10 Best Floating Flashlights
for November 2022

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Do you know your lumens from your millibars? We narrowed the field to 10 of the best flashlights, and purchased 5 of them for thorough testing in our lab. We ran each flashlight through hundreds of standard tests, testing the brightness, runtime, and zoom performance. Each flashlight was rated on multiple metrics, including battery life, performance, and comfort.

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Dorcy 55 Lumen Floating Waterproof LED Flashlight with Carabineer Clip Dorcy, Neon Green (41-2513)

Dorcy 55 Lumen Floating Waterproof Flashlight LED with Carabineer Clip Dorcy

by Dorcy International

Built-in tail cap carabineer clip that allows you easily attach the flashlight to your belt or back pack. Shock absorbing rubber for slip-free, comfortable grip.

The Dorcy 55 Lumen Floating LED Flashlight takes the top spot in our ratings, thanks to a light output that's 30% brighter than any other flashlight we tested, and a long run-time of up to 8 hours and 45 minutes, which is longer than any other flashlight we tested, too. The light output is also very bright, with 55 lumens, and the beam is focused, so it's easy to see 100 feet in front of you. The flashlight is waterproof and shockproof, so if it gets dropped, it will remain afloat. The flashlight also comes with a carabiner clip, which makes it easy to attach to the strap of your backpack or belt. The flashlight comes with four AA alkaline batteries, so it will stay charged up and ready to go, and it includes a battery indicator so you know when the batteries are running low. The Dorcy 55 Lumen Floating LED Flashlight is an affordable, durable, and bright light, and it's our top pick for anyone looking for a flashlight for camping or walking at night.

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Dorcy 41-2521 Waterproof Battery Powered Floating LED Flashlight with Carabiner Clip, Ideal for Camping and Outdoors,Bright Yellow

Dorcy 41-2521 Waterproof Battery Powered LED Floating Flashlight with Carabiner Clip

by Dorcy

Durable impact resistant construction with shock absorbing rubber

The Dorcy flashlight is bright, just as you'd expect from a flashlight that's powered by three AA batteries. The 200 lumens it provides are enough for most outdoor activities. The flashlight has a bright, wide beam, and it's easy to hold in your hands. The flashlight is waterproof, so it's safe to use in all kinds of weather. The flashlight is made of plastic, so it's a bit heavier than some competing models, but it's still comfortable to hold. The flashlight is powered by three AA batteries, which are included with the flashlight. The flashlight has a switch, so you can easily turn off the light when you're not using it.

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Flashlight Clamp Light LED, 360° Waterproof & Floating, 210 Lumen, Outdoors, Hunting, Hiking Blackfire BBM905

Blackfire Flashlight Light Clamp LED

by Blackfire

DURABLE: In testing, it has survived a 20' drop thanks to its plastic construction with stainless steel springs and pins for added durability.

The Flashlight Clamp Light from Blackfire is one of the most versatile flashlights we've ever tested. It has two output levels, so you can set it to 75 or 190 lumens, and its head can rotate 360° and tilt up and down, so you can get the light exactly where you want it. Its adjustable clamp also makes it great for attaching to a variety of objects, and it has a locking mechanism to hold open or close, so you can use it as a stand. The Flashlight Clamp Light is waterproof, so you can use it while it's raining or in wet areas. It has three buttons to operate it, and it's made of durable, lightweight aluminum. The Flashlight Clamp Light's brightness isn't as bright as some of our other top picks, but its output range makes it more versatile, and its waterproof design means it can be used in a wider variety of situations.

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The PowerSmith 700W is a sturdy, well built, and tough flashlight. Its 10-watt LED is bright and enough for any situation, from clearing trash in a closet to searching for your keys in the dark. The flashlight is fueled by a 1.5Ah lithium-ion rechargeable battery, which gives it a longer run time than other lights we tested, and its battery can be recharged via USB. The USB port also charges the PowerSmith's included car charger, so you won't have to pack another charger. The hydrophilic rubber handle is thick and comfortable, and the flashlight has an IPX8 waterproof rating, so it's well suited for wet weather conditions. However, the flashlight is heavy, so it's best used as a headlamp, not a flashlight to tote around in your pocket. The flashlight's 700 lumens also make it bright enough to illuminate the whole room, which can make using it in parties or camping trips a bit uncomfortable.

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Armor3 Flashlight - Indestructible Waterproof Floating Impact-resistant 360 Lumen Work Light

NEBO Armor3 Flashlight

by ACG BRANDS

DURABLE: IPX7 Waterproof and impact resistant (66 feet)

The Armor3 flashlight is one of the most versatile work lights we've ever tested. It's tough, waterproof, impact-resistant, and, thanks to its nonslip rubber coating, floats. It's incredibly bright, too, with 360 lumens of brightness and a narrow beam that can be adjusted from spot to floodlight. It's powered by AAA batteries, which are included, and it has a dimmable power button (the brightest setting produces 1,200 lumens). The flashlight also has a magnetic base, which comes in handy for mounting on metal surfaces like a car or toolbox, and it comes with a steel clip, so the light can be clipped to a shirt or belt. The Armor3 flashlight is a bit heavy, at 4.4 ounces, but it's sturdy and feels built to withstand a lot of abuse. It's also relatively bulky, so it might not be ideal for carrying around.

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Energizer Waterproof LED AA Flashlight, Weatheready Floating Light, 35 Hour Run Time, 55 Lumens (Batteries Included), Red (WRWP21E)

Energizer Waterproof LED AA Flashlight

by Energizer Battery Company, inc.

