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.
Here at KnifeCenter we’re always looking for new and improved products to do the same boring old jobs. When it comes to lighting, Klarus has some of the best manufactured products on the market. Using the highest quality materials, circuit efficiency, and LED technology available, Klarus lights are designed for long term use in the military and tactical fields. With a wide range of products available, you’re sure to find one that fits your need and your personal style. You can see them all at www.knifecenter.com.
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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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INOVA Inforce Series of High Power LED Flashlights
We sell a lot of flashlights here at the Knife Center. We have combat flashlights, Surefire Flashlights, high power UID flashlights from AE Lights and a lot of LED flashlights. We all really like the Inova lights. They have just released the INFORCE series of high power LED flashlights. This is the most powerful LED series we have seen. The researchers at INOVA have been at the forefront of LED technology all along. This is a great series!