Here is a review of the LumiTact G700 Military Grade LED Tactical flashlight, which is known as the “toughest flashlight on the market”. Is it the real deal? Is it really that tough and durable?
G700 Tactical Flashlight Review
This flashlight is (obviously by the name) a tactical flashlight and is constructed by tough aluminum that is also used to make military aircraft. One of the many claims of this flashlight is that it is the strongest and the most durable in the flashlight market.
One of the first things you’ll notice about this flashlight is just how bright it is compared to your average flashlight. Seriously, it’s like comparing a nightlight to a searchlight.
The makers of this flashlight consider it military-grade and say it is perfect for any kind of person that need such a strong and bright flashlight. This includes but is not limited to: campers, hunters, firefighters, and the men and women in blue, the police.
You’ll find the pricing information below, but be aware that there is currently a 75% off discount offer on the product if you buy online (which is the only way to buy it). This drops the price from the original $224.45 for just one flashlight to a very nice $56.
LumiTact G700 LED Specifications:
Another claim that the company makes is that it utilized the most state-of-the-art and cutting edge technology to power the flashlight.
Let’s first start off with an important detail – the lighting capacity. This flashlight puts out a lighting capacity of 700 lumens. This is a great point of comparison when you’re shopping around flashlights. And yes, the G700 in the flashlight’s name refers to the fact that its lighting capacity is 700 lumens.
In addition to that, you’ll find that the flashlight has five different pre-set modes that correspond to varying predicaments. Those modes are: strobe, SOS, low, medium, and high.
Also, the flashlight is said to be indestructible due to it being constructed with military-grade aircraft aluminum. You shouldn’t be too excited by this claim, though, as you’ll soon find out if you keep reading.
Here’s what I feel is the best part about this flashlight.
It only takes two double-A batteries. Say that again, very slowly, this military-grade, high-powered flashlight only takes two… DOUBLE-A… batteries.
I find that completely amazing.
And it’s not even like the juice from these batteries are soaked up within one usage. This flashlight does not use much energy, which is quite deceiving considering the quality of the light put out by it.
Now this really isn’t much of an important feature that people look for with flashlights – but it can even be used as a weapon. The aircraft aluminum body and beveled edges allow you to actually strike an opponent and land a pretty lethal blow on them. Not bad for just a flashlight…
Addressing the “aircraft aluminum” and “military-grade” claims
Don’t worry, the company isn’t lying to you. The LumiTact G700 Military Grade LED Tactical flashlight is constructed with a body made from aircraft aluminum. The problem is: that kind of aluminum isn’t really as impressive as it sounds.
In fact, terms like military-grade and aircraft aluminum are way overused in various markets because they sound good and sound tough, but really aren’t all that special. In addition, any company can use those terms to describe their product – there isn’t any committee that tests those claims before they let a company market them as such.
Basically, you won’t be seeing this flashlight in any new war movies, or any footage from the wars overseas.
The United States Armed Forces don’t have one specific flashlight that they use, and the ones that they do use aren’t available to the public. That said, flashlight brands favored by the armed forces include Maglite, Smith & Wesson, Fulton, Gerber, HDS, and Surefire.
Now, on to “aircraft aluminum”. What exactly is that? Well, much like “military-grade”, it could really mean anything. Military and civilian aircraft usually use aluminum alloys. It’s not nearly as impressive as it sounds. Aluminum alloys are just a combination of different metals, with aluminum being the main metal in the equation.
What sets aircraft aluminum apart from regular aluminum alloys is that scandium is added to the compound to create a metal that resists heat and pressure.
The term “aircraft aluminum” is a marketing technique. Companies use it to make their products sound super durable, tough, and special, while it really isn’t all that unique. Seriously, did you know that lacrosse sticks, bicycle frames, baseball bats, and even tent poles are made with this same kind of “aircraft aluminum”? It’s not that special, however, that hardly takes away from how great this product is. I think there is something to be made of these survival styled flashlights, much like the Shadowhawk X800.
The G700 Flashlight Cost
You can only buy these flashlights through the Internet – through exclusive offers. The good news is that these offers can give you up to a 75% one-time discount on your purchase, making the prices:
- One Flashlight – 56 dollars (regular price: $224.45)
- Two Flashlights – 97 dollars; you save $5.50 per flashlight (with the 75% off discount)
- Three Flashlights – 134 dollars; you save $11.34 per flashlight (with the 75% off discount)
- Four Flashlights – 169 dollars; you save $13.75 per flashlight (with the 75% off discount)
- Five Flashlights – 196 dollars; you save $16.80 per flashlight (with the 75% off discount)
- Ten Flashlights – 350 dollars; you save $21 per flashlight (with the 75% off discount)
- Fifteen Flashlights – 525 dollars; you save $21 per flashlight (with the 75% off discount)
- Twenty Flashlights – 700 dollars; you save $21 per flashlight (with the 75% off discount)
Buying in bulk doesn’t save you any more money if you buy more than ten flashlights, unfortunately.
The LumiTact G700 Military Grade LED Tactical Flashlight was created by a company known as the National Protection Association. This company is headquartered in Saint Charles, Missouri.
There was also other reviews on the G700 flashlight online that apparently had more insight on the company and manufacturer behind this high-profile brand and product.
The High-Powered Flashlight Verdict
This is really a nice flashlight and you’re getting an incredible deal with the 75% discount offer. The light emission is fantastic considering how little energy it uses and how long two simple double-A batteries last in such a powerful flashlight.
Despite the bloated claims about it being made from durable aircraft aluminum, it is quite a strong flashlight and its ability to be used as a weapon is impressive. I’d definitely purchase this as long as the discount offer is valid if I was in the market for a very efficient tactical flashlight.