With all the great tactical flashlights out on the market right now, it is hard to just find a cheap tactical flashlight. We look at 3 of the best flashlight options that fit this criterion. Whether you just love the look and feel of the tactical flashlights, or you are in the military or police department, a cheap tactical flashlight is always a great choice as a backup or to lend to a friend. Yes there are several cheap tactical flashlights models on the market and they do not compare to the high-end tactical flashlights, I wanted to cover a few that you might not have thought about in the past.
Cheap Tactical Flashlight #1
- Output-220 lumens-White
- Length-4. 5-Inch
- Diameter-1. 5-Inch
- Weight-0. 428-Pound
- Batteries-3 AAA batteries
The Nebo Redline series by Nebo is probably one of the finer cheap tactical flashlights that I have found. Even though it is under $40 it gives the end-user everything that they need when looking for a cheap tactical flashlight. The flashlight is made out of anodized aircraft-grade aluminum that is water-resistant and has a compact body design. The Redline series is the brightest flashlight of Nebo at 220 lumens, plenty of light to blind the intruder at your house. One of the surprising things that this flashlight can boast about is the runtime on high mode. At 4 hours of continuous illumination, this beat many of the high-end tactical flashlights out there. The #5557 Nebo Redline has 5 modes which includes; 200 lumens / 110 lumens / 22 lumens / S.O.S / Defensive Strobe. Another great note about this cheap tactical flashlight is the battery type it uses; only 3 AAA batteries and they come with the flashlight to help you get started. Now the #5557 Nebo Redline does have an adjustable light beam from flood to solid, so that does give some users additional benefits in certain circumstances, i.e. finding your campsite in the woods.
Nebo 5581 220 Lumen Redline Tactical...Current pricing and reviews for the Nebo Redline Flashlight
- One high power LED bulb outputs 220 lumens of light (bulb rated for 110,000+ hours of life)
- The anodized aircraft-grade aluminum water-resistant compact body design
- Magnetic base for hands-free lighting
- Aggressive self-defense face
- Rear glow-in-the-dark button uses hard/soft touch technology
- Hard Touch: Simply click through the functions. (Light will turn off in-between settings.) NOTE: Light will reset to the first setting (100% ON after being off for 20 seconds.)
- Soft Touch: Press button halfway with no click. This allows the user to cycle through the settings quickly without the light turning off between settings.
Cheap Tactical Flashlight #2
- BRIGHTNESS: High 500 Lumen / Low 50 Lumen CREE LED Technology, Strobe function, polycarbonate optical reflector
- SEE & BE SEEN: 5 Light modes - LED flashlight high beam (500 Lumens), low beam (50 Lumens), strobe light, red safety signal, high beam + red safety flasher
- LIFE RESISTANT: Made with anodized aerospace aluminum, our flashlight is water resistant level IPX4 and impact resistant making it perfect for the toughest job or everyday use
- BATTERY LIFE: 6 AA Batteries Included, 3 hour run time on high, 26 hour run time on low
- BONUS FEATURES: Bezeled head, firm rubber grip, slip resistant
The Life Gear brand flashlights are starting to make a headline appearance in many sporting good stores like Academy Sports, Walmart, Dicks Sporting Goods and more. The company has done a great job at marketing their products to the masses and I think they have some good points to talk to you about. I would say that the brand as a whole is geared toward the weekend warrior/family campers, but the Life+Gear’s Highland Series 150 lumens tactical flashlight deserves a spot on the cheap tactical flashlight list. It is made of a high quality aircraft-grade aluminum and had the tailcap push button, which is one of the most important features of a tactical flashlight to begin with. However, what really intrigues me is the Red Emergency Flasher. The Red Emergency Flasher is unique in the sense that it uses a built-in red flashing light for situations that you need to call for help while hiking, working, or camping. You can simply turn it on and run for hours and hours without draining the battery with an S.O.S flashing. This cheap tactical flashlight also comes in an 80 lumen version / 200 lumen version / 400 lumen version / 700 lumen / 1000 lumen version.
The Life+Gear Highland Series flashlights are not going to withstand huge amounts of abuse like a high-end Tac torch will, but this torch can give you just what you need for the majority of activities you will need it for.
Life Gear Pro Series 500 Lumen CREE LED...Current pricing and reviews for the Life Gear Flashlight
- Aircraft-grade hardened aluminum
- LED flashlight (torch)
- One-handed operation
- Up to 150 lumens
- 1 CREE® LED
- 4-mode electronic switch
- HIGH > LOW > STROBE > OFF
- Bottom 3-mode switch
- RED > RED FLASHER > OFF
- (Includes 2 X CR2025 batteries)
- Red emergency flasher and glow mode
- 3 AAA batteries (not included)
Cheap Tactical Flashlight #3
You may not consider the Ultrafire brand a true tactical flashlight but take a second look. The Ultrafire t6 XML has some pretty decide things going for it. The manufacturer claims it can hit 1000 lumens on high mode and gives off a bright white adjustable beam. It has 3 modes and each mode is adjustable from flood to the solid beam. The typical tailcap switch, made from Type III hard-anodized aluminum. The neat thing about this cheap tactical flashlight is that Ultrafire gives you 2 different reflectors, a smooth one and an orange peel reflector like Fenix has on their tactical flashlights. It does have a coated glass lens for durability and scratch resistance too, which a nice touch. The Ultrafire T6 XML does use a 18650 rechargeable battery so that it can save you on the cost of batteries over time. I really like this flashlight and I do consider it to be classified as a tactical flashlight but would not really on this light for life threatening situations or my main flashlight. This cheap tactical flashlight is perfect for backups, household use, keep in the car, etc. It can mount to rifles and handguns as well.
UltraFire CREE XML T6 LED Flashlight 5 Mode...Current pricing and reviews for the UltraFire Tactical Flashlight
- UltraFire WF504B CREE XML
- CREE T6 XML 1000lm White LED
- 1000 Lumens (Manufacturer rated)
- Emitter Color: White
- Smooth Reflector/orange peel reflector (Included)
- Tailcap Switch
- Model: High, Mid, Strobe
- 3 mode Change
- Lens: Coated Glass Lens
- Type III hard-anodized finish
- Battery Configurations:UltraFire 18650 x 1
- 14cm(L) x 3.3cm(Diameter)
- Steel Head Ring change (OK) No included
- Bulb change (OK)
Although these are considered the best flashlights for a cheap price, you might have your own cheap flashlight that you would like to share with us. Feel free to submit your flashlight review or leave a comment.