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ASP XT DF Programmable Tactical Flashlight Review

Armament Systems and Procedures (ASP), makers of police gear, just introduced one of their highest-performing tactical lights yet, the XT DF flashlight. With a whopping 600 lumens, it also provides a secondary light level that you can program to 15, 60, or 150 lumens, or even a strobe setting. Finally, the 18650 rechargeable battery lasts a long while, and ASP’s Dual Fuel technology features the ability to swap out for two CR123A primary (single use) cells when your primary battery is drained. 

Design-wise, the XT DF is built like a tank, and ironically, is quite elegant. It features a hardcoat-anodized, 6061 T6 alloy body, machined aluminum parabolic reflector, and ASP’s exclusive foamed vinyl grip. The top twists up to reveal a gray button, which allows you to set the secondary light setting to your desired preference. Or, you can change the same settings with the 3-position twist selector on the tail cap, allowing  choice of intermittent, constant-on, or locked. On the bottom resides a rubber pressure button to switch between light modes. Press once to activate the primary/max setting, twice to activate the user-programmed secondary mode.

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For the light source, the XT DF features a Cree XPG LED, which is among the brightest and whitest light sources around. That’s why police use it so they have a super powerful light source in a very compact design. That same LED is driven by advanced electronics and protected by a high-efficiency thermal management system. In short, it works like a champ, illuminating wide areas and far distances. In fact, this light seems to defy physics, throwing a very bright light, which originates from such a small device.

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The ASP XT DF has also been tested to stringent ANSI performance standards, and covered by a lifetime warranty. It’s compatible with a variety of optional accessories, including ASP’s TLC Light Case and ASP’s traffic wand.

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Included with the ASP XT DF is a variety of accessories including a zippered ballistic storage/travel case, 12V car and AC wall adapters, retractable charging cord, battery storage case and a rechargeable 18650 battery.

For $160, you’re not going to find a better tactical flashlight. It’s gives you law enforcement-grade technology to the masses. For more information, or to find a dealer, visit there website here.

David Novakhttps://www.gadgetgram.com
For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology.His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show.His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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