Measuring 4.8″ long, the TC15 packs a punch for its size, kicking out a max 2300 lumens with a beam distance of 807 feet. It has a CREE XHP 35 LED light source, and is powered by a rechargeable 18650 battery. It offers five brightness levels and a strobe mode, and comes in black or military tan with cool or neutral white light.
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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.
One80’s second-gen headlamp uses 16 LEDs to output 360 lumens wherever you aim your face. It weighs just 4oz, including its battery pack, and can run for 3 to 7 hours, depending on brightness. It’s waterproof and dustproof too. Save 25% in The Awesomer Shop for a limited time.
This teensy titanium flashlight is small enough to carry on a keychain or as a zipper pull, but it’s way more versatile than its size might lead you to believe. In addition to its light, it can open boxes, pry things, split pills, and turn screws. Its LED module is available in white, red, or UV.
The “Glo-Toob” is designed to help spotters find you in an emergency. Its LEDs are visible from every angle, and can be set to high, low, and strobe modes. It’s made from aluminum and polyester resin, and is 100% waterproof. Pre-order price available for a limited time from Drop, and includes a free GTK accessory clip for mounting.
Find your way in the dark while keeping your hands free with one of these Vega headlamps. It has a 200-lumen COB LED that shines brightly wherever you’re looking. The light runs on 3 AAA batteries (not included), and offers high, low, and flash modes. Grab a 3-pack for 26% off in The Awesomer Shop.
Nextool’s perfectly-sized flashlight kicks out up to 2,000 lumens of brightness, visible from up to 380 meters (~1246 feet) away. It’s got an IPX7 waterproof aluminum body, and a 5000mAh rechargeable battery that’s charged via a USB-C port. Special pre-order price available from Drop through 8.9.2020.
Need to be seen in the dark? This 3.25″ long pocket flashlight light features a domed diffuser and a bright LED source that runs on a single AA battery. In strobe and high output modes it pushes out 350 lumens of brightness. Its case is made from aluminum with knurled grips, and has a removable, reversible pocket clip.
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.
Flashlight company Imalent says their jumbo-sized handheld light can output an astounding 32,000 lumens in its turbo mode. It packs eight CREE XHP70 LEDs, and has a maximum throw distance of over half a mile. Its built-in power pack runs on eight 18650 lithium-ion batteries.
Nitecore upgrades its TIP keychain flashlight with a second OSRAM P8 LED, pushing it to a max 700 lumens of output, and an illumination distance up to 100 yards. It still weighs less than an ounce, and offers up to 50 hours of run time per charge on its lower settings. Available in black or grey.
If there’s one thing that belongs on every keychain, it’s a flashlight. Everyday Carry selected 10 great little pocket light sources you’d be happy to have with you the next time you’re fumbling around in the dark looking for the right key or the keyhole. We really dig the design and power of the Prometheus Foursevens Mini MK III.
This keychain-sized flashlight features a CREE XP-G3 S5 LED that can produce up to 550 lumens of brightness. Its durable polycarbonate body glows in the dark, and its built-in LiPo rechargeable battery is juiced up via a Micro USB connector. Save 19% in The Awesomer Shop.
Unlike most pocket-sized flashlights, Nitecore’s LA10 provides a soft, even flood light, so you can use it like a portable lantern. It outputs up to 135 lumens from a single AA battery, and has a magnetic tail cap for sticking to a car hood or other metal objects. Need more brightness? Check out the 1000-lumen Nitecore LR12.
Flashlight maker Emisar builds each of its lights based on your specifications. The titanium and copper D4V2 Ti can be equipped with Nichia or SST LEDs that make 3000 to 4300 lumens, in a variety of color temperatures. The color-changeable accent lighting is a unique touch too.
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.
RovyVon’s pocket-sized flashlight is small, but mighty. It can crank out up to 2800 lumens via its front-facing CREE XP-G3 LEDs, while a set of UV-C LEDs on its side can be used for disinfection of surfaces in 10 minutes or less. It has a two-way pocket clip, and a magnet in its tail for mounting on metal. Save 33% in The Awesomer Shop.
This barbell-shaped flashlight incorporates lights on both of its two ends, with a parabolic reflector one side and an array of COB LEDs on the other. It offers multiple brightness levels up to 1200 lumens, a strobe mode, and a red/blue emergency flasher. Its 10000 mAh battery pack offers up to 20 hours of runtime on a charge.
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.
GoPro diversifies from the camera biz with this versatile light source. The Zeus Mini has 10 LEDs that kick out 200 lumens. It comes with a clip and 360º swivel mount, and is compatible with standard GoPro mounts. It’s waterproof to 33ft (10m), offers four brightness levels, and comes with a diffuser for smooth illumination.
Olight’s small-but-mighty pocket flashlight features a water-resistant aluminum body with a unique knurled grip design. It offers 180 lumens of brightness from a single AAA battery, and has a TIR optic lens for a smooth beam. The zig-zag pocket clip offers carrying versatility. Available in desert tan and black.
This palm-sized, aluminum alloy flashlight cranks out a peak 2800 lumens from a single 18650 battery. It has three Cree XP-L LEDs with optics engineered for a smooth and wide beam. It’s IP68 waterproof, and has a magnetic tail, and built-in multifunction clip for mounting versatility.
Nebo’s 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.
This skinny, cordless light is designed to attach underneath a vehicle’s hood, providing bright and even illumination while you work. It has 202 LED lamps which output up to 1200 lumens. It adjusts from 47″ to 76″ wide to fit a variety of hoods, and its spring-loaded, padded clips reduce the risk of damaging paint.
Rather than metal, SureFire’s rugged G2X series flashlight is made from Nitrolon, a lightweight and extremely durable polymer that won’t dent, ding, or crack, and won’t freeze to your skin in cold weather. It has a nice bright 600 lumen LED light source, and a micro-textured reflector to ensure a smooth beam.
Thanks to its colorful sheen, copper is one of the most visually interesting metals out there. If you prefer your pocket tools with a little more flash than plain old black or stainless, then check out these cool flashlights, courtesy of our pals at Everyday Carry. We’re particularly taken with the Olight S2R II.
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