Today I'm going to be giving you my top five flashlights for walking at night. Now all these I happened to pick from Fenix Flashlights line. I will start from size and output order from smallest to largest.
Fenix E12 Walking Flashlight
Starting off, we have the Fenix E12 (discontinued; recommended replacement is E12 V2) that has a max output of 130 lumens and is a very small AA powered flashlight. It's a very popular LED flashlight from Fenix and has been one of their best sellers ever since it came out due to its convenient size and good output. Instead of being a twist-on it actually has a tail switch, so it's very easy and convenient to access the two modes. All there is to it is a low and a high and a single click to turn it on and then a half press to change the modes.
It does have a broad beam lens that provides a soft even beam for closeup illumination, so it's perfect for seeing the trail or sidewalk while you're walking at night, and it is powered by single AA battery. The low is 8 lumens and the high is 130 lumens, so it's a nice little AA powered flashlight. That is one of my favorites for walking at night.
Fenix LD22 AA Flashlight
Next up is the Fenix LD22 2015 edition. This is another AA powered flashlight, but this one has a tactical option which is not necessarily needed, but it is handy for walking out at night.
On the Outdoor Mode, it has a medium of 30 lumens, a high of 100 lumens, and a turbo of 300 lumens. In Tactical Mode, you only have access to the three modes, a strobe mode of 300 Lumens, a medium of 30 lumens, and then a turbo 300 lumens, and then there's also an SOS mode of 100 lumens. You simply turn it on to instantly access turbo and then a half press will go to strobe and then another half press will go to low. Also, in case any threats, you do a simple half press and you have your strobe function. So it keeps you safe while walking out at night as well. The Fenix LD22 is very good tactical Fenix flashlight. It is also perfect for just the everyday carry flashlight.
Fenix PD25 EDC Flashlight for Walking
And so next up on the list is the Fenix PD25. This one actually comes with a free 700mAH rechargeable battery which is a USB rechargeable battery. The LED is a CREE XP-L(V5) and has a max output of 550 lumens. It's very convenient size and it has a tail switch and side switch to cycle the modes. It offers four different brightness levels. It has that low of 5 lumens and medium of 50 lumens, a high of 150 and then a turbo 400.
Now on the 400 lumens it will throw the light about 130 meters. So it's not going to be too narrow, but it's not going to be too much of a flood either. So it's a good balance in between the two for walking out at night. The Fenix PD25 is also very popular because it can also run on a single CR123 non rechargeable lithium battery making the PD25 pretty convenient everyday carry flashlight.
Fenix FD30 Night Walking Flashlight
Next on the list is the Fenix FD30 focus/zoomable flashlight (discontinued. View our other FD series Fenix Flashlights) from Fenix. It also features a free battery the ARB-L1-2600mAH battery. And it is also a micro USB rechargeable battery featuring a new style 360 degree rotary focusing flashlight. It is a independently designed innovative dual reflector optical system which will allow the beam to throw evenly.
This innovative inner and outer dual reflector optical system will result in a highly efficient lighting effect. CR123A batteries make the FD30 standout in my opinion, which is why it made the list of the top five flashlights for walking at night. And it is also a light that will stand out in law enforcement, search and rescue, camping, and even outdoor photography.
With the floodlight it has a wide beam angle of 76 degrees. And the spotlight will reach up to 200 meters using the tactical tail switch to turn the light on. It even has a handy momentary-on. Also, it has a stainless steel side switch for output selection as well as accessing the strobe. Now the Fenix FD30 is powered by either a single 18650 lithium ion rechargeable battery or two non rechargeable CR123A batteries. Because CR123 batteries are so readily available, it's great that the FD30 is able to use them. The FD30 is only a five and a half inches in length and then an inch diameter with a rotary ring just above the sides. It's IP68 rated for harsh protection, so it's totally protected against dust and foreign objects and submersible up to two meters.
The FD30 does have five different modes as an eco of 8 lumens, a low of 50 lumens, the medium of 150 lumens, a high of 350 lumens, and then a turbo of 900 lumens. With the 900 spotlight, it has a 200 meter beam distance. Very nice spotlight for the size of flashlight.
So why did the FD30 make my list? It's the perfect flashlight for walking at night. Whether you need to spot something a bit further in front of you or just give you a nice broad beam over the sidewalk where the path is, it's perfect. You can rotate it to select the spot or flood at any time, whichever one fits your need at the moment.
Fenix UC30 Rechargeable Flashlight for Walking
For the last step on my list of top five flashlights for walking at night I selected the Fenix UC30 rechargeable flashlight. This Fenix flashlight has a max output of 1000 lumens and it is micro USB rechargeable. It's a very compact light as well and it has high output and exquisite workmanship. I really like the new side switch that it has. It's an improvement when compared to the rubber one that the old UC30 included.
The current UC30 has a beam distance of 253 meters and is also powered by either a single 18650 rechargeable battery or the two non rechargeable CR123 batteries. This Fenix flashlight has five outputs along with a strobe and everything is controlled by the metal side switch. All the features make the UC30 a perfect light for walking at night as it will light up in the pathway or walkway that you may have with a 1000 lumen turbo mode.
And you can always check the battery status with this since it has a battery level indication. When the light is off you just simply single click the side switch and the battery level indicator on the side will display for three seconds. One switch will control all the outputs