From time to time we bring our collection of handheld flashlights, weapons lights, hands free lights and keychain lights on our adventures to test, evaluate and compare.

Here are the results of our simple beam comparison test. We review lights made by Surefire, Streamlight, Princeton Tec, Fenix, Coast and others.

A group shot of the various lights we tested for this website

We Review Handheld Flashlights, Weapons Lights (for pistols, shotguns and rifles), Hands Free Lights and Keychain Lights

One test we use is to shine them each at a large 4′x4′ circular graph from a distance of 10 feet in almost total darkness.

We look at the lights beam with our digital camera, with and without a night vision device.

We post the results so that beam shape, intensity, coverage and spill over could be seen for each light and compared to each other.

Chemical Light Sticks

Keychain Lights

Hands Free Lights

Weapon Lights

Handheld Flashlights

Lasers / IR

Flashlight Performance

Flashlight Types


Guide for Flashlights

  • Pocket Flashlights
  • Keychain Flashlights
  • Backpack Flashlights
  • Handheld Flashlight
  • Weaponlight / Pistol Light
  • Night Vision (IR Light)
  • Tactical flashlights
  • Every Day Carry (EDC)

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