Best Flashlights; Tactical & LED items reviewed by Everyday Carry

Best Flashlights for Everyday Carry

Carrying a LED flashlight as part of your everyday carry is a bright idea—and we don't mean the one on the back of your smartphone.  While the LED on your phone can work in a pinch, a dedicated EDC flashlight is a more reliable option. Even if you think you might not use one, the reality is that it gets dark every night. So to be prepared, whether it's in a blackout, scanning the floor for something you dropped, or taking a walk at night, you should invest in a small flashlight.

If you've never carried a flashlight before, we recommend starting small. Small flashlights are easier to carry in your pocket or even on your keychain without getting in the way. The top flashlights can still get impressively bright thanks to how advanced LEDs and batteries have become.

For emergencies or really hard use, you might want to look at tactical flashlights. They're built to perform in demanding military and law enforcement applications, so they'll be powerful and durable enough for your everyday uses.

Different Types of Flashlights for Everyday Carry

To While we mentioned small keychain flashlights and tactical flashlights, you'll notice there are plenty of ways flashlights can differ. Not all lights are long, bulky cylinders. The easiest way to narrow down a flashlight is by what battery it uses: think AAA, AA, or CR123 to start. Smaller batteries generally mean smaller and more compact flashlights with less runtime and brightness. Bigger, more powerful flashlights require more batteries, and mean a bulkier light overall. To learn more about which type of flashlight is right for you, check out this brief explainer on batteries. Then, check out our buying guides for the best cheap flashlights, and scroll down for even more options.


FOURSEVENS Mini Turbo MkIII

“Great things come in small packages” has never been more true for the modern flashlight. What used to be a choice between power and size has now simply become a choice of convenience. FOURSEVENS has a long history of making cutting-edge compact lights for EDC, and now under the banner of Prometheus Lights they continue to innovate in both design and tech. The Mini Turbo MkIII packs impressive power and features into a pocket-friendly profile, proving that you don't have to compromise to carry a great flashlight.

This third iteration of FOURSEVENS's Mini Mk series makes two significant upgrades that warrant it a serious look. The first is a larger “Turbo” head that gives the light a bigger smooth reflector (and thus a longer throw), to the tune of 20 meters more than its predecessor. Inside the head resides a new Cree XPL-HI LED in a neutral white tint, which gives you a maximum output of 700 lumens at 4500K (a pleasant 75+ CRI) and a top range of 200 meters. Tint and power are one thing, but the MkIII takes a step further by allowing you to customize its outputs to 6 profiles. With options such as a single High output, access to all modes, or a versatile Low-Medium-High arrangement, the light operates as simple or as complex as you'd like through its twisty interface.

The rest of the MkIII's body is made from 6061-T6 anodized aluminum, with an extra-tough IPX8 rating that's more than capable of rigorous daily tasks. And in spite of its tiny 2.38” length, there's still room to fit a solid clip and a magnetic tailcap that lets you light up those hard to reach spaces. The total package including the MkIII's included high-discharge RCR123A battery barely tips the scales at 1.8 ounces, further cementing its purpose as a capable everyday light.

With enthusiast features and robust construction in a size that's easy to carry, the FOURSEVENS Mini Turbo MkIII earns a spot in any EDCer's pocket. Pick one up from Amazon at the link below.

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Is the Nitecore Tube Worth It in 2019?

The best flashlight is the one you have on you. For a lot of EDCers that means a keychain flashlight is the way to go. They're compact and lightweight, immensely practical and can work well in a pinch. In the past though, keychain lights tended to have poor build quality, inconvenient batteries that drained quickly, and not enough output to do serious work. But as LED flashlight technology improved, keychain lights became capable enough to replace even some larger, traditional primary flashlights. The Nitecore Tube was a revolutionary, innovative light at the time, packing impressive brightness and versatility with modern quality of life improvements in a sleek, lightweight build—all at an incredible value. But as we've seen how quickly flashlight technology advances, is the Nitecore Tube still worth it today? Read onto find out how it holds up and if your keyring could use a more modern upgrade.

MecArmy CPL Watchband Flashlight

One way to shake things up in your EDC is to experiment not just with what you carry, but how you carry them. In the case of flashlights, you might have one in your pocket, on your keychain, on your phone, or even on your head. But if none of those options appeal to you, maybe your next light belongs on your wrist. MecArmy's new innovation, the CPL Flashlight, sports a unique form factor designed to slip onto a watch band or similarly sized tactical webbing. It's a modern, premium upgrade to the button-cell lights of the past that can consolidate and add value to your carry in ways other flashlights can't, especially if you're already using a watch or tactical bag.

