3 Modes ( High Constant On / Low Constant On / Strobe )
Includes Glow Retainer Ring
The TLL ( Temporary Landing Light ) STROBE was developed as a safe alternative to using flares to rapidly set up and mark LZs (Landing Zones) in emergency situations. Once we started fielding the TLL, we quickly discovered that they had more uses that did not include aircraft. Here’s some of the ways we are using the TLL around here:
The strobe marks our duck blind to help us find it early in the morning.
It makes a great camping lantern. It illuminates the entire tent on low power and provides a nice reading light.
When going to a local football game, I left a TLL strobing in my car. When the game was over later that night, I had no problems finding my car. One of the security officers asked me about the flashing. He said the bright light brought their attention to my car. I consider the extra attention from the security staff a free bonus.
When camping, I gave one to my little girl. It’s big enough where she won’t loose it and rugged enough so she can’t break it. She can sit it down on it’s flat bottom and use the light. Probably most importantly, I don’t worry about her draining the battery. The TLL belongs in every “GO Bag”, car, boat, first aid kit, actually every where. If you set up emergency LZs for a living, you may already know about the versatility of the TLL, If not think of all the places where you could use one.
Using a single Duracell D Cell battery we got the following results:
A Note From The Legal Department: As with all cool stuff, “battery not included”. We do not recommend the use of Rechargable batteries with this flashlight. It is designed to use a off the shelf alkaline & lithium. We do not recommend use of higher voltage batteries. Any attempt to modify these lights will void the warranty.
No battery or tripod included.
OK this is NOT a strobe grenade.(Insert CountyComm Legal Disclaimer here!) But the dimensions and heft with a D cell installed are close to a 40mm so a grenade pouch on your molle gear will keep it handy. The glow ring around the ball end makes it easier to find in the dark. The round end does a good job of diffusing light while still projecting most of it forward. On high in a 10x12 room there is enough light to read. On low you can easily see to navigate. The strobe is blindingly bright in the dark. Lots of uses, life raft, survival kit, identify your address for 911 calls, deploy it defensively to disorient any trouble makers and attract attention while you lay hands on a more forceful deterrent. I'm going to mount a 1/4-20 bolt on my fav hiking stick and do my Gandalf impersonation.
The build quality is excellent, I had an issue with the modes and CC shipped a replacement ASAP! Great product great service.
Exactly what I expected, It would be nice if it could have color selection for the light itself. Red and or blue!!
Bright; intuitive; great location marker and attention getter for car or field. Ability to put it on a tripod is a nice touch ... inexpensive tripods have wrap-around bendable legs that allow the light to be stood, mounted, or suspended in a number of ways. I put the light, tripod, and a couple spare batteries in a small ballistic nylon pouch for car emergency carry.
I own the REV 2 strobe that is powered by a C-size cell. The quality of that strobe made me want the updated D-cell version. The new strobe is, like the previous version, unsurpassed in quality and design features. The output and run-times in each mode are outstanding, and the build quality is the best I have found in an affordable strobe. The white light is perfectly diffused by the opaque dome. Operating the strobe and changing modes is easy. The output changes from high constant, to low constant, to strobe by twisting the base on and off repeatedly. This is another superb Maratac product I was lucky to get on sale. Buy one for the next power outage, or as a vehicle emergency beacon, or for a compact camping lantern.