Best LED Flashlight for Emergencies
- Perfect for an emergency
- Self-generating flashlight with hand crank or solar power
- Not as bright bright as other flashlights on our list
- Not a regular use flashlight.
Purpose: This is definitely the kind of flashlight you’d want around in case of emergency. So it would be perfect in your car’s glovebox, in your bedside nightstand, or hanging from your pant loop while hiking. The carabiner clip makes it easy to attach to your belt or backpack, so you'll always have it handy. Thanks to its dual charging options--cranking and solar power--you'll never run out of light.
Performance: This video is a good one to check out as is this one if you’re interested to see just how the solar power and hand crank functionality work. Both seem equally reliable. In terms of how long each lasts, reviewers say that six minutes' worth of cranking will give you an hour of light, while a minute of solar power will give you 15 minutes of light. The built-in rechargeable battery will story energy for a long time, and there's no need for external power sources.
Price: It may seem pricey at first glance, but think about what you get in exchange for it (i.e. peace of mind and emergency preparedness). Well worth the investment if you ask us!