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Our Favorite Single Cell Pocket Lights


Flashlights come in all shapes and sizes, and while the smallest lights aren't always the brightest, they do offer versatility in their ability to be kept in your pocket or on your Keychain.

Pocket lights are perfect accessories for any keychain, backpack, purse, or wallet. That's why we've made this list of our favorite pocket lights from a variety of world-renowned brands. Before we get started, it's important to make the distinction between these lights, and what we typically define as Every Day Carries. We categorize EDC lights as (Besides something you carry every day) something that's kept in the mindset of preparedness. And while some of these lights certainly fit into that category, others aren't ideal for emergency situations like changing a tire at night, or finding your way out of the woods. These lights are more tailored towards the practical applications that most of us need a flashlight for, looking for your cell phone when it falls between your car seats, or lighting up the lock to your front door. For that, you want small, light, and easy to keep on you. Power isn't a necessarily top priority, but it doesn't hurt.

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The Inova Microlight STS is the smallest light on our list. It has a sixteen lumen LED that will last forever and is powered by two lithium 2032 button cells. The Microlight features a swipe interface for turning it on or off and can be dimmed easily by holding your finger over the sensor. You can also access a low mode and beacon mode by swiping two or three times in a row.


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The Titanium Innovations Illuminati offers similar dimensions to the i3S. Powered by a single AAA, it can produce 132 lumens in its brightest mode and also features a medium and low mode, all accessible by twisting the bezel of the light. For a single AAA flashlight, this little guy produces a ton of output, and is unique in offering three settings in such a small package. The Illuminati comes in a black anodized finish as well as polished titanium.

    

The Olight i3S is the newest generation of Olight's single AAA-powered "i" series. This light is larger than the Inova Microlight, but still easily fits on a keychain and produces eighty lumens in high mode. The i3S features anodized aluminum for scratch resistance as well as water resistance up to two meters. Olight offers the i3S in black, blue, red, purple, and yellow.


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The JetBeam DDA10 is the largest light on this list, and crosses into the true EDC category. Its 160 lumen high output is bright enough for a variety of situations while its digital display provides information about the light's current mode and remaining battery life. Powered by a single AA, the DDA10 is a unique and practical flashlight.

    

The V11R is at the top of a number of EDC and pocket flashlight lists with good reason. The tail switch interface offers one-handed functionality, while the variable output allows you to stop the brightness at any level from .1 lumens to the maximum 570 lumens. The magnetic control ring at the head of the light is one of our favorite interfaces. At only 3.3 inches long, the V11R offers the best in power and portability.


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Of course we carry a number of other amazing pocket-sized flashlights here at BatteryJunction.com.. Many are perfect for key chains and lanyards, while others offer performance and features that will keep you out of the dark in harsh conditions and emergency situations. Take a look below at some of our favorite picks!

