Best 18650 Flashlights

If you’re looking to break the 600-lumen barrier in a single-cell flashlight, then you’ll need one that runs on 18650 lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. When loaded with a fully charged 18650 cell, these flashlights can potentially hit outputs of around 900-1050 lumens for up to an hour.

Don’t need so much light or need your flashlight to last longer?

18650 flashlights also come with multiple output modes for various applications. At lower outputs, especially around 100-300 lumens, the performance of these flashlights are similar to that of high-end, single-cell AA flashlights, but with much better run-times due to the higher capacity of the 18650 battery.

18650s are nearly 4 times more powerful than regular AAs, but are only slightly bigger. Due to this, many single-cell 18650 flashlights are also only slightly larger than their AA counterparts. Coupled with the fact that 18650s are rechargeable as well, make single-cell 18650 flashlights very popular EDCs — for their potential to produce brighter beams, achieve longer run-times and ability to pop in a fully recharged lithium-ion battery whenever needed.

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!