The Helotex G4 Tactical Flashlight is a strong, high performance flashlight that will withstand any endurance test.
The G4 has a high function that produces 1000 lumens making it a very bright and powerful flashlight. Helotex is a well known brand in the flashlight space. They are a great mid-level option in the tactical flashlight industry.
The G4 has an extremely powerful LED bulb to illuminate whatever situation you find yourself. This is one of the most trusted brands in the flashlight space. The convenient size of the torch makes it a great EDC option, to make sure you have it easily available whenever you need it. This is a great flashlight and is featured in our Best Tactical Flashlights page.
This light is made of anodized 6063-T6 Aircraft Aluminum for extreme strength and protection. It also has o ring seals on all parts for extra protection against the elements.
The G4 has an impressive lumen output from its bulb, which is a CREE XM-L2 LED. This bulb is said to have a lifetime of 50,000 hours and emits 1000 lumens on the high output.
This light is very compact which makes it great for everyday carrying needs. It is 5.5” long, and 1” in diameter at the tube, but 1.4” in diameter at the bezel. It weighs 5 ounces without the battery.
The Helotex G4 has dual power capability to run either on two CR123 batteries or a single 18650 rechargeable battery. This is always a nice feature in case you need to use the light and have been unable to charge it. The batteries have a varying runtime depending on the mode you need. It will run about 2.75 hours on high, or 72 or more hours if you are able to conserve power on the low setting.
The G4 features three different light modes: high, low, and strobe. This enables you to utilize the maximum 1000 lumen output when you need it, but also giving the option of the low output to conserve battery power.
The bright strobe option is a great function when you find yourself in a situation where you need to impair an assailant. These 3 modes are basic, but equip you for a wide range of situations.
This light has a tactical tail switch with an on/off button. After turning the light on, you can easily push the switch and change through each of the three modes. This light has a different type of mode memory, when it is turned off it will automatically turn on high instead of whatever mode was last used. This is useful because generally speaking if you need light quickly, it’s convenient to have an instant high beam of light right when you need it.
However, if you’re just using the light for regular use, you may want to try to remember to change light modes so you don’t drain your battery unnecessarily. This flashlight is perfect for carrying in a Bug out Bag or a Tactical Backpack.
What we like about it
This torch is very dependable and well-made. With a maximum 1000 lumen output, it’s a bright option to fit anyone’s needs. We really like the dual power capability to run either on two CR123 batteries or a single 18650 rechargeable battery. We also like that the torch can run on the low light mode for over 70 hours!
Here is what we found other people are saying about this flashlight.
One customer wrote: “Got the G4 as a Christmas gift from my lil bro…best flashlight I’ve ever used of this size. Insanely bright, and the strobe function is a really nifty fringe benefit. It has since replaced my giant Maglight as first line of defense for home protection/intruder recognition. Amazing product!”
Another happy customer said: “First I want to start by saying this is a very bright, well constructed flashlight consisting of a CREE LED. I recently purchased a Helotex flashlight, fell in love and had to purchase one of their larger models. I will be a returning customer for sure! Anytime I purchase electronics, I always make sure I’m getting what I paid for.”
What we don’t like about it
For an output of 1000 lumens, these batteries lasted under 3 hours. There are other lights on the market that are a little more efficient with the battery power. The Flashlight doesn’t seem to have a long lasting life.
Overall we liked this flashlight for the price. It seems to be a good mid-level option if you are on a budget or if you need to put some flashlight for emergency use around your car or house.