To keep the CPL compact enough to carry comfortably on a 24mm or smaller watch strap, it sports a low-profile, 30mm x 28mm x 18mm square form factor. The body's TC4 titanium construction makes it ideal for wrist wear, as it's tough yet light at just about 1 ounce, as well as corrosion-resistant and hypoallergenic for EDCers with sensitive skin. Smooth, chamfered edges and rounded strap hooks on the underside also add to the overall comfort of the light.

On the business end, you'll find a CREE XP-G2 LED that outputs a full, floody beam. The CPL features an emergency strobe and 4 general usage modes with a 3-lumen Low that lasts for 30 hours, up to a maximum output of 160 lumens on Turbo for the first 2 minutes, ramping down to 43 lumens. It's powered by user-replaceable CR2032 button batteries and operates via a large, recessed power button to avoid accidental presses. Double-tapping the button turns the light on, single pressing cycles through its modes, press and hold turns the light off, and triple clicking gives instant access to its Turbo mode.

With a unique form factor that's designed to be carried in places other lights can't go, the CPL features the usual set of robust durability features like 1m drop resistance and IPX6 water resistance. You can toss it on your favorite compatible watch band or keep it as a back-up light on any PALS webbing you might find on a tactical bag or pouch organizer. Get a closer look at the MecArmy CPL and grab one to round out your kit from the link below.

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EAGTAC D3A Titanium Flashlight

When it comes to EDC flashlights, there's a certain magical combination of features that causes an unavoidable attraction. The flashlight where compatibility, collectibility, and color converge is one that's sure to capture more than a few enthusiasts' hearts. The EAGTAC D3A is one of those lights. With a sleek titanium shell, top class tint, and the ability to take on multiple power sources, not only can it take on your everyday lighting needs with confidence and convenience, it looks damn good while doing it, too.

The D3A is the latest in EAGTAC's “D” line of popular EDC lights, prized equally for their versatile performance and compact form factor. The D3A continues the line by adopting design cues on the outside and supercharging its performance within. Its shell is CNC-machined from titanium and brass, polished to an eye-catching mirror finish. Cooling fins etched into the head and a diamond knurling pattern round out the D3A's design.

It's in the electronics where the D3A gets the biggest upgrades. It all starts with a new A750 RC LED driver. It features high efficiency, versatile modes across the board, and most importantly, supports 14500 rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. This allows you a higher voltage fuel source when you need to eke out a bit more lumens and runtime, while still offering the convenience of a common AA battery. The driver powers a cutting-edge Nichia 219C emitter with a 92 CRI rating—currently one the highest and most accurate color renderings you can get on a flashlight. The light's 4 default levels are controlled via twisting the head or via its rear (glow in the dark!) clicky switch, with a top end of 353 lumens for 1 hour on High and a max runtime of over 150 hours on its 2-lumen Low setting.

As with all EAGTAC flashlights, there's plenty of versatility with the D3A's outputs, with programmable last mode memory and lower Low settings available to more discerning users. And carrying the light is just as flexible thanks to an included clip, compact 2.9” length, and an included rigid nylon holster. Check out EAGTAC's latest and greatest EDC light at the Amazon link below.

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Streamlight ProTac 90

Sometimes a task comes along that the usual tools can't solve. Whether it's an unfortunate situation or a problematic location, a specific tool can often make the difference. An angled flashlight is one such tool, with its ability to get into spaces other lights can't manage. Even better if it's one made by one of the most reliable and popular brands in EDC. When it comes to tight spots, Streamlight's ProTac 90 may be the right angle to get you out.

Streamlight are well-known for their highly reliable and affordable flashlights, offering excellent build quality and performance at the fraction of the cost of many of their peers. The ProTac 90 is no different. Three output modes can be powered by a CR123A battery to provide a maximum output of 300 lumens on High for 1.75 hours, or 125 lumens for up to 5.5 hours when using a lithium AA battery. The multi-fuel capability makes it convenient to trade power for runtime (or more accessible batteries) when out in the field. A rubber switch rests behind the angled head where the ProTac 90's C4 LED sits, allowing you to navigate its stock modes or switch to one of three other programs depending on your needs. All this is housed within a 6000 Series machined aircraft aluminum with black anodized finish, and IPX7-rated resistance to boot.

