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How To Choose a LED Tactical Flashlight

LED tactical flashlights are made for critical situations, with a focus on self-defense-oriented features and output modes. We’ve got dozens of different tactical lights in our store to choose from, so here are some key points to help you find the right torch.

Types Of LED Tactical Flashlights

LED tactical flashlights typically come in three distinct styles: EDC, weapon-mounted, and search and rescue.

EDC (or everyday carry) flashlights are compact LED tactical flashlights you carry on your person, typically clipped into a pocket. These lights often feature tail switches for use with an overhand grip, crenulated bezels for use as a striking tool, and self-defense-oriented output modes like strobe and turbo. EDC tactical flashlights are extremely high-output torches, often producing 1000 lumens or more at their most powerful modes.

Weapon-mounted lights are smaller LED lights that are designed to attach directly to a firearm. Most uses integrated rail mounts for PICATINNY or Glock-style rails, although some require a separate mounting kit. Other common features are remote switches for use with rifles and shotguns and integrated laser sights.

Search And Rescue LED tactical flashlights are larger models with an emphasis on high output and longer throw distances. These lights are too large to make good EDC candidates, but ship with belt loop holsters for carrying outside on your waist.

Why Do You Need An LED Tactical Flashlight?

Most customers shopping for an LED tactical flashlight are looking for a light specifically for critical situations.

Of course many will also double as fantastic utility lights thanks to their long list of features and versatile output modes, but most lights in this category are purpose-built for more specific applications.

LED tactical flashlights are ideal companions for self-defense, emergency signaling, and extended search and rescue applications, as well as use with a firearm in low light settings, whether attached to the weapon or held in the opposing hand.

How Bright Should A Tactical Flashlight Be?

We recommend at least 500 lumens for self-defense and emergency situations, although many EDC and search-and-rescue lights pack well over 1000 lumens, which seems to be the new standard in this category.

You’ll also want to keep in mind the maximum throw distance of your light, especially if you intend to use it for outdoor applications. Most hunting or search-and-rescue situations will benefit from a throw of at least 300 meters.

What Size Should My Tac Light Be?

The ideal size for an LED tactical flashlight will vary with how you intend to use it. You’ll want “pocket-friendly” dimensions if you’re leaning toward an EDC-style flashlight. That means no more than six inches in length and around one inch in diameter for easy access.

You’ll want to keep weapon-mounted lights as small and light as possible since they typically add weight toward the end of the barrel and have to be compensated for when firing.

Search and rescue applications will benefit from larger sizes, especially at the reflector as larger, high-quality reflectors are what allow a beam to achieve further distances.

  • Fenix TK11Tac Tactical Flashlight

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    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:The Fenix TK11Tac (Tactical Edition) LED flashlight, remains in pocket-size form but surpasses in performance and tactical dep...

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  • Imalent LD10 Tactical LED Flashlight

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    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION LD10 is a thumb-sized flashlight capable of an amazing 1200 lumens output, perfect for your EDC needs. The OLED display on the...

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  • Nitecore EC23 Compact Flashlight

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    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION The NITECORE EC23 is a high performance compact flashlight utilizing a CREE XHP35 HD E2 LED to emit a scorching 1800 lumen o...

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  • Klarus 360X3 3200 Lumens Tactical Rechargeable LED Flashlight

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    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION The 3rd generation tactical tail dual-switch. All-new 360º "Switch Ring" for omnidirectional control molded from premium gra...

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  • Nitecore New P30 LED Flashlight

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      The NITECORE NEW P30 is the ultimate long throw flashlight both great for hunting and search and rescue. The NEW P30 comes with a 1000 lumen beam...

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  • Nitecore P18 LED Flashlight

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    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION The Nitecore P18 Flashlight is an 1800 lumens unibody die-cast futuristic tactical flashlight. It has an independently control...

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  • WUBEN TO46R High CRI 1000 Lumens LED Flashlight

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    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION TO46R is a multi-functional flashlight for outdoor activities. Utilized 3 * NICHIA LEDs, it emits 1000 lumens max output. 1 pc...

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  • Klarus XT1C LED flashlight 1000 Lumens

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    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION XT1C-1000 Lumens The battery is included with the XT1C. Features: Equipped with a CREE XP-L HD V6 LED delivering a maximum ...

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  • WUBEN TP10-G Gel - 130 Lumens Tactical Penlight

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    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION Wuben TP10-G is a 3 in 1 multi-functional penlight. It utilizes Schneider black gel ink refill that offers you a smooth writin...

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  • Olight PL-Pro Valkyrie LED Rail Light

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    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION The PL PRO Valkyrie is the rechargeable version of the best-selling light PL-2. It uses a heavy-duty quick attach and release m...

