Sometimes it feels like we focus so much on the bladed portion of our EDC that we take for granted all of the awesome gear that should be added to any rotation – and that includes a capable flashlight. Dropping a ton of cash on a flashlight may seem silly, but its utility can’t be debated. A flashlight is a lot like a knife, you never know when you may need one, but it’s always best to have one on hand.
But first, let’s address the obvious: what the heck is a lumen? To put it into perspective, a 60 watt incandescent light bulb is equal to about 900 lumens. While a watt is technically the amount of energy it takes to power a light, it’s the lumen count that describes how bright it shines. Here’s our ranking:
Now that we’re all much wiser about a flashlight’s lumenosity (get it?), there are many different styles of flashlights – and one size doesn’t fit all. We’ve broken these flashlights down by their specific utility so you’ll be able to find the right fit for you.
4Sevens has taken the Flashlight community by storm since their introduction nearly four years ago. Following the mantra form follows function, 4Sevens has surpassed others in the industry with their ultra compact, extremely bright duty and EDC flashlights. If you’re looking for a keychain, everyday pocket or large tactical light, 4Sevens has a light for you. They use the latest LED emitters, variable output technology for longer battery life, and aircraft-grade aluminum designed to IPX-8 waterproof standards for all their products. When looking for a light to get you through the night, turn to 4Sevens. You can see these at www.knifecenter.com. Continue Reading
Innovative New “Mini-Gun” Flashlight from Fenix
This light is over the top. It looks odd, kinda like a three headed monster, but it allows so much more functionality as well as improved heat dispersion. The three heads allow for three levels of output, from 8 lumens to 760 lumens, with runtimes from 232 hours down to 2 hours accordingly. There are also 3 strobe modes available. All of this in a waterproof light that runs on standard AA batteries. How cool is that?
See this flashlight at www.knifecenter.com
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