When the lights are out or when there is no light available, a flashlight can fill in the gap and provide a way to see. This could be due to a power outage, choosing to live without electricity, or just having to look behind or under something. In these situations, a flashlight is an excellent option. Having one that is of good quality, durable, and long-lasting is a definite plus.
Many of the options that are made overseas have lower-quality materials and lower-quality manufacturing. Choosing a flashlight that Is made at one of the American flashlight companies will often provide a higher quality option. Some of the best-know American flashlight brands are Maglite and SureFire, but there are a variety of lesser-known brands, as well. These include Elzetta, First Light, Inforce, Koehler, Light and Motion, Malkoff, Ogaz, Oveready, Phantom, Photon, Peak LED, and more.
“Made in USA” is a phrase that stands for quality and means that the purchase will support our own country. The label is only allowed to be applied to products that are “all or virtually all” made in the United States. Because there are sometimes parts that are not currently made anywhere in the US, those parts can be used and the item can still be considered made in the USA, as long as all the foreign parts are negligible.
The items included below are from companies that fit this criterion. They manufacture and assemble their products inside the United States, using quality materials and quality production.
This modular flashlight with a standard bezel offers 315 lumens which is turned on via a switch in the tail cap. It uses two CR123A batteries (which are included). Its body is made of anodized aluminum with precise machining. Its modular modeling makes it customizable – the lens and the bezel can be replaced with other types.
This waterproof flashlight, constructed sturdily from proprietary polymers, offers 155 lumens of white light. It has a head that rotates 320 degrees. The entire light weighs only 4.4 ounces, making it a handy light to carry. They offer red, green, blue, white, and green colored LED light.
This flashlight uses 2 D-sized batteries to offer light in any situation. This is especially useful for hunting, as the waterproof blue lens can be used to detect blood.
2 hours of 700-lumen white light can be focused on a specific spot and offers peripheral light as well. It has three operating modes: strobe, momentary, and constant. It has a reinforced body made of polymer that is durable and resistant to impact.
This large flashlight has multiple modes including momentary, low power, full power, strobe, and economical. The beam can reach 366 meters; it uses 2 D size batteries and will last up to 6.5 hours on high (524 lumens), but as many as 69 hours on economical. Its solid high strength aluminum alloy body makes it easy to hold and carry and also useful as protection if needed.
This small LED flashlight is powerful with the switch in the tail cap and three modes. It is compact and uses 3 AAA batteries, plenty of light (200 lumens) that fits neatly in any pocket. It will last over six hours on the high setting; longer on lower modes. Its aluminum body is made to be a tactical type flashlight, so it is an excellent choice for an everyday carry kit.
High-intensity light pours from this handheld spotlight that is powered by Lithium-ion batteries that are easily rechargeable. Two power settings allow users to adjust light level and runtime as needed.
Prometheus Lights Beta Quick Release v2 Keychain Flashlight with Multiple Light Modes, High CRI Pocket Flashlight for EDC (Brass)
SureFire G2X Pro 600 Lumen Tactical EDC Flashlight Bundle with 4 Extra CR123A Batteries and Lightjunction Battery Case (Tan)
This anodized aluminum encased flashlight offers three light modes from high (944 lumens) to low (37 lumens) plus a strobe option and runs 3.25 hours on high and up to 29 hours on low. It runs on a Lithium-ion rechargeable battery and offers three LED colors. Pelican offers a lifetime replacement guarantee.
This LED flashlight offers 120 lumens for up to 50 hours. Its design is impact resistant and it is very lightweight at only 197 grams. The rubber overmold offers grip and the unit is made to be durable.
This flashlight is attached to a quick-release keychain for convenience in carrying and accessibility. Though it is easy to remove from the keychain, it is made to be difficult to accidentally remove. Its clear and natural light makes viewing anything with the light excellent. It twists on and off and offers three light levels.
50,000 hours of life due to shockproof C4 LED technology can be expected from this bright and durable flashlight. The aluminum body has a rubberized grip and a lens that is unbreakable. Batteries and charge cords are included.
This handy tactical flashlight has a strike bezel around the 600 lumen output, providing a tight beam. The tail cap switch offers three settings – momentary high, constant high, and low. The body is made of hard-anodized aerospace aluminum for strength and durability.
This 600-lumen tactical flashlight comes with extra batteries (CR123A) and uses LED emitters that are virtually indestructible and high efficiency. This flashlight has dual output – high or low – which aids in extending the runtime. The body is made of tough but lightweight Nitrolon polymer.
The reflector on this underwater light focuses on a center spot for shining through deep water. The polymer construction is waterproof and corrosion-proof. It can be switched with thumb or finger and the LED is strong enough to not break if dropped. It works just as well out of the water as in it.