Gear: 5.11 light for Life


5.11 light for Life

5.11 Tactical
Category: Duty & Tactical Gear
Subcategory: Flashlights
Price: $169.99
Average Rating:
(12 Votes)

In only 90 seconds, the UC3.400 Flashlight will go from dead flat to a full charge. * LENGTH - 11.5 in, 29.2 cm * BARREL DIAMETER - 1 3/4 in, 4.5 cm * HEAD DIAMETER (AT WIDEST POINT) - 2.75 in, 7 cm * WEIGHT - Approx. 16oz. * Made of durable polymer. * Impact, abrasion, and water resistant * Recharges in 90 Seconds. * Run time = 120 minutes * Contains 3 LED’s rated for more than 50,000 hours. * Box Dimensions will be 13” x 8” x 4” * Comes with 12 Volt DC Charger, Plastic Belt Ring with Nylon Strap, and a mounting bracket.

Member Reviews

  • Star_max30
    jkoz37, Wed, 26 Aug 2009 15:24:37 UTC.
    1st review

    Light weight and very bright

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    Anonymous, Tue, 15 Sep 2009 22:38:53 UTC.

    The belt ring seems to be a bit on the cheep side and will not last too long. I think for the price they could have tossed in an AC charger so it can be kept on charge inside the home or station as well as the car. Since I am the only person in my department with one and may be assigned to different vehicles I now have to keep the charger in my gear bag as well. A little more thought would have made me give it a better rating.

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    AZTrooperSgt, Thu, 01 Oct 2009 20:33:45 UTC.

    Unit does charge in 90 seconds. But charge only lasted lust over 30 minutes at 90 lumen setting, At exactly 60 minutes unit was totally dead. Very narrow non-adjustable beam width. On/Off switch stuck in the "on" position on within 20 minutes of being used on first patrol shift. Instructions state to drill 1/4" holes to mount charger. these will be too big, go no larger than 5/32" if you buy this unit. Returned unit for refund.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 02 Nov 2009 15:04:29 UTC.

    Very bright light! Charges has advertised in 90 seconds and seems the charge seems to last has advertised as well during the times I have used the light.

    Overall it seems to be a good light, but my concern is with long term durability, but only time will tell about that.

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    mwh5136, Mon, 28 Dec 2009 21:52:28 UTC.

    My new favorite light. 90 secs to charge. Strobe to disorient. 90 lumens in standard mode going to 270 lumens if you want to spot light something. Love it. I agree that the belt loop/holder is a bit on the cheap side, but I'd likely carry this in my sap pocket if not in my hand anyway.

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    mkilpatrick, Tue, 23 Feb 2010 16:05:14 UTC.

    I have had this light since Christmas of 2009, and I absolutely love it! The light recharges in 90 seconds; no joke. The ultra bright feature of 270 lumens is absolutely blinding when conducting traffic stops at night. The best thing about it in my opinion is the recharge time. When it dies, a minute and a half later, you are back in business.

    The only cons I have found are: light has a large shaft compared to similar lights and does not fit well in a standard flashlight ring, light does not come with a home charger.

    This is a great light for night shift! I retired my SL 20, my Ultrastinger, and even my newer Pelican 7060 LED.

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    swatcop2004, Sun, 27 Jun 2010 19:25:03 UTC.

    I love this does recharge in 90 seconds and is SUPER bright! I have had guys' flashlights go down and they had to wait at least a couple hours for a good charge on theirs, I pop this one on the charger and 90 seconds later I am ready to rock and roll! Good Job 5.11!

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    littlebit20, Thu, 29 Jul 2010 14:04:25 UTC.

    I LOVE this flashlight for crime scene purposes. Very lightweight. Whereas the guys on the road were not too keen on it, it serves very well for fingerprinting and searching areas. EVEN BETTER is the fact that the light will not give you a hot spot on your photographs when using it for focusing. THAT is worth carrying one in your truck at all times!

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    cowboyup598, Fri, 20 Aug 2010 05:58:30 UTC.

    Graet light. Not alot of added to the belt and very bright. Love it. My new favorite flashlight. I used to carry a 4D cell Mag light, not anymore.

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    wycanislatrans, Fri, 17 Sep 2010 17:55:46 UTC.

    Expensive light, but really does charge in 90 secs. I don't use the ring on the belt with this one, just stick it in my back pocket or have it in my off hand. I used to carry the 4 D-cell mag, but like going faster and lighter. I've had it for 5 months now without an issue, but as mentioned, "time will tell".

    I was concerned about it falling out of the charger as I am driving due to the fact I often cover rough road and backroad areas, but it seems to stay in place unless I physically bump it. I would recommend it.

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    wheeler, Tue, 28 Dec 2010 10:02:06 UTC.

    They took our Mag Lites from our patrol cars and replaced them with these. While they do have a quick charge they don't seem to keep the charge as long. I'm still not a big fan of the "white" light that the LED projects since it does not seem to pierce through the darkness as well and it is harder to pick up some colors at night.

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  • Warrior_max30
    SkoolCop49, Thu, 10 Feb 2011 12:43:05 UTC.

    light weight, durable, bright, I love the strobe effect and the quick charge!

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