Best Flashlights of 2017 3

Here’s our compilation of the latest and greatest flashlights available in the market that will dominate 2017. Best Flashlights of 2017 For anyone serious in getting an illumination tool, palm-sized flashlights driven by a single 18650 battery that provides at least a thousand lumens of maximum output is the standard for today. Durability-wise, the flashlight has to be made of anodised space-grade aluminium and waterproof up to 2 metres for 30 minutes. If you’re looking for the “best” flashlight, you need to ask: whether you’re looking for the brightest flashlight for everyday carry (EDC); or a flashlight that allows you to “reach out and […]

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ThruNite Neutron 2C V2

ThruNite Neutron 2C V2 – Most Versatile EDC Flashlight

If you’re unsure whether to get a compact flashlight or one that is slightly larger but more powerful, then the ThruNite Neutron 2C V2 is the ideal LED flashlight for you. Simply because it can be both.

The default out-of-box configuration of the Neutron 2C V2 accepts one CR123A/16340 or an 18350 battery. However, it also comes with an extension tube that can be attached for it to accept the longer 18650 battery or two CR123As/16340s or 18350s, to unleash its full potential. Talk about battery options!


Olight S15R Baton – Best Single AA Rechargeable Flashlight

Versatility in LED flashlights is a key consideration for an Every Day Carry (EDC). A powerful flashlight that is compact, easily recharged, yet can also be powered by a regular AA alkaline battery makes it a versatile survival tool. The Olight S15R is just such an ideal candidate for a zombie apocalypse. Hey, if it’s good enough for a zombie apocalypse, its good enough for anything.

Olight S15R

Fenix UC35

Fenix UC35 – Ultra Waterproof Rechargeable PD35

When it comes to rechargeable LED flashlights, — especially those that charge through micro-usb ports, — the ultimate concern will be what happens should water get into the charging port. Well, apparently Fenix got it all figured out with the UC35, the rechargeable version of the highly popular PD35.


Olight S30R Baton II – Best Value Rechargeable 18650 Flashlight

If you’re just getting your first 18650 flashlight, you can’t go wrong with this. The Olight S30R Baton II (3600mAh) will start you off with everything you need. The best bundle from Amazon.com comes with a 18650 (3600mAh) battery, the charging dock, an AC adaptor, a car charger and a holster. Talk about a starter kit!

Olight S30R Baton II - back

Olight S10R Baton II

Olight S10R Baton II – Small Rechargeable RCR123A Flashlight

The Olight S10R Baton II is the second iteration of the popular S10R, of the rechargeable series, of which the S10 is the non-rechargeable version. The reason for its popularity? At only 2.89 inches, it disappears into the palm of your hands should you wrap your fingers around it, making it the ultimate EDC (Every Day Carry) flashlight. Don’t be fooled by it’s size because it packs a truckload of features, some of which are just pure genius.


Surefire Titan Plus – Brightest AAA Flashlight

300 Lumens from a single AAA nickel metal-hydride or alkaline battery. This is so far, at this point of writing, the brightest single AAA LED flashlight in the market. Made by one of the most reputable flashlight brands in the world. You can stop pinching yourself now.

Surefire Titan Plus

Zebralight SC5

Zebralight SC5 OP – Brightest AA Flashlight

If you’re looking for a powerfully bright AA LED flashlight, no other comes close to the Zebralight SC5. This is unlike other hundred-plus-lumen AA flashlights that support 14500 lithium batteries, turbo-ing up to 220 – 300 lumens ONLY when their lithium-ion cousins are used. The SC5 can have a max output of 535 lumens for 3 minutes, before stepping down to 325 lumens… on a single nickel metal-hydride or alkaline battery! At the other end of the spectrum, the SC5 also comes with an ultra-low output of 0.1 lumens which can last continuously up to 4 months!