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Review: TerraLUX TT-3 Tactical Flashlight

posted by gumptiongear July 17, 2013 0 comments


Whether it’s a an extra flashlight for the glove box, or a tool for backcountry exploration, you don’t want to take any chances with your visibility and safety when it comes to picking a flashlight.  With enough power to blind a bear or light up about 300 feet worth of trail, the TT-3 Flashlight from TerraLUX is a powerful tool worthy of any outdoor enthusiasts gear stash.

On Design and Performance…
Part of the TeraLUX TT series, the TT-3 is based upon years of experience developing cutting edge LED technology and handheld illumination.  The result is powerful LED technology wrapped up in a virtually bullet proof casing designed to withstand the rigors of a tactical lifestyle.

While designed for tactical and self-defense applications, an overall sleek design and durable construction make the series a perfect choice for camping, survival, or simply lighting up the night.  That being said, it’s what’s on the inside that sets the TT-3 apart from the rest of the pack.

At the core of the TT-3 iis TerraLUX’s patented LEDSense® Thermal Management circuitry. The Terralux TT-3 Tactical 250 Lumens flashlight actively samples the temperature of the LEDs in a TerraLUX light module, and responds as required by making adjustments to the LED drive conditions.  In short, no matter what the environmental conditions, you get maximum light output.


Most impressive for our editors, was the fact that the TT-3 flashlight needs just two AA  batteries to pump out a blinding 250 lumens.  That makes this light as bright as the scorching summer sun without the necessity of expensive alternative batteries.


As with all TerraLUX flashlights in the TT line, the TT-3 features a secondary mode switch on the bottom of the TT-3 allowing you to easily switch to a rapid strobe mode.  Combine the stunning LED light along with the strobe capability and the TT-3 is a tremendous self-defense tool.  With a design that feels right at home in your hand, the self defense applications make this a perfect tool for night time runners looking for a little added security.  Or, should your adventure take a turn for the worse, it can also serve as a helpful signal light.


The Critique…
Listed with an MSRP of $109, the one downside of the TT-3 is a definitive sticker shock.  However, if you use your internet savvy and shop around, you can find it for under $90, which is a virtual steal for a product of this caliber.

Bottom Line…
A reliable hand torch that’s ready, willing and able to perform in the harshest environments you’ll ever face.

*Gumption Gear Review received the item featured in this review from TerraLUX at no cost and receives no monetary compensation for this or any related review. The item featured was provided solely in return for our honest views and opinions.

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