EDC flashlights

A good quality, reliable EDC flashlight is one of the most important items you can carry. Some of the best flashlights are manufactured by Nitecore, Streamlight, SureFire, and Fenix – but it’s also worth looking at the no-name Chinese flashlights (to use as a backup) from online stores such as DealExtreme.com. Make sure you have at least one throwaway flashlight and a handful of cheap keychain LED lights that you can give away.

Nitecore EX11

  • Cree XP-G R5 LED
  • Variable power between 5 and 200 lumens
  • 80 hours when running at 5 lumens
  • Strobe and SOS mode
  • 1 X CR123A or 1 X RCR123
  • Waterproof in accordance with IPX-8
  • Tailstand capable
Nitecore EX11

Streamlight PT1L

  • 1 x CR123A lithium battery
  • High, low and strobe modes
  • 1.75 hours on high (110 lumens)
  • 14 hours on low (12 lumens)
  • 3 hours in strobe mode
  • Waterproof to 1 meter for 30 minutes
  • Rubber push button tail cap switch
  • Impact-resistant tempered glass lens
  • Anti-roll head
  • Includes nylon holster
Streamlight PT1L

Fenix TK35

  • 820 lumens
  • Cree XM-L LED
  • 4 x 3V CR123A (Lithium) or 2 x 18650 rechargeable batteries (Li-ion)
  • Reverse polarity protection
  • Dual button switch in the tail cap
  • Aircraft grade aluminum
  • Toughened ultra-clear glass lens
  • Anti-reflective coating
Fenix TK35

Surefire L4 LumaMax

  • 120 lumens
  • 2 hour runtime
  • 2 x 123A batteries
  • Micro-textured reflector
  • Aerospace aluminum body
  • Weatherproof O-ring and gasket sealing
  • Virtually indestructible LED emitter
Surefire L4 LumaMax

Fenix PD20

  • Cree XP-G LED (R5)
  • LED lfe span of 50,000 hours
  • 180 lumens
  • 1 x 3V CR123A battery
  • T6 aircraft-grade aluminum
  • Waterproof to IPX-8 Standard
  • Tailstand capable
Fenix PD20

DealExtreme keychain LED flashlights

  • 10 pack for under $4 (free shipping!)
  • Water Resistant Casing
  • 2 x CR2016 batteries included for each keychain
  • Weighs only 7 grams
DealExtreme keychain LED flashlights