I have done extensive research to help you choose the best rechargeable led flashlight out of 13 different models. Find out which rechargeable led flashlights you should consider and which ones to avoid!:
#1 Anker LC90 Rechargeable LED Flashlight
Anker LC90 is made of aluminum and feels sturdy.
It has 5 light modes: high, medium, low, strobe and SOS. It emits 900 lumen on high setting according to manufacturer (however you shouldn’t blindly trust the claimed lumens because unfortunately manufacturers often aren’t honest in their claims). The light it emits is extremely bright and white (some flashlights emits yellowish light). It travels very far too. LEDs have a 50,000 hour lifespan. To put it on perspective, if you use the flashlight for 4 hours everyday, the LEDs will last for about 34 years.
It has zoom function which widens or narrows the beam – it works well and smoothly.
It’s IPX5 rated which means it can handle sustained, low-pressure water jet spray and IP65 rated which means it’s totally protected against dust and protected against low pressure jets of water from all directions. It works reliably in temperatures as low as 14 °F (-10 °C).
It uses 18650 3350mAh rechargeable battery. Battery life is good, Anker LC90 runs on high setting for about 4 hours which is the setting that consumes most energy (however take note that it won’t run on high setting continuously, flashlight eventually will switch to a lower light setting to prevent it from overheating which is very understandable considering the brightness of light it emits). To recharge Anker LC90 you have to unscrew the tail cap which if you want to nitpick isn’t perhaps the most comfortable design solution, but it reality it doesn’t create that much inconvenience and such design probably increases dust and water resistance. While charging flashlight a bulb is illuminated in red color, when it’s fully charged the color changes to green.
One more reason to choose Anker products is that they have been very customer friendly so far. They really stand behind their products and are quick to resolve any issues you might run into. Their customer service has been superb!
Overall Anker LC90 is amazingly good flashlight for its pricing!
- 1 x Anker Bolder LC90 Flashlight
- 1 x 18650 3350mAh rechargeable battery
- 1 x Micro USB cable
- 1 x Wrist strap
- 1 x Welcome guide
#2 Streamlight 75458 Stinger DS LED Flashlight
Streamlight 75458 flashlight outputs up to 800 lumens yet it’s just as bright if not brighter than many models that claim 1,000+ lumen. It’s blindingly bright on high setting. It has a total of 3 light settings:
- High (800 lumens, 24,000 cd, 310 meter beam distance, lasts 1h 30 min on full charge)
- Medium (400 lumens, 12,000 cd, 219 meter beam distance, lasts 2h 30min on full charge)
- Low (200 lumens, 6,000 cd, 155 meter beam distance, lasts 5 hours on full charge).
Streamlight 75458 body is made of aluminum. It feels well made and construction is solid. It’s 8.85 inches long, head diameter is 1.62 inches and handle diameter – 1.17 inches. Ergonomics are good and it feels comfortable in your hand. It weighs 12.8 ounces (363 grams).
Streamlight LED flashlights are commonly used and recommended by those who work in law enforcement (and that speaks for how good they are).
It’s IPX4 rated which mean it’s water resistant (protected from from splashing water from any direction).
Comes with 2 batteries and a PiggyBack charger. You can charge them both at the same time, however there is no indication when they have achieved full charge. Lots of accessories & aftermarket parts are available for this model.
Overall it’s a more expensive than other flashlights in this list, but if you are not looking for a budget option then this is the one to choose!
- 1 x Streamlight 75458 Stinger DS LED Flashlight
- 2 x Batteries
- 1 x PiggyBack charger
#3 BUYSIGHT Rechargeable LED Flashlight
BUYSIGHT Rechargeable LED Flashlight outputs up to 6000 lumens. This thing is insanely bright, it’s much brighter than other ~1000 lumen flashlights in this list which already are very bright on their own. It outputs super strong beam however it’s very narrow. It has two brightness level and doesn’t have special modes like “strobe” or “SOS”.
BUYSIGHT LED Flashlight made of ABS (crylonitrile butadiene styrene) so the construction isn’t super durable but as long as you don’t drop the flashlight it should be sturdy enough.
It has 3 rechargeable 18650 batteries inside amounting to total of 9600 mAh. It is charged with 110V-240V charger, it cannot be USB-charged despite having the USB port, instead flashlight also works as a power bank, so you can charge your phone or other devices through this USB port.
IPX6 rated which means it is very water resistant and can handle high-pressure, heavy sprays of water.
- 1 x Multi-Function Spotlight Flashlight
- 1 x Work Light Bracket
- 1 x 110V-240V Charger
- 1 x Manual
#4 Soonfire E07 Cree XP-L LED Rechargeable Flashlight
Soonfire E07 LED flashlight outputs up to 1000 lumen according to manufacturer. It’s very bright and has good range. Housing is made from hard-anodized aluminum alloy and overall constructions feels solid.
