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14 Flashlights That Will Keep You Out of the Dark

When shopping for a new flashlight, it’s easy to jump at the lowest price. However, that doesn’t always mean it’s a good value. We’ve analyzed reviews from top sources including Consumer Research, Digital Trends, and Popular Mechanics to help you select the most effective flashlight for your personal or professional needs.

Portable lighting became a reality sometime after the first dry cell battery was invented in the late 19th century. Since then, humans have been improving upon this innovation. Today, flashlights are available in an almost never-ending line of colors, styles, and lumens. Incandescent bulb lights are still around, but have been largely overshadowed by LED bulbs, which are brighter and longer-lasting. There are three main types of flashlight: everyday carry (EDC), tactical, and utility. The type you choose should be based on you needs whether for home and recreational use, defense, or hands-free operation.

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