A Costco Flashlight is probably not the first thing on your list of “must haves” for daily life, but they sure are convenient when there is a power outage.
Heck they are even more useful when you have to go dig through grandma’s attic maybe even that storage shed out back that you may have chose to neglect for a little too long.
Essentially, without flashlights we would be blind as bats in the dark, which makes them pretty darn necessary.
I know, I personally have about 4 flashlights with my camping and emergency gear!
Of all the flashlights one could find at any retailer or online, we chose two.
They are both very versatile and durable, also, they are quite easy to use! Check ‘em out.
Our Two Costco Favorites
FEIT ELECTRIC 500 LUMEN FLASHLIGHT 3-PACK
Feit Electric has released a 500 lumen flashlight fit for most any activity requiring a portable flashlight.
This light is equipped with two different settings, the low being 160 lumens and the high being 500 lumens.
Another really awesome feature that Feit Electric included is an adjustable beam, the light beam can be narrowed or widened based on specific needs.
The narrowed light, otherwise known as the spotlight setting, can reach up to 1000 feet in length.
This flashlight has four specific modes; strobe, SOS, high and low.
We recommend this flashlight to hikers, campers, night fisherman and any other outdoor enthusiast, as it is incredibly convenient to carry with its wrist strap and much more.
Duracell 2-Pack LED 700 Lumen Flashlight
The next flashlight of focus is the Duracell 2-Pack.
These lights are LED and have a maximum output of 700 lumens.
LED lights are considered to be more practical than standard halogen bulbs, because they are capable of emitting the same amount of light except brighter and at a lower wattage.
Duracell was sure to make this an extremely durable and viable source of light for those looking for a new flashlight.
We find these to be the more affordable, durable and are fairly light due to them being made of aluminum.
With the click of a button you can switch modes, they are made to adjust from a floodlight to a spotlight.
This would be the perfect buy for a two person overnight excursion or even for someone to have an extra light on hand.
Our Three Amazon Favorites
J5 Tactical V1-PRO 300 Lumen Ultra Bright Flashlight
The J5 Tactical V1 PRO is a 300 lumen maximum output flashlight.
This light uses a single AA battery which is included in the package, this one battery could last multiple weeks even with regular daily use.
We consider this to be a wonderful choice for someone who is looking for a lightweight, affordable and rugged flashlight.
The V1 PRO has a strobe mode perfect for cycling; there are also two other modes one being high and low.
The beam of this flashlight can easily extend up to two football fields on a clear night.
If given a try and one is not satisfied with their purchase the company will offer a replacement or a refund.
Etekcity Portable Outdoor LED Camping Lantern
Etekcity's new portable outdoor lantern is an awesome, well designed light, great for camping or hiking in the dark.
We recommend this lantern due to its compact style, it is also collapsible which is another awesome feature.
The light includes 6 AA batteries and a user manual.
We recommend this LED lantern over many flashlights due to the lightweight nature of the item and due to the extensive brightness necessary for outdoor activities taking place in the dark.
This lantern is perfect for hanging in a tent or freestanding on a table, etc.
LE Headlamp LED, Four Modes
The LE headlamp is an awesome product, from the weight to the four extremely helpful modes it seems to blow most flashlights out of the water.
The modes this LE Headlamp includes are low (2 LED), medium (10 LED), high (18 LED) and 2 red LED for the red flashing light mode.
A headlamp is for use in a variety of different activities, from hiking to mining, camping or cycling.
When purchasing a headlamp there are certain factors that may pass through your mind, such as; is this durable enough?
Is it possible for me to transport this without worrying about space?
And, is it light enough for me to wear consistently?
This lamp is perfect due to its compact size, it weighs just around 3 oz. It is perfect for transport with its adjustable wristband, this piece of equipment is also waterproof, so there will never be a worry when the rains come.
When were flashlights invented?
Flashlights were invented in 1899 by David Misell invented. The first flashlight contained three D batteries that powered a small incandescent bulb. Nowadays we tend to use flashlights containing LED bulbs, most are still powered by the classic disposable D battery.
What are lumens?
Lumens are used to measure the amount of light emitted from a given LED bulb. The more lumens a bulb contains the brighter the light, the less lumens the dimmer the light. When searching for LED bulbs look at the amount of lumens rather than the wattage.
Halogen vs. LED?
Though halogen bulbs are considered to be the most popular lightbulbs on the market today, they tend to cost more money and use more energy than LED bulbs. We recommend LED bulbs as they last longer, use less energy and cost much less than the traditional halogen bulbs.
For years and years, flashlights have been our go to for camping and dealing with power outages, etc. Its's about time we find the right flashlight with extensive durability, simple use and a variety of uses.
This is list was put together to get you on the right track in finding the proper flashlight for your specific needs.