Have you ever noticed that your Streamlight flashlight has TEN-TAP® programming? Maybe you’ve seen one of our flashlights that has this capability, but you aren’t sure what this feature is or if it’s the light for you. Let’s take a
look at what TEN-TAP is, why you want it, and how it works.
Customize Your TEN-TAP® Flashlight
At Streamlight, we make our flashlights for a wide variety of applications because we understand that not everyone has the same lighting needs. But what if your everyday tactical light could serve several needs? This inspired us to develop our TEN-TAP®
programmable switch, a Streamlight technology that allows you to change the pre-set programs on your flashlight.
TEN-TAP® technology allows you to reprogram your flashlight from standard default options, meaning you can decide which mode your light turns on in and how it changes to other modes. While the TEN-TAP programmable switch can’t be entirely customized,
it enables you to select one of three different programs.
An example of this can be found in our ProTac® series, specifically
in the ProTac HL®. This light has the choice of the following three modes:
High/Strobe/Low (factory default)
You may prefer to always have your light as bright as possible, every time you turn it on. In this case, you might want to change your TEN-TAP programmable light to the second mode. Maybe you find that your flashlight doesn’t have the battery life
you desire; switching your light to the third mode will extend your battery life and allow you to switch the light to high when needed. It’s important to note that different TEN-TAP flashlights have different programmable mode options, so always
be sure to check your flashlight’s documentation.
However you prefer to have your light, the TEN-TAP programmable switch helps make your light truly yours.
Reprogram Your TEN-TAP® Flashlight
Not only is reprogramming your light helpful for everyday use, it’s easy to do and can be done from anywhere! With just a few quick taps of the switch, you can change the light to fit your needs.
To change your light from the factory default setting, start in the off position and rapidly tap the switch nine times. On the 10th time, hold the switch down and continue holding until the light turns off, then release. This will change your light to
the next program, to continue changing the programming of your flashlight, simply repeat this process.
See the process in action, in our TEN-TAP programming demonstration video: