Best magnetic flashlights
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Best magnetic keychain flashlight
|Max output||10 lumens|
Looking for a really small magnetic keychain light? Then this light is probably what you are looking for. It’s not bright by any means, but some people just need a single-mode flashlight to save the day. It’s available in black and red.
The Olight Imini is a 10Lumen flashlight running of 3*LR43 batteries. It’s a bit of a pain to replace the batteries, but it’s the smallest and most lightweight magnetic keychain flashlight we reviewed.
You can detach the flashlight from the tailcap (which is connected to the key ring) with a quick-release system, which is magnetic. Just pull it off when you need it. This is a great feature!
Best Magnetic AA flashlight (14500)
Lumintop Tool AA 2.0
|Max output||250-650 lumens|
|LED type||CREE XPL-HD|
|Battery configuration||1*AA / 14500|
If you’re looking for a reliable magnetic AA flashlight, have a look at the Lumintop Tool AA 2.0. It’s especially popular amongst flashoholics. We reviewed 3 of them, including the Titanium Tool 2.0 AA light here.
The Lumintop Tool AA 2.0 has three different brightness levels. The great thing about AA flashlights is the extended battery life compared to AAA flashlights. (about three times as long). We do not recommend using Alkaline batteries. You are much better off buying rechargeable NiMH batteries, especially Panasonic Eneloops. Those are constantly coming up at the top of every rechargeable battery test. Make sure you buy the one with the magnetic tailcap, because by default it doesn’t come with one.
Magnetic Tactical Flashlight
Olight Warrior Mini 2
|Max output||1,750 lumens|
|LED type||Luminus SST40|
|Charging type:||Proprietary magnetic charging|
The Olight Warrior Mini 2 is one of the shortest tactical 18650 flashlights on the market. Its primary LED is a powerful Luminus SST40 with a maximum brightness of 1750 lumen.
During our test we noticed that the runtime of the Warrior Mini is exceptional. It runs for 19 hours at 116 lumens in Medium mode, while Turbo and High mode last both about 4 hours each. Its highest output of 1750 lumens is available for 4 minutes before it drops to roughly 500 lumens. This continues for almost 4 hours. And all of that with a single battery.
The included battery can be charged with a normal lithium-ion battery charger as well as inside the flashlight itself. The magnet in the tailcap is strong enough to attach to any vertical metal object. If you want to read all the details about the flashlight, we have a very in-depth review for you.
Olight Warrior X3
|Max output||2,500 lumens|
When it comes to Tactical flashlights, you can’t get around Olight. The Olight Warrior X3 is a 2500 lumens flashlight with overall great performance.
The Olight Warrior X3 is quite a unique tactical magnetic flashlight as it comes with a Vibrating Low Voltage Warning system. When the battery level goes down to 30%, it starts vibrating once every 5 minutes. When the battery SOC (State of Charge) drops to 10%, it will vibrate every 60 seconds. And finally, when the battery drops to 5%, it vibrates every 10 seconds.
This is another great flashlight with a simple UI. It has only 2 modes, 1 Turbo and 1 Low. No hidden modes like strobe or anything else. I like this UI a lot, especially when it comes to tactical flashlights, where you want to keep things as simple as possible.
Best right-angle magnetic lamp
Armytek Wizard C2 PRO Max
|Max output||0.03 – 2000 lumens|
|Features||USB rechargeable, head strap, magnetic tailcap, bicycle attachment|
|Battery configuration||1*18650 (rechargeable)|
The reason why I choose the Wizard C2 PRO Max is the following:
- The right-angle flashlight can be used or carried in different ways.
- It includes a headband so you can use it as a headlamp, so you have both hands free to
- It has a magnetic tailcap, so you can stick it to something metal like your car hood
- It has a clamp to attach it to a bike, but you can also use it to attach it to a pole or anything else
- It can be charged with a USB charger
- Whether you have a USB charger at home, in the car, RV, or anywhere. You change charge the battery inside the flashlight
- Its lowest mode is extremely low, so you have a very, very long runtime.
There are however 2 caveats.
- The UI needs to be memorized in order to use it properly. Therefore I recommend setting it to General UI, and forget about the Advanced UI
- To charge the battery you have to unscrew the tailcap 1/4 turn.. so you have to remember this, which is not easy. It’s best to keep a small cheatsheet with the UI inside the flashlight.
For all these reasons, the Armytek Wizard C2 PRO is a great flashlight to keep in your car for emergencies. Also, keep in mind you better get a USB car charger adapter to make sure you can always charge the flashlight.