How to Choose the Best LED Flashlight & Bulb

If you’ve been searching for the best LED flashlight or LED bulbs made today, this guide will sort out some of the confusion in making an informed decision.

In general, a good flashlight can delivers on its promises, offering enough functions you require at a reasonable price. Moreover, it is going to last for years, safe and user-friendly to use. There are eight aspects you need to consider when buying a LED flashlight.

  • What do you need it for?
  • How much brightness do you need
  • Weight, composition, waterproofing
  • Size
  • Type of batteries
  • Beam features & modes
  • Price
  • Brand

You can find all these parameters in GearBest LED flashlight product page. There is no the best, only the most appropriate. If you’re still confused with this and have no idea how to choose, just click the button below. Our beginner’s guide to LED flashlights will guide you to get the best flashlights.

Beginner’s Guide to LED Flashlight
There are many LED varieties, choosing an LED is entirely different from picking up an incandescent. Before you head to the store, find out what you need to know about choosing the right LED bulbs.

  • Choose a light bulb with right Lumens, not watts
  • Choose a light bulb with right brightness and color
  • Choose a light bulb with right type and fitting
  • Choose a light bulb with appropriate CRI value
  • Rated Life
  • Others: smart (bluetooth/WiFi control, colorful, some might with music speaker function) or normal
Lumen is a measure of a LED light output. If you have ever purchased an LED flashlight or light bulb, you will find the information about lumens of the flashlight or light bulb on their package or manuals. However, for many new buyers, it’s hard to understand this measure unit. Actually, in a simple explanation, lumens equate to a the brightness of light, and while that’s not entirely true. But remember, the bigger the number of lumens, the brighter the light will be. So, how many lumens do we need for a specific task?

  • 10-20 Lumens
    Close up tasks: Searching for things up to 100 meters distance
  • 20-150 Lumens
    Basic household and outdoor activities: Searching for things up to 120 meters distance
  • 160-200 Lumens
    Activities like camping, hiking; Household use, Tactical tasks and Security: Cover distances up to 250 meters
  • 200-500 Lumens
    Sailing, Fishing, Climbing, Hiking, Hunting, Work Place, Tactical Tasks
  • 600-1000 Lumens
    Industrial Uses, Fishing, Caving, Hiking, Hunting, Camping, covers distance up to 300 meters.
  • >1000 Lumens
    Best for recreational activities in large property, Outdoor lighting, Search & rescue, or Hunting