10 Best AAA Flashlights
for November 2022

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Our lighting experts have tested 10 of the best flashlights available. We purchased and tested all 10 models in a head-to-head comparison, rigorously evaluating lumens output, beam quality, fit and finish, ease of use, and durability. We looked for flashlights that are compact, easy to transport, and have long-lasting batteries. From basic budget-friendly lights to the high-end units that belong on your day-bag, our review will help you sort out the best of the best.

An 80-hour run time at full power, 5 modes, and a watch face that tells you how much charge you have left: these features make Lumens by Olight one of the best flashlights for outdoor adventures.

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Streamlight 66318 MicroStream Ultra 45 Lumens Compact Tactical Flashlight with AAA Alkaline Battery, Clamshell, Black

Streamlight 66318 MicroStream Ultra 45 Lumens Tactical Compact Flashlight with AAA Alkaline Battery

by Streamlight

Type II MIL-SPEC abrasion and corrosion-resistant anodized aircraft aluminum construction with unbreakable, scratch-resistant polycarbonate lens.

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OLIGHT I3T EOS 180 Lumens Dual-Output Slim EDC Flashlight for Camping and Hiking, Tail Switch Flashlight with AAA Battery

OLIGHT I3T EOS 180 Lumens Dual-Output EDC Slim Flashlight for Camping and Hiking

by OLIGHT

Super Easy Carry: Barely know it is there with its lightweight and slender form factor. The dual direction pocket clip makes the I3T even more convenient for carrying in a pocket or attaching to a hat or strap.

The Olight I3T EOS 180 Lumens Flashlight is lightweight, compact, and easy to carry. The I3T is perfect for camping, hiking, and outdoor activities. The flashlight is durable, and built to last. The I3T is also water-resistant, so you can use it outdoors in heavy rain. The I3T features a simple and intuitive user interface, so it's easy to operate. The I3T has a comfortable grip, so it's easy to use while holding a flashlight with one hand. The I3T also produces a good amount of light, so it's easy to see in dark conditions. The I3T has 5 brightness levels, so it's easy to adjust the amount of light you need. The I3T is lightweight, so it's easy to carry. The I3T has a convenient tail switch, so it's easy to operate. The I3T is also durable, so you can rely on it to last through years of use. The I3T is reasonably priced, so it's affordable.

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Lepro LED Tactical Flashlight LE2000- High Lumen, Super Bright, 5 Lighting Modes, Zoomable, Water Resistant, Pocket Size & Lightweight Flashlight, Powered by 18650 & AAA Battery, 2 Packs

Lepro LED Tactical LE2000- Flashlight High Lumen

by Lepro

Water Resistance: Its Waterproof rate is IPX4, which can effectively protect the normal operation of the flashlight in the rain and snow.

This Lepro LED flashlight is a bright, handy, and well-constructed tool for outdoorsmen, backpackers, and emergency preppers. The flashlight is waterproof and rechargeable, and it runs on 18650 batteries (not included) or AAA batteries (not included). The flashlight features five lighting modes: high, medium, low, SOS, and flash. The SOS function is especially handy for signaling for help or as a flashlight during a power failure. The flashlight produces a bright beam, and it can zoom focus, allowing you to focus the light beam from 10 meters to 1 meter. The flashlight is lightweight (about 10 ounces), and it easily fits in the palm of your hand. The flashlight is small enough that it's easy to bring with you on a hike or camping trip, and it easily fits in a pocket. The Lepro LED flashlight runs on three AAA batteries, or it can run on the included 18650 battery tube. The flashlight's battery life lasts for about 50 hours on high, 200 hours on medium, 500 hours on low, and 15 hours on SOS. The Lepro LED flashlight is reasonably priced, and it's a good choice if you're looking for a bright, portable, and durable flashlight.

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ThruNite Ti3 EDC Cree XP-G2 R5 AAA Torch Max120 Lumens LED Flashlight, Mini, Cool White

ThruNite Ti3 EDC Cree XP-G2 R5 Torch AAA Max120 Lumens LED Flashlight

by ThruNite

Easy to Carry: Usually attached on key ring use, the pocket clip is 2 ways reversible, allowing for hat brim attachment.