Titanium Innovations IlluminaTi CA1-TI LED Flashlight with 132 Lumen Cree XP-G Gen2 LED & Titanium Body - Uses 1xAAA
Titanium Innovations Illuminati CA1-AL LED Flashlight with 132 Lumen Cree XP-G Gen2 LED with Aluminum Body - Uses 1 x AAA
SUNWAYMAN C10R Torpedo LED Flashlight with CREE XM-L U2 LED - 190 Lumens - Uses 1 x CR123A or 1 x 16340
SUNWAYMAN M20A LED Flashlight with CREE R5 210 Lumens 2 x AA
Sunwayman V11R LED Flashlight - 570 Lumens - CREE XM-L2 LED - Runs on 1x CR123A or 1x 16340 Battery
Nitecore EA1 Flashlight Explorer Series 180 Lumens Uses 1 x AA Battery (Not Included)
Nitecore EC1 Explorer Series LED Flashlight - 280 Lumens - Uses 1 x CR123 battery (Not Included)
Nitecore T0 12 Lumen Keylight - 1xAAA - Blue
Nitecore T0 12 Lumen Keylight - 1xAAA - Gold
Nitecore T0 12 Lumen Keylight - 1xAAA - Green
Nitecore T0 12 Lumen Keylight - 1xAAA - Purple
Nitecore T5s LED Keylight with 65 Lumen CREE XP-G R5 LED - Uses 1xAAA
Olight i3 LED Flashlight with 70 Lumen Cree XP-G R5 LED - Uses 1 x AAA - Blue, Purple, or Gold Finish
Olight i3S LED Flashlight with 80 Lumen Cree XP-G2 LED - Uses 1 x AAA - Black Body
Olight i3S LED Flashlight with 80 Lumen Cree XP-G2 LED - Uses 1 x AAA - Blue Body
Olight i3S LED Flashlight with 80 Lumen Cree XP-G2 LED - Uses 1 x AAA - Gold Body
Olight i3S LED Flashlight with 80 Lumen Cree XP-G2 LED - Uses 1 x AAA - Purple Body
Olight i3S LED Flashlight with 80 Lumen Cree XP-G2 LED - Uses 1 x AAA - Red Body
Olight M10 Maverick LED Flashlight - 350 Lumens - CREE XM-L2 LED - Runs on 1x CR123A or 1x RCR123A
Olight S10 Ti Baton Frosted LED Flashlight 300 Lumens Cree XM-L LED Uses 1 x CR123
Olight S10 Ti Baton Polished LED Flashlight 300 Lumens Cree XM-L LED Uses 1 x CR123
Olight S10 Neutral LED Flashlight 360 Lumens Cree XM-L2 Neutral White LED Uses 1 x CR123
Olight S15 Baton LED Flashlight with CREE XM-L2 LED - 280 Lumens Uses 1 x AA
Olight S15-TI Baton Frosted LED Flashlight with Extender - CREE XM-L2 LED - 260 Lumens - Uses 1 x AA Alkaline/NiMh/Li-Ion
Olight S15-TI Baton Polished LED Flashlight with Extender - CREE XM-L2 LED - 260 Lumens - Uses 1 x AA Alkaline/NiMh/Li-Ion
TerraLux LightStar 100 Lumens Flashlight uses 1 x AA batteries (TLF-1C1AA)
TerraLUX Keychain Series Key-2 Flashlight - 35 Lumens - Runs on 1x AAA Battery - Black (TLF-KEY2-BLK)
TerraLUX Keychain Series Key-2 Flashlight - 35 Lumens - Runs on 1x AAA Battery - Grey (TLF-KEY2-GRY)
TerraLUX Keychain Series Key-2 Flashlight - 35 Lumens - Runs on 1x AAA Battery - Red (TLF-KEY2-RD)
TerraLUX Pro-1 Series LED Flashlight - 154 Lumens - Runs on 1x AA batteries - Titanium Grey (TLF-PR01-GRY)
TerraLUX Pro-1 Series LED Flashlight - 154 Lumens - Runs on 1x AA batteries - Orange (TLF-PR01-OR)
Fenix E01 Portable Mini LED Flashlight - 13 Lumens - Includes 1x AAA Battery - Black
Fenix E01 Portable Mini LED Flashlight - 13 Lumens - Includes 1x AAA Battery - Blue
Fenix E01 Portable Mini LED Flashlight - 13 Lumens - Includes 1x AAA Battery - Olive
Fenix E01 Portable Mini LED Flashlight - 13 Lumens - Includes 1x AAA Battery - Orange
Fenix E01 Portable Mini LED Flashlight - 13 Lumens - Includes 1x AAA Battery - Purple
Fenix HL22 LED Headlamp - Grey - 120 Lumens - CREE XP-E R4 LED - Runs on 1x AA (NiMH/Alkaline) (Batteries included)
Fenix HL22 LED Headlamp - Orange - 120 Lumens - CREE XP-E R4 LED - Runs on 1x AA (NiMH/Alkaline) (Batteries included)
Fenix LD12 LED Flashlight with CREE XP-G2 R5 LED - with Black Finish - Uses 1 x AA
Fenix PD22 LED Flashlight with CREE XP-G2 S2 LED - with Black Finish - Uses 1 x CR123A
SureFire EB1C Backup LED Flashlight - Dual Mode - 200 Lumens - Black Finish - Click Switch with Shroud - Uses 1 x CR123A (EB1C-A-BK)
SureFire EB1C Backup LED Flashlight - Dual Mode - 200 Lumens - Silver Finish - Click Switch with Shroud - Uses 1 x CR123A (EB1C-A-SL)
SureFire EB1T Backup LED Flashlight - Dual Mode - 200 Lumens - Black Finish - Uses 1 x CR123A (EB1C-A-BK)
Jetbeam DDA10 LED Flashlight with CREE XP-G2 R5 LED 160 Lumens - Uses 1 x AA Battery
Jetbeam TCR10 LED Flashlight - 680 Lumens - CREE XM-L2 LED - Uses 1x 16340 / 1x CR123A / 1x AA
Led Lenser P3 14 Lumen Flashlight 1x AAA 8403 HP8403
Photon Micro-Light II LED Superbright Key Chain Light- 8 LED Color Options!!
Inova Microlight STS - Translucent Smoke/Black
Inova Microlight STS - Translucent Blue/Black
Inova Microlight STS - Translucent Orange/Black
Inova Microlight STS - Translucent Olive/Black
Inova XS LED Flashlight - Black - 53 Lumens - Uses 1x AAA
Inova XS LED Flashlight - Titanium - 53 Lumens - Uses 1x AAA
Inova XS LED Flashlight - Mossy Oak - 53 Lumens - Uses 1x AAA
Niteye JA10 Outdoor Mini Lamp Fairy LED Flashlight - 180 Lumens - CREE R5 LED - Runs on 1x AA (Battery not Included)
Niteye NE01 LED Keychain Flashlight - 10 Lumens - Runs on 1x AAA Battery - Black
Niteye NE01 LED Keychain Flashlight - 10 Lumens - Runs on 1x AAA Battery - Blue
Niteye NE01 LED Keychain Flashlight - 10 Lumens - Runs on 1x AAA Battery - Purple
Niteye NE01 LED Keychain Flashlight - 10 Lumens - Runs on 1x AAA Battery - Red
Photon Freedom Micro - Infrared - FMI, FMIC
Photon Freedom Micro Keychain Microlight - Many Colors Available!
Photon Freedom Micro - Ultraviolet with Covert Nose - FMUV
Photon II - Micro-Light II - Infrared Personal Microlight - PIL
Photon I Micro-Light ® White, Red or Blue LED ! AW AB AR
Photon I Micro-LightŪ Infrared IR AIL AILC
LRI Photon Proton PRO LED Flashlight w. Cree LED 1000+ Candle Power! 100 Lumens! Uses 1 X AA
Streamlight Nano Light LED/DEL
UST SplashFlash™ LED Light - 25 Lumens - Runs on 1x AAA battery - Blue
UST SplashFlash™ LED Light - 25 Lumens - Runs on 1x AAA battery - Black
UST SplashFlash™ LED Light - 25 Lumens - Runs on 1x AAA battery - Lime
UST SplashFlash™ LED Light - 10 Lumens - Runs on 1x AAA battery - Orange
UST SplashFlash™ LED Light - 25 Lumens - Runs on 1x AAA battery - Fuschia
UST SplashFlash™ LED Light - 10 Lumens - Runs on 1x AAA battery - GLO