10 Best Copper Flashlights for EDC in 2020

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10 Best Copper Flashlights for EDC in 2020

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If you’re looking for a new everyday carry flashlight but you want something a bit more lively than the standard black anodized body you normally find available for sale, consider picking up something made out of copper instead. The pinkish-red hue of copper will certainly make your gear stand out, and as it ages it will develop a beautiful patina that adds a touch of class to your ensemble. Plus, for items you use on a frequent basis (and perhaps hand off to people to use as well), the naturally-antimicrobial nature of the material comes in handy as well. It’s not a substitute for washing your hands, following proper hygiene guidelines, and it won’t keep you from getting sick, but it’s definitely an advantage that gear made out of copper has over other materials. If you’re ready to take the plunge and change things up by choosing a copper flashlight for EDC, we’ve put together 10 of our favorite models that you can buy right now.


The Best Copper Flashlights


Olight S2R II

Olight S2R II

Purchase
Key Features
IPX8 waterproof
Magnetic USB rechargeable
Specifications
Max Output
1150 lumens
Battery
18650
Weight
3.47 oz
Length
3.9"
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Price
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With its small size, massive 1150 max lumen power, and convenient magnetic USB rechargeability, the Olight S2R II is one of the best compact LED flashlights you can EDC right now. To make it even better, Olight released this model in a stunning limited edition copper construction. With its TIR lens, it can throw a bright beam out to 147 yards but at just 3.9" long, the S2R II is still pocket-friendly.
RovyVon Aurora A9

RovyVon Aurora A9

Purchase
Key Features
Hidden strobe mode accessed via three clicks
Moonlight 2-lumen mode that lasts up to 30 hours
Specifications
Max Output
650 lumens (XP-G3), 450 lumens (Nichia)
Battery
Integral 260mAh Li-Po
Weight
2.4 oz
Length
2.26“
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Price
$
If you’re looking for a copper LED flashlight that’s small and light enough to fit on your keychain, check out the RovyVon Aurora A9. It packs a max 650 lumen CREE XP-G3 LED module in a compact body that’s just 2.26" long and 2.4 ounces in weight. If you prefer a more color-accurate high CRI LED module, it’s also available with a Nichia 219C module, which is less intense at 450 lumens max but won’t shift the color of items under illumination so you can use it for critical electronics work or outdoors exploration.
Foursevens Preon P2 MKIII

Foursevens Preon P2 MKIII

Purchase
Key Features
IPX8 waterproof
High 92+ CRI Nichia 219C 5000K led module
Specifications
Max Output
210 lumens
Battery
2 x AAA NiMH
Weight
3.2 oz
Length
5.1" long
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If you’re using a light for close-up inspection work, especially in a medical setting, you know how important it is to have a high-CRI light that’s actually not too bright that it blows out your vision when you’re trying to perform critical tasks. That’s where a good EDC penlight like the Prometheus Foursevens Preon P2 MKIII comes in, and it’s also where having it made out of solid copper material comes in handy as well. The Preon P2 MKII features a max 210 lumens of output from its high 92+ CRI Nichia 219C LED module, and it takes two common AAA (preferably rechargeable NiMH cell) batteries to power everything up for as long as an hour on max brightness.
Nitecore TINI Copper

Nitecore TINI Copper

Purchase
Key Features
IP54 waterproof
Battery level indicator
Specifications
Max Output
380 lumens
Battery
Integral 280mAh li-ion
Weight
0.47 oz
Length
1.7“
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$
If you’re looking for a discreet EDC keychain flashlight (well, as discreet as you can get while being made of copper anyways), the Nitecore TINI is designed to look like a key fob and as such it fits right on your keys. But don’t mistake its small compact 1.7" size for a lack of power, it still fits a strong CREE XP-G3 LED module that can put out to 380 lumens on max via its built in lithium-ion USB rechargeable battery and on its lowest economical output setting, it’ll last you a full 60 hours before you need to plug it in to the charger.
Prometheus Beta QR V2

Prometheus Beta QR V2

Purchase
Key Features
High CRI Nichia 219C 4000K LED module
Simple twist-on, twist-off mechanism
Specifications
Max Output
90 lumens
Battery
1 x AAA NiMH or Lithium
Weight
2 oz
Length
2.95"
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Price
$$
If you want the convenience of a keychain flashlight but you want to be able to take it off your keychain for independent work, check out the copper Prometheus Beta V2. It features a unique quick-detach mechanism at the rear of the light which both lets you connect it to your keychain but also remove it at a moments notice. And because the light itself features a high 92+ 4000K Nichia 219C LED module, it’s good for close up work that won’t distort your perceived rendition of colors for important close up work.