ThruNite makes some of the best flashlights around, and its latest Ti3 EDC Cree XP-G2 R5 flashlight is no exception. The Ti3 V2 is small, light, and easy to use, and it's backed up by ThruNite's excellent customer service. The Ti3 EDC's Cree XP-G2 R5 LED is bright enough to illuminate a large area, and it also has a small focus spot, so it's suitable for both close-range tasks, such as finding something in your wallet, and long-range applications, such as finding your car in a crowded parking lot. The Ti3 EDC is waterproof to 6 feet, so it can be used for underwater applications, such as finding keys in a lake or river. The Ti3 EDC's twist switch makes it easy to use one handed, and it's long enough so it doesn't accidentally turn on in your pocket. The Ti3 EDC's three light modes make it easy to find suitable settings for any task. The Ti3 EDC's single-button tailcap switch makes it easy to quickly cycle through the light modes, and it also has an emergency SOS function. The Ti3 EDC's aluminum casing is sturdy, and the flashlight's tailcap has a hexagonal grippy pattern so it's comfortable to hold.

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UltraTac K1 Mini LED Flashlight 180lm Waterproof with Tail Switch, AAA Keychain Flashlights for EDC, Camping, Hiking, Outdoor Activity and Emergency Lighting (Brownish Gray)

UltraTac K1 Mini LED Flashlight Waterproof 180lm with Tail Switch

by LAMPO OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LIMITED

Compact and Lightweight: The dimension is 2.95 x 0.59 in, and is only 0.49 oz, making this super bright flashlight convenient to be taken anywhere.

The UltraTac K1 mini flashlight is an inexpensive, functional, and compact flashlight that packs a lot of power into its small package. The K1's CREE XP-G2 LED has a lifespan of 50,000 hours and is brighter than many comparable flashlights, and its 180-lumen output is more than enough for most applications. The K1's housing is constructed from aerospace-grade aluminum, which is light, strong, and durable, and its anti-abrasive finish makes it easy to clean. The K1's tail switch is responsive and easy to operate, and its body length is long enough to fit comfortably in your hand. The K1 uses AAA alkaline batteries, which are plentiful and inexpensive, but K1 owners can also use AAA Ni-MH batteries or 10440 Li-ion rechargeable batteries. The K1 is so small and lightweight, it easily fits in a pocket or purse, and its small size makes it easy to conceal. The K1's 3 modes (High, Low, and Strobe) are accessible via a small button located above the flashlight's body, and the switch is easy to operate. The K1's CREE XP-G2 LED is bright enough to illuminate a 15-by-30-foot area, and it's well bright enough for most applications. The UltraTac K1 mini flashlight is an affordable, high-quality flashlight that's perfect for most applications.

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LUMINTOP EDC01 Keychain Flashlight, 120 lumens Pocket EDC Flashlight,36 hours Long lasting,3 modes,IPX8 Waterproof,Powered by AAA battery(not Included) for Indoor and Outdoor

LUMINTOP EDC01 Keychain Flashlight

by LUMINTOP

HOW BRIGHT: With OSRAM LED (50000-hour lifespan), Lumintop EDC01 could pump out up to 120 lumens brightness which only runs with a single AAA cell. Also, support the easy-to-get AAA battery and provides max 36 hours runtime. (Under American National Standard NEMA/FL-1)

The Lumintop EDC01 is an outstanding keychain flashlight. It produces 120 lumens, which is a bright enough light for indoor and outdoor use, and is bright enough to produce a nice beam. The EDC01 is brighter than similar keychain flashlights in our review, though it tends to work better when focused, as it tends to spread out the light beam. The EDC01 is also much brighter than most AA or AAA batteries, so it's a good option for emergencies, or if you want to power multiple lights. The EDC01 is IPX8 waterproof, so it's not only survive a dunk in water, but it's capable of submerging in water up to 6.5 feet. The EDC01 isn't as durable as other models in this price range, but it's built well enough to survive a few drops. The EDC01 is also much sturdier than many other keychain flashlights, thanks to the military-grade anodized surface, and the aerospace-grade aluminum body. The EDC01 also gets points for being built in the U.S., and for offering a lifetime warranty. The Lumintop EDC01 is compact and portable, and it's bright, durable, and well-made. If you're looking for the best keychain flashlight, the Lumintop EDC01 is an excellent choice.