Durable water resistant flashlight provides bright, white LED light for any situation

The Energizer Waterproof LED AA Flashlight is bright, light, andrugged enough to stand up to almost any condition. The flashlight's body is made of a solid, sturdy aluminum, and the flashlight's light output is bright enough to cover a wide area. The flashlight's body has a textured surface, making it easy to find in dim light. The flashlight's flashlight has two light modes: high, to brighten a large area, and low, which is perfect for reading a map or finding your way around a dark room. The flashlight's light is even, and the light is not too bright or too dim.

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Life+Gear AR-TECH Stormproof Floating Flashlight + Lantern

Life Gear Life+Gear AR-TECH Floating Stormproof Flashlight + Lantern

by Life+Gear

The AR-TECH Flashlight is perfect for boating, camping, and everyday use around the house. It's also a great safety and emergency light.

The Life+Gear AR-TECH is our favorite waterproof flashlight. It's reliable, durable, and has a great design. The flashlight can float in water, and it has a flashing mode that turns on automatically when placed in water. The LED output of this flashlight is 360 lumens. The flashlight comes with a built-in reflector, but the light output isn't as bright as a flashlight with a parabolic reflector. The lantern has a 360-degree light output, and it's very bright. The lantern is made of anodized aluminum, and it's durable. The lantern can be powered with a 3-AAA battery or a 9V battery. The lantern has an on/off switch, and it has a lanyard hole. The lantern is IPX7 waterproof, and it's impact resistant. The lantern can float in water, and it has a flashing mode that turns on automatically when placed in water.

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Dorcy 35-Lumen Floating Waterproof LED Flashlight Lantern, Assorted Colors (41-2081)

Dorcy 35-Lumen Floating LED Waterproof Flashlight Lantern

by Dorcy International

Convenient waterproof and floating design and comes in assorted colors

We love this lantern for its bright, steady light, and relatively affordable price. It draws its power from 6 AA batteries, which get about 50 hours of use on one charge. A built-in rechargeable battery, which costs an additional $30, extends the run time to 100 hours, but you lose the USB charging port. The lantern is waterproof, too, and the light has 4 different brightness levels. The lantern is compact and weighs only 0.75 pounds, but it's a bit bulky to hold for prolonged periods. The plastic construction feels a bit cheap, but it's rugged enough to withstand a few drops and bumps. The lantern is small enough to fit in a backpack or handbag, but it's not the smallest or lightest option we tested.

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Dorcy 55 Lumen Floating Waterproof LED Flashlight with Carabineer Clip Dorcy, Green (41-2512)

Dorcy 55 Lumen Floating Waterproof Flashlight LED with Carabineer Clip Dorcy

by Dorcy

Built-in tail cap carabineer clip that allows you easily attach the flashlight to your belt or back pack. Shock absorbing rubber for slip-free, comfortable grip.

This flashlight from Dorcy is one of our favorites for its combination of bright, long-lasting light, and rugged, dependable construction. It's made with a waterproof, impact-resistant polymer, so it floats if dropped in water, and it's rated to 100 meters, so it's ideal for wading in shallow water. The bulb is an impact-resistant, LED-based unit that provides 55 lumens of light output. The flashlight is lightweight at only 2 ounces and is small enough to fit into a pocket or backpack. It has three brightness settings: high, medium, and low, plus there's an emergency strobe mode. The LEDs are powered by a 3.7V AA battery, so it's ready to go when camping, hiking, or walking at night. The flashlight also has two useful features: a hanging hook on top and a carabiner clip on the bottom, so it's easy to hang or clip it to any backpack, belt loop, or belt. The flashlight has a rugged, water-resistant build, and it's rated to IPX3, so it's virtually waterproof. It's comfortable to hold because it's curved and has an ergonomic, contoured shape. It also comes in three colors: blue, green, and black. The Dorcy 55 Lumen Floating Waterproof LED Flashlight with Carabineer Clip is a terrific option for anyone who needs a bright, durable, and versatile flashlight.

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Duracell 200 Lumen Floating LED Flashlight for Camping, Fishing, & Emergency Use - Water Resistant Design with 4 Modes and 3-AA Batteries Included. Great for In-Door & Out-Door Use

Infinity X1 Duracell 200 Lumen Floating LED for Flashlight Camping, Fishing, & Emergency Use

by Infinity X1

WATERPROOF DESIGN: As the light hits the water, the floatable design automatically turns on the light, keeping you safe and always with visibility. Some say it's innovative, we say it's just a basic necessity!

The Duracell 200 Lumen Waterproof Floating Flashlight is a good choice for anyone looking for a powerful, bright, and water-resistant flashlight. It's brighter than the Streamlight 88050 Mini Maglite, and it's less expensive than the Streamlight 88105 Pro Hunter, but it's not quite as bright as the Streamlight 88350 6-LED Flashlight. The Duracell has a 4-mode switch, with strobe and auto-on in water, which is handy, but it's a bit smaller than our top pick, the Streamlight 88350 6-LED Flashlight, and it uses a 4-AA battery, which is not as convenient as the 3-AA battery in the Streamlight. The Duracell's 200 lumens are also a bit brighter than the Streamlight 88050 Mini Maglite's 180 lumens and a bit dimmer than the Streamlight 88105 Pro Hunter's 180 lumens. The Duracell's 4-AAA battery is also less expensive than the Streamlight 88105 Pro Hunter's 4-AA battery, but it's smaller than the Streamlight 88105 Pro Hunter's rechargeable battery. The Duracell's 200 lumens are also a bit dimmer than the Streamlight 88350 6-LED Flashlight's 150 lumens and a bit brighter than the Streamlight 88050 Mini Maglite's 150 lumens. The Duracell's 4-AAA battery is also less expensive than the Streamlight 88350 6-LED Flashlight's 4-AA battery but smaller than the Streamlight 88350 6-LED Flashlight's rechargeable battery.

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