While the right angle created from the light's design offers illumination opportunities in places where there's little vertical clearance, its shape offers even more EDC-friendly utility. For starters, it's more comfortable and ergonomic to hold when in use, compared to an over- or underhand grip that requires a bit of wrist flexibility. There's also a reason many headlamps make use of an L-shaped flashlight: it means the light's body can stay flush against a headband while still pointing its beam straight ahead. The ProTac 90's included clip also allows alternative hands-free operation by letting you attach it to a harness or strap to keep its output level while still remaining within reach.

Streamlight's ProTac 90 gives you a no-frills, all-business right-angle flashlight that's an excellent addition to any flashlight kit. Pick one up at the Amazon link below.

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Lumintop Titanium Penlight

"This pen-style pocket flashlight features a durable titanium alloy body with a military-grade hard-anodized finish. It’s IPX8-rated waterproof, and features a 125 lumen Nichi LED light source optimized for..." (via TheAwesomer)

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ThruNite Neutron 2C V3

With rock-solid features at an exceptionally attractive price tag, the ThruNite Neutron 2C has established itself to be an excellent everyday light. Rather than reinvent the wheel to keep the flashlight fresh, ThruNite instead innovate with careful iteration. Now in its 3rd version, the latest 2C comes with measured upgrades rather than drastic differences, adopting the power, versatility, and utility of modern lights while staying true to its core as a great all-around flashlight for EDC.

The Neutron 2C V3's exterior largely remains unchanged from its initial release. It comes in an IPX8-rated black anodized aluminum tube with a raised collar with an anti-roll design that houses a metal side switch and generous knurling for its bottom half. A key feature lies with this segmented bottom portion: it unscrews into two separate parts to allow you to shorten the entire light, giving compatibility to huge range of batteries (18650 x 1, 18350 x 1, CR123A x 2, 16340 x 1, 16340 x 2). This gives the 2C ridiculous versatility and portability depending on your needs, and thanks to a built-in micro USB port, the light itself is even able to recharge said cells. The 2C's accessories include a pre-attached clip, 3400 mAh 18650 battery, holster, lanyard, and micro USB cable. These round out its carry options as well as give you a complete kit to get you started.

An electronic side switch (which also doubles as a battery indicator) navigates the light's 4 modes. It uses a Cree XP-L V6 LED available in both cool and neutral white, with a top output of 1100 lumens and a maximum runtime of 49 days on its 0.5-lumen Firefly setting. Playing again on its versatility, the 2C's main output mode allows continuous ramping between 12 and 650 lumens, with shortcuts to Firefly (long press), Turbo (double click), and Strobe (double click from Turbo) from off. These shortcuts are a nice and thoughtful touch, especially considering  getting to the right brightness on its ramping mode may take a few moments that you might not have in a pinch. Thankfully, mode memory exists for this mode when you do find that perfect brightness.

Even in its third iteration, versatility is still the name of the game for the Thrunite Neutron 2C. Pick one up in your choice of tint from the Amazon link below.

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Sub Flashlight

"From the makers of the Claw multitool comes an equally tiny flashlight. Marlboro & Kane’s Sub is under an inch long and about half an inch in diameter. It shines a 30 lumen light and has an aluminum case. It is IP67 rated for water- and..." (via TheAwesomer)

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Nitecore EC30

A while back Nitecore released a concept light, aptly named the Concept 1, with a fresh take on the compact, but, powerful flashlight. Unlike most concept products that never progress past a futuristic design or idea, the Concept 1 delivered a new model that was unique among Nitecore's other flashlights of time. Now Nitecore have taken the Concept even further with the EC30, tweaking the light in both features and price, while still offering a compact powerhouse for EDC.

The EC30 carries over many of its features from the Concept 1. It uses a Cree XHP35 HD paired with either a 18650 battery or 2 x CR123As for a maximum output of 1800 lumens up to 220 meters. 5 brightness levels and 3 special modes are accessed via a single side switch, including instant access to Moonlight (1 lumen) and Turbo (1800 lumens), the former of which has a runtime of up to 310 hours. Thanks to its combination of power, medium throw, and runtime, it's a great option as a general-use light, performing well across many usage cases for EDC.