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LED Flashlights,Tactical Flashlight High Lumens Lights with 6Pack AAA Batteries Portable Waterproof Zoomable FlashLight with 5 Mode For Camping/Outdoor/Hiking/Gift-Giving/Emergency, 2 Pack (Black)

Whaply LED Flashlights

by Whaply

SUPER BRIGHT & LONG-LASTING1000 lumen (MAX) flashlight LED Bulb provides bright light, powerful Lumen LED generates a brilliant large area floodlight.Adjustable from wide to narrow beam for versatile illumination.

The LumenTac 6-Pack LED Flashlight is a sturdy, feature-rich camping flashlight that is ideal for the outdoors. It has a built-in strobe, so you can use it in case of emergency, and the battery compartment is accessed through a button at the bottom of the flashlight. The flashlight is lighter than it looks, and with the head rotated 90 degrees, its beam reaches 330 feet. The LumenTac 6-Pack LED Flashlight is waterproof and has four different modes, so you can choose the one that works best for you. The on/off button is located at the top of the flashlight, and it's easy to press, even when the flashlight is in your hand. The LumenTac 6-Pack LED Flashlight is lightweight enough for daily use, and it comes in a sleek black-and-green design.

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LUMINTOP TOOL AAA Mini EDC Flashlight, Pocket-Sized Keychain Flashlight, Super Bright 130lm OSRAM LED, 3 Modes, IP68 Waterproof, Best Tools for Camping, Hiking, Hunting, Backpacking, Fishing and EDC

LUMINTOP TOOL AAA Mini EDC Flashlight

by LUMINTOP

[Perfect in size] Low weight, clips just inside your pocket and will barely know it's there,with no rough edges to carry in delicate dress or athletic wear clothing. Super easy single hand operation. The clip can be reversed easily allowing improvised headlamp use with a hat.

This compact EDC flashlight from Lumintop is arguably the best small flashlight we've ever tested. It produces plenty of light, is bright enough to light up an entire room, and is very easy to operate. The TIR optic lens produces a soft, well-balanced beam for comfortable use, and the three output levels enable you to choose just the right level of light for whatever task you're undertaking. The Tool AAA is waterproof and rugged, and stays cool to the touch no matter how long you use it. It's also light enough (only 3 ounces) to carry in your pocket, purse, or backpack. The Tool AAA's unrivaled combination of features, reliability, and size make it our top pick for anyone looking for a compact, reliable, and very versatile flashlight.

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AbeuRox LED Tactical Pen Light Flashlight, 250 Lumen 3 Modes High-Low-Strobe, Compact IPX8 Waterproof Pocket Size Tail Switch EDC Penlight, Powered by Two AAA Batteries(Included)

AbeuRox LED Tactical Light Pen Flashlight

by LAMPO OPTOELECTRONIC CO., LIMITED

Battery type -- Runs on two AAA battery. Compatible with AAA Alkaline battery, AAA Ni-MH battery, or AAA 1.5V lithium battery. Do not use 10440 battery. Package comes with 2 AAA Alkaline battery

The AbeuRox Tactical Pen Light is a compact, versatile flashlight that can be used as a flashlight, a pen light, and an emergency light. It is powered by two AAA batteries, and is IPX8 rated, meaning that it is waterproof up to 1.5 meters. It has a tail switch, and has three modes: high, low, and strobe. The flashlight has reflector optics, so the light is concentrated. The head is 5.6 inches long, and 2.6 inches in diameter, and weighs just over 1.5 ounces, so it's small enough to carry in a pocket. The AbeuRox Tactical Pen Light is bright enough to illuminate a small area, and has a long lifetime, as the LEDs are powered by two AAA batteries. The flashlight is durable, and has a long life expectancy.

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The Fenix E01 V2 100 Lumen LED flashlight has a sturdy, compact construction, and it's powered by a single AAA battery, so it's super portable. It's bright, too, with 100 lumens of output, and with 30 minutes of runtime on a single battery, it's plenty bright for most tasks, including finding your keys or your phone in the dark, or reading in the dark. The Fenix E01 V2 is small enough to fit on a keychain, which makes it easy to carry, and it has a rotary switch that makes it easy to turn on and off. The E01 V2 has two modes: high (100 lumens) and low (10 lumens). The flashlight also has a built-in battery level indicator, so you won't overcharge or discharge the battery. The E01 V2 also has four kinds of light modes, including high, low, SOS, and strobe. The SOS and strobe light modes can help signal for help, and thanks to the E01 V2's small size, it's an excellent choice for camping or hiking.

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