It has 6 lighting modes: moonlight, low, medium, high, turbo and strobe. Turbo mode works for 3 minutes, after than the flashlight automatically switches to high mode (probably to protect it from over heating because the head of flashlight is pretty warm after those 3 minutes).
Soonfire E07 comes with 3400mAh rechargeable 18650 battery but can also be powered by 2x CR123A batteries (you can use them as a backup power source). The battery is removable so you can replace it when it starts to age. You charge the flashlight with included USB charging cable. It has charging indicator which blinks in red to indicate that’s charged and turns to blue when it’s fully charged.
Soonfire E07 is IPX-8 rated meaning it’s submersible up to 2 meters (6.5 feet).
It’s very compact – 4.3 inches long, diameter of head is just over 1 inch and the tail diameter is exactly 1 inch. It’s also very lightweight, it weighs 3.35 oz (95 grams.)
- 1 x Soonfire E07 LED flashlight
- 1 x USB charging cable
- 1 x 3400mAh (real capacity) 18650 battery
- 1 x USB cable
- 1 x user-manual
- 1 x belt holster
- 1 x lanyard
#5 Anker Rechargeable Bolder LC40 Flashlight
Anker LC40 flashlight uses Cree LED rated at 400 lumens. The flashlight is very bright. It has 5 light modes, 3 regular ones: high, medium and low as well 2 special ones: “strobe” and “SOS”. Works reliably in temperatures as low as 14 °F (-10 °C)
Overall build quality is good and the flashlight seems to be sturdy. It’s IP65 rated meaning Anker LC40 flashlight is completely protected against dust and against low pressure jets of water from all directions with limited ingress permitted.
It has built-in 3350 mAh rechargeable battery and it lasts very long on full charge, like many many hours (not just few). It has only 1 button. To turn it on you simple press and to turn it off you have to hold it for 2 seconds. To switch between modes you just tap the button when the flashlight is on.
- 1 x Anker Bolder LC40 Rechargeable Flashlight
- 1 x Micro USB cable
- 1 x Welcome guide
#6 GearLight LED Tactical Flashlight S1000
GearLight S1000 flashlight can be powered by either 3 AAA batteries or 18650 rechargeable battery (both button top or flat top fits), neither one is included and must be purchased separately!. Its brightness depends on the batteries you use, 18650 Lithium-ion rechargeable battery will provide the most brightness. It’s rated 1040 lumens according to manufacturer but in reality it’s 800 at best, still its bright if you use decent batteries.
As pretty much any other flashlight that’s bright this one too gets hot after prolonged use.
- 2 x GearLight S1000 LED Tactical flashlights
- 2 x AAA battery holders (Batteries are not Included)
- 2 x Battery tubes
- 2 x Lanyards (hand straps)
- 2 x Holsters
- 1 x Operation guide
- 1 x Warranty card
#7 PeakPlus Tactical Flashlight
PeakPlus tactical flashlight is made of aluminum alloy. It’s very bright and the amount of light it outputs is impressive, however the manufacturers claimed 1200 lumens seems over exaggerated.
PeakPlus tactical flashlight has a total of 5 light modes: full, medium and low brightness as well strobe and SOS modes. It has zoom functions with 5 modes (x1; x250; x500; x1000 & x2000). PeakPlus LED flashlight is 5.3 inches long when zoomed in, 6.1 inches long when zoomed out
It can be powered by either included 2200mAh rechargeable battery or 3 x AAA Batteries (not included). You can use the 2200mAh battery as your main power source and have AAA batteries as backup. It should be noted that flashlight is a lot brighter when powered by the 2200mAh battery rather than AAA batteries.
Comes with a carrying case that’s useful and will fit in most car door pockets.
- 1 x PeakPlus Tactical LED flashlight
- 1 x Rechargeable battery and sleeve
- 1 x Battery charger
- 1 x Case
- 1 x AAA battery holder
- 1 x User manual
#8 WUBEN 1200 Lumens LED Flashlight
WUBEN 1200 Lumens LED flashlight is made from anodized aluminum alloy. It’s super bright and construction feels very solid, however manufacturer claimed output of 1200 lumens is probably a bit over exaggerated. It has a total of 5 light modes, 4 basic modes: High (1200 LM), Mid (400 LM), Low (75 LM), Eco (5 LM) and 1 emergency mode: SOS (200LM).
It’s IP68 rated, which means it’s waterproof and dustproof.
