Selfbuilt's Flashlight Reviews

Extensive comparative analyses of modern LED flashlights

My goal is to provide objective testing results, in a readable form, to let you decide what flashlight best fits your needs. My reviews are posted on candlepowerforums, to facilitate ongoing discussions with the user community.

My flashlights are expensive to feed with all the runtime tests I perform, so I gratefully accept donations to my Paypal battery fund.

Flashlight Reviews Sorted alphabetically

This is the master list of all my flashlight reviews, in an easily searchable format.

Reviews

Testing Methods How I do my testing

Provides an overview of my testing methods, with links to additional pages for more details. General background on flashlights is also included.

Methods

Chronological List Organized by battery type

An alternate list of all my reviews, arranged by battery type. Lights are sorted by review date, with more recent reviews on top.

Reviews

Flashlight Resources See my Testing Methods for further resources

Channel

Video overviews of each of my flashlights, plus additional background primers.

ANSI FL-1 Standard

Overview of the ANSI/NEMA standard for flashlight testing (FL-1).

Lumen Estimation Method

My lightbox design, and how I have calibrated it for estimated lumens.

Outdoor Beamshots

Overview of all my recent outdoor 100-yard beamshots.

Latest Review: Nitecore EA41

The EA41 is the latest 4xAA light from Nitecore, replacing the EA4 model that I reviewed last year. The EA41 has a revised 2-switch interface and other enhancements, but shares a similar external appearance to the EA4.

Note that Nitecore has recently announced a "2105 edition" of the EA41 using the U2-bin XM-L2 emitter, but the difference will be not significant compared to the T6-bin reviewed here. See the full review for details.

November 25, 2014


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