MANY FOLKS THINK A PHONE FLASHLIGHT IS ENOUGH REPLACEMENT FOR A DEDICATED FLASHLIGHT.
Yeah, maybe for a short walk to your truck or when you need to find something under the bed.
But when you are outdoors, you’d definitely want to have a dedicated flashlight with you.
I once experienced getting a flat tire on the road. It was dark and I didn’t have a flashlight with me. I used my phone flashlight. Suffice to say, it took me a while to replace the flat tire because I didn’t get enough illumination.
So the following day, I took to Amazon to shop for a dedicated flashlight. The following were my choices:
FENIX FLASHLIGHTS TK32
I really liked this flashlight. It’s small but delivers incredible bright lights from long distance. It lasts for a long time using a rechargeable 18650 battery. Moreover, it can remember the last brightness setting used. But I found it a bit expensive so I passed up on it.
NITECORE CHAMELEON CU6 440
This is a waterproof, impact-resistant LED flashlight that can be used outdoors. When used on the lowest mode of output, it can last for up to 400 hours. There are switches located on both sides for controlling the white and colored LED.
STREAMLIGHT 65018 STYLUS PEN LIGHT
If you’re looking for a compact and lightweight LED light, I highly recommend this one. It can last up to 100,000 hours. It’s about the size of a regular pen and can be placed inside a backpack, tool bag or purse. I would have bought this but I thought it doesn’t produce enough illumination at night.
This is one of the best long-range flashlights today. It is capable of providing an output reaching 4450 lumens and up to 1151 meters. It uses four 18650 batteries and can last for hours. I would have gotten this but I still found it not within my budget.
THRUNITE MINI TN30
So I eventually settled for this one which is almost half the price of its bigger brighter. The ThruNite Mini TN30 is the best LED flashlight in my book. Despite being the size of a soda can, it can deliver 3660 lumens when in its highest settings. Using four 1865 batteries, it can last for more than 200 minutes.