Close your eyes for a minute. When you open them, you might notice it takes a second or two for your eyes to adjust to the light. The human eye has amazing adaptive abilities. In fact, the brightest and darkest signals the eye can see are roughly a factor of 1,000,000,000 apart. But at any one moment the eye can only see a contrast ratio of about 1,000. That’s a huge difference, yet most people have an understanding of the principle. If you leave a movie theater on a sunny day you’ve no doubt had to put on sunglasses or squint to see. Yet a few minutes later you can see just fine.
ATN understands this, which is why the ATN Javelin J169W Halogen Flashlight can be used for self defense in addition to lighting your way. Capable of handheld use and being mounted on a weapon, the J169W Javelin was designed for use by police, EMS and civilians. The modular bezel on the front can be used for close quarters combat, and the sturdy construction of aircraft grade aluminum ensures the ATN flashlight will survive the encounter in working condition.
But for purely defensive purposes, the powerful 169 lumens of light the Javelin J169W gives off can be used to temporarily blind an attacker.
As one of the world’s leaders in state of the art night vision devices, ATN understands a thing or two about eyes. They know just how much light the human eye needs to see. In a dark atmosphere, 169 lumens of light in an attacker’s eyes will blind them for about 10 seconds. That’s a lot of time for you to escape unharmed from a dangerous situation.
I’ve seen a number of news stores about safe defensive tools the police use to take down assailants with minimal injuries. Pepper spray, tasers and batons are all great tools for keeping you safe, but there’s little other practical use for these products outside of self defense.
Unless you like really spicy food and put pepper spray on your tacos.
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