LED flashlights are a relatively new type of flashlight, and there are already too many options to choose from. This means that shopping for a LED flashlight can be confusing, difficult, and even frustrating.
In order to alleviate the burden of shopping for a LED flashlight, today I want to share with you my top ten favorite LED flashlights. These LED flashlights are the best that I have come across, and although this is not an exhaustive list, you can’t go wrong with any of these flashlights.
#10 Eagle Tac – P100C2 – This is a good CREE XP-E (Q5) LED flashlight. I like the new shock mounted lens. It takes two CR123 batteries.
Two Modes of Output:
High: 2 hour runtime – 220 lumens
Low: Up to 14 hour runtime – 55 lumens
#9 Pelican – 7060 – Pelican got together with the Los Angeles Police Department to develop this flashlight. It has rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteries with a charge time of 4-5 hours.
Max: 160 lumens
#8 Surefire – Kroma – This is a nice dual output flashlight with three color options (red, white, or blue). This flashlight works with two CR123 batteries.
Two Modes of Output:
High: 50 lumens
Low: 1.4 lumens
#7 Streamlight – Polystinger LED – Another great rechargeable flashlight. This one has a really sturdy aluminum body.
Three Output Modes:
Low: 2 hour runtime – 185 lumens
Medium: 3.75 hour runtime – 95 lumens
High: Up to 7.25 hour runtime -45 lumens
#6 Nitecore – D10 – This is a cool flashlight with a unique electronic controlled switch. It is powered by a single AA battery.
Two Output Modes:
High: 50 minutes – 130 lumens
Low: 45 hours – 3 lumens
#5 4Sevens – Quark AA – Premium Cree XP-G (S2). Runs on one AA battery.
Seven Output Modes:
Moonlight: 0.4 lumens for 422 hours
Low: 4 lumens for 48 hours
Medium: 19 lumens for 6 hours
High: 83 lumens for 90 minutes
Max: 95 lumens for 57 minutes
Strobe: 95 lumens for 2.5 hours
Beacon: 0-95 lumens pulse for 18 hours
#4 Dorcy International – 41-4299 – This is a Cree (Q4) rechargeable LED flashlight. It has a two hour runtime on each charge. This flashlight also includes an AC/DC charger which means that it can be charged on the go.
Max: 220 lumens
#3 Inova – T4 – One of the best rechargeable lithium-ion flashlights. This flashlight was engineered with the professional in mind. Very durable.
Max: 227 lumens
#2 Olight – M20 Warrior – Great highly rated flashlight. This light features three brightness levels and a strobe mode. This flashlight takes two CR123 batteries.
Max: 250 lumens
#1 Fenix - LD 20 (R4) – This is a great high performance flashlight, and you will probably be able to find it for a reasonable price. It uses two AA batteries, and has 4 brightness levels, strobe, and SOS modes.