The Tactical ATAC L2 flashlight uses two lithium batteries and hence the L2 in the name. This little light is made with an Aerospace grade aluminum body and with your purchase you get two CR123A batteries so you can start using your flashlight straight out of the package. It features a regulated circuit for maximum output and uses Cree XP-G LED.
The 5.11 Tactical ATAC L2 flashlight features Gold plated contacts and has an intelligent switch with high, low and strobe functions. It also features a momentary on switch as well as a rotary dial lock out switch and a stamped metal pocket clip with a black TPR soft touch anti roll ring. Also included with your purchase of this light is a break away lanyard.
The 5.11 Tactical ATAC L2 flashlight is constructed to be water resistant. It measures 5.3 inches in length and has a maximum diameter of 1.1 inch. The body diameter is approximately 1 inch and the light weighs 2.6 ounces without the batteries and 3.8 ounces with batteries. You will see from these measurements that the light is standard in size as well as it is in the materials used for its construction.
This light also has multiple function modes as mentioned above to include the low output, high output and strobe mode at high output. The flashlight is reported to provide a light output of 222 lumens and will last for up to 4 hours of continuous use. On the ultra low setting the light output is 10 lumens and at this level the batteries will last on average 74 hours. In strobe mode you can expect to get seven hours of continuous use.
The 5.11 Tactical ATAC L2 flashlight has a lockout switch which is one of its more liked features. This is a rotary dial lockout switch which prevents your light from accidentally discharging which is great if you are trying to hide and also so you wont drain your batteries. This also prevents the flashlight from getting too warm in your pocket.
At a very affordable price point the 5.11 Tactical ATAC L2 flashlight is a good choice. It performs well for a light of its price and with a Cree LED lamp assembly you know that it is durable and can withstand a couple blows without being damaged. It is great for use as a secondary light as well as a duty light on your duty belt. You can also use it as your emergency light and keep it in your car or in your bed side table or wherever else you need to keep an emergency light.