Image courtesy of J.S. Leonard.
ReyLight LAN V3

ReyLight LAN V3

Purchase
Key Features
Mode memory for easy operation
Tail stand operation
Specifications
Max Output
470 lumens
Battery
14500 li-ion or AA battery
Weight
3.7 oz
Length
3.8“
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$$
AA batteries are some of the most common you can find, either around your house or in an emergency situation, and this all-copper ReyLight flashlight takes only one to power the light. But if you put in a powerful 14500 lithium-ion battery instead, you can get a full 470 lumens out of the high CRI Nichia 219C LED module contained in its copper body.
MecArmy X3S

MecArmy X3S

Purchase
Key Features
Micro-USB rechargeable
50,000 lifespan CREE XL-G2 LED module
Specifications
Max Output
130 lumens
Battery
10180 li-ion
Weight
0.63 oz
Length
1.83“
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Price
$
If you’re looking for an ultra-small compact copper EDC flashlight, look no further than MecArmy’s X3S. At just 1.83" long, you’ll be surprised to find it still packs an ANSI-certified 130 lumens on max, and it’ll throw out that light out to 59 meters. For your convenience, the light itself is USB-rechargeable, and it is able to get a full charge after just an hour of being plugged in.
Maratac Copper AAA Flashlight Rev 6

Maratac Copper AAA Flashlight Rev 6

Purchase
Key Features
Orange peel reflector for even, bright hotspot
Pure alloy 101 copper body
Specifications
Max Output
180 lumens
Battery
1 X AAA
Weight
0.95 oz
Length
2.6“
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Price
$
A lot of the AAA flashlights on this list actually recommend that you don’t use alkaline batteries, unless it’s an emergency. The Maratac Copper AAA Flashlight was actually made specifically with off-the-shelf alkaline batteries in mind, however. This makes it well suited for service as a backup or emergency EDC light that you can always count on to find batteries for even in the most inopportune situations. And despite the lower voltage design, you can still count on it to deliver a full 180 lumens of power out the front, and its solid copper body is attractive enough if you wish to make it your compact daily driver light.
AceBeam TK18

AceBeam TK18

Purchase
Key Features
3 x Samsung LH351 LEDs
Knurling on copper body for grip
Specifications
Max Output
3000 lumens
Battery
18650
Weight
4.39 oz
Length
4.13“
Reviews
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Price
$$
If you’re looking for pure pocketable power from your copper LED everyday carry flashlight, the AceBeam TK18 deserves your attention. Its three Samsung LH351 LED modules put out a staggering maximum turbo 3000 lumen output powered by a single 18650 battery. In a pinch, you can also power this light with two CR123A batteries as well. Its tail switch allows for easy operation and mode selection. Better yet, its brightness settings don’t rely on PWM, which some users find annoying or uncomfortable for its flicker, making this flashlight easy on the eyes during use.
DROP AAA Copper Flashlight

DROP AAA Copper Flashlight

Purchase
Key Features
High-CRI Nichia 219C LED
Titanium pushbutton
Specifications
Max Output
110 lumens
Battery
1 x AAA
Weight
1.5 oz
Length
2.9“
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Price
$
The DROP AAA Copper Flashlight is an EDC light made for flashlight enthusiasts, by flashlight enthusiasts. DROP (formerly known as Massdrop) leveraged feedback from their community of gear enthusiasts to create the third version of their EDC-favorite AAA flashlight. Its feature set is thoughtfully curated for EDC use, from its color-accurate Nichia 219C LED to its titanium pushbutton that cycles through its moonlight, medium, and high output modes.

What's your favorite copper flashlight? Share it with us in the comments below!

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Hey the Prometheus Beta QR V2 pic it's from my post. But on a more serious note I have to admit the Prometheus does give out a more natural light and doesn't wash things out. Having a crazy bright light is one thing but having a quality like meaning the output of the light is another. For EDC you really don't need anything over 150 lumen. I carry Streamlight Protac 2L at 350 lumen in my vehicle if I need something extremely bright which is a rarity. And if I need something truly devastatingly bright I have a 3000 lumen SureFire HF4B Hellfighter mounted on my driver side of my cowl of my Wrangler.
Sorry missed the credit the first go-around with the formatting, but I've corrected the post now to link back to your submission. Thank you!
One thing about the Reylight that isn’t mentioned is the facility to install tritium vials in three recesses around the lens and six around the tailcap, which makes it visible in dark situations, camping or just in a bedroom at night, making it easy to place your hand on it straight away. I’ve got two of the titanium versions, and they’re really reliable and very bright with a 14500 cell.
Maratac Copper AAA Flashlight Rev 6 is the best possible EDC light for me hands down. Review didn't mention that you can get it with color accurate LED. This is a must for my job and nice at other times. Plenty bright not glary and is built like a tank. Medical cleaners are tough on gear but this little guy lasts and lasts. Think I am on year 10 anyway longer than others have survived. True test when I lost it it was replaced with the exact same light even though I had to do with out a light while it was being shipped. And as always county com does it all right. Short answer can't go wrong with this light.
I splurged on one of these MecArmy lights in a different finish and it was DOA. Very disappointed, especially considering the price.
The MecArmy model has some kind of coating that prevents patina.
Disappointing there’s no mention of Lumintop’s FW3C
Lumintop is planning another release of this model soon.
I do love my Copper Prometheus BETA QR V2! Such a great light & beautiful...also like the weight & quick release ring. Something I always have with me!