Pelican’s 3310 ELS emergency flashlight is designed to be wall-mounted and has a luminescent body that makes it easy to find in the dark. The LED light offers three brightness modes up to 378 lumens, with runtimes from 8 hours at high to 202 hours in the lowest setting.
THE BEST Flashlights
Have a dark place that needs extra illumination? Don’t trust some weensy low-power flashlight. Grab one of these impressive models that can crank out anywhere from 3650 to 25000 lumens, like the monster Olight X9R Marauder, just one of Everyday Carry’s excellent picks.
The CarAIDE is a versatile all-in-one tool to keep in your car’s trunk. In addition to being able to jumpstart a dead car battery and charge other gadgets via USB, it packs a flashlight, compass, thermometer, hook, emergency rope, emergency alarm, window breaker, seat belt cutter, and an industrial-strength magnet.
Nitecore’s palm-size flashlight is an impressive little light source, punching out up to 1000 lumens, and offering USB recharging. It’s made from aerospace-grade aluminum, and is rated IPX8 waterproof. It has three brightness modes, and its brightest beam can be seen from up to 585 feet away.
Acebeam’s substantial L30 Gen. II flashlight cranks out up to 4000 lumens of bright white light, thanks to a Cree XHP70.2 LED. It offers USB recharging, five brightness modes, and a strobe mode. It’s IPX8 waterproof, and has two switches – one on the side for all modes, and one on its tail for quick turbo mode access.
SureFire’s oversize tactical watch features an easy-to-read round dial, set into a rectangular case that provides sufficient space for a 300 lumen LED light and its rechargeable battery. It features a military-grade aluminum case for durability, and a fabric strap. They also sell a pricy Luminox version and a standalone WristLight.
While its extensive list of functions basically boil down to a flashlight and flat blade variants, the HUNT23 still looks like a great keychain addition. Measuring just 34mm (~1.34″) long and weighing only 0.24 oz., this tiny titanium tool is waterproof, and can be had with either a 100 lumen white light or a UV LED.
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.
Need some extra light to guide the way? Here’s a great deal on a kit of useful and portable LED lights for any nighttime task. The 3-piece set includes a 1000 lumen collapsible lantern, a palm-size tactical flashlight with adjustable flood/narrow beam, and bright headlamp for when you need to go hands-free.
Fenix’s insanely bright, but pocketable metal flashlight is the latest addition to our everyday carry. It cranks out up to 1600 lumens to a distance up to 928 feet, and charges quick thanks to a USB-C port and a high capacity battery. It’s IPX 68 waterproof, and offers 5 brightness levels plus a strobe mode. Full review on Technabob.
Nitecore’s keychain flashlight is smaller than a car key fob, but in turbo mode it can kick out up to 720 lumens, projecting a beam up to 100 yards. It’s rechargeable via USB, and IP67-rated waterproof to 1m, and includes a detachable clip for belt carrying or hands-free use.
Unless you live in sunlight 24 hours a day, you should always have a flashlight handy. There’s no better place to keep one than on your keychain. Everyday Carry offers up a handful of their favorite ultra-compact lights in a variety of styles and brightness levels.
The perfect light source for automotive emergencies, Striker’s flexible flashlight can stand itself up, and be pointed in the direction where you need light, whether for fixing a flat, or poking around under the hood. It also attaches to steel surfaces thanks to its magnetic base, and has three blinking hazard LEDs on its back.
This ultra-compact flashlight snaps onto the top of any 9-volt battery, turning the battery into its handle, and pushing out bright light from its six LEDs. It’s also magnetic so you can hang it up on your fridge or other metal surface.
This portable LED light source works not only as a lantern, but as a spot-beam flashlight, and a mood light with a flickering yellow flame effect. It collapses down to just 3-1/2″ x 6″ for easy packing. Save 28% in The Awesomer Shop.
Striker says B.A.M.F.F. stands for “Broad Array Multi Flood Flashlight,” but we know what it really stands for. Either way, these badass lights offer dual CREE LEDs,the ability to cast both spot and flood lights at the same time, and 400, 600, or 800 lumens of brightness.
The Tronex is a dual LED flashlight that has a built-in and retractable body strap, so you can use it handsfree. Its LEDs are mounted on flexible arms. It has several lighting modes, and provides up to 4500 lumens of light and up to 24h of use per charge. It also has a USB charging port.
This pocket flashlight pumps out 700 lumens on a 14500 battery. Its diamond-embossed body is extra grippy, and looks good too. While we prefer the titanium edition, it’s available in a black or red finish for about half the price. We also spotted a sweet custom-anodized one on Etsy.
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 pocket-sized flashlight combines a focused spotlight beam on its tip with a broad, omnidirectional lantern on its side. It can also stand up thanks to its bell-shaped rubber boot. Its C4 LED outputs 65 lumens, and runs for up to 6.5 hours on 2 AAA batteries.
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