The Top 10 Brightest Flashlights in 2019

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The Top 10 Brightest Flashlights in 2019

A pocket friendly flashlight is all well and good, but sometimes (even for no reason) you might want as many eye-searing lumens as possible. Whether it’s to find something on a the side of a mountain, light up multiple football fields, or just impress the heck out of your friends, these lights mean serious business. Take a look at our list below for some of the brightest EDC flashlights you can buy today.

ThruNite TN50

ThruNite TN50

Purchase
Key Features
Memory function
Temperature controller
Holster
Specifications
Lumens
16340
Battery
Built in 21700
LED
4 x Cree XHP70.2
Operation
Side switch
IPX Rating
IPX8
Reviews


Price
$$
Pumping out more than 16000 lumens, the TN50 is a powerhouse of a light that is still compact and portable at only the size of a soda can. Lockout function, low voltage indicator, and fast charging make a great combination of brains and brawn.
Olight X9R Marauder

Olight X9R Marauder

Purchase
Key Features
Shoulder strap
Active thermal management
Mode and battery indicators
Specifications
Lumens
25000
Battery
8 x 18650 battery pack
LED
6 x Cree XHP70.2 CW
Operation
Side switch
IPX Rating
IPX7
Reviews


Price
$$$$
The X9R Marauder is Olight's most powerful light yet, setting an extremely high (and bright) bar of 25,000 lumens for a production light. Olight's familiar interface paired with the X9R's mode and battery indicators make it easy to use the light, if not a bit difficult to carry around.
Fenix LR40R

Fenix LR40R

Purchase
Key Features
USB Type-C charging
Power bank capability
Spotlight / Floodlight dual modes
Specifications
Lumens
12000
Battery
4 x 18650
LED
1 x Cree XP-L HI, 18 x Cree XP-G3
Operation
Dual side switch
IPX Rating
IPX8
Reviews


Price
$$
Designed for search and rescue, the LR40R is Fenix’s brightest model, with 12,000 lumens and a range of 773 meters behind it. A huge 12000 mAh battery pack and USB Type-C charging keeps it ready anytime you need it.
Klarus XT21X

Klarus XT21X

Purchase
Key Features
Micro USB charging
Two-setting design
Holster
Specifications
Lumens
4000
Battery
21700
LED
Cree XHP70.2 P2
Operation
Tail / side switch
IPX Rating
IPX8
Reviews


Price
$
Switches on both the tail and side, and multiple programmable settings keep the XT21X a versatile yet powerful light. Anti-slip texturing on the body, pocket clip, and included holster offer a few carrying options.
AceBeam X65 Mini

AceBeam X65 Mini

Purchase
Key Features
Tail standing
Tripod compatibility
Temperature controller
Specifications
Lumens
12000
Battery
4 x 18650
LED
5 x Cree XHP35
Operation
Side switch
IPX Rating
IPX8
Reviews


Price
$$
The X65 Mini packs a 12,000 lumen punch while throwing its beam over 1400 meters. Tripod compatibility gives it stability for illuminating outdoor activities such as camping and photography.
JETBeam SSR50

JETBeam SSR50

Purchase
Key Features
USB Type-C charging
Low voltage indicator
Power bank capability
Specifications
Lumens
3650
Battery
5000 mAh li-ion
LED
Cree XHP70.2 P2 1C
Operation
Dual side switch
IPX Rating
IPX8
Reviews


Price
$
With power bank capability and a removable steel strike bezel, the SSR50 is ready for any emergency. The powerful, versatile light also comes with two operating modes, one for instant access to strobe and SOS and the other for normal access to its 5 modes, so it's always ready for whatever task at hand.
Nitecore TM28

Nitecore TM28

Purchase
Key Features
OLED display
Separate driver circuits for each LED
Tripod compatibility
Specifications
Lumens
6000
Battery
4 x 18650
LED
4 x Cree XHP35 HI
Operation
Dual-stage side switch
IPX Rating
IPX8
Reviews


Price
$$$
The TM28's onboard OLED display gives an overview of stats like battery level and operating temperature, among others. The interface also cycles through performance modes and accesses features such as electronic lock out.
MecArmy PT60

MecArmy PT60

Purchase
Key Features
Tail standing
Micro USB charging
Power bank capability
Specifications
Lumens
9600
Battery
4 x 18650
LED
3v x Cree XP-G2 S4
Operation
Side switch
IPX Rating
IPX8
Reviews


Price
$$
The PT60’s array of 16 LEDs and enormous battery pack gives it a great output to size ratio. Power bank functionality helps provide power to the rest of your gear in emergency situations.
EAGTAC MX30L4-C

EAGTAC MX30L4-C

Purchase
Key Features
Optional crenulated bezel
Tail standing
Holster
Specifications
Lumens
4800
Battery
4 x 18650
LED
4 x Cree XP-L HI or Nichia 219C
Operation
Dual side switch
IPX Rating
IPX8
Reviews


Price
$$
Four individual reflectors maximize the MX30L-4’s beam throw at 635 meters. Its dual switch design allows start up on either Low or Turbo modes.
JETBeam DDR30-GT

JETBeam DDR30-GT

Purchase
Key Features
Temperature controller
USB Type-C charging
Power bank capability
Specifications
Lumens
3680
Battery
Built-in 7.2V/5000 mAh
LED
Cree XHP70
Operation
Dual side switch
IPX Rating
IPX8
Reviews


Price
$$
The DDR30-GT is built with aero-grade alloy and finishing to withstand both everyday wear and tear as well as harsh outdoor conditions. Its battery compartment is designed to provide protection from overheating, over-charging and over-discharge.

What's the brightest flashlight you've ever carried or used? Sound off in the comments below!

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Personally I'm just getting really tired of these lights that for all intents and purposes our house lights or truck lights. if we're really honest with ourselves who needs 16000 or 10000 or 6000 lumens. If you've ever turned on one of these lights you realize that you lose all your night vision. Anything over 350 lumens for an EDC light is extreme overkill.
I was surprised not to see the BLF Q8 (2017) on there. Its a well respected budget coke can torch that uses 4x 18650 and outputs 5000 lm and all for about $50
Umm, you're a few years behind...those definitely aren't the brightest flashlights of 2019 and shouldn't even be included in the top 10. You may need to visit a couple of flashlight enthusiast communities in order to get your story straight. Budgetlightforum and reddit's r/flashlight would be a great starting point.
Wow they may be nice but nothing under
$110. Most about $200 plus up to $600. I thought my mag light for $40 was expensive. I hope the lighting is worth the high price. Honest question.... are you paying for durability,brightness, or battery life? What makes them worth the high price tags?
You're not going to get a quality light for under $100. You know what I mean by that you're not going to get anything in the 500 lumens range that's going to be a quality that's going to last you for years and that is easily carried.