Despite measuring just 4.5″ long, the NEBO Torchy 2K can pump out 2000 lumens in its quick-use Turbo mode. Its more typical modes range from 35 to 500 lumens, along with a 1000-lumen strobe mode that runs for up to 2.5 hours. It’s made from anodized aluminum and is rated IPX6 water-resistant.
The NEBO Inspector 500+ is ideal for mechanics. Its area light and spotlight modes offer versatility, while a magnetic base lets you use it hands-free on a steel surface like under a car hood. The penlight kicks out up to 500 lumens, while the area light can do 400. It runs on either rechargeable or AAA batteries.
NEBO’s diminutive keychain flashlight cranks out 400 lumens in Turbo mode, casting a beam as far as 269 feet away. It has 15, 50, and 150-lumen modes, as well as green and red LEDs. It’s made from anodized aluminum and is water- and impact-resistant. Comes with a wrist lanyard and a stainless steel necklace.
This shiny stainless steel flashlight has one of the most striking designs we’ve seen. It’s definitely not meant for stealth, but its mirrored finish, deep cutouts, and electric blue accents look awesome. Plus, it blasts out up to 4000 lumens, shooting its beam as far as 721 feet. That scalloped front edge is an emergency strike tool.
This palm-sized light is all about versatility. Its built-in clip lets you wear it on your clothes, bag, or hat, casting a bright 150-lumen beam from its front LED. Its side light outputs either a blue or red light, which can help with visibility and safety when walking or biking at night.
This versatile and portable light source functions as a lantern, a flashlight, and an emergency warning light. It has a USB rechargeable battery and runs for 6 to 8 hours per charge. Its rear hook and side handle provide multiple mounting options. It’s IPX4 waterproof rated so can handle splashes or rainfall without worry.
This durable aluminum alloy flashlight offers a peak brightness of 1000 lumens with a max beam distance of 945 feet. Its IPX-8 waterproof body offers a tactile pineapple texture for grip and an anti-roll design. Using its included 18650 battery it can also recharge gadgets in a pinch.
We really dig the dual-layered black and blue construction of Acebeam’s compact aluminum flashlight. The 5″ long light cranks out a max brightness of 4600 lumens in turbo mode, with a throw distance up to 787 feet. It’s rated IP68 dust and waterproof, and its built-in clip can attach to a pocket or backpack strap.
We love the shiny copper finish on this teensy flashlight that’s small enough to fit in the condom pocket of your jeans. It offers 60-lumen and 110-lumen modes, and its lens is designed to provide a smooth, round beam of light. It’s rated IPX68 dust and waterproof and comes with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
Nitecore’s NWE30 is an ultra-compact electronic emergency whistle which activates with a simple twist. It cranks out up to 120dB of volume in all directions, and flashes a 2,000 lumen emergency beacon at night. Measures just 0.98″ x 2.64″ and easily hangs on a backpack.
This bright gun-style flashlight can crank out 6000 lumens of brightness in its max setting, projecting a spotlight beam that’s visible up to 1/2-mile away. In addition, it has a side-mounted flood light, red and blue warning lights, and includes a folding tripod stand. Its 10000 mAh battery can also be used as an emergency charger.
This thick and stubby flashlight uses a trio of CREE XHP70B LEDs to blast out a max brightness of 11000 lumens and a beam distance of 1158 feet. Its made from durable aluminum and is IPX8-rated waterproof. The light comes in black or desert tan and with or without the four required 18650 batteries.
A good flashlight is a critical part of every tool kit and bug-out bag. If you want a light that will help you survive the zombie apocalypse, then a tactical flashlight is the way to go. These high-output lights are built for durability, grip and can be used as a self-defense tool in a pinch. Everyday Carry shares 10 of their faves.
Looking to fill your pockets with some great new gear? Everyday Carry tallied up its most popular reader-submitted items from April 2021 and they’re here with the results. Among our faves are the small, but mighty Olight S2R Baton II flashlight and the handy Gerber Shard pocket tool.
This tiny keychain flashlight punches out plenty of light for its size. Its new 5-sided glowing CSP LED cranks out 150 lumens, providing plenty of illumination with a maximum throw distance of 131 feet. It’s IPX8 waterproof and has a built-in micro-USB rechargeable battery. Comes in black or desert tan.
This compact and powerful flashlight can output up to 3000 lumens with a 2.4 hour run time, or as long as 17 days at a more modest 30 lumens. It has a LUMINUS SST70 LED and comes with a 5000mAH 21700 rechargeable battery. It’s also available in some sweet Cerakote finishes courtesy of Tulsa’s Brothers in Arms.
This pen-style flashlight is optimized for reading documents or performing close-up tasks in the dark. It’s got a high-CRI LED that produces a warm white 3000K light, with a perfectly circular field of light without dark spots. Its 3.46″ long body is made from anodized 6061 aluminum alloy, and includes a reversible steel clip.
This super-bright aluminum flashlight packs three individuals CREE XM-L2 U2 LEDs, each contained within its own reflector. This gives it a wider, more even beam than single-reflector designs. It offers nine brightness levels (from 9 to 10,000 lumens), strobe and SOS modes.
This insanely powerful 250-watt flashlight doesn’t just kick out 4100 lumens of white light, its halogen lamp, high-efficiency reflector, and heat-resistant lens concentrate heat through its front, so it can easily burn and melt items and even start a fire. The latest version runs on four 18650 lithium-ion batteries.
An upgraded version of the X7R Marauder, the Marauder 2 flashlight blasts out up to 14,000 lumens and has a throw distance of 800 m – roughly half a mile. Its rotary knob is the smartest brightness control we’ve seen on any flashlight, and its three 5000 mAh batteries can be used to recharge your phone or other gadgets.
NEBO’ collapsible lantern doubles as a watertight bucket. It folds down to just 2.2″ thick and expands to hold up to 1.3 gallons (5 liters) of contents. With its lid on, it works as a lantern, and its puck-shaped magnetic light is removable. It’s perfect for doing under-sink repairs or for carrying bathing supplies when camping.
Panther Vision’s unique flashlights feature a pistol-style grip instead of a cylindrical one, offering a more natural and ergonomic grip, and preventing them from rolling. Each one is made from aircraft-grade aluminum and tactical polymer, and are available in brightness levels from 300 to 2100 lumens.
Despite its size, the Titan Plus is very bright. The palm-sized flashlight can crank out 300 lumens in max mode, running off of a single rechargeable AAA battery. It features a nickel-plated brass body and includes a heavy-duty pocket clip. It also comes in a less expensive 125-lumen stainless steel version.
Powered by Worx’s interchangeable PowerShare battery packs, the WX027L is a versatile source of illumination. It combines an LED flashlight, a desk lamp, a 360º lantern, and an emergency light in one. Its top telescopes and is hinged so you can adjust its angle as well. Available with or without a battery pack.
The latest version of Nitecore’s ultra long-throw flashlight can project its beam over 3200 feet. In turbo mode, it can output up to 2000 lumens, and it offers four other brightness levels, SOS and beacon modes. It’s built from durable aluminum alloy and both waterproof and shock-resistant. Includes a 5000mAh rechargeable battery.