The overall exterior design of the EC30 takes most of its cues from the Concept 1 as well. Which is a good thing, because the compact, tapered body lends itself well to pocketability and ease of carry. Its top half is smooth and houses the bolt-on clip, side switch, and branding, while the bottom half retains the magnetic tail and subtle diamond knurling pattern for a comfortable, but tight grip. The switch is the big difference on the EC30 compared to its predecessor, now a proud electronic switch compared to the more flat rectangle switch of the original. Be advised: while the switch is now easier to use, it also means accidental activation is a strong possibility, especially with a lack of electronic lockout in the EC30's user interface.

Switch aside, the EC30 is still a very compact light, measuring in at 4.38” and weighing 2.31 oz. That's slightly shorter and heavier than the Concept 1, but should still be just as EDC-friendly. And thanks to IPX8-rated water and impact resistance, carrying for every environment is no problem. Finally, an included lanyard and holster complete the carry package.

The Nitecore EC30 is an easy and affordable concept to grasp, and it's available now at the Amazon link below.

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Klarus XT1A 2018 Edition

While modern EDC lights these days offer tons of smart new features, sometimes you don't want all the bells and whistles—especially on a tactical light. Too many modes, programming, and magnetic charging might be more complex than you need. When you want a torch that reliably puts out a lot of light in a literal flash, tactical lights are usually the way to go. Klarus's updated XT1A offers a bit of both so you can use the light the way you want after setting it up. For example, it boasts a 1000 lumen output and accommodates USB-rechargeable Li-ion batteries, but also keeps things simple with instant access to strobe and the ability to use standard AA batteries too.

The new XT1A's pocket-friendly body has all the right features for an everyday light: anti-roll rings, a grippy middle section, and a scalloped tail that can tailstand without getting in the way of your thumb. It's compact at 4.24" long and weighs 2.17oz without a battery, built from HAIII anodized T6 aluminum alloy. The body is sized to fit both 14500 Li-ion batteries and standard AA cells, giving you options to switch between higher output or more readily available power sources. When powered by a 14500 cell, its CREE XP-L HD V6 LED pushes a maximum output of 1000 lumens and reaches a low of 5 lumens. The included 14500 itself has a built-in micro-USB port for convenient charging as well.

The XT1A has a few unique features that make it especially versatile depending on if you want to use it as a tactical light or a general EDC. On its Tactical Setting, you get instant access to Turbo with the main tail switch and a one-touch Strobe with the secondary tail switch. On the Outdoor setting, it unlocks multiple modes and SOS features. Finally, useful features like a tailswitch lock-out function, battery indicator, IPX8 waterproofing, and a stainless steel pocket clip round it out. If you prefer a more traditional flashlight form factor and more control over how you can use your light, be sure to check out the XT1A 2018 at the link below.

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RovyVon Aurora A6 High CRI Flashlight

If you've been on the market for a new EDC flashlight recently, chances are you've come across the RovyVon Aurora series. The glow-in-the-dark Aurora A5 was one of our favorite lights of last year, with high praise from our editors and our readers alike for its innovative features and design at a great price. But if you haven't had a chance to pick up one of these versatile keychain lights, you now have even more options with the new Aurora A6. It keeps much of the same great features that set the A5 apart from the rest, but now comes with a beautifully color-accurate main LED and even more side-mounted light options to boot. Whether you're a flashlight enthusiast or just starting to build your EDC, there's something for you in the new RovyVon Aurora A6.

The most notable difference with the Aurora A6 is its main LED. Instead of the 550-lumen cool white CREE XP-G3 LED on the A5, this new model offers a high color rendering index (CRI) Nichia 219C LED with a max output of 300 lumens. When it comes to the output on the A6, it's more quality over quantity. The Nichia 219C produces a “warm white” beam that more closely resembles sunlight, making colors look more natural and accurate. It's a stark contrast to typical “cool white” LEDs that can make your surroundings look harshly washed out or “cold.” If you find yourself using your EDC light mainly in outdoors settings, a high CRI light makes a huge difference. And at the end of the day, 300 lumens is still plenty for general EDC tasks and can be worth the tradeoff for more accurate color depending on your lighting tasks. The other change is the A6's side-mounted LED now comes with a blue option that works in tandem with the red LED to server as an alert or signal light.

Aside from the changes to the LEDs, the A6 retains those same great features from the A5. Its glow-in-the-dark polycarbonate housing is still just 2.16” long and 0.416 oz in weight, making it ultra portable. A stainless steel bezel protects the business end of the light from impact, a side switch operates both the main LED and side lights, while a lanyard attachment point at the tail end of the light and an included, reversible, 2-way pocket clip give you convenient carry options. Its 130mAh Li-ion battery recharges via a built-in micro USB port too. Last but not least, it features IP65 water resistance so you don't have to worry about rain and splashes. If you've been holding out for a high CRI version of the Aurora, now's your chance to see what all the hype is about. Grab one for your EDC at the link below.

