Looking for a bright flashlight you can rely on? Everyday Carry has got the hookup with five great lights that won’t let you down, and you’ll feel confident carrying in your bag for any time you need something brighter and more focused than your smartphone’s wimpy light.
This small (3.8″ long) but substantial (3.3 oz) flashlight features a body milled from solid brass. Its 4000K Nichia 219C high CRI LED offers four modes, from a dim 2 lumen “moonlight” up to a bright 470 lumens (with a 14500 battery) when you really need to see what you’re doing.
Nitecore’s crazy expensive compact flashlight outputs from 400 to 2000 lumens from six CREE XHP35 HD LEDs. But it’s got a blinding 10,000 lumen burst mode if you want to amp things up to 11. Sadly, it only runs for 7 sec. in max mode before exhausting its battery.
This military-spec flashlight offers a rugged nylon case, and is sealed for waterproof operation. Its head’s angle can be rotated 185º, and packs four light sources: IR, white, red, and blue LEDs. Its clip attaches to a belt loop or MOLLE, and can be mounted on either side.
Nitecore’s compact keychain flashlight weighs less than 1/2 an ounce, yet blasts out an impressive 380 lumens of brightness in its max setting. It’s made from aerospace grade aluminum, has a USB-rechargeable battery built in, and runs for up to 60 hours per charge.
It may be small, but this little keychain flashlight is mighty. It packs a 550 lumen CREE XP-G3 S5 LED, set into a durable stainless steel case with PVD coating. It weighs just 1 oz, measures 2″ long, is IPX-65 water-resistant, and has a built-in micro-USB rechargeable battery.
The Faradeus flashlight doesn’t have any batteries. Instead, you simply shake it to charge it up. Shaking it for 10 seconds gives you a minute of light. It’s also waterproof and shockproof. While its 20-lumen LED isn’t super bright, it’ll never run out of power.
The FLEXiT Solar has a built-in solar panel so that you can charge it during the day and get up to 70h of runtime. It also has a microUSB charging port. Like other FLEXiT lights, you can bend, fold and wrap its silicone body. It also has a hook and a non-slip base with magnets.
Klein Tools’ 56029 Clamping Worklight is a versatile lighting solution. You can use it as a normal flashlight, but when you need both your hands you can set it on the ground or use its built-in clamp. Its head pivots 90º and rotates 360º. It’s also dust- and water-resistant.
This extraordinarily bright and tough flashlight will never let you down. Its hard-anodized aluminum body is IPX8 waterproof, and outputs up to 1100 lumens of brightness thanks to a powerful Cree XP-L LED light source. Also available with a rechargeable 18650 battery.
Massdrop has released brass, copper and titanium versions of its popular AAA battery mini flashlight. This new aluminum version is lighter and dissipates heat better than previous versions. You can choose between a bright white LED or a more efficient yellow LED.
This beautiful flashlight from Lumintop features a case made from real brass or copper, and a center section adorned with carbon fiber. It has a bright 1000 lumen Cree XM-L2 U2 LED light source, and is IPX-8 waterproof. Measures 4.49″ long, and comes with a powerful 18650 battery.
The Nextorch UL360 weighs just 4oz and is only 3.1″ long. It has a magnetic base, an elastic strap and S-biner. Combine those with its 360º rotation and you have a lamp that can be positioned practically anywhere and at any angle. It’s on Massdrop until 2/24 for just $18.
Gear Aid’s LED area lights offer three selectable color temperatures and 10 brightness levels. They double as a USB battery pack, and can be mounted on a tripod. Available in 60 LED/320 lumen/10,400 mAh and a super-bright 82 LED/640 lumen/20,800 mAh versions.
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