Tactical flashlights are not merely battery-operated torches. They have high-end features and specifications that go beyond illuminating a dark area. When exploring the great outdoors, they are an important survival tool. In warfare and law enforcement, these could mean the difference between life and death.

Tactical lights are water-resistant, lightweight, and run on powerful batteries. Because of their super bright output, these high-end torches light up a wide area and can cause temporary blindness or disorientation.

A Quick Look at the Outlite A 100 Tactical Flashlight

  • Material: Rugged aluminum alloy with anodized coating
  • Power source:1 x 18650 lithium-ion battery or 3 x AAA alkaline batteries
  • Bulb: Cree LED 900 lumens with lifespan of 100,000 hours
  • Function modes: high, medium, low, strobe, SOS
  • Coverage: intense spotlight for up to 600 feet
  • Warranty: lifetime
When it comes to brightness, very few tactical flashlights can beat this LED flashlight. Let's review the product in detail and we'll give you our verdict at the end.

Outlite A100 tactical flashlight review

Solid build that lasts for years

The Outlite A100 is crafted from high-grade 6061T aluminum alloy with anodized finish. This combination makes it resistant to scratches and maintains its sleek black look despite bumps and drops.

The size of the Outlite A-100 is perfect for hiking and camping trips. With a flat bottom, it is capable of standing upright on a flat surface. If you need a light source, this could work as a substitute for your tabletop candle or camp lantern.

Knurling is important for grip. Flashlights with a glossy finish tend to slip out of your hands due to sweat or humidity. The Outlite A100 has two bands of knurling – one that wraps the base and another around the middle of the body. The torch section also has diamond-shaped grooves that prevent the flashlight from rolling off when it is on a horizontal position.

Although the Outlite A100 is water-resistant, it is not designed to be submerged in water. It could withstand a few splashes or spills of liquid or droplets of rain but keep in mind that it is not waterproof.

900 lumens for 100,000 full hours

The most important aspect of a tactical flashlight is illumination power, and the Outlite A100 does not disappoint when it comes to brightness and coverage. In fact, it claims to have the highest lumen output among competitors in its category.

Built with a Cree XM-L T6 LED lamp, the Outlite A100 gives off 900 lumens at its highest power setting. That is a blinding light with burn time of more than 100,000 full hours.

User-friendly features

Unlike most tactical flashlights with multiple buttons, the Outlite A100 operates on a single switch. The all-in-one soft click button is conveniently located at the tail for easy thumb access.

A long press turns the flashlight on or off. If the button is not pushed all the way, it will cycle between three brightness levels – high, medium, low – plus additional strobe and SOS modes.

The Outlite A100 torch has an adjustable focus that lets you zoom in and out. When you zoom out, the power output automatically dims to 500 to 700 lumens. Zoom in again and the light goes back up to 700 to 900 lumens.

The zoom function comes with an ultra-bright beam that reaches a distance of up to 15 feet from your vantage point. Adjust it to full zoom for a farther view of up to 150 feet.

Another excellent feature of the Outlite A-100 is the circle floodlight which is great for lighting up large areas.

Multiple power source options

Each Outlite A100 flashlight comes with one 18650 lithium-ion battery and its own charger. Alternatively, you can use three disposable AAA alkaline batteries as a power source. These are not included in the box.

It takes around 5 to 7 hours to charge the 18650 battery but it lasts way longer than AAA batteries. The red LED indicator will glow while the battery is charging and shift to green once charging is complete.

The Outlite A-100 works with any 18650 battery so you can use other brands without having to purchase another charger.

Outlite A100 Specifications:
  • Material: aluminum alloy
  • Power source: 3 x AAA or 1 x 18650
  • Lighting distance: 150 to 200 meters
  • Modes: high, medium, low, strobe, SOS
  • Zoomable: Yes
  • Focal length: adjustable
  • Wattage: 10 watts
  • Input voltage: 100V to 240V 50/60Hz
  • Output voltage: 4.2V
  • Dimensions: 6.22" x 1.33"
  • Weight: 150g
The Outlite A 100 flashlight comes with a 30-day money back guarantee plus a lifetime replacement warranty.

Our Verdict on the Outlite A100 Tactical Flashlight

There are two things lacking in the Outlite A100 flashlight: a memory function and an instruction manual.

Without a memory function, the Outlite A100 is not capable of storing your last setting before turning the torch off. Instead, you have to cycle through the modes again to find the right brightness level for you.

For its size, the handheld Outlite A100 is one powerful torch. You can easily see the beam from 20 miles away, whether you're using a rechargeable 18650 battery or replaceable AAA cells.

Its solid aluminum body with a sleek black finish can stand up to scratches, shocks and drops – making the Outlite A100 an ideal outdoor companion. If you simply need a torch for emergencies, you can carry the Outlite flashlight on your belt or keep it in your nightstand.