5 Best EDC Flashlights You’ll Fall in Love With
When it comes to an everyday carry flashlight everyone is different in what they like. For the most part, EDC flashlights need to be compact, powerful, easy-to-use, and easy to carry. We compiled this list of five of the best everyday carry flashlights that we have. First of all, it was pretty difficult to go through this list because we have so many great flashlights. However, after combing through our different flashlights, we picked these five that we think you'll fall in love with. These five best everyday carry flashlights range from size, beam pattern, power, user interface, and more so there's really something for everybody. Let's go ahead and take a look.
Klarus Mi7 700 Lumen Flashlight
The first flashlight we want to talk about is the Klarus Mi7. This is a great economical choice for an everyday carry flashlight. It delivers up to 700 lumens and is less than three and a half inches in length. With its pocket clip you can easily carry it with you anywhere you go. The beam on the flashlight is smooth and broad which allows you to see anything around you. It's operated using a stainless steel side switch and has three brightness levels and two flashing modes. You can also lock out that switch to prevent accidental illumination. You're also able to immediately access the high mode and the low mode with the Mi7 making it extremely convenient.
The Mi7 is able to be equipped with a 14500 battery or an AA battery. If you use an AA battery, it will reach a maximum output of 330 lumens. So if you want the maximum 700 lumen power you'll need to go with a 14500 battery. The Mi7 also features a battery capacity indicator so you know the status of the battery and when it's time to change it. The Mi7 also comes in some fun colors giving it more personality and making it a great gift. Check out the Klarus Mi7
Klarus Mi1C Ti 600 Lumen LED Flashlight
The Klarus Mi1C Ti is an awesome flashlight and not just because it's made out of beautiful titanium. It features a maximum output of 600 lumens the maximum distance of 170 meters. So you also get a broad-beam with the Mi1C Tii and we'll be able to see clearly around you. The Mi1C Ti also features a fade-on and fade-off function so your eyes easily adjust to the difference in brightness. It's an easy flashlight to operate with its single side switch and it's also able to be locked out to prevent any accidental illumination. With the Mi1C Ti you have four different brightness levels, a strobe mode, and an SOS mode. It features a built-in memory function to remember the last brightness level you used and features a nifty magnetic tailcap so you can attach the Mi1C Ti to any metal surface for hands-free illumination.
The Mi1C Ti can run on either a 16340 battery or a CR123A battery. It also has a battery capacity indicator to let you know how much charge your battery still has. All in all, the Mi1C Ti is a magnificent everyday carry flashlight. You can also see the Mi1C in copper as well. It's a great flashlight to have on you and is a little over two inches in length so it's easy to carry in your pocket. Check out the Klarus Mi1C Ti.
Klarus XT1A 1000 Lumen EDC Light
This is a neat little tactical everyday carry flashlight. The XT1A is a larger AA sized flashlight, but it's still quite small and is a little over 4 inches in length. Despite its small size, this little light is a beast. It delivers up to 1000 lumens with a maximum beam distance of up to 182 meters. The XT1A is very easy to operate with its dual tail switches. With the tail switches you have a One-Touch Turbo and a One-Touch Strobe or a One-Touch Low.
The XT1A also has two programmable settings: the Tactical Setting and Outdoor Setting. In the Tactical Setting you have One-Touch Turbo and a One-Touch Strobe. In the Outdoor Setting you have a One-Touch Turbo and a One-Touch Low. You can easily switch between settings at any time making the XT1A very versatile. To add to its versatility, the XT1A tactical flashlight also features 5 total outputs that includes three brightness levels, strobe mode, and an SOS mode.
The XT1A comes with a Klarus 14500 USB rechargeable battery. It's very convenient to charge the battery since all you need to do is plug a micro USB cord into it and let it charge. The XT1A can also be equipped with an AA battery, but you'll see less of an output using an AA battery. The XT1A also has a battery capacity indicator so that you know about how much charge is left in your battery. The XT1A is a great everyday carry flashlights especially for those who really like the dual tail switches. Check out the Klarus XT1A.
Klarus 360X1 1800 Lumen Tactical Flashlight
The last two flashlights I want to talk about are on the bigger side of everyday carry. However, some users really do like having flashlights that are bigger and more powerful with their everyday carry gear. The 360X1 is about five and a half inches in length and has a handy pocket clip as well as a holster for easy carrying. It's incredibly bright and delivers up to 1800 lumens. The operation of the 360X1 is really interesting due to the omnidirectional switch design. The 360X1 features a main tail switch that is centered on the tail cap and a secondary tail switch that circles around the main switch. This allows you to operate the flashlight from any angle.
The 360X1 features six total output levels including a strobe mode and an SOS mode. It also features two programmable settings - a Tactical Setting and an Outdoor Setting. In the Tactical Setting you have a One-Touch Turbo and a One-Touch Strobe. In the Outdoor Setting you have a One-Touch Turbo, a One-Touch Low, and access to the SOS mode. So just like the XT1A, you have a lot of versatility with the 360X1.
This tactical flashlight is also compatible with a single 18650 battery, two CR123A batteries, and two 16340 batteries so you have a lot of options when it comes to picking your power source. The 360X1 does come with an 18650 battery and the 360X1 is USB rechargeable with a charging and battery capacity indicator. This makes it incredibly convenient to charge the battery. So if you're looking for a bigger more tactical everyday carry flashlight then check out to the Klarus 360X1.
Klarus G10 1800 Lumen LED Flashlight
This is another flashlight on the bigger side of everyday carry. The Klarus G10 is a little over four and a half inches in length and delivers a whopping 1800 lumens. It features a broader beam than the 360X1 so it will illuminate the area around you more allowing you to see everything in front of you.
The G10 features a really intuitive and excellent user interface. It has a side switch and a tail switch that operate separately so you can choose whichever switch you'd like to use at whatever time and both switches have their own features. While both of them have a One-Touch Turbo, the tail switch has a One-Touch Low and the side switch has a built-in memory function. So operating the G10 is really great and very easy to learn. It features six total outputs and that includes a strobe and an SOS mode so it's very versatile.
The G10 is also a USB rechargeable flashlight and features a charging and battery capacity indicator so you can always check the status. It does come with an 18650 battery but can also run on two CR123A batteries and two Klarus 16340 batteries. The Klarus G10 is a really great flashlight to have whether for everyday carry or just general use. Make sure to check out the Klarus G10.
So between the five flashlights we talked about, you can find the best EDC flashlight for you. Each of these flashlights is unique and different so take a look and pick which ones are your favorite. You can also see more everyday carry flashlights if you're interested.