THE BEST Flashlights

Black Diamond Zip Lantern

Black Diamond Zip Lantern

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.

ThruNite BSS W1 Flashlight

ThruNite BSS W1 Flashlight

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.

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ZeroDark 3-Piece Light Set

Get a great deal on ZeroDark’s set of LED lights for all of your outdoor adventures. The trio includes a bright flashlight with six modes and a side floodlight, a collapsible lantern, and a head-mounted light perfect for late-night hikes. Save 66% off the MSRP in The Awesomer Shop.

DanForce Bold Triple Headlamp

This super-bright headlamp guides your way out of the darkness with up to 1080 lumens output. It offers up to 10 hours of battery life, three different brightness levels, and a strobe mode. Includes two rechargeable batteries, a carry case with a carabiner, and a USB charging cable.

NEBO Big Poppy Lantern

NEBO Big Poppy Lantern

Nebo’s versatile USB-rechargeable light offers three modes: 300-lumen lantern, 120-lumen spotlight, and 10-lumen mode that emulates flickering candlelight. It also doubles as a power bank for charging up USB devices.

KeySmart Nano Torch XL Pen Light

KeySmart Nano Torch XL Pen Light

KeySmart’s compact flashlight has a built-in clip for easy carrying in your pocket. Its LUMILEDS light source produces 120 lumens of clean white light, and its lens can be adjusted from a narrow spot to a wide beam when you move its barrel. Machined from lightweight aluminum. It’s 17% off in The Awesomer Shop.

Acebeam X80-GT Flashlight

Acebeam X80-GT Flashlight

Acebeam’s chunky handheld flashlight blasts out a retina-burning 32,500 lumens at its top setting. It’s machined from aircraft-grade aluminum, waterproof to IPX8 standards, and has a built in tripod mount. It’s so powerful at its highest settings that you need to wear gloves to protect from the heat it throws off.

Olight I5UV Ultraviolet Flashlight

Olight I5UV Ultraviolet Flashlight

This pocket-sized flashlight emits a high-efficiency 365nm ultraviolet beam, perfect for charging up glow-in-the-dark items, as well as looking for dust, dirt, and other things not always visible to the naked eye. Features a waterproof body with a unique double-helix knurled texture. Note: Staring directly into UV light is not recommended.

Making the World’s Brightest Flashlight

Making the World’s Brightest Flashlight

After playing around with the insane 100,000 lumen Imalent MS-18 flashlight, the guys at The Hacksmith wanted to see if they could make something even brighter. Using 300 ultra-bright LEDs, they created a giant, blinding light that kicks out more than 1.4 million lumens. It isn’t particularly portable though.

Flateye Flashlights

Flateye Flashlights

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.

Bigsun Q953 Flashlight

Bigsun Q953 Flashlight

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.

Worx Multi-function Light

Worx Multi-function Light

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.

Making a High-power Flashlight from Scratch

Making a High-power Flashlight from Scratch

You know we love a good flashlight around here. While we’ve seen lots of really slick production models, we have to hand it to M.N. Projects who built their own custom flashlight by machining billet aluminum, then outfitted it with a super-bright 30W LED and three lithium-ion batteries. They even etched their own circuit board.

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Klarus XT21X Flashlight

Klarus XT21X Flashlight

Thanks to its CREE XHP 70.2 P2 LED and a 5000mAh rechargeable battery, Klarus‘ tactical flashlight cranks out up to 4000 lumens of brightness, with a beam reach of over 1000 feet. It’s made from mil-spec hard-anodized aluminum alloy, and is IPX8 waterproof. Measures just 6.34″ long, so it goes anywhere.

ThruNite T1 Flashlight

ThruNite T1 Flashlight

Despite being just 2.7″ long, this pocket-size flashlight manages to crank out an impressive 1500 lumens in its maximum power mode. It has a CREE XHP50 LED light source, Firefly, Turbo, Strobe, and stepless dimming modes, and recharges via a USB cable. Available in neutral white or cool white LED color temperatures.

Olight Warrior Flashlight

Olight Warrior Flashlight

Olight’s mini flashlight uses a powerful 3500mAh 18650 battery to kick out up to 1500 lumens from a high-performance LED. Its body is made from aluminum and can survive immersion in 6 feet of water. It features a ridged grip, dual switches, and a magnetic charging connector. Available in black, desert tan, and camouflage.

Orb Bike Light Bottle

Orb Bike Light Bottle

Improve your bicycle’s nighttime safety and visibility without installing extra equipment. Simply place this water bottle into your bottle cage, and you’ll get a bright source of light. It runs for up to 8 hours in constant mode, and 16 hours in flash mode. Of course, it still holds drinks too.

Nebo Glow Tumbler Holder

Nebo Glow Tumbler Holder

Nebo adds a new capability to stainless steel tumblers like those made by Yeti. The handle not only makes them easier to hold, but adds a bright 3-mode ambient light source for nighttime festivities. Works with 20oz or 30oz tumblers, and also sold in a bundle with Nebo’s own insulated tumbler.

Maratac CR123 Rev 3 Copper Flashlight

Maratac CR123 Rev 3 Copper Flashlight

This palm-sized flashlight looks great with its solid copper body and tactile finger grip texture. Powered by a single CR123 battery, its Cree XP-G3 LED offers three brightness modes: 5 lumens, 55 lumens, and 450 lumens. Put it in your pocket, or hang it from your keychain. Measures 2.75″ long and weighs 2.7 oz.

DanForce G1 Modular Flashlight

This versatile, rechargeable flashlight works in a variety of configurations, including 1-cell or 2-cell battery modes, as a diffuse area light or a concentrated beam, with white, green, or red light. It also incorporates a power bank, glass breaker, and compass. The G1 Pro model adds a rifle mount. Save 30% in The Awesomer Shop.

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LED Stick Lantern

LED Stick Lantern

This stick-shaped light is perfect for camping or working on your car. It has a lantern for general lighting, as well as a flashlight for a more focused beam. In addition to its bright mode, the lantern has warm white and mosquito-repellant yellow modes. It’s also got magnets for easy mounting on metal surfaces.

Olight i1R Mini Flashlight

Olight i1R Mini Flashlight

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.

Super Bright LED Headlamp

This head-mounted light helps clearly guide your way in the dark. Its five-beam LED torch lets you choose between its central beam, four smaller beams, or all five at once. It offers crisp white illumination with a max beam length of 820 feet. Save 14% in The Awesomer Shop.

Nitecore MPB21 Intelligent Battery System

Nitecore MPB21 Intelligent Battery System

This modular power bank system includes three useful components: a magnetic 80-lumen, high CRI lantern, a 5000mAh rechargeable 21700 battery, and a magnetic charger that can recharge the battery or your phone. The kit includes a hardshell case, and its battery can be used to power other lights such as the i4000R.

Streamlight 360º Penlight/Lantern Combo

Streamlight 360º Penlight/Lantern Combo

This pocket-sized flashlight combines a focused spotlight beam on its tip, and a retractable omnidirectional lantern. It can also stand up thanks to its bell-shaped rubber boot. Its small C4 LED outputs 65 lumens, and runs for up to 6.5 hours on 2 AAA batteries. They also make a 100-lumen penlight version, minus the lantern.

Klarus G15 Flashlight

Klarus G15 Flashlight

This waterproof aluminum flashlight from Klarus is small but mighty. It measures just 4.75″ long and weighs just 5oz. with the battery, but can crank out an impressive 4000 lumens in its 5-second turbo mode. Runtimes range from 200 hours in its lowest “moonlight” setting down to 1.5 hours at 2000 lumens.

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