Streamlight TLR-1 HL Gun Light
The TLR-1 HL now provides a 1,000-lumen blast of light for maximum illumination while clearing a room or searching an alley. Its wide beam pattern lights up large areas so you can identify who or what is nearby.
- Lightweight, compact, high-lumen lithium battery-powered Gun-Mounted Tactical Light featuring the latest shock-proof high-power LED technology and providing 1.5 hours of continuous run time.
- Tethered battery door and latch mechanism prevent battery door loss while providing easy battery replacement—rail clamp designed to attach/detach from the side of the weapon rapidly. When enabled, the strobe activated on two or more momentary paddle hits.
Streamlight TLR1 HL Review
TLR-1 HL Gun Light Specifications
- High Lumens - 1,000
- Run Time - 1.50 hours
- Beam Distance - 283 meters
- Max Candela - 20,000
- Battery Type - CR123A Lithium
- Battery Quantity - 2
- Length - 3.39 inches (8.61 centimeters)
- Weight - 4.32 ounces (122.47 grams)
- Colors - Flat Dark Earth Brown, Flat Dark Earth, Black
Stream light TLR-1 HL Gun Light Features
- High-power LED for extreme brightness.
- Ambidextrous momentary/steady On-Off switch.
- One-handed snap-on & tighten interface keeps hands away from muzzle when attaching/detaching.
- Securely fits a broad range of weapons.
- Mounts directly to handguns with Glock-style rails and all MIL-STD-1913 (Picatinny) rails.
- Includes keys for Glock-style, Picatinny, Beretta 90two, S&W 99, S&W TSW, and Sig P320 rails.
- Extensively live-fire tested impact-resistant construction.
- Operating temperature: -40°F to +120°F. IPX7-rated design; waterproof to 1 meter for 30 minutes.
What guns are the TRL 1 HL Stramlights compatible with?
The TLR-1HL fits on any Glock Standard rail systems and 1913 Picatinny Rails.
BERETTA: Cx4 Storm (carbine/rifle) – TLR fits with 1913 key. Px4 Storm (Pistol) - TLR works with a standard key. NOTE: M lights are VERY loose—Vertec - New polymer key – 1913 Older aluminum key – GL (Standard).
CZ: P-01 - Should work with GL (Standard) key. (Not tested; based on similar European version)
FN: 5.7 (with Picatinny style rail) -1913 key.
GLOCK: Any with rails – GL (Standard) key Cannot fit Glocks that ARE NOT equipped with factory rails. After installing a contour remote on a TLR-2-equipped Glock, re-zero the laser will likely be necessary.
HK: USP (full size) uses our HK adapter 69085 with a GL (Standard) key. (compact) uses our HK adapter 69091 with a GL (Standard) key. HK P2000 is supposed to have Picatinny rail. (NOT CHECKED) HK P30 -1913 key. NOTE: The fence tilts down slightly from the bore. This may result in laser zeroing difficulty closer than 50 feet (depending on the tolerances of the pistol and laser).
KIMBER: TLE RLII (1911 with rail) – Picatinny key.
RUGER: KP345 – GL (Standard) key. SR-9 – GL (Standard) key
SIG SAUER: GSR or 1911 Style with flat bottom rail - Picatinny key. ANY ALUMINUM FRAME SIG WITH A ROUND BOTTOM RAIL: Including the P220R, P229R, etc. The Sig round bottom rail departs from the actual shape of the 1913 and Universal standards and may cause an improper fit. The TLR will work with the 1913 key, but THERE WILL BE DAMAGE to the finish of both the gun and the light. The retaining screw must be TIGHT. Newer Sig P series guns are supposed to have a true Picatinny rail. Streamlight still needs to verify this. SP2022 - Polymer frame. Same comments as for aluminum frames, EXCEPT that the polymer frame is a little thicker and does not show marks from a clamp because it is molded from black material. PER SIG, the TLR with the 1913 key works.
SMITH & WESSON: On the TSW and 99 models, the slot is too far back for the standard key and requires the unique S&W key. There are many different models of TSW, but as long as it's a TSW WITH A RAIL, it uses the S&W key. Smith & Wesson M&P autoloader takes the Picatinny key. SIGMA – Cannot fit.
SPRINGFIELD ARMORY: Operator (1911 with rail) – Picatinny key. XD (4 & 5-inch barrels) – GL (Standard) key. It cannot fit a 3" barrel.
WALTHER: 99 - New (2004 models) FULL-SIZE ones are nearly identical to the S&W 99 and use the S&W key. Older ones (no slot across the rail and the side grooves CLOSED in front) cannot be fitted with a TLR. 99 Compact – Cannot fit. The fence is too short. P22 – Cannot fit—non-standard rail.
Why is Candela important? Don’t I want the most lumens possible?
Balance is key. Lumens measures total light output, regardless of beam focus, while Candela measures the brightest spot in the focused beam, accounting for both lamp output and reflector efficiency. If distant lighting is a common requirement - be it search and rescue, utility line checks or rifle shooting - HPL lights will suit you best. With these, you get long-range lighting and a focused beam for superior luminescence over larger distances.
Are there ever times you wouldn’t want a high lumen flashlight from the HL or HPL series?
The purpose you have in mind for a flashlight determines the best fit for your needs. If maximum illumination is your goal, an HL flashlight will do the job for lighting up a big space, a vehicle, or a scene. On the other hand, when your preference is for identification at a distance, an HPL flashlight will suit you better. But for everyday uses such as standard duty light or general contracting, you may prefer to go with a light that has a more focused beam and lower lumen rating. Although high lumen flashlights are astonishingly bright, they tend to have a shorter regulated run time than other flashlight options.
If you are looking for a light to use during a work shift, or when you want a longer run time, a high lumen light may not fit your needs. Also, lights with lower lumen ratings may be preferred for “up close” work where seeing details is important. For instance, those in the automotive and aviation industries may conduct a lot of “up close” work, and extreme brightness may not be the most appropriate match for their applications.
How are Streamlight’s beam patterns (Tradition, HPL, and HL) different?
These three beam patterns were developed because each offers a different balance of features and is meant for other applications.
- Tradition Series: This family of flashlights provides a strong balance between lumens and candela. Lights in this line will also provide the best value, as they are designed for the broadest range of lighting applications, such as lights for day-to-day use, for general contractors, or use as law enforcement duty lights. In addition, the lights in this series usually offer the longest regulated run times, allowing you to use the light longer before recharging or replacing batteries. If cost is a factor in selecting a light, this series will have a lower starting price point than the other two series. •
- HPL Series: These High Performance, High Lumen (HPL) lights may have comparable lumens to those in the HL line of lights, but they were designed to deliver long-range lighting, as they provide users with more candela (peak beam intensity). They also give a bigger hotspot, which means more light on your target at a distance. These flashlights are good to use whenever you need a light downrange, such as during search and rescue operations or when checking utility lines from the ground. The HPL lights are similar to our previous HP series, but we have introduced new technology to provide the user with the beam distance of the HP lights and an enhanced lumen output.
- HL Series: When you need maximum illumination, these lights give you the most lumens with a good level of candela. Lights in this series are perfect for applications in which you need a lot of light but not a long reach, such as clearing a dark room, searching an alley, illuminating a vehicle, or lighting a campsite. Because they give off so much light, the HL series of lights provide more of an actual flood light effect while still being small enough to fit in your pocket.