Finding a reliable tactical flashlight isn’t as easy as some would imagine, especially given the many options available nowadays. While it used to be that only professionals were in need of tactical flashlights, their use has become widespread over time, almost to the point that you should perhaps have one inside the house just in case. The main reason behind this being that not only are tactical flashlights more durable and reliable than standard flashlights but they’re also a lot more versatile as far as usage goes. Over the next few minutes, we’ll take a look at the ten best tactical flashlights the market has to offer at this point in time.
10Kootek Survival Knife and Tactical LED Flashlight
Convenient 2-in-1 technology makes this one of the handiest outdoor tools you can have in your collection. The powerful LED flashlight also doubles as a lethal or useful tactical knife, depending on your requirements. Its compact body which can also be used as an attack hammer is 7.6 inches in size. The flashlight has a maximum light output of 800 lumens and comes with three programmed modes for good measure.
9AR-Happy 5-Pack Tactical LED Flashlights
If you’re looking for enough tactical equipment for your entire team, the AR-Happy pack of five elite tactical mini LED flashlights. Each flashlight has a maximum light output of 350 lumens and comes with adjustable focus settings. They feature a wonderful to hold skid-proof and water-resistance body that weighs around 400 grams and is 9.4 centimeters in length. Overall, it is perhaps one of the most lightweight tactical flashlights out there.
8Solaray ZX-1XL Professional Flashlight Kit
The complete kit includes the tactical LED flashlight, 2 Li-ion batteries, and a cordless direct-plug-in battery charger. This flashlight is capable of dazzlingly bright maximum light outputs with zoom in and zoom out functions. Its compact body is made of aircraft-grade aluminum and is also waterproof. The lightweight flashlight weighs in at just 7 ounces, which makes it very easy to carry.
7Fenix PD35 Tactical Flashlight
This is without a doubt the brightest tactical mini LED flashlight in this list. Featuring a 1,000-lumen maximum light output, a perfectly compact and pocket-sized build and reliably high performances, this is the perfect piece of equipment for professionals. The flashlight can project a beam as far as 656 feet away. We should also point out that it runs on two standard AA batteries, an ingenious build that gives it a lot of flexibility.
6Outlite Tactical LED Portable Flashlight
The compact design of the Outlite Tactical portable LED flashlights makes it even more convenient to carry around whether by hand or in your backpack. Despite its lightweight build, it feels solid in the hand and is very easy to grip firmly. The LED flashlight has a maximum zoom-in light output of 900 lumens and a zoom-out light output that ranges between 500 and 700 lumens. It uses a Cree XML-T6 LED bulb and features a watertight lithium body. A rubber on/off button at the tail of the flashlight allows you to switch between 5 different light modes – high, medium, low, SOS and strobe. Furthermore, it also comes with a free keychain LED flashlight.
5Oxy-LED Tactical Flashlight
The superior build of this tactical mini LED flashlight is what makes it feature so high up on this list. Its build is compact, with a body that is made of a sturdy aluminum alloy with anti-abrasive coating and a highly durable ultra-clear glass lens with an anti-reflective layer. The LED flashlight has a lifespan of over 50,000 hours and features 5 modes including high, low, strobe and SOS. Its rechargeable Li-ion batteries come with protection that protects it from overcharging.
4Streamlight Stylus Pen Light
The Streamlight Stylus pen light boasts of one of the most innovative and lightweight builds. Weighing in at just a tenth of a pound and measuring only 5.3 inches in length, the LED pen light is the definition of portable. The high-flux LED light has a maximum light output of 65 lumens and can illuminate for up to 6.5 hours. The rubber tail on its waterproof and scratchproof body allows for easy operation of the pen light, which also comes with the time-extending Micro Optical System.
3Maglite Three-Cell Tactical Flashlight
Despite taking on a more classic design, this flashlight is more powerful than you would expect and makes full use of LED technology. The flashlight is powered by three D-cell batteries and it features a tough design. It comes with intelligent energy source management technology which helps to optimize battery use by balancing the light output with the battery life. It is capable of delivering hours of illuminations in darkness.
2Streamlight Tactical Flashlight
This discrete tactical flashlight lacks nothing in terms of power despite its compact, pocket-sized design. It uses C4 LED technology to deliver strong beams of light and has a 50,000-hour lifespan. You can switch to its different light modes using the handy rubber tail it has, one that is easy to operate even with one hand. Furthermore, you will find this particular flashlight to be surprisingly affordable given its features and how sturdy it is.
1J5 Pro Tactical V1 Portable LED Flashlight
The rugged build of the J5 LED flashlight makes it suitable for heavy duty applications of all kinds. It has a maximum light output of 300 lumens and a beam distance of up to 600 feet, which is perfect for camping, nighttime hunting, or hiking and excursions. The flashlight has high, low and strobe light modes and can be powered by a single 14500 rechargeable battery or an AA battery. On top of all this, it is perhaps one of the most affordable tactical flashlights money can buy.