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Awesome Flashlights

Acebeam Defender P16 Tactical Flashlight

Acebeam Defender P16 Tactical Flashlight
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The Defender P16 is designed for durability and ease of operation. It’s made from aluminum and is IP68-rated waterproof and impact resistant. If has four brightness modes up to 1800 lumens, plus a strobe mode. Its front strike bezel can break glass in an emergency and doubles as a self-defense tool. Available in gray or black.

Nitecore EDC27 Pocket Flashlight

Nitecore EDC27 Pocket Flashlight

This tactical flashlight from Nitecore is impressively slim at just 0.56″ while still being quite bright. It has a dual-core LED light source that outputs up to 3000 lumens, with a maximum beam throw of 721 feet. It’s powered by a 1700 mAh Li-ion battery and has five brightness levels plus a strobe mode. Coming soon for $110.

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Best EDC Flashlights

Best EDC Flashlights

One of the most important items to have with you is a flashlight. If you get lost outdoors at night, the power goes out, or you need to work in a dark environment, a battery-powered light is your friend. Everyday Carry shares their top picks, from the keychain-friendly Nitecore TINI 2 to the military-grade Cloud Defensive MCH 2.0.

Imalent LD70 Pocket Flashlight

Imalent LD70 Pocket Flashlight
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Despite its palm-friendly size, Imalent’s LD70 flashlight can blast out up to 4000 lumens in turbo mode. The light is the size of a roll of quarters and packs a CREE XHP70.2 LED and an 1100 mAh lithium-ion battery. It’s rated IPX8 waterproof at 2m and impact resistant to 1.5m, and comes in black, gold, blue, or military green.

Nicron N72 90º Flashlight

Nicron N72 90º Flashlight
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This versatile flashlight features a head that can rotate 90º, as well as a heavy-duty magnet in its tail. Its 800-lumen CREE LED casts a clean white beam visible up to 500 feet away. It’s IPX4-rated water-resistant and runs on a AAA or 18650 rechargeable battery. It’s also available in a UV version.

Q-Beam Tactical 225 Flashlight

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This durable, 10″ long aluminum flashlight can handle drops up to 30 feet and is waterproof up to one meter for 30 minutes. Its CREE XPE LED light source produces up to 225 lumens with a visible distance of over 1200 feet. Powered by three C-cell batteries, it runs for up to 18 hours.

ThruNite TN36 Flashlight

ThruNite TN36 Flashlight
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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.

KeyUnity KF00 Keychain Flashlight

KeyUnity KF00 Keychain Flashlight
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This teensy keychain flashlight has a streamlined titanium body and connects to your keychain with a small length of aircraft cable. Its 15-lumen LED light source is sufficient for bedtime reading, lighting up door locks, or rifling through your bag in the dark. It’s also available with an etched cloud pattern.

MecArmy MOT10 Flashlight

MecArmy MOT10 Flashlight
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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.

uvBeast V3 Flashlight

uvBeast V3 Flashlight
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uvBeast makes the brightest ultraviolet flashlights we’ve seen. Their V3 light has three surface-mounted LEDs, which can project a UV beam 70 feet or more. Its light can be used for finding covered-up repairs and leaks, curing UV resins, and making phosphorescents glow brightly. It’s powered by two 18650 li-ion batteries.

Lumintop GT Nano Brass Flashlight

Lumintop GT Nano Brass Flashlight
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Measuring just over 2″ long, this tiny flashlight outputs up to 450 lumens and has a beautiful solid brass body. It’s IPX8 waterproof and dustproof, and knurling provides visual interest and grip. A red/green light on its tail provides a quick indication of charging status. It also comes in black aluminum or copper.

RovyVon A4x Pro Titanium Flashlight

RovyVon A4x Pro Titanium Flashlight
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Measuring 2.38″ long, RovyVon’s palm-sized A4x Pro flashlight is compact but powerful. It runs for up to 90 minutes in its 700-lumen high brightness setting and has 400-, 30-, and 3-lumen modes as well as a strobe mode. It’s USB rechargeable, and its titanium case will last a lifetime.

Prometheus Lights Beta Flex Arm Flashlight Kit

Prometheus Lights Beta Flex Arm Flashlight Kit
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This combo kit includes a pocket-size Beta AAA-battery flashlight along with a flexible arm that turns it into a work light. Its it has a padded magnetic base, and its 7-inch arm can be bent into any position you need. It’s made from chemical- and abrasion-resistant materials and its segments are removable.

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ThruNite BSS W1 Flashlight

ThruNite BSS W1 Flashlight
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ThruNite’s palm-sized flashlight kicks out up to 693 lumens in its top setting and looks great in its army green aluminum alloy case. It offers five brightness modes and a strobe mode, and runs on a rechargeable 16340 battery. It also has a two-way clip, and a magnetic tail cap so you can stick it to steel surfaces.

