Flashlight 101: Learn the Terms and Choose the Right Torch

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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 […]

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 […]

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

Key Takeaways for Built-in or Removable Batteries Choosing a light with removable batteries means deciding which batteries you want to use. Battery discharge rate is important and you want to pay attention any special requirements. There now USB rechargeable Li-ion removeable batteries. If you want something familiar, you can go with AA or AAA battery […]

Flashlights: 4 Things To Consider When Buying A Flashlight

In this guide: Flashlight Outputs | Flashlight Sizes & Shapes | Flashlight Materials | Flashlight Batteries | Rechargeable Flashlights | NITECORE Flashlights by Series Flashlight Basics: How to Choose a Flashlight With so many LED flashlights available, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when trying to find the best flashlight for your needs. To cut out […]

We started a podcast! Shining A Light On It with NITECORE Store Episode 1 available now

Shining A Light On It with NITECORE Store We’re always looking for ways to connect with our fans and give you more industry insight and information. To do so, we’re excited to announce the launch of a monthly podcast dedicated to everything NITECORE and flashlights. If you want an easy way to get news about […]

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 […]