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 […]
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Measuring just 2.5inches in length, the Surefire Sidekick is possibly the smallest, brightest LED keychain flashlight period. With a max output of 300 lumens, outfitted with Surefire’s MaxVision beam configuration technology, and with 3 modes of operation, this little devil will probably be the one and only EDC (Every Day Carry) flashlight you will ever need.