USB Rechargeable flashlights are increasingly gaining popularity because of their performance and cost savings. These mostly come with a dedicated battery that is optimized for the Flashlight. There are two main types - flashlights that are rechargeable and flashlights that come with rechargeable li-ion batteries like 18650 and 14500 which need to be plugged into an external charger. When choosing one, you need to ensure you can prefer to buy one with an internal smart charger otherwise overcharging can easily destroy it.
A product area that is seeing quite a bit of innovation, some lights can even be charged from USBs, cell phone chargers while others can be plugged into a wall or have special charging stations. Here are some of the best Usb Rechargeable flashlights available in the market:
ThorFire LED Camping? ?Lantern
As the name suggests, this folds as a rechargeable flashlight and unfolds into a tent lamp during camping and hiking expeditions. It can be charged via a regular 5V USB charger or a hand crank if you are out of power. When shut, the flashlight beam is bright and well-directed. When open, the tent light is bright enough to read a book or a newspaper when use as the only source.
When kept at its brightest, the light can stay on for 2 hours which is a good duration for the outdoors. When using the hand crank, 1 minute of cranking translates to 10 mins of light.
This headlamp flashlight bundle comes with two rechargeable batteries and a carry bag. It has a 570 lumen bright LED that can light over 400 feet instantly lighting everything in front of you. It has 5 light modes plus an additional SOS mode which makes it a perfect companion for hiking and camping.
It comes with company backed lifetime warranty and they call it ‘indestructible’. It is reasonably water resistant with an IPX7 rating and is built to resist rain, cold, heat, impact on dropping and water submergence up to 1 meter for 30 minutes. It is powered by one rechargeable Li-ion 18650 battery
Streamlight 88052 ProTac
This tactical flashlight comes in blue, pink and black and can be recharged using the USB cord which comes in the package or an AC wall adapter. It also has a backup facility to accept multiple battery sources when needed. The package also includes a removable pocket clip and a tear resistant nylon holster. It’s built to last for 50000 hours and has IPX4 grade water resistance.
It comes with three programs – 1)Hhigh, low, strobe 2) High only 3) High or low and you can switch between the modes by using the button in the tail cap. Just 4.9 inches in length and less than 3 oz. in weight, this flashlight is lightweight, compact and the beam has both a good fill and spot. It is adequately toughened for impact and comes with a lifetime guarantee.
This powerful 960 lumens flashlight accommodates recharging from both USB and li-ion battery. It comes with a free holster and a USB charging cable. The Nitecore 18650 Li-ion battery is also included in the kit. It is an IPX8 grade waterproof up to a depth of 2 meters.
It also has an intelligent charging circuit with voltage detection which helps you recharge safely and rapidly. It promises durability which can be seen in the smallest of parts like the Stainless steel titanium plated clip and the stainless steel bezel ring which protects the core. If you just take the brightness, this flashlight is worth every penny you pay for it.
Minger Solar Powered Flashlight
With so many wonderful features, this steel grey flashlight comes with a USB charge cable and can be used efficiently for camping, hiking, climbing, outdoor sports and in your emergency kit. It can be charged in direct sunlight (10-12 hours charging time) or artificial light with a built in solar panel. The USB cable on the other hand may take 4-5 hours for charging. A small minus here is that there is no way to tell if it is fully charged. Also, compared to others in its category, it is also not waterproof which means you don’t want to be caught on a wet trekking night with this light for company.
The bright 150 lumens beam can reach about 100 meters which is a good output for a compact flashlight.
Built-in rechargeable flashlights ensure that the battery is designed specifically for that flashlight increasing is life span. It also means that it has lesser moving parts when functioning and its size may be considerable small as it doesn’t need room to accommodate external batteries. It can also mean quite a bit of savings in the long run from buying new batteries or using non-flashlight specific batteries which tend to decrease the illumination. Some of the best USB rechargeable flashlights can double up as the right tool for a good camping or outdoor experience. Invest in buying one after you’ve read reviews and find that it suits your needs best.
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