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Rofis TC1 Flashlight

When it comes to recent EDC lights, it's no longer all about the numbers on the box. Usability, innovation, and convenience are just as important as the specs. But it's a thin line between a clever light and a gimmicky one—you have to know the rules of a good light before you can bend them. That's where companies like Rofis come in. Known for their versatile angled flashlights, they're pushing the envelope once again with the new TC1. It's their latest compact flashlight that redefines what it means to have light at your fingertips.

On first look, the TC1 looks like any other bullet-shaped keychain light with a twist interface. Smaller than a thumb and weighing only half an ounce even with its battery, the TC1 is the type of compact light you set and forget on your keychain. That is, until you take a closer look and see the features Rofis have packed into the light's tiny package. Within the TC1's anodized aluminum shell lies a 10180 rechargable battery, which, when paired with the XP-G3 LED, gives off a maximum output of 120 lumens across 3 levels. Charging is also convenient thanks to a micro USB port built into the TC1's screw threads, which also gives the light IPX6-rated water and impact resistance.

But it's the rear of the light where the magic happens. Rather than a twist or clicky interface, the TC1 comes with a brand new touch switch more akin to a smartphone fingerprint reader than the flashlight hardware we've been used to. Given its high sensitivity it means activating and switching levels much faster than having to twist the whole body or completely clicking a button. And rather than leaving it at that, it doubles as a battery indicator too, flashing red when fuel gets low.

With nods to the past while getting decked out for the future, the TC1 sets a fresh and interesting precedent to the lights we'll be seeing from here on out. Pick one up at the Amazon link below for under twenty bucks.

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Olight Warrior X

When gear has the word “warrior” in its name, that's when you know it means business. And for Olight especially, who have released some excellent lights under the “warrior” banner, it's also an indicator of quality. The new Warrior X celebrates 10 years of flagship flashlights, each showcasing how far flashlights have come for their time, and in the case of the X, how much Olight have mastered their own. It's a powerful light with the latest features you would want from a modern light, while also paying homage to the simple efficiency of Olight's design history.

Designed first and foremost to be a weaponlight, the Warrior X is built for the part. A beefy, IPX8-rated aluminium shell and a 3 mm tempered glass lens allows the Warrior X to endure harsh drops up to 2 meters, as well as the maximum impact and water resistance you could get from a flashlight. Its weaponlight designation also informs some of the design features of the light, including being built for throw with an extra large ridged head and smooth reflector, two types of grip rings to suit your un/gloved preference, and a simpler UI with a single tail switch to control its two configurations and two respective outputs.

Speaking of outputs, this is where the Warrior X starts to bare its teeth. Making full use of a new Cree XHP35 NW LED paired with a high-drain 18650 battery, the X is capable of dishing out a maximum of 2,000 lumens for up to 560 meters of throw. It's one of the most powerful outputs and ranges you can get from a light of this size and battery, effectively doubling the output of previous generation lights, though it does have a rather large stepdown to 600 lumens on High after a minute and a half.

The X's other key features make up for this jump, however. First is a built-in vibrating power indicator rather than an LED to notify you of low power (power ≤30%: vibrate once every 5 minutes, power ≤10%: vibrate once per minute, power ≤5%: vibrate 6 times per minute). It's a first of its kind, and a clever compromise for losing the signature Olight side switch/indicator. Its tail comes with Olight's latest magnetic charging button, compatible with their recent magnetic chargers as well as the world's first magnetic pressure switch when in a mounted configuration.

Though a duty light first, the X comes with some great EDC features too, including a custom holster with space for an extra battery, knife, or even backup light, as well as a stainless steel clip for pocket or bag carry with a manageable 7.69-ounce weight. You also get a rechargeable 3000 mAh 18650 battery and magnetic charging USB cable to spare you from having to carry around a charger, which can also charge your other compatible Olight models. Finally, a 5-year warranty ensures years of reliable service to come.

Celebrate 10 years of Olight's finest with the Warrior X by picking one up from Amazon at the link below.

