In her article “Top Features In A Law Enforcement Tactical Flashlight” (Officer.com/21004472), Editor Adrienne Zimmer writes: “Flashlights are not what they were 20 years ago. Rather, today’s flashlights are brighter, lighter, smaller, more efficient, more durable and come with more charging options and features. Before making a flashlight purchase, law enforcement must understand the product and whether or not it will work and respond well for the job at hand.” There are few markets in the law enforcement industry that have such subtle changes that effect the product as drastic as the portable light / flashlight. Sure, the torch is still a torch, the spotlight still helps beam a large area, and scene lights … still light a scene, but LED bulbs, modern batteries and fresh designs have taken this category to a level able to accomplish some impressive features.  5.11 Inc.Ideal back up for first responders or as a primary for everday carry, the compact but powerful RAPID PL1AA gets the job done. This dual fuel compatible light is powered by standard AA alkaline or 14500 rechargeable lithium ion batteries. The bi-directional pocket clip provides additio...