A flashlight that is used in tandem with a firearm to illuminate a target in low-light conditions is called a tactical flashlight. Tactical flashlights are used by law enforcement and soldiers to gain a tactical edge in an armed conflict where being able to see clearly is a matter of life and death. Tactical flashlights can temporarily blind someone which is useful in situations where personal protection is necessary and can help conceal the location and actions of parties behind the throw of the light. The recent improvements in the energy capacity of batteries and the advancements in LED technology has increased the utility and popularity of tactical flashlights. Tactical flashlights are designed to be securely held in one hand which means they need to be physically small yet still powerful enough to generate the extremely bright light that provides the tactical utility.
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