We’ve seen some pretty bright handheld flashlights in our time (this
come to mind), but one glance at Nitecore’s QuadRay and we knew this monster was going to be on another level. Packing four distinct CREE XM-L LEDs and running on up to 4 18650 Li-ion or 8 CR123 batteries – it’s compatible with both and can run on less batteries in emergency situations – the QuadRay delivers a searing 3,500 lumens at its brightest setting for 1 hour, brighter than most automobile headlamps. Luckily, it’s also got seven more reasonable output modes as well that run for up to 1,000 hours controlled through a single multifunctional switch, a temperature sensor with OLED display to protect the LEDs from overheating (a real possibility at full blast), an aluminum alloy body that’s both shock-resistant and waterproof to IPX8 standards, and a design that ever-so-slightly evokes a lightsaber.
Find it at Amazon – $350