Best Keychain Flashlights

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What to look for in the Best Keychain Flashlights

Over time flashlights have become more compact and powerful much like everything else in the world, except for Hummers. Incandescent bulbs have been replaced with LED (light-emitting diode) which is far more compact, reliable, brighter and efficient. For a keychain flashlight, I will keep the review for best keychain flashlights under 3.5-inches for Every Day Carry feasibility.

To the Point

What to look for:
  • Battery Type and Run-time
  • Weight and Size
  • Light output (Lumens and Brightness)
  • Modes (Settings)

Best and Brightest Overall

SureFire Titan Plus

SureFire Sidekick Ultra-Compact

SureFire Titan Ultra-Compact

 Best Keychain Flashlights under $100

SureFire Titan Plus

SureFire Sidekick Ultra-Compact

Best Keychain Flashlights under $50

Streamlight 73001 Nano Light

Nitecore Tube

ThruNite Ti3 EDC Cree XP-L

Streamlight 72101 KeyMate

Pelican Flashlights Progear 1810C

ThruNite Ti3 EDC Cree XP-L

Best Micro Flashlights

SureFire Sidekick Ultra-Compact

Nitecore Tube

LRI PII PRO Beam

 

Details

Here are the details of each flashlight. They are in the numerical order by our favorites. Most well-known flashlight companies follow a standard called ANSI FL-1. It only applies to flashlights, no other lights follow this standard.

 

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SureFire Titan Plus

SureFire Titan Plus
Lumens – 300, 75 and 15 Lm
Powered by – NiMH (Enerloop) batteries or AAA alkaline batteries
Length – 3.4 inches
Weight – 2 ounces
Mode 1 – 300 Lumens for 1 hour
Mode 2 – 75 Lumens for 2 hours
Mode 3 – 15 Lumens for 7 hours
Made in the USA!

 

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SureFire Sidekick 300-Lumen Ultra-Compact

SureFire Sidekick 300-Lumen
Lumens – 300 Lm
Powered by – Rechargeable via USB cable (3 hour charge time)
Weight – 2.0 ounces
Length – 2.5-Inches
Mode 1 – 300 Lumens 1.25 hours run time
Mode 2 – 60 Lumens 4 hours runtime
Mode 3 – 5 Lumens 45 hours runtime

 

 

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SureFire Titan Ultra-Compact

SureFire Titan Ultra-Compact
Lumens – 125 and 15 Lm –by rotating head–
Powered by – Enerloop batteries or AAA alkaline batteries
Length – 3 inches
Weight – 2 ounces
Mode 1 – 125 Lumens for 1 hour
Mode 2 – 15 Lumens for 8.5 hours
Made in the USA!

 

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ThruNite Ti3 EDC Cree XP-L

ThruNite Ti3 EDC Cree XP-L
Lumens – Firefly: 0.08 Lm, Medium: 10 Lm, High: 130Lm, Strobe:130Lm
Powered by – 1 x AAA battery
Length – 2.75 inches
Weight – 2.1 ounces
Mode 1 – High: 130 Lumens for 30 minutes
Mode 2 – Strobe: 130 Lumens for 1 hour
Mode 3 – Medium: 10 Lumens for 6.5 hours
Mode 4 – Firefly: 0.08 Lumens for 120 hours
Waterproof to IPX-8 standard

 

 

 

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Streamlight 73001 Nano

Streamlight 73001 Nano
Lumens – 10 Lm
Powered by – IEC-LR41 coin cells
Weight – .36 ounces
Length – 1.47-Inches
Mode 1 – 10 Lumens for 8 hours

 

 

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Nitecore Tube T Series

Nitecore Tube T Series
Lumens – 45 Lm
Powered by – Rechargeable Battery via USB
Length – 2.2 Inches
Weight – .3 ounces
Mode 1 – 45 Lumens for 1 hour
Mode 2 – 1 Lumen for 48 hours
Variable brightness

 

 

 

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Pelican Flashlights Progear 1810c

Pelican Flashlights Progear 1810C
Lumens – 16 Lm
Powered by – IEC-LR41 coin cells
Length – 2 inches
Weight – .34 ounces
Mode 1 – 16 Lumens for 8hr 45 minutes

 

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Streamlight 72001 KeyMate

 

Streamlight 72101 KeyMate
Lumens – 10 Lm
Powered by – Alkaline batteries (LR44, AG13, LR1154, or A76)
Length – 2-1/4-Inch (Slightly larger than a Duracell Battery)
Weight – .9 ounces
Mode 1 – 1 Lumens for 96 hours

 

 

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LUMINTOP Copper Worm

LUMINTOP Copper Worm
Lumens – 3 Lm (36 Hours)
Powered by – 1 x AAA Battery
Length – 2.83-Inches long
Weight – 5.6 ounces
Mode 1 – 18 Lumens (4 Hours)
Mode 2 – 80 Lumens (30 Minutes)

 

 

 

 

 

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Photon Pro Flashlight

LRI PII PRO Beam
Lumens – 5 Lm variable
Powered by – CR2016 Battery
Weight – .3 ounces
Mode 1 – 5 Lumens for 12 hours

 

 

 

Flashlight Standards

ANSI FL1 Standards

ANSI FL1 Standards Educational Brochure

Introduced in 2009, the ANSI FL1 standards for flashlights ensure that models are tested in the same way. Compliance with the standards is entirely voluntary and manufacturers can do their own testing, but most major manufacturers include the performance data on their product packaging.

 

 

 

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