The Best Rechargeable Flashlights – Batteries You Can Bank On

It can be annoying to have to replace the batteries in your flashlight whenever it starts to dim. Sometimes, you may even find that you’re clean out of batteries when your flashlight straight up dies. That’s where rechargeable flashlights come into play. Not only do they allow you to keep your light at maximum brightness continually, but they help save all the batteries you would normally have to throw away when they run out of juice. 

That said, I’ve compiled a list of some of the best rechargeable flashlights out there. Hopefully you’ll be able to find one that suits your needs.


BYB F18 Tactical Flashlight

Here’s a flashlight that appears a bit bulky, but is actually nice and compact. It’s rechargeable through a micro-USB port on the side of the body. The battery that’s included is also very long-lasting, which is a definite plus (especially for EDC). The body is mostly covered with knurling and has a clip and a wrist strap, which are great if you tend to drop things a lot. This is a great pick if you want a light that lasts a long time between charges. 

Brightness: 800 lumens

Length: 4.7 inches

Battery Life: 5 hours


Wuben LED Tactical Flashlight

This is the brightest flashlight on this list, clocking in at 1200 lumens (that’s about as bright as car headlights). It has a micro-USB port at the end of the tail and comes with a pretty good battery. The body is very sleek and doesn’t have a hint of knurling anywhere. It’s waterproof and apparently also dustproof, which makes it sound like it won’t collect dust (or that it’s so great you’ll never leave it sitting on a shelf). If you’re looking for a light that’s good at being bright, then be sure to give this one a try.

Brightness: 1200 lumens

Length: 5.5 inches

Battery Life: 3 hours


Anker LED Pen Flashlight

This flashlight may not be that bright, but it is bolder than the rest (at least, that’s what is says on the side). It’s also super slim, which is really what a penlight does best. The micro-USB port is located near the bulb at what appears to be the neck of the flashlight and comes with two NiMH batteries, which make for a great run time. The body is very sleek and is also waterproof and shock-resistant. This is a good pick for anyone who just needs a little bit of light for their daily activities.

Brightness: 120 lumens

Length: 6 inches

Battery Life: 5 hours


Streamlight Stylus Pro Flashlight

Here’s a penlight with a head that’s a bit clunky, but is also pretty bright given its size. When it needs to be recharged, all you need to do is slide down the sheath that makes up most of the head to reveal a micro-USB port. The battery is lithium-ion and lasts a while, but it also takes a while to recharge. Although the price is a bit steep, this is a good option if you want a bright flashlight that isn’t too big.

Brightness: 250 lumens

Length: 5.3 inches

Battery Life: 2 hours


Ruiday LED Tactical Flashlight

This flashlight may be a bit simple, but it’s got a magnet on the tail, which allows it to be suspended on a whole variety of surfaces. It also boasts a whopping 1000 lumens even though it’s very small. The micro-USB charging port is found on the head opposite the power button and the battery is of exceptional quality. Because the light is really bright, the battery doesn’t last for a super long time, so this is a good flashlight for short-term excursions.

Brightness: 1000 lumens

Length: 4.8 inches

Battery Life: 2 hours


Nebo Pen Flashlight

What makes this flashlight notable is the fact that it can run on the included rechargeable battery or two AAA batteries. This is great for when you need full battery power in a pinch or when recharging the light is not an option. It’s nice and compact as far as a penlight goes and is fairly bright. The micro-USB port is found on the neck of the flashlight, in case you were wondering. This is a good option if you want a sleek penlight that’s more on the bright side.

Brightness: 360 lumens

Length: 6 inches

Battery Life: 1 hour


Olight Keychain Flashlight

This is a tiny little keychain flashlight but is surprisingly bright. It’s turned off and on by twisting the body. The body can also be removed by unscrewing it, which will reveal the micro-USB port. Because it’s so small, the battery cannot be removed or replaced, but that also means you won’t really be able to lose it (unless you lose the whole flashlight). If you’re looking for something super small, this is about as small as you’re going to get.

Brightness: 130 lumens

Length: 1.6 inches

Battery Life: 1 hour


Aurora Keychain Flashlight

This is another keychain flashlight that’s just a little bigger than the last one, but is somehow over four times brighter. The micro-USB port is on the back of the flashlight and it’s accessed by removing a rubber stopper from the hole. Because the battery is so small and the light is so bright, it doesn’t last very long at all. However, if you want the light to last as long as possible, there are medium and low brightness settings (because sometimes 550 lumens is too bright). This is the flashlight for anyone who wants something extremely small that can still pump out a lot of light.

Brightness: 550 lumens

Length: 2.1 inches

Battery Life: 1 hour


This has been a list of some of the best rechargeable flashlights on the market. When it comes to carrying a flashlight around with you all the time, rechargeables are really the best option. They can always be kept super bright, especially since you can find a place to charge electronics virtually anywhere nowadays. That said, you can be sure you’ll never be left in the dark with one of these in your pocket—assuming a neighborhood tree doesn’t wipe out your power grid.

I hope you found this article helpful. If you have any questions of concerns (or just want to write something), then be sure to leave a comment below.


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