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Around The House Flashlights

What Is The Best Home Flashlight?

A house just isn't a home without a flashlight! Having a household flashlight on hand makes situations like power outages and emergency situations that much easier to handle, so it's important to pick a solid performer. For our list of favorite home flashlight we've compared series of EDCs and emergency lights. Selecting from lights that are easily powered, rechargeable or are just plain cheap and replaceable, here are the best household flashlights.

Olight S1R Turbo

Our number one pick for a household flashlight is the Olight S1R Turbo. It's everything we're looking for - Small, bright and rechargeable (It's also compatible with the convenient Olight Charging Dock!). While it may be one of the more expensive lights in our selection, it comes with everything including the battery, USB charging cord and a lanyard. If you're more interested in a low cost light, we've got plenty of budget buys including the Rayovac Value Bright Glow-in-the-Dark and the Energizer Vision HD 3AAA. While the S1R runs on its included 16340 rechargeable battery, it can also take a primary CR123A if you're in a pinch.

As far as light output goes the S1R is a little overkill, but it does have several lower modes for up close illumination. As a side bonus if you need to use the light outside the 900 lumen turbo mode will outshine most standard home flashlights. Other powerful, rechargeable EDC options for home use include the Fenix UC30 and the Nitecore R25.

The S1R Turbo is our favorite, but it's far from the only choice. Below you'll find several comparable LED EDCs as well as some better budget minded options for those who like to keep a light in every room.

LED Flashlights for Home Use

The perfect around the house flashlight will have a combination of every day carry and emergency flashlight attributes. Naturally, an easily rechargeable flashlight with either USB or charging dock is a great idea, but you'll also want a light that can take backup primary batteries as well. While a house flashlight doesn't need to be the worlds brightest spotlight, more lumens can't hurt especially with a light that has multiple output settings.

Tactical Edge

While EDCs are compact and easy to store, you may want to consider a tactical style flashlight for self defense purposes. These lights are typically longer (around 6-inches) and often feature powerful disorienting strobe modes and crenelated strike bezels. Tactical style lights come in a wide variety of power sources, many newer models that support recharging and primary batteries as well.

A Light For Every Room

Why just have one or two fancy flashlights when you can fill your house with more affordable one? We've got a great selection of affordable lights from Energizer and Rayovac that can be stored in every spare nook and cranny of your home, giving you a major leg up in the event of a power outage or emergency. While these lights may not be as bright or be rechargeable like higher end models, they get the job done with long lasting primary batteries and their low cost, expendable nature.