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Readers' Choice: Top 3 EDC Flashlights in 2018

With the new year right around the corner, there's plenty of new gear in store for us to look forward to. But until then, now's a great time to look back on the gear that served us best through 2018. We polled our community in our exclusive Facebook group and asked what their favorite EDC gear was in the past year. In this quick round-up, we're highlighting your favorite flashlights! We've narrowed it down to the top three answers among the community — read on to see what your favorites were, and stay tuned for more gear to come in our Readers' Choice series.

RovyVon Angel Eyes E300S Flashlight

If you still can't see the usefulness of a flashlight in your EDC, maybe you need to look at it from the right angle. You might find the secret to making the most of an everyday light is just 90 degrees away. RovyVon has shown plenty of innovation in their past lineup of EDC flashlights, and their new Angel Eyes E300s continues the trend with its unique rectangular body, right-angle layout, and triple LED configuration. And while its right-angle form factor opens up new possibilities for EDC applications and carry options, its whopping 2000 lumen output also makes it worth a closer look.

Right off the bat, it's clear the E300S isn't how you'd picture a typical flashlight. It ditches the usual head-and-barrel design for a more rectangular shape constructed from HAIII anodized aluminum alloy. It measures in at just shy of 4” long, 1.4” wide, and 0.68” thick, weighing 3.7oz. Towards the top of the light sits the set of 3 CREE XP-G3 LEDs, which put out a combined 2000 lumens on its Turbo mode. A switch on the top of the light gives instant momentary access to Turbo, as well as emergency modes. A side switch navigates levels with different button presses, offering flexibility depending on how you like to use your light. You can start from its 3 lumen moonlight mode and cycle through low, medium, high, and turbo modes as a more traditional method. You can also start at 250 lumens and fine-tune the brightness with infinite adjustability and memory. Last but not least, there's also an option for a 450 lumen medium mode with all other modes for no-fuss illumination.

To go along with all that power and versatility at the business end, the unique form factor of the E300S makes it better suited for certain EDC scenarios. Ridges along the sides of the E300S provide grip in place of traditional knurling and also allow for its included pocket clip to attach at different places and orientations on the light. This gives some flexibility in how you carry the light, which is already easily pocketable thanks to its slim rectangular shape. And since the LEDs are situated at a right angle, you can clip the light to a shirt pocket, pants pocket, or bag strap to keep your hands free while you're working.

Another advantage of the right angle and flat body means it won't roll away when you set it down, but it can also easily bounce light off of the ceiling to provide floody, ambient light for the whole room, such as in a blackout situation. The E300S also features a lanyard attachment point that can stand the light upright as well. Last but not least, the form factor has potential to be used as a headlamp or bike lamp too when paired with optional upcoming accessories.

Overall, the E300S offers an impressive amount of power and flexibility all in a unique form factor that fits in the palm of your hand. If you're looking for something different in your EDC light, give the E300S a look. You can grab one from Amazon at the link below.

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Nitecore TUP

Just when you think flashlights can't get any smaller or brighter, something revolutionary comes along. At first, it was the Nitecore Tube, with its novel form factor and impressive output for its size. More lights followed with the TIP and TINI improving upon both performance and portability. But now Nitecore's latest TUP flashlight hits new milestones with a whopping 1000 lumen output and an OLED display. It brings the sheer power and versatile features you'd expect from lights twice its size to an all-new design that's fit for your keychain.

The TUP marks a shift in the direction of Nitecore's T-series, this time opting for more power and functionality in favor of ultra portability. Its rectangular form makes space for a slew of new features. At the business end, a CREE XP-L HD V6 LED sits behind TIR optics to achieve a 1000-lumen max output that throws out to 180 meters. It's powered by an integrated 1200mAh, micro-USB rechargeable battery. The battery provides up to 70 hours of runtime, comparable to a light that takes two CR123a batteries, but in a size closer to that of a single cell flashlight. The light uses two side switches to control its digital lockout and usage modes, stepping down from its 1000 lumen max to its “ultra low” mode of 1 lumen. Relevant information is displayed on the light's unique OLED display, showing voltage, battery level, brightness, runtime remaining, modes, and more. It's especially handy for power users who want to know every last detail about the light they're depending on in their EDC.

Despite all these features, the TUP is impressively pocketable at just 2.76” long and weighing only 1.87 oz. It comes equipped with a deep pocket clip for multiple ways to carry as well as a keychain attachment point that can withstand up to 30kg of pull force. Its HAIII anodized aluminum body comes in both black and grey to match most EDCs. You can pick up this pocket rocket from Amazon at the link below.

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