Streamlight 88040 ProTAC HL Tactical Flashlight Review

Streamlight 88040 ProTAC HL Tactical Flashlight ReviewThe Streamlight 88040 ProTAC HL is among one of our favorite flashlights! Moderately priced around $70, it performs remarkably well for a 600 lumen tactical flashlight. The Streamlight 88040 has three light settings: high, low and strobe. The body is solidly built, and includes a clip plus a nylon holster. At high setting, you’ll find that it drains the battery faster but this is the case with all flashlights. But if this is used for emergency situations, just be sure to have an extra set of batteries around so you’re ready to go whenever you need it.

This flashlight is bright enough to blind someone temporarily during defensive maneuvers and it easily fits in your pocket or purse. If someone attacks you, you can strike someone with either edge of this solid flashlight because there are ridges on both ends of this flashlight. There are a lot of great features found in this flashlight. It’s better to show you so the video review explains them more in detail:


The Streamlight 88040 ProTAC HL is great for camping, backpacking, biking, work, etc. We recommend picking up some CR123A rechargeable batteries and charger. The Tenergy CR123A batteries and charger bundle is a great companion for this flashlight.

By the way, the 2nd flashlight mentioned in the video is the Streamlight ProTac 88033 2AA. An excellent alternative if you want a slimmer flashlight. Click here for complete details on the 88033.


Anti-slip checkered body

Metal clip

Anti-roll design

Recessed tail switch

Strobe feature

Nylon holster included

Can be weapon mounted


This light is bright with excellent dispersion of light. It has a good balance of working well indoors as well as powerful enough to illuminate objects at a distance outside.

If you’re looking for comparable flashlights like the Streamlight Protac HL, be sure to check out these models:

Surefire P2X-B-BK Fury Dual Output

Nitecore MT26

Fenix TK21-U2

4Sevens X7 Maelstrom

Klarus XT11

All those models fall within this same category. All are excellent lights, but it’s worth giving the Streamlight 88040 ProTAC HL serious consideration when it comes to tactical flashlights.

Category: Handheld Tactical Flashlights