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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 […]

Flashlight Safety 101

Key Takeaways: Keeping the flashlight beam pointed away from the eyes is great flashlight safety. USe the lockout setting on your flashlight when you carry it in your pocket to prevent accidental turn on or battery leak. Using your flashlight on lower brightness settings will help prevent it from overheating. Storing batteries in dry places […]

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 […]

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 […]