The Military Flashlight, although much rarer than the starting Flashlight, emits seemingly less light. However the light that is produced is red (the same shade as that of a chemlight-red) and is harder to notice through walls when used inside a building. When staring directly into the flashlight beam, an eclipse-like circle appears instead of a ball of light. While this may help at longer distances, it is important to note that a close encounter with another player could potentially give the user's position away.
The Military Flashlight does not take the slot of the regular Flashlight and a player may carry both at once. However to use either Flashlight the player must equip it as their secondary weapon.
Note that the Military Flashlight can be extremely useful in night situations if players are in a city, as it is difficult to locate the source of and will not aggro zombies on the player. This makes raiding a city at night feasible and still be able to see the loot without drawing the attention of zombies or survivors.