For a non lethal tool that brings forth light, I can imagine quite a number of uses for it.
Wasn’t the exact one I tested but close enough, click the link there for an example of what it looks like and some features.
In older wars, the officers sometimes had a sabre in one hand and a pistol in the other, to cover all tactical ranges and potential encounters. They weren’t specialists fighting at the front, but they could keep themselves alive long enough to hold a line and give orders at least.
One of the issues with a full non lethal force kit is that you lack the ability to project any kind of force or deterrence over ranges longer than your leg or maximum dash/acceleration in 5s. Very good for low force scenarios such as airplanes where you aren’t allowed, for a number of reasons, to utilize maximum firepower. And lower force levels are easier to explain, legally speaking. An insufficient force level can break your tactics, leading to death, but a strategic failure to justify level of force used may also kill you, just more slowly. Society is the one that tends to get you, later on.
For a practical digest, consider the difference between a person trying to charge a mass murderer shooting civilians, vs someone doing a zig zag approach on the mass murderer using a tactical flashlight to jam out the enemy’s targeting and accuracy. Generally, even untrained shooters can shoot people coming straight at them or running straight away, assuming melee isn’t engaged and cover/concealment plays no part.
As a bonus, since we’re in the Age of Light or the Age of the Internet or the Age of Communications, here’s some youtube videos to show you how these things normally operate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzgapqZ3hYA
Have to find the strobe and zoom functions, since that’s what I need the flash light for. The one I tested could threw a light 1-2 houses over, at night, and focus light down to a hand sized grid box at that distance. Which means that diffused light won’t disable the vision targeting of people at that distance, but a focused light would.
I’m currently absorbing the reviews and what they say, because I haven’t done my research on tactical lights. I have done my research on high carbon steel blades and their alloy variations, however, so I get the general gist of the methodology. Btw, for someone used to the sturdiness of machine consistent 1060 steel or the flexibility of 1045, some “stainless steel bevel” or some “acrylic aluminum bevel” doesn’t sound all that sturdy as an impact tool. Although for people afraid of getting blood on themselves and in their wounds, I suppose it is better than using the fist or elbow.
The dates on these videos are pretty old, 2 years by now. With improvements in circuity, the led lights actually get better as a result.
This, I think, is very close in features to the one I tested.
And another one, the more expensive one.
I try to look at the feature comparison, rather than the lumens. The price point seems to be under 25 dollars for the cheap ones, 50 dollars for the mid range, and 90+ dollars for the high range.