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  • Olight I3E EOS AAA LED Keychain Flashlight

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    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION The i3Eflashlight features a high-performance Philips LUXEON TX LED and a PMMA TIR lens that focuses the light to reach a dist...

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  • Klarus Xt11GT Pro v2.0 Tactical Flashlight - 3300 Lumens

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    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Upgraded from the Klarus XT11GT Pro, the v2 will give you a maximum of 3300 lumens and a beam distance of 410m. Equipped with ...

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  • Klarus Mi7 700 Lumens AA Tactical LED Flashlight, Black

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  • Fenix TK25 Red LED Tactical Flashlight

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    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION The Fenix TK25 Red version is specifically designed for hunting. It upholds the innovative mode switching structure which allo...

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  • Nitecore P10i 1800 Lumens Ultra Compact Tactical Flashlight

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    Product Description: 1800 Lumen High Performance Tactical Flashlight The NITECORE P10i is the ultimate high performance tactical flashlight, emitt...

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  • Fitorch ER26 1380 Lumens Rechargeable LED Flashlight

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    Product Description: Multifunctional LED Angle Light The Fitorch ER26 is a powerful LED light that features bright output as well as an adjustabl...

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  • Olight S2R Baton II LED Flashlight

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    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION The S2R Baton II has a compact build for easy grip and portability. The light can produce a maximum output of 1,150 lumens inc...

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  • Fitorch EC10 700 Lumens Mini Tactical LED Flashlight

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    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION ***Please note that this light cannot be shipped to the United States. If you place an order for this item, shipped in the US,...

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  • Nitecore TM9K Tactical 9800 Lumens

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    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION The NITECORE TM9K  Tac is the ultimate rechargeable flashlight putting 9500 lumens at your fingertips. Access instant 9800 lum...

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  • Klarus XT2CR Pro 2100 Lumens USB-C Rechargeable Tactical LED Flashlight

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  • FiTorch P20RGT Tactical 1180 Lumens LED Flashlight

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  • Nitecore New P12 LED Flashlight

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  • Imalent DM70 Tactical LED Flashlight

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  • WUBEN A21 4200 Lumens Rechargeable LED Flashlight

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How To Choose a LED Tactical Flashlight

LED tactical flashlights are made for critical situations, with a focus on self-defense-oriented features and output modes. We’ve got dozens of different tactical lights in our store to choose from, so here are some key points to help you find the right torch.

Types Of LED Tactical Flashlights

LED tactical flashlights typically come in three distinct styles: EDC, weapon-mounted, and search and rescue.

EDC (or everyday carry) flashlights are compact LED tactical flashlights you carry on your person, typically clipped into a pocket. These lights often feature tail switches for use with an overhand grip, crenulated bezels for use as a striking tool, and self-defense-oriented output modes like strobe and turbo. EDC tactical flashlights are extremely high-output torches, often producing 1000 lumens or more at their most powerful modes.

Weapon-mounted lights are smaller LED lights that are designed to attach directly to a firearm. Most uses integrated rail mounts for PICATINNY or Glock-style rails, although some require a separate mounting kit. Other common features are remote switches for use with rifles and shotguns and integrated laser sights.

Search And Rescue LED tactical flashlights are larger models with an emphasis on high output and longer throw distances. These lights are too large to make good EDC candidates, but ship with belt loop holsters for carrying outside on your waist.

Why Do You Need An LED Tactical Flashlight?

Most customers shopping for an LED tactical flashlight are looking for a light specifically for critical situations.

Of course many will also double as fantastic utility lights thanks to their long list of features and versatile output modes, but most lights in this category are purpose-built for more specific applications.

LED tactical flashlights are ideal companions for self-defense, emergency signaling, and extended search and rescue applications, as well as use with a firearm in low light settings, whether attached to the weapon or held in the opposing hand.

How Bright Should A Tactical Flashlight Be?

We recommend at least 500 lumens for self-defense and emergency situations, although many EDC and search-and-rescue lights pack well over 1000 lumens, which seems to be the new standard in this category.

You’ll also want to keep in mind the maximum throw distance of your light, especially if you intend to use it for outdoor applications. Most hunting or search-and-rescue situations will benefit from a throw of at least 300 meters.

What Size Should My Tac Light Be?

The ideal size for an LED tactical flashlight will vary with how you intend to use it. You’ll want “pocket-friendly” dimensions if you’re leaning toward an EDC-style flashlight. That means no more than six inches in length and around one inch in diameter for easy access.

You’ll want to keep weapon-mounted lights as small and light as possible since they typically add weight toward the end of the barrel and have to be compensated for when firing.

Search and rescue applications will benefit from larger sizes, especially at the reflector as larger, high-quality reflectors are what allow a beam to achieve further distances.