MecArmy X1S Keychain Flashlight

MecArmy X1S Keychain Flashlight
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This palm-sized light from MecArmy features a TC4 titanium body and is IPX8-rated waterproof. Its CREE XP-G2 LED light source produces a 130-lumen maximum brightness, which is good for a light of its size. It charges in as little as an hour via a standard USB charger. Choose from polished, sandblasted, or blue finishes.

Olight Warrior 3S Tactical Flashlight

Olight Warrior 3S Tactical Flashlight
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This bright flashlight outputs up to 2300 lumens with a maximum beam range of 984 feet. It can be used handheld or weapon-mounted, and is rated IPX8 waterproof. It automatically dims when it nears objects and has an intuitive side switch for dialing in settings. A tail switch quickly activates turbo or strobe modes.

Fenix E-Spark Slim Flashlight + Power Bank

Fenix E-Spark Slim Flashlight + Power Bank
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This slimline flashlight won’t bulk up your pocket and is small enough to carry on your keychain. It outputs a crisp white 100-lumen beam and also has a red light mode for nighttime reading or navigation. It’s just 8mm thick, and its 800 mAh battery and built-in USB-C connector provide an emergency power source for your phone.

Everyday Carry 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Everyday Carry 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Gear up for the holidays with Everyday Carry’s 2022 gift guide. It’s jam-packed with great gift ideas for organizers, tools, knives, flashlights, backpacks, tech gadgets, and more. Whether your gift recipient is rugged and outdoorsy, a road warrior, or an urban professional, there’s something for everyone on your list.

Fenix E18R V2.0 Pocket Flashlight

Fenix E18R V2.0 Pocket Flashlight
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This pint-sized flashlight from Fenix outputs up to 1200-lumens, but measures just 2.64″ long and weighs less than 2oz with its rechargeable battery installed. It has five selectable brightness levels plus a bright, emergency strobe mode. It has an A6061-T6 aluminum body and is IP68-rated waterproof.

Goal Zero Torch 500

Goal Zero Torch 500
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This portable light from Goal Zero combines a 300-lumen floodlight and a 300-lumen spotlight. It has clips for hanging and is IP67 waterproof. Its 5200 mAh battery can be used to recharge your phone in an emergency, and it has a small 1.2-watt solar panel built-in for topping it off on sunny days.

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The Brightest Flashlights

The Brightest Flashlights

You might already have flashlights for emergencies or daily use, but do you have a light that can illuminate an entire football field? Everyday Carry shares a dozen of the brightest LED flashlights you can buy from the 14,000-lumen Olight Marauder 2 to the blinding Imalent MS18W, which outputs 100,000 lumens.

Nitecore TM12K Flashlight

Nitecore TM12K Flashlight
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This flashlight from Nitecore has a 12,000-lumen turbo mode. Its six CREE XHP50 LEDs produce a crisp white light, while a high-discharge 4800 mAH battery delivers power for up to 200 hours in ultralow mode and 2.25 hours at 1000 lumens. Its rectangular die-cast case has finger recesses for a firm grip, even when wearing gloves.

Wuben Gecko E61 Tactical Pen + Light

Wuben Gecko E61 Tactical Pen + Light
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This unique pen packs a 130-lumen, fold-out flashlight and a double-headed blade with interchangeable tips. Its aluminum body has a built-in magnet, and you can flip between a ballpoint pen, a stylus, a glass breaker, and an eternal nib. Its light has three brightness levels, plus a flashing red and blue mode.

Lumintop Frog Keychain Flashlight

Lumintop Frog Keychain Flashlight
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This tiny flashlight is impressively bright for its size. Despite being just 1.77″ long, it can crank out 570 lumens with the help of a powerful 10180 lithium-ion battery. It’s got a crisp Luminus SST20 light source which sits behind a quality TIR optic lens. It’s made from aluminum and is IPX8-rated weatherproof.

Xeter Spark Modular Flashlight

Xeter Spark Modular Flashlight

This versatile LED light can transform from a flashlight to a bike light, headlamp, or lantern using a set of snap-on holders. Its 1200-lumen core module connects magnetically and has an adjustable focus lens, stepless dimming, and an SOS/strobe function. It’s available with a single holder or as a full kit with all four holders.

Black Diamond Zip Lantern

Black Diamond Zip Lantern
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Black Diamond’s compact lantern is perfect for backpacking. Its top packs warm white LEDs beneath a diffuser for up to 150 lumens of smooth area light and a single LED on its other end for a directional flashlight beam. It runs on four AAA batteries and has a collapsible hook built-in for hanging.

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