16 Best Flashlights for 2016

Real men aren't afraid of the dark - at least that's what they say. But the most practical among us know the real ticket to taking on the world's darkest corners, whether on a backwoods hiking trip or climbing under the house to wrench on the plumbing, is the right tool.

Lucky for you, we've shortlisted some unique, innovative and the best flashlights to help you combat the darkness and put the odds of survival back in your favor. The brightest flashlight can make working in the dark easier and less frustrating. It illuminates the world's dangers so you can face down your fears one confident step at a time.

And today's flashlights can do a whole lot more. We may not have practical Star Wars light sabers yet, but how about a flashlight that can actually start a fire?  

Other flashlights are sturdy enough for self-defense and designed for just that purpose. A zombie trying to bite your face off? One of these bad-ass tactical flashlights is just the thing for beating it over the head so you can scramble to safety...

Whatever your reason for lighting up the shadows, here are some interesting flashlights worth checking out!  From Maglite to the best LED flashlights and UV flashlights to rechargeable flashlights it's all here.

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Klarus XT11 CREE XM-L LED Flashlight

The Klarus XT11 has a runtime of 295 hrs on the lowest setting and 2.2 hrs on high. 

$59.95
amazon.com
  • 205 bought
  • 5101 views

Streamlight ProTAC HL High Lumen Professional Tactical Light with white LED

This is a great deal on Streamlight 88040 Flashlight which is 600 lumens thanks to a C4 LED. 50% off list price!

$63.89
amazon.com
  • 199 bought
  • 3259 views

MAGLITE S4D016

This heavy duty MAGLITE can take a beating as well as give one. Aside from being a great flashlight it can also be use in defensive situations. Perfect for carrying with you at night while walking the dog. The MAGLITE is well built to be used to defend yourself from a thief.

$20.72
amazon.com
  • 314 bought
  • 3432 views

EagleTac G25C2 MK II XM-L2 LED 1180 Lumen Tactical Flashlight

The EagleTac can output up to 1180 lumens for 1 hr and has a beam distance of up to 295m. It runs on 2x CR123A or 1x 18650 battery. 

$109.00
amazon.com
  • 114 bought
  • 2418 views

EcoGear FX Professional Grade LED Flashlight Kit

Bright tactical LED flashlight with zoom and great beam distance.

  • Uses CREE XML T6 LED chip
  • 2 x rechargeable batteries (18650)
  • Dimensions: 8" L  x 1.5" head diameter. x 1" body diameter
$69.99
amazon.com
  • 71 bought
  • 1713 views

Fenix PD35 2014 Edition 960 Lumen CREE XM-L2 U2 LED Tactical Flashlight

This flashlight has a new 2014 edition CreeLED with a lifespan of 50,000 hours. 

$72.95
amazon.com
  • 186 bought
  • 3953 views

NiteCore SRT7 Revenger Cree XM-L2 LED Flashlight

The NiteCore SRT7 was designed for law enforcement applications so you are getting a quality flashlight. 

$79.99
amazon.com
  • 207 bought
  • 5093 views

Arctic Laser

This handheld laser light is encased in aircraft grade aluminum to make it virtually indestructible. The LED panel on the flashlight displays the current power level so there are no surprises. This laser light is so powerful that it's not for kids. It has a cipher-locked SmartSwitch to give you control of who can access your light.

$199.95
wickedlasers.com
  • 396 bought
  • 7238 views
Refun 2000 Lumen Handheld LED Flashlight

This flashlight from Refun offers a powerful 2000 lumens of light. That's rather impressive given the size and price attached to this gadget. If you know a camper or outdoorsy sort of guy, this might be one of the best gifts you'll find this year.

$17.99
amazon.com
  • 1155 bought
  • 9577 views

Streamlight 88040 ProTAC HL High Lumen Professional Tactical Light with white LED

The Streamlight 88040 uses C4 LED technology for ultra brightness.

  • Waterproof contruction
  • Solid state power regulation
  • 600 lumen output
$63.89
amazon.com
  • 175 bought
  • 2958 views

Supbeam Acebeam X60M LED Flashlight (3*CREE MT-G2 Q0 10000LM 5000K)

If you're looking for one of the most powerful high lumens flashlights you can buy today... you're welcome. Now, we know this puppy isn't cheap, but it is hella powerful. You get 10,000 lumens that can reach up to 525 meters plus features that make it a terrific tactical flashlight too.

$369.99
amazon.com
  • 201 bought
  • 4030 views
ThruNite TN32 1702 Lumen CREE XM-L2 U2 LED Thrower Flashlight Black

The Thrunite has a max output of 1702 lumens.

  • Beam distance: 727 Meters
  • Battery: 3 x 18650
  • Intelligent temp control
$139.95
amazon.com
  • 232 bought
  • 5605 views

Best Professional Grade Tactical Flashlight: SOLARAY PRO ZX-1 Professional Series LED Tactical Flashlight

This is one super-powerful (and rechargeable) flashlight from SOLARAY. With a long run time and a tactical security design, you will appreciate everything about this gadget.

$59.95
amazon.com
  • 308 bought
  • 5478 views

Best Overall Tactical Flashlight: Brightex Super Bright Small Tactical Flashlight

When you need a flashlight that can do a lot more than just illuminate the area behind the fridge, but you don't want to pay a fortune, this is the baby to get. It's compact, super powerful, and has earned the respect of users with law enforcement and military backgrounds.

 

$37.95
amazon.com
  • 311 bought
  • 3088 views

Editor's Choice
Best Overall Cheap Flashlight: Ultra Fire LED Flashlight

This flashlight is by no means as fancy as some of the others on this list. It simply doesn't have the range or duration the others have. What is does have is a terrific price tag and more (albeit basic) features than you would expect given the low price. The combination of durability, reliability, and different modes pushed this flashlight to the top of the list.

$15.49
amazon.com
  • 308 bought
  • 3020 views

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16 Best Flashlights for 2016

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