The nation’s violent crime statistics leads one to believe whether or not things will ever get better. Detroit, St. Louis, Chicago, and Baltimore lead the nation in violent crime. The Chicago Tribune reported 762 homicides as the year 2016 came to a close. With the increased risk of becoming a victim of violent crime, law enforcement officers are urging us to protect ourselves with something less violent.

 

A Tactical flashlight is LED technology as we know it except it also uses high-intensity discharge, making it 100 times more effective than the average flashlight in your kitchen drawer. It can be effectively used to keep you and your family safe in the event of a power outage, or natural disaster. Some people are very disciplined about their early morning workout, or about walking the dog at night. This particular kind of flashlight will offer the added security needed to feel safe.

 

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This is what Shawn from Taclight T1100 had to say about the effectiveness of this brand of flashlight, “You know how after someone takes a picture of you at night with the flash on, it takes like three minutes to see properly again?” He added, “Now imagine that flash is 100x brighter and it doesn’t turn off. You’d have the ability to disorient any would-be attacker with the push of a button.”

 

Mace and pepper sprays are generally viewed as effective but work best when you are in close proximity to the attacker. Even if they are used for self-defense purposes, they are still considered weapons, and some states have restrictions on using them. There is also the danger of the attacker forcefully taking it from your hands, and using it on you instead.

 

The same thing can happen with the use of guns and knives. Unless you are trained and skilled in self-defense, the weapon could potentially be taken from you and used against you.

 

The use of a high powered flashlight shining directly into the eyes can confuse and temporarily blind an attacker, giving you time to get away. The powerful light it gives can prove to be useful in many ways keeping people safer in the dark, and in unforeseen circumstances.

 

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