The strobe light can be used for self defense , and it can also used for anti camera lights.
Check this video for the laser strobe light .
The regular LED flashlight can be made to a strobe light flashlight.
But the laser strobe is much brigter than LED strobe flashlight, it can be use for long range strobe .
Strobe function in a flashlight is primarily used as a defensive measure against threats and secondarily as a light signal. All of these extra flashlight functions are there to increase your chances of survival and improve your effectiveness in various situations where light is used.
A low output power strobe light isn’t very good as a self defense weapon it’s a gimmick. Disorientation is minimal and will effect the user as well. But the high power laser strobe light is good for self defense.