Streamlight TLR-8 Review: Compact Weapon Light & Laser

by Tom Moore

June 21, 2022



Streamlight in general as a brand is almost always a good choice when it comes to weapon-mounted lights. 

The TLR-8 is no exception and the beauty of this little light is that it’ll likely fit on your other weapons such as your shotgun as well as your pistol.

TLR-8 Specs

  • Output 500 lumens
  • Runtime 1.5 hrs, Laser only 18hrs
  • Weight 2.64 ounces
  • Length 2.15’’

Streamlight TLR-8 Review

The Streamlight TLR-8 boasts a bright 500 lumens in its compact body with the addition of a red aiming laser. It has an ambidextrous side switch with a safe off feature so there’s no illumination accidents.

If you’re looking for a top-of-the-line weapon mounted light, the streamlight tlr-8 is a great option. It’s made with high quality materials and is designed to be durable and reliable.

When I’m trusting that my pistol is ready to go and reliable, I also want to put a trustworthy brand of weapon mounted light on my setup, and the TLR-8 is one of those options.

Overall, the streamlight tlr-8 is a great option for those looking for a high quality weapon mounted light. It’s well made, and is very versatile.

This weapon mounted light is great if you’re looking to upgrade what you already have or you’re looking to add to your current pistol. It’s strong and durable and won’t let you down.

For more reviews on the best pistol lights available, be sure to read our article on the Best Pistol Lights.

TLR-8 Pros and Cons

  • Easy to install
  • Amazing Brightness
  • Great Battery Life
  • Pricey

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Streamlight TLR-8 – FAQs

What is the difference between TLR-8 and TLR 8A?

The run time for both lights is 1.5 hours in LED-Only, LED and Laser, and strobe modes. In Laser-Only mode, the TLR-8 A provides a run time of 60 hours, while the TLR-8 A G delivers 11 hours. Each light is energized by a single 3 Volt CR2 lithium battery.

Which Streamlight is best for Glock 19?

The TLR-7 (regular) and TLR-8 (laser) are the two shortest ones above which make them a perfect fit on compact guns like the Glock 19.


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About Tom Moore

Tom is one of our content writers at Gun University. When Tom isn't behind the keyboard, he participates regularly in NRL22 and IPSC. You'll often find him out hunting with his mates or camping with his family.

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