Best Tactical Flashlights for 2022

Flashlights are very useful in Tactical situations.

It can be used for defense and makes it easy to find objects or targets in dark environments.

A cell phone light can be handy too but it’s better to save the battery juice for other unexpected circumstances.

So here I have listed and ranked the best flashlight for tactical situations based on its battery life, performance and lumens, and other necessary things there should be in a flashlight as well as budget-wise.

List of Tactical Flashlights for 2022

Product Name




Sofirn SP31 v2.0

1200 lumen


Sofirn BLF SP36

5650 lumen


ThruNite Catapult V6

1700 lumen


ThruNite TC20

0.5 to 3800 adjustable lumen


Here are detailed specifications of each flashlight listed above.

1. Sofirn SP31 v2.0

If you are looking for a great value flashlight and within the budget reach, this is a good one to have.

The design is great and compact making it easy for you to put in pockets and is made from Aluminium which makes it strong.

It’s durable and water-resistant and has an IPX-8 rating which is amazing to have in a budget one.

The lumen is high than most average flashlights in markets and the brightness will reach 1200 in max mode with a total of 5 light modes from Eco, Low, Mid, High, Turbo, and hidden strobe, and also SOS for various conditions.

The battery on this flashlight is 18650 which is rechargeable. All these features make it one of the best-valued flashlight in my opinion.

Features List:

  • Aluminium body
  • Compact
  • 1*18650 rechargeable battery
  • 5 light modes
  • IPX-8 rating
  • 1200 lumen at max


  • Amazing budget and value
  • Bright
  • IPX-8 rating
  • 5 light modes
  • Compact and light weight


  • Hardly any at the given price point.

2. Sofirn BLF SP36 Rechargeable Flashlight

This is the best flashlight in my opinion from Sofirn.

The design is great and sturdy and has a rating of IPX7 which makes it great for tough environments and it provides 5650 Lumen and is very bright and its beam can reach up to 352 meters.

This flashlight is compact and can be easily handled with one hand.

When it comes to the battery this bad boy requires 3*18650 batteries (are included in the box) which makes it an amazing flashlight to have.

Also, this flashlight uses a 5V USB-C to USB rechargeable port which is a great addition.

This is an Anduril version which means its UI has multiple functions for light modes which you can get used to following the diagram. Overall this is a must-have flashlight and is highly recommended.

Features List:

  • Strong and compact design made from Aluminium
  • 3*18650 batteries
  • 5650 Lumen
  • IPX-7 certification
  • Anduril UI


  • Strong and great design
  • Great battery life
  • Good Lumen
  • IPX-7 certification


  • A little pricey but it’s hard to argue the value and features this flashlight provides.
  • Hardly any.

3. ThruNite Catapult V6 Rechargeable

This is another great product from ThruNite and is also recommended to have.

First of all the design is great easy to handle with one hand and is strong due to the Aluminium body.

This flashlight has great water-resistant and has an IPX-8 rating making it great for various weather conditions and perfect for outdoor camping.

This flashlight features 1700 lumens at the maximum output which makes it fairly bright and can reach up to 750-meter distance(depending upon conditions as well).

This flashlight has 6 light modes from Firefly, Low, Medium, High, Turbo, and Strobe.

The light modes can easily be changed from only one button on the flashlight at thumb reach.

And one of the greatest features of this flashlight is the battery because it requires a 1*26650 battery (Included in the box) meaning it is rechargeable and has a built-in USB 2A charging port.

All these features and the sturdy design make it a great flashlight to have for normal use and for rough use.

Features List:

  • Aluminium body
  • Compact and strong
  • IPX-8 rating
  • 1700 lumen at max
  • Requires one 26650 recharge able battery
  • USB 2A charging
  • 6 Light modes: Firefly,Low, Medium, High, Turbo and Strobe


  • Many best qualities and is highly recommended.


  • None in my opinion.

4. ThruNite TC20

This is my fourth favorite flashlight that just works like charm.

This flashlight has a quality design made from Aluminium and decent lumens reaching up to 3800 lumens which provide such a good value.

It’s small and measures as close to 5 inches making it very compact and lightweight to carry around.

The adjustable light mode which ranges from 0.5 to 3800 lumens gives great brightness up to 350 yards.

The flashlight also provides one 26650 battery and has a built-in USB 2A charging port which makes it a rechargeable flashlight and easy to use regularly.

This flashlight light mod Although there is no IP certification mentioned they claim it to be water-resistant.

Overall it’s a great flashlight with a good enough price and lumen to brighten your world.

Features List:

  • Aluminium made
  • 0.5 to 3800 adjustable lumen
  • 1*26650 battery
  • Compact (Near 5 inches in size)


  • Good value
  • Lumen is great in this flashlight


  • No IP certification mentioned.
  • A little pricey as compared to budget flashlights

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