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What Makes A Good Police Flashlight?

Key Takeaways: A good police flashlight is bright, 1000 lumen minimum. Long battery life is important, at least 30 minutes on the highest setting and 15 hours on its lowest. You want a flashlight that is made from strong and durable material, like metal or titanium. You want a decent-sized flashlight that is also large […]

How Bright is My Phone Flashlight?

Key Takeaways: The flashlight on your phone is about 40 – 50 lumens. A phone flashlight has a diffused beam, good for illuminating small areas close by. A dedicated flashlight is recommended for most outdoor activities for the brightness, distance, and runtime. How Bright is A Phone Flashlight? A common question is “How bright is […]

How Many Lumens do I Need for a Flashlight?

Key Takeaways For everyday tasks, a 1-300 lumen flashlight For common outdoor tasks, a 300-980 lumen flashlight For worklight, then a 1000-1500 lumen flashlight For Hunting, Law & Military, a 1250-2500 lumen flashlight For Search & Rescue, a 3000+ lumen flashlight Introduction Well, you are probably here because you are in need of a flashlight […]

High Lumen Flashlights: The 10 Brightest Flashlights NITECORE Makes

High Lumen Flashlights You’ve probably noticed that many flashlight manufacturers will boast about the “high lumen” output a flashlight can reach. Lumens, if you didn’t know already, are the unit of measure for brightness and an easy way for you as a consumer to judge if a flashlight will meet your needs. Less than a […]

Finding Your Preferred Flashlight User Interface

Picking The Best Flashlight Switch Tail switch flashlights are great for overhand grip or cigar grip. Twist switches allow you to cycle through the brightness modes by tightening or loosening the bezel. Side switches allow for your thumb to easily control the flashlight in a regular grip. For more versatility, a flashlight with both a […]

Long Throw Flashlights: The Science Behind Throw Distance

Key Takeaways for The Best Long Throw Flashlights: The shape, size, and texture of the reflector have an impact on the throw. LED technology has helped tremendously with increasing a flashlight’s throw. The shaping and patterns of the lens help with the distribution of light. You might need a thrower for Law Enforcement, Search and […]

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

Key Takeaways for a Waterproof Flashlight: Waterproof, water-resistant, and water-repellent are not synonymous, they all have different meanings. The Ingress Protection Standards is how you will know what protection your flashlight has. The first IP number is for solids protection and the second is for liquids protection. If it has a rating like IPX8, that […]

Lumens, candelas and lux: How flashlight brightness is measured

Key Takeaways About Flashlight Brightness Lumens are the measurement of the total energy output from a source of light. Candelas measure how intense or focused a light output is. A lux is a proportional measurement that calculates the amount of light on a particular surface. Watts is a measurement of the power consumed by a […]

Find the Best Type of Flashlight, Headlamp, or Lantern for Any Task

Key Takeaways on Finding the Best Flashlight There are 5 basic groups for handheld flashlights. Headlamps are a great option when you need your hands free. Lanterns offer a soft diffused light and great for sharing light with others. Finding the best flashlight depends on your situation and your needs. The Best Flashlight, Headlamp, and […]