Streamlight TLR-7 A Rail-Mounted Light - First Look

The new Streamlight TLR-7 A rail-mounted light features two rear switch position options, high and low.

Streamlight TLR-7 A Rail-Mounted Light - First Look

The Streamlight TLR-7 A, a rail-mounted light (primarily for handguns) comes with a high switch on the light and includes a low switch that makes it more comfortable on different size handguns or for users with longer/shorter finger reach to activate. The lightweight and compact new light delivers 500 lumens for a variety of tactical uses.

“Our newest light features ambidextrous on/off rear switches with low and high positions to suit user preference, and a rail clamp that attaches and detaches easily from the side of compact and full frame handguns,” Streamlight President and Chief Executive Officer Ray Sharrah said. “Like the original TLR-7, it is designed to maximize visibility and targeting capability in a variety of home defense and tactical applications.”

The TLR-7 A features a power LED that delivers 5,000 candela and 500 lumens over a beam distance of 140 meters. It offers two lighting modes, LED only or LED strobe, each with a run time of 1.5 hours. The light is energized by a single 3 Volt CR123 lithium battery.

Securely fitting to a broad range of weapons, the new TLR-7 A features a one-handed, snap on and tighten interface that keeps hands away from gun muzzles when attaching or detaching them. The light also includes a Safe Off feature, locking it so it cannot be turned on accidentally. A key kit is included to securely fit the light to the broadest array of hand guns of any light on the market.


Constructed with 6000 Series machined aircraft aluminum with a black anodized finish, the Streamlight TLR-7 A weighs 2.40 ounces and measures 2.58 inches in length.


With extensively live-fire tested, impact-resistant construction, the new model features an IPX7 rated design, making it waterproof to 1 meter for 30 minutes.

The new light is packaged as the TLR-7 A FLEX that comes with a High switch mounted on the light plus an included Low switch. It has an MSRP of $225.75, and comes with Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.

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