A lot of people underappreciated just how useful it can be to have a flashlight around. There are so many situations in which a flashlight would be needed yet the ones that do not have one got used to replacing them with the light of their smartphone or a regular lighter. It is obvious that a lighter or the light from a smartphone screen would not help as much as a flashlight.
Looking at the types of flashlights available, it is a bit surprising just how many they are. There are simple LED flashlights, tactical ones, pocket models, large ones and many others. Choosing just 10 has been quite difficult as there are thousands of different models.
Best Flashlights in 2019
For our list we picked several different models of flashlights. Some of them are smaller while others are big enough to not fit inside a pocket. The main concern has been battery life and how much light they offer. LED models seem to have won on pretty much every level which is why most of the models selected are actually LED flashlights. With these things in mind let’s jump right to our top 10 best flashlights in 2019 reviews.
10. Xtreme Bright Emergency Auto Flashlight
Xtreme Bright auto flashlight is an interesting product that comes with a rather unusual design. The model actually features a LED light panel on the handle which will prove to be quite useful in certain circumstances.
The model offers a luminosity of 300 lumens which is quite decent. Due to the low power consumption of LED lights the model offers about 50 hours of continuous usage. Another interesting feature is the fact that the model has a metallic body which enables the user to just attached to metal surfaces.
9. Hausbell T6 LED Flashlight 1600LM Torch Adjustable Focus Zoom Light Lamp
Hausbell T6 is an inexpensive flashlight that comes with a well built body. The model is actually one of the brightest in our list. According to the manufacturers the flashlight offers a luminosity of about 1600 lumens.
Looking at its features the flashlight allows for the focus to be adjusted which affects its range. The built of the flashlight makes it skid and waterproof. It is available only in a black coating and comes in a very small form factor that makes it fit inside a pocket.
8. Refun E6 900 Lumens Tactical Flashlight
The Refun E6 tactical flashlight is a great little product. It is a bit more expensive but it has certain features that improve its functionality which explains why it received so many positives in 2019 reviews.
The model works only with rechargeable 18650 batteries. These battery cells are well known for their large capacity which means that the flashlight offers more than expected hours of usage on a single charge. It uses LED lights and offers a luminosity of 900 lumens.
7. Outlite 501B LED 900 Lumen Handheld Flashlight
Outlite 501B flashlight is a compact and reliable model that comes with a low price tag making it a rather appealing purchase. The model is mostly recommended to the ones that need a compact model that is capable of illuminating a large surface.
Using a powerful LED chip the flashlight can offer 900 lumens which makes it bright and energy efficient. It works with a 18650 rechargeable battery that is not included. The model offers five light modes that can adjust the brightness levels and comes with a waterproof body.
6. BYB 800 Lumens Rechargeable CREE T6 LED Flashlight
BYB LED flashlight is a popular model due to its build and reliability. The model comes with a reasonable price tag making it a great pick for the ones that need something simple yet want to get something decent for their money.
The flashlight offers 800 lumens making it rather bright. It is powered by a single 26650 battery cell that is not included. On a full charge, a battery cell should provide a decent number of hours of usage.
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5. AYL TF89 Bright 900 Lumens CREE XM-L2 LED Tactical Torch Flashlight
What makes the TF89 flashlight such a great purchase is the way it was made. This small tactical flashlight has a full metal body and a waterproof design. Surprisingly it is quite inexpensive thus offering a great value for the money.
In terms of performance the flashlight offers 900 lumens. It requires 3 AAA batteries or it can work with a single 18650 battery cell. The light bulb used is estimated to last for up to 100,000 hours and it includes a lifetime guarantee.
4. Lighting EVER Adjustable Focus Mini CREE LED Flashlight Torch
Lighting EVER offers a great flashlight that comes with a very low price tag. Surprisingly it does not feel cheap despite coming is such a small form factor. It is small enough to fit inside a pocket.
The model offers a brightness of 140 lumens which might not sound like much when compared with other models but it should be enough. It requires 3 AAA batteries and comes with a skid and waterproof design.
3. Dorcy Waterproof LED Flashlight
The Dorcy LED flashlight is a sturdy model that comes with a surprisingly low price tag. This small and cheap flashlight comes with a waterproof body made mostly out of plastic.
In terms of lighting the flashlight offers 55 lumens which for a flashlight is quite decent. It requires 3 AAA batteries which are included in the kit and comes with a tail cap clip. The flashlight includes a one year warranty and it is available only with a yellow finish.
2. J5 Tactical V1-PRO Flashlight
J5 tactical V1-PRO flashlight is one of the best-selling models that managed to make it into our list. The product is quite low priced making it a great option for the ones that do not want to spend too much on a flashlight.
Looking at its performance the flashlight offers 300 lumens. It requires a single AA battery or it can be used with a rechargeable 14500 battery cell. The model uses LED lights which means it is energy efficient and bright enough.
1. UltraFire 7w 300lm Mini Cree Led Flashlight Torch
UltraFire Mini Cree is by far the best-selling model in our list. What made it so popular is the low price tag and the built quality. The model is one of the most affordable ones while its compact form factor makes it very convenient to carry around.
The model uses LED lights that deliver 300 lumens. It can work with a 14500 rechargeable battery cell and comes with a waterproof design.
Flashlights are quite inexpensive for most part or at least the ones selected for our list are. LED lights are usually a bit more expensive and for a good reason. They tend to drain the batteries slower and provide more light.
Most of the flashlights in our list are LED models but for the sake of diversity we included regular models as well. The most popular flashlights are actually the models that support rechargeable battery cells which makes them much more convenient for an obvious reason.