WUBEN 1200 Lumens LED flashlight has 2600mAh 18650 Li-ion rechargeable battery but can also be powered by two CR213A batteries. It lasts about 1.5 hours on the highest setting (which is very very bright) and will last a lot longer on others. It has microUSB charging port next to the tail cap button and it takes 3 hours to charge WUBEN LED flashlight from 0 to 100%. When you have charge left for less than 30 minutes of use on current setting the flashlight will warn you every 5 minutes by flashing 3 times until it runs out of juice completely.
Size wise very compact – 5.46 inches long and 1.02 inches in diameter.
- 1 x WUBEN L50 flashlight
- 1 x 18650 li-ion battery
- 1 x Micro-USB cable
- 1 x Lanyard
- 2 x Backup waterproof rings
- 1 x User manual
- 1 x Warranty card
#9 BYB F18 LED Tactical Flashlight
BYB F18 LED tactical flashlight is made of aluminium alloy. It uses Cree XPG2 S3 LED chip and outputs up to 800 lumen according to manufacturer. It’s very bright on highest light setting. It has a total of 5 settings: high, medium, low, ultra-low & strobe.
It has 18650 3000mAh rechargeable battery, it takes about 4 hours to charge it from 0% to 100%. The battery is not removable, so when it loses its capacity as time goes by you won’t be able to replace it. The USB charging port can be accessed by unscrewing the base of the flashlight.
Overall constructions feels pretty solid and sturdy. BYB F18 flashlight is IP67 and IPX7 rated, meaning it’s fully protected from dust and can handle heavy raining or being up to 1 meter submersed.
- 1 x BYB F18 LED tactical flashlight with 18650 rechargeable battery
- 1 x USD charging cable
#10 Goreit Rechargeable Tactical Flashlight
Goreit Flashlight LED light very bright. It’s rated at 900 lumens according to manufacturer. It has 5 light modes: high, medium, low, strobe and SOS. It works reliably in temperature as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit.
It uses Goreit 4000 mAh 18650 battery. It’s IPX4 rates meaning it can handle water splashing.
Overall construction feels sturdy.
- 1 x Goreit LED Flashlight
- 1 x 4000 mAh 18650 Battery
- 1 x Wall Charger Plug
- 1 x Car Charger
- 1 x USB Cable
- 1 x 18650 Battery Tube + AAA Battery Holder
- 1 x Bike Mount For Riding
- 1 x Gift Box with User Manual
#11 Brionac Rechargeable LED Flashlight
Brionac Rechargeable LED Flashlight is made of aluminum alloy. Brionac states that this flashlight outputs 1800 lumens but this claim in just outrageous, in reality the output is 550-650 lumens. Despite the insanely over exaggerated claims the flashlight is still bright and outputs good beam. It does get hot after being on for a long period of time but that applies to pretty much all flashlights that are this bright.
It’s FCC, CE and RoHS certified. It’s also IP65 rated which makes it dust proof and water resistant.
It has 5 light settings: high, medium, low, strobe and SOS. It’s 5.7 inches long as well 1.41 (front) & 0.98 (rear )inches wide.
Battery life is good however how long it will last depends on light mode you use. On high and strobe modes you can expect battery life to be around 2 hours, on medium – 4 hours and on low – 6 hours.
- 1 x Brionac Rechargeable LED Flashlight
- 1 x Lithium ion batteries
- 1 x USB charging cable
#12 Coquimbo LED Work Light
Coquimbo LED work light is made of hard rubber with the head being made of aluminum. It doesn’t leave impression of particular sturdiness but as long as you don’t drop the flashlight constantly it should be sturdy enough. Light output is good, it’s bright and flashlight illuminates everything around it with a concentrated light. It has 5 lighting modes: high brightness, medium brightness, front light, red warning and red strobe.
The head rotates in 360 degrees vertically. Coquimbo LED work light is very light, weighs just 4.9 oz.
It has magnet to the base so you can attach it to the metals, however the magnet is pretty weak and might fail at holding the flashlight so it’s pretty much useless unless you don’t mind risking to damage it. It also had a hook and it works better than the magnet so you can hang the light.
Battery life isn’t bad and charge lasts for multiple hours on highest brightness setting. Coquimbo LED work light has built-in 18650 rechargeable battery.
- 2 x Coquimbo LED work light
- 2 x USB charging cable
#13 OTYTY USB Rechargeable Flashlight (2 Pack)
This set includes two OTYTY Flashlights. Housing is made of aluminum, however the flashlights are cheaply made and quite fragile. They wont last a long time. They are pretty bright though. Manufacturer claims 1000 lumen output. It also has sidelight but it’s very dim and pretty much useless.
Turning off is annoying as you have to switch through all light modes until you achieve “off” position.
Overall you should avoid these flashlights. They are cheaply made which makes sense considering you get two for such a low pricing.
- 2 x OTYTY Tactical Flashlight
- 2 x 18650 1200mAh rechargeable battery
- 2 x Micro USB cable