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.
This highly versatile compact flashlight packs a CREE XPE light source with a zoom lens, and telescopes open to reveal a 500 lumen COB LED for work area illumination. It’s water resistant, and has a magnet in its tail for sticking to vehicles and other metal surfaces.
This pocket-sized aluminum flashlight aims its beam sideways, letting you illuminate hard to reach places more easily, and includes a magnetic end for greater versatility. It has a bright Cree XP-G2 R5 LED that produces up to 120 lumens from a single AAA battery.
There are tons of flashlights which simply light your way, but if you want objects you’re illuminating to show in their true color (which can be critical for wiring and other tasks), you need one with a good Color Rendering Index (CRI). Everyday Carry shares their top picks.
If you need to perform tasks in a dark place, this pocket-size flood light is the perfect accessory for your EDC kit. It’s got both a magnetic base and a pocket clip, and casts a bright, but diffuse 175 lumen LED for up to 7 hours on a set of 3-AAA batteries. In yellow or camouflage designs.
Packing a 2,800 lumen CREE XM-L2 LED light source, this beast will turn night into day with its incredibly bright beam, which can be focused from flood to spotlight, and offers three brightness levels. Built from aircraft-grade aluminum with watertight o-ring seals.
A great writing instrument when you need to write in a darkened location without impacting your night vision. This tactical pen has got a red LED for illumination at the tip, a non-reflective metal barrel, and comes with a pressurized ink cartridge that writes in all conditions.
Designed for law enforcement, but useful for everyone, this compact flashlight can be clipped onto a shirt pocket, belt, hat, or MOLLE webbing, and is also magnetic. Its head can swivel 160º, and it recharges via MicroUSB. Comes with white, white/red, blue, or UV LEDs.
An outdoor light which allows members of your party to carry their own lamps, then snap them back into a docking station for a bright 190 lumen area light at your base camp. The lantern runs up to 75h on 8 D-cells, while each panel has an NiMH battery for 1.5h runtime.
If you’re looking for a portable source of illumination, there are tons of options. But when it comes to flashlights small enough to keep on your keychain, battery size is the major constraint. Everyday Carry sums up the best small lights which run on a single AAA battery.
This versatile flashlight not only has a 200 lumen spotlight, it also has a side worklight with both white and red flashing modes, an emergency glass breaker, magnetic holder, a seatbelt knife, a compass, a solar recharger, and can juice up gadgets in a pinch.