Rain, Sleet, Snow and What Your Flashlight’s Waterproof Rating Means

With about 71% of the Earth’s surface covered in water, you’re bound to run into some wet situations in your adventures. It’s important to know what sort of weather (or puddles!) your flashlight can tolerate in order to keep your gear in top working condition. If you’ve ever puzzled at what the different waterproof ratings […]

The Anatomy of a Flashlight Beam

Perhaps one of the trickiest things about buying a flashlight online is not knowing how the beam will look until it arrives at your door. Fortunately, with a little bit of knowledge, you can get a pretty good idea of the beam pattern your flashlight will produce just by reading the manufacturer specifications. Keep reading […]

Coming Soon: NITECORE P12GTS 1800 Lumen Long Throw Tactical Flashlight

Have you heard? The NITECORE P12GTS flashlight is the newest upgrade to one our of best-selling flashlights. Now equipped with a CREE XHP35 HD LED, the P12GTS reaches a blazing 1800 lumen max brightness with 247 yards of throw distance. The P12GT has been a consistent favorite among mechanics, handymen, DIY, EDC, construction workers, maintenance […]

Built-in vs. Removeable Batteries: Which is Better for Your Flashlight?

Have you ever reached for your flashlight in the middle of a power outage only to find out only the dimmest settings will work? Or even worse, the batteries were dead and left you in the dark? IUt was then you probably realized your flashlight was only as good as the batteries powering it. When […]

NITECORE TM10K: A Flashaholic Dream Come True

  Now taking pre-orders for the NITECORE TM10K 10,000 Lumen Flashlight “I still remember when I was voting together with a bunch of flashaholics in an online forum to express the opinions on our dream flashlight a dozen years ago. What features would there be in this dream flashlight? The adventurous story behind it or […]

Lumens, candelas and lux: How flashlight brightness is measured

You’ve probably seen these measurements on the side of your flashlight’s packaging, but do you really know the difference between lumens and candelas? And what about things like watts and lux? If you’re new to LED flashlights or just looking for a refresher, we put together this guide to help you navigate the various terms […]

Finding Your Preferred Flashlight User Interface

When it comes to helping our customers pick out a flashlight, the phrase “it’s not what you do, but how you do it” frequently comes to mind. Many times it’s not about picking out the brightest or longest throwing flashlight, but asking yourself, “Will I be able to get this flashlight to perform the way […]