Operation specific, high-output, LED flashlights engineered for Military, Emergency Services and Civilian use. Specially designed for those that rely on their gear in tactical environments, extreme outdoor activities or individuals that simply appreciate high quality and innovative products. Look no further to find the best LED flashlights on the market.
There are three main advantages: Effeciency, Durability, and Versatility
Efficiency - LEDs put out more light using the same amount of power. Even the least efficient LED can produce twice as must light output as a regular xenon bulb per unit of energy. With an LED flashlight, you'll get more runtime with both lithium or lithium-ion rechargeable batteries.
Durability - LEDs don't suffer from the problems of burning out or filament failure. They simply do no just "go out" and can endure much harsher environments. For this reason tactical LED flashlights are becoming increasingly popular in special forces teams.
Versatility - LEDs can produce variable light output depending on current. Many of our lights have multiple output levels that can be selected to provide the appropriate amount of light while preserving runtime. Their size also allows their use in LED keychains that produce a lot of light in a small package.
Our products utilize the most current LEDs (ie. Luxeon, Cree Q5 or R2, Cree MC-E) to provide the highest levels of efficiency and brightness.
Be aware when you read that a flashlight "runs for of x hours".
Manufactures typically measure runtime based on "useful" light which is often never defined and may be as little as 3 lumens. At Pinnacle Flashlights, we advertise "real-world" runtimes and often are measured to 50% of the peak output. Additionally, most of our premium lights are designed with regulation circuits that maintain light output until the battery is completely drained. This is in contrast to poorly made lights that will continuously dim with use.
Simply put, Lumens are a measure of how much total light a device, while Candlepower is a the concentration of light. They are not interchangeable nor can they be converted.
The important point is that higher candlepower does not mean more light. For example, a laser pointer has very high candlepower. All of its energy is concentrated into a small point, however you couldn't use it to light up a room. When looking for and purchasing an LED flashlight, a good rule of thumb is: "Lumens are brightness, Candlepower is the beam shape. Buy the number of Lumens that you need with the beam shape for the job."