The two main categories you can put flashlight batteries into are: rechargeable and non-rechargeable. There are many types of flashlights that take one kind or the other. A non-rechargeable battery is perfect for those of you who are just on the go and will pick up a spare pack of batteries whenever it is needed. However, disposal batteries are cheaper and can be found almost anywhere.
On the other hand for those of you who are always on the go or tend to use your flashlights more often – flashlights with rechargeable batteries might be for you. Do you need your light for work or frequently go venturing into the outdoors? Then a flashlight that uses rechargeable batteries could help save you money over time.
A Lumen is the unit we use to measure light output. The more Lumens a flashlight puts out the brighter your flashlight’s beam will be. For example a flashlight that has an output of 1000 Lumens is going to be brighter and have a further beam distance than a flashlight with say 180 Lumens. As a buyer you need to pick the Lumen output that is most suitable for your needs.
Flashlights with higher Lumen Outputs are:
Flashlights with lower Lumen Outputs are:
Durability doesn’t matter to everyone but it is one factor that shouldn’t be overlooked when buying a new flashlight. In this day and age there are so many quality certifications and durability tests that it seems some flashlights are almost indestructible. There’s flashlights that are waterproof, impact resistant, they can be thrown off a cliff and still work – well maybe.
As a police officer, construction worker, firefighter, or some other hands on profession, you will want to look into a flashlight that can keep up and last through tough conditions. You want a flashlight that can be dropped from higher distances and can resist water penetration to a greater extent.
Some brands you can look at are:
Moreover, if you only need an everyday carry then maybe those things are not as important. You can get something with a normal impact resistant that is perfect for finding monsters in your child’s closet – or if you want to take a stroll into the woods.
Flashlights to have on you at anytime:
This is the one factor that many Flashaholics don’t want to think about – the dreaded budget. When you are looking for an everyday carry there are many frugal options available. What most people don’t realize that you can get an extremely durable and long-lasting flashlight on a decent budget.
Frugal Everyday Flashlights:
HOWEVER, if you are interested in high-performance flashlights and you do have a little bit more money to toy around with, there are some really great flashlights available to you! Sometimes “more is more” and if you can afford to get a flashlight with a few more features than we are happy to help!