/buckhunter76 · 1 pointr/preppers
u/SheriffHeckTate · 1 pointr/preppers

I'll take one of these, please.

u/merrell056 · 1 pointr/paracord

Good to know. This is my work flashlight and I think I might wrap it. Thanks for the inspiration!

u/BreechLoad · 1 pointr/flashlight

This Streamlight ProTac fits your requirements but is on the low end of what you're looking for. Takes 2xAA.

u/MBuitendorp · 1 pointr/flashlight

I’m thinking this one... Streamlight 88033 ProTac 2AA 250 Lumen Professional Tactical Flashlight with High/Low/Strobe w/ 2 x AA Batteries

u/JimMarch · 0 pointsr/motorcycles

Assuming you're in a "heavy disarmament zone" like England or too much of the rest of Europe, by far your best option is motorcycle gloves with armored knuckles. You can use them as direct offensive weapons (no different from brass knuckles) or as defense, punching at the hand holding a knife for example.

Failing that, the other way to get a "brass knuckles" effect is to carry a good small flashlight, something fairly powerful if possible. In the US we can now get very potent small lights in the 600 lumen or more range, complete with a strobe light setting for use as a stunning/blinding weapon at night. I don't know if those are as common in Europe. The ones sold in the US are marketed mainly to the legal gun carriers because we believe it's vital to have both a gun and a flashlight since most trouble happens after dark and it's morally wrong to shoot at something you can't see. So every gun shop has potent flashlights and the 3v Lithium batteries that generally drive them (known here as a CR123). (Most gun shops have an entire jug of CR123s by the cash register.)

This is a good example of what I'm talking about:

This one is nice because it doesn't have a "jagged" business end that makes it more obviously a weapon, but despite that lack it can be used as a "bashing stick" along these lines"

Do a youtube search for:

Kubaton Techniques

...there's a ton of stuff out there. This basically the Asian version of brass knuckles, also known as a yawara stick.

This is about as good as you can get with a pair of standard AA batteries:

Not as good at "blinding" but not bad and still a very good whacker at both ends.