Streamlight 88060

Brightest Flashlight Under $100

Why people love it
  • Durable, reliable, and long-lasting
  • Up to 2,200 lumens!
  • Sealed construction keeps it safe from water, dust, and dirt

Extremely bright, LED light bulb, ambidextrous switch, compatible with most rechargeable batteries, 2.5 hours of run-time, waterproof and dustproof, durable machined aluminum case, and anodized black finish enhances grip.

  • Switch on upgraded model is difficult to press, and this flashlight is a bit unreliable.

Purpose:  This compact flashlight is a security guard's best friend, but it can be a handy camping or hiking flashlight as well. It is the brightest flashlight we found under $100. Thanks to its machined aluminum case and sealed construction, it's fully resistant to water and dust damage. Plus, it can take quite the beating in your backpack or hiking equipment.

Performance: The flashlight is just over 8 ½ inches long, with a 1 ¼-inch barrel that's easy for anyone to grip. It runs on both CR123A batteries or 18650 Li-Ion rechargeable batteries, making it one of the more versatile flashlights on our list.

It produces up to 2,200 lumens and a 346-meter beam, and the LED light bulb delivers a long run-time: up to 1.75 hours on the highest setting and 40-43 hours on the lowest setting. Plus, the bulb has a 50,000-hour lifespan!

Price: This may be one of the pricier flashlights on our list, but it's absolutely worth it if you want something tactical. Few flashlights can beat this one in terms of brightness and reliability.

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