Choosing the right size flashlight all depends on what you’re going to use it for. If you’re planning on carrying your torch around with you in your pocket, you can’t buy one that is huge and will just get the way.
The best thing to do is find an equal balance of size and power...
Small Flashlights – In general a small flashlight will be about 10 – 12cm in size, meaning you will not be able to fit in double batteries. In most small flashlights, there will be a tail switch and a deep reflector to shine the light further. Although there is not a large amount of power in a small flashlight, it can still have a range of great features; consider the Klarus Mi7 which is compact and lightweight for everyday carry.
Medium Flashlight – Between about 12 – 16cm, a medium size flashlight will usually run on two batteries. With more batteries comes more power, which means a higher lumen output and better LEDs. The Klarus XT12 GT is the perfect medium flashlight, with an impressive 1600 lumen output and the ability to shine 603m.
Large Flashlight – Anything over the size of 16cm is considered a large flashlight. Similar to medium flashlights, except a lot more powerful, large flashlights can output huge amounts of lumen. These lights usually have multiple settings, modes and can be really powerful. However the extra size can make them difficult to carry. Stealthy and powerful, the Klarus XT20 is the perfect large flashlight with a max lumen output of 2000!
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