EDC 1000 or more lumen flashlight recommendation?


#1

My brain is hurting from reading all the info on tactical led flashlights. I want it to be waterproof, at least a 1000 lumens, tail cap button on/off, not plastic, preferably pocket or purse size and under $100. Even narrowing it down to that and reading dozens of reviews leaves me with an overwhelming number of choices good reliable brands.


#2

Is this for edc? Why 1000 lumens? I usually carry a little Bushnell tactical, I believe it’s 300 lumens. Very compact, has a high, low,& flashing strobe. Projects very far, more than bright enough to inspect surroundings or temporarily blind someone.battery life is good. I only have an 800 lumen on my ar15 & it’s like a spotlight that lights up sever hundred yards. I would think battery life would be poor on 1000+lumen in a compact size that you’re looking for.keep that in mind.


#3

I use these and have been replacing all my Surefire for these. I run them at work and on 4 firearms for the last two years with no problems.


#4

here is a website you might like:

http://www.brightguy.com/military-and-tactical

Personally, I have and love the Titan flashlight. Very tough and very bright (though not 1000 lumens).

Good luck!


#5

JohnB. I looked at the site you just shared as I’m looking for a Streamlight TLR-8. Your guy might be a bit over priced. Found it for $52 less here. Perhaps better verity with your guy but once you know what your after it may be good to shop around.

https://www.policeequipmentdealer.com/mobile/tlr-8-details.aspx?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIhY3YppGS2wIV1luGCh3p3AJsEAQYAiABEgKepvD_BwE


#6

mquinn55:

my apologies. brightguy is not “my” guy. I was looking for some flashlight retailers and found them on the fly. Guess I should have looked at them more closely.

Actually, I have the Titan flashlight and LOVE it. It cost me about $70, but is extremely portable and quite bright. I bought it in my local gun store. Guess I should have stuck to that (Titan flashlights).

Thanks for the website link.


#7

Thank you. Even though I’m over 50 I’m fairly new to all this and all the info out there seems to be making it harder to find what I would like. We got those Taclight that you see on t.v. at our local warehouse club for $15 and they seem decent enough but they aren’t waterproof. Also started looking at reviews and they seem to be a bit unreliable as well.


#8

Don’t worry, TickledDog. I didn’t buy my first tactical flashlight until after I was 50, too.

And yes, the choices are overwhelming (much like the choices in guns - way too many guns I like to afford them all).

Good luck!


#9

^ This. I’m so overwhelmed at the choices here. I just want the brightest light with a rear push button under $100. Preferably not-Chinese… I’m still looking though I’m going to likely have to ditch my no-Chinese lights thing. :frowning:


#10

I think we have decided on this one https://www.powertac.com/Item/E9R because the price is a little lower than Surefire


#11

Looks like a solid choice!


#12

@TickledDog,
I can recommend this waterproof 1000 lumen under $100 tactical flashlight to you I have two of them they are bulletproof bomb-proof great flashlight. The model is a Fenix tk16 go to the Fenixoutfitters.com Hope that helped I do not want to add to your confusion it’s frustrating X selecting quality gear!


#13

Shoot I forgot to and the picture.


#14

We had a couple come in last week and covered them a bit in our podcast. I believe it was early on during the show as we try to cover products right away.

www.defend-tek.com


#15

How about this? And what’s the best way to attach to our AR (M-LOK)?


#16

@Mister_Torgue,
I don’t have any first-hand experience with that particular model.I can tell you the Fenix torches I’ve used, have been outstanding flashlights.
As far as mounting goes, I would need to see the weapon and the flashlight, i really couldn’t give you a recommendation without seeing it, sorry!


#17

I’m way under. My edc light is a tiny 100 lumen with a single AAA battery.

In the bottom of this image.

I do have a Fenix E35UE that has 1,000 lumens (and lower settings) that I use for barn chores and to carry when hunting. But it is too big for a pocket of my dress pants. Uses rechargeable 18650 Lithium cells.


#18

Everything I’ve read seems to be a good brand.


#19

@Stumpkiller, really nice EDC excellent choices👍


#20

Good idea @Stumpkiller We should start a EDC thread!