TEN-TAPĀ® Programming for Flexible Lighting Options

TEN-TAP® Programming for Flexible Lighting Options

Streamlight makes our flashlights for a wide variety of applications, but we understand that not everyone wants the same lighting options. Do you like most of the features of a flashlight, but not the pre-set programs? Now, with our TEN-TAP® Programming, you can reprogram the light from the standard default option. Reprogramming is easy and can be done from anywhere – with just a few quick taps of the switch you can change the lighting to fit your needs and how you’ll be using it.

With those lights that feature TEN-TAP® Programming, you can choose from three user-selectable programs [For example: High/Strobe/Low (factory default); High only; and Low/High.] Programming options will differ depending on the model of light you have, so please refer to the product information and instructions for information.  


Some Streamlight flashlights feature a programmable switch with momentary operation (light press or tap) and constant on operation (press until click). Lights are shipped from the factory in the default program.

As an example, to turn on each lighting mode within the ProTac® HL’s default program:

  • High: Tap and hold; click to lock on; click again for off
  • Strobe: Fast double-tap (within 0.4 seconds) and hold; click to lock on; click again for off
  • Low: Fast triple-tap (within 0.4 seconds per tap) and hold; click to lock on; click again for off

For specific information on your light’s TEN-TAP® Programming, please see the instructions included with your light.


With lights featuring the TEN-TAP® programmable switch, you are able to select one of three different programs to meet your lighting application needs. To change to the next program, starting from the “Off” position, tap the switch rapidly 9 times (within 0.4 seconds per tap) and hold it down the 10th time. Continue holding the switch until the light turns off (approximately 1 second), and then release the switch. Repeat this pattern to change to the next program.


Streamlight TEN-TAP® Programming