Fenix 18650 Flashlights
Let’s take a look at the many types of LED flashlights that run on 18650 batteries. First, the majority of the lights are handheld flashlights meaning they fit comfortably in your hands and aren’t too cumbersome to carry around. However, Fenix also has flashlights that run on more than one 18650 battery. These are extremely powerful flashlights that usually boast an impressive output, beam range, or flood range.
Tactical flashlights also commonly use 18650 batteries and you'll find many of these flashlights in this section. Tactical flashlights are designed with law enforcement and military personnel in mind which means they are typically compact, equipped with tactical features, and usually compatible with many accessories. 18650 batteries are quite slim so an 18650 flashlight will fit comfortably in your hand or be able to mount onto a firearm.
Outdoor flashlights are another example of lights that use 18650 lithium-ion batteries. Once again, this battery is compact so the flashlight is able to be portable. Outdoor flashlights typically have a wider beam throw that gives you better access to see the area around you. Many outdoor flashlights will also be compatible with CR123 batteries which are perfect for backup batteries.
Finally, you'll also find general-use lights and everyday carry flashlights. Fenix continually impresses with their ability to make the most out of an 18650 battery while still keeping the flashlight small. Many 18650 flashlights can be carried in a pocket or bag and taken with you wherever you go.
Best Duty Flashlights
Duty or tactical flashlights commonly use 18650 batteries due to their small size and the power they bring. A duty flashlight will typically be small enough to be clipped onto a jacket or pocket or be carried in a sheath. It has an extremely bright output and usually features a tail switch for a more tactical operation.
Tactical flashlights are usually compatible with multiple accessories to make them more versatile. Because 18650 flashlights are so common, you can often find gun mounts that work with the flashlight allowing you to easily use your flashlight in conjunction with your firearm. Along the same vein, you also have remote pressure switches which can make operating a mounted flashlight easier.
Compact Fenix Lights
You can find more than LED flashlights that run on 18650 batteries. Fenix crafts multiple lighting options that run on this popular cell including LED headlamps, camping lanterns, and even bike lights. With all of these tools, you can expect them to be smaller in size while still providing a lot of power. Headlamps are extremely popular among outdoor enthusiasts and professional workers who need to illuminate in the area hands-free. Headlamps often provide a wide-beam that allows you to see everywhere around you.
LED lanterns are popular for camping and for use in emergencies. Fenix designs incredible lanterns that illuminate a wide area and feature very long run times. Many also include features such as a magnetic bottom making the light easy to attach to a metal surface. Some lanterns feature a ring that allows you to hang the lantern on a branch or whatever happens to be around you.
Bike lights are a great way to stay safe when cycling at night. Fenix wows the flashlight community by building impressive bike lights that are packed with useful features and are extremely powerful. If you're wanting a compact lighting tool that still delivers high outputs, an 18650 light may be just what you need.