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Top Flashlights 2018 Buying Guide

Top Flashlights of 2018

Top Flashlights of 2018

A Heinnie Haynes® Buying Guide

As we begin to emerge from the dark days of the end of 2017, we’re looking back on some of our favourite flashlights which made the grade last year, and which would lighten up your life in the year ahead.

Handheld

It’s amazing how useful these handheld lamps are, whether you’re out walking the dog, or checking stock in the warehouse at work. Make sure you have one of these lamps on your belt or in your bag by this time next week.

Imalent DX80
Imalent DX80
IMA-DX80

Is this the brightest lamp available for sale in the UK? At 32,000 lumens there’s a fair chance that you’ll be the brightest beacon in your street.

 

Nitecore MH20
Nitecore MH20
NITECORE-MH20

If you own this lamp, you’re in some good company. It’s one of our strongest sellers. With 1,000 lumens from just one standard 18650 battery this is a really useful backup lamp.

 

Olight R50 Pro Seeker
Olight R50 Pro Seeker
OLT-R50-PRO

We love the magnetic charging system on this lamp – it’s really a no-bother lamp. Pop it on the base when you get back home and it’s good to go next time. Packing 3,200 lumens it’s very bright.

 

Fenix TK20 Rechargeable
Fenix TK20 Rechargeable
FENIX-TK20R

If you have a USB phone charger, you can recharge this torch. Using a through-the-tail USB connection, the switch glows green to show when it’s fully charged. 1,000 lumens.

 

Keyring Light
It’s not until you carry a keyring lamp that you wonder how you managed without it. From finding your way back to the car after work to looking for a lost shoe under the stairs. Here’s a small selection of the array of keyring lights available on Heinnie.com®.

 

Fenix UC02
Fenix UC02 Rechargeable
FENIX-UC02-BLACK

Tiny, rechargeable and waterproof, this USB-rechargeable lamp is your handy friend. Recharge from your office computer in 45 minutes, and you’ll be good to go at the end of the day. 130 lumens.

 

Photon Freedom

Photon Freedom Micro
PH505

The original coin cell tiny flashlight. So compact, so handy. Squeeze it to operate and find that lost coin at the bottom of your backpack, or lock it on for continuous use. 4.5 lumens.

 

MecArmy X3S
Mecarmy X3S
MEC-X3S-COPPER

In a body not much bigger than your little finger, this USB-rechargeable lamp in a copper finish will add a touch of elegance to your key chain. 130 lumens.

 

Olight S1R Baton Turbo S
Olight S1R Baton Turbo S
OLT-S1R-BATON-NW

There’s something about this lamp that says “you want me” – perhaps it’s the tiny but chunky size, perhaps it’s the easy-recharging dock, or maybe it’s the 900 lumens it puts out. Just a lovely little lamp.

 

Utility Light
Everybody needs a light around the house “just in case”, whether that’s by the fuse box for a quick re-set, or by the back door to nip out to the bins. Check out this small selection of the range available at Heinnie.com®

 

Nebo Big Larry
Nebo Big Larry
DALE-NE6306-B

There’s something about the Big Larry that makes you want to have it! The top of the lamp lights up with a bar of light, to illuminate a room with 400 lumens of white light. There’s a low-power 160 lumen mode and a red flash for roadside breakdowns.

 

Nebo Lil Larry
Nebo Lil Larry
DALE-NE6373-B

This is Big Larry’s little brother – just as useful in a pen-sized package. Like its big brother, it has three lighting modes, topping out at 250 lumens, with a magnetic base and is water and impact resistant.

 

iProtec Night Commander
iProtec Night Commander
DALE-IP6495

The iProtec Night Commander is a rugged 3-in-1 LED light featuring a 250-Lumen flashlight, a bright 220 Lumen work light and an intense red light. Its unique design allows the light head to turn to a right angle. The magnetic base and steel clip provide convenient hands free lighting

 

Fenix CL25R Camping Lantern
Fenix CL25R Camping Lantern
FENIX-CL25R-BK

This USB-rechargeable lantern can stand up, be suspended on a hanging loop, stick on with its magnet or stand on a tripod. Using LEDs for its light source, this lantern throws out an impressive amount of light, 350 lumens in turbo mode, or a very low night light mode.

 

Head lamps
Probably the most practical type of lamp that you can own. If you’ve never experienced the freedom given by a lamp worn on your head, treat yourself now. From walking down dark lanes to digging round in the boot of the car, head lamps give you amazing hands-free versatility.

Nitecore HC60
Nitecore HC60
NITECORE-HC60-WARM

An extremely bright 1,000 lumen lamp is powered by its internal rechargeable battery (supplied) which can be charged in-place via a micro USB ports. Featuring five brightness levels plus location beacon, strobe and SOS modes, the HC60 head torch has been purpose designed for hiking, climbing, camping and general outdoor use.

Petzl e+ Lite

Petzl e+ Lite
PET-E02P4

Ultra-light and very compact, the Petzl e+LITE emergency headlamp should always be with you. Thanks to its carry case, it is always ready to use and can be stored with its batteries for ten years in a backpack, a jacket, or an emergency kit, or used as a back-up headlamp. Its white or red, continuous 50-lumen lighting or strobe lighting helps you to be seen.

 

Fenix HL60R Headlamp
Fenix HL60R Headlamp
FENIX-HL60R

A rechargeable head lamp outputting 950 lumens and supplied with a rechargeable battery which can be charged in around 4 hours. With 5 brightness levels and a red light output operated from the side button, this lamp is waterproof to two metres depth.

 

Fenix HP25R
Fenix HP25R
FENIX-HP25R

The party piece of the lamp is its 1,000 lumen spotlight beam. Now you have no excuse for losing Fido on your evening walk. This lamp also features a wide-angle beam for close work. USB rechargeable.

 

Other lights
There are a few lamps which we rate highly, but which don’t fit neatly into these categories. Take a look at these lights, which are the Heinnie® favourites for 2018.

MecArmy SGN7
MecArmy SGN7
MEC-SGN7-$$

What a great little device this is! On one count it is a personal attack, 110 decibel alarm, it is also a flashlight with strobe function and it is an emergency power bank for your phone. This brilliant tool will deter unwanted attention and attract help with a simple press of a button. It could have a massive and potentially life saving impact.

 

MecArmy X7S Flashlight Lighter Capsule

MecArmy X7S Flashlight Lighter Capsule
MEC-X7S

This lamp is a thing of beauty, but not only that it is an extremely functional item with the kind of quality often only reserved for the likes of NASA! The precision machining is beyond belief. The XS7 is a 130 lumen flashlight, a petrol lighter and two ‘o’ ring sealed capsules for tinder.

 

Nitecore LA10 CRI
Nitecore LA10 CRI
NITECORE-LA10-CRI

Is it a lantern or a torch? We love the way that the diffuser rises up from the body of the lamp allowing the light to be focussed or diffuse. A surprisingly handy little lamp. Just don’t call it a lipstick! This is a light for men!

 

Traser H3 Trigalight Bullet
Traser H3 Trigalight Bullet
09TL006

Traser H3 Trigalight are small, airtight sealed glass tubes coated on the inside with a luminous substance. The coating is “fired” with electrons emitted by the internal tritium gas which causes the layer to light up. All encased in a tough stainless steel container – attach this to your keychain or bag zip to find them swiftly in the dark.

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