This article introduces the best, most fashionable and brightest 6 flashlights on the market in 2019.
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“This is hight end water-resistant, shockproof, and made of aircraft-grade anodized aluminum.”
“Its best overall and maximum output is 500 lumens – more than enough for a nighttime walk through the woods.”
“This is ultra bright and Equipped with three ultra-bright LED bulbs that have a powerful maximum output of 1,300 lumens.”
“Submersible up to 6 feet and floats face up when dropped in water; Easier to spot if it goes overboard.”
“This is best lantern flashlight, Perfect for all hiking and camping trips, hunting missions with long lasting battery life which can be charged with the USB Cable. It can also be used as a power bank; It can charge all kinds of Cellphones, Tablets, and all other Electronic devices”
“The Mini Maglite AA Pro boasts an optimum level of performance for a torch of this size and is an ideal choice for those wanting high power, compact size and simple on or off operation.”
If you simply need a flashlight that cannot fail, the Streamlight 74751 Strion is pricey, but professional-grade – it’s often recommended by police officers, for instance. It has a maximum output of 500 lumens and can throw a beam up to 200 meters. It’s also powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that will last from one to more than three hours, depending on brightness.
This flashlight is water-resistant, shockproof, and made of aircraft-grade anodized aluminum. It won’t roll away when you set it on a table, and the ribbed body is easy to grip. There are three light levels – low, medium, and high – as well as a strobe function. The battery can be recharged 1,000 times and the LED light should last at least 50,000 hours. Users say that it’s reliable above all else, though there are a few who report faulty on/off switches.
If you need an all-around solid flashlight, plenty of reviewers are willing to vouch for the ThruNite Archer 2A V3. Powered by two AA batteries, its maximum output is 500 lumens – more than enough for a nighttime walk through the woods – with an impressive maximum beam distance of 118 yards. Experts at The Sweethome say this is the one to beat for its combination of ease of use, brightness and value.
This ThruNite Archer is relatively light at 1.7 ounces, and it has four brightness settings and a strobe function. Experts particularly love the “Firefly” setting, which turns on a gentle, low light that won’t blind you once your eyes are adjusted to the dark. Other features include an aircraft-grade aluminum body that won’t roll around on a table and can stand up on its end, water resistance up to 1.5 meters, a momentary-on setting when you just need a quick light, and brightness memory. Runtime ranges from 17 hours on low to 100 minutes on high. The two-button controls are intuitive and easy to use, owners say, but some say it stopped working after a drop or report other durability issues.
If you need a flashlight that’s as bright as possible, the Anker Ultra-Bright Tactical Flashlight fits the bill. And if you’re put off by the cost, you only need to look at the reviews for this item to know it delivers premium performance to match the price. The Anker Tactical Flashlight is equipped with three ultra-bright LED bulbs that have a powerful maximum output of 1,300 lumens. That makes it great for outdoor applications where you need as much light as you can get — and the 1,200-foot beam is hard to beat in a flashlight this size. It’s also powered by a convenient USB-rechargeable battery (included), so you can use it without depleting your stash of AAs. This flashlight takes eight hours to fully charge and lasts up to six hours of continuous use without dimming.
The Anker Tactical Flashlight is waterproof and shock-resistant, so you don’t need to worry about using it (or dropping it) in inclement weather. It also has a wrist strap for easy carrying. There are three light settings – low, medium, and high – as well as strobe and S.O.S. modes for drawing attention during emergencies. It weighs just over a pound and is seven inches long, making it a manageable size for your glove compartment or camping pack.
If you do a lot of camping or boating and need a robust light that can stand to get wet, try out the Stanley FL5W10 Waterproof Spotlight. It’s submersible up to an impressive 6 feet, and it also will float in water with the light beam pointing up. Maximum output is 520 lumens, and it’s powered by a rechargeable NiMH battery.
Unlike traditional flashlights, this Stanley has an ergonomic grip that extends down from the light and a trigger-like button – on first glance, the design is similar to that of a hair dryer. There are two light modes, high and low, and it includes a home and car charger. Runtime is up to 14 hours on a full charge. It’s heavier than a flashlight at 1.8 pounds, but fairly light when compared with other spotlights. Most owners say it’s sturdily built and bright enough for long-distance needs; they also love not having to worry about it during rainy or wet conditions. But there are some users who say it stopped working after a few weeks or months.
If you need reliable, hands-free light for a defined area but still want the precision of a flashlight for other uses, a lantern flashlight like the Samlite 4-in-1 Rechargeable LED Lantern Flashlight can give you the best of both worlds. This powerful model has a maximum brightness of 530 lumens and an impressive beam distance of 530 meters. It runs on two lithium-ion batteries.
The Samlite has a lot of slick features. First, it doubles as a charger for other USB-compatible electronic devices, and the light’s charging cord stores right in the flashlight handle. It also comes with a hands-free shoulder strap and hanging loop for use as a lantern. Modes include high, low and strobe, and users can choose 180- or 360-degree light when using the Samlite as a lantern. Runtime ranges from three hours on high as a flashlight to 30 hours on low as a lantern. At 7 inches long, 4 inches wide and 1.1 pounds, it’s also relatively compact. Owners love the versatility of this model and report few complaints, and it’s backed by a 30-day money-back guarantee.
If you need a tried-and-true flashlight that is small enough to fit in your junk drawer or glove compartment, it’s hard to go wrong with the Maglite Mini Pro. Powered by two AA batteries, the Mini Maglite can throw a beam up to 163 meters and has a maximum output of 272 lumens. It’s also water- and drop-resistant.
The Sweethome notes that it doesn’t get much more basic than the Mini Maglite – you twist the head to turn it on and off. There is a single brightness setting. Note that though it’s only 6 inches long, the light is a bit heavier than others at 4.15 ounces including the batteries. Runtime is about 2.5 hours. Maglite touts its “superior quality craftsmanship,” and owners agree that the aluminum body is quite sturdy; many say they’ve had their Maglites for years. Some owners say they’ve had issues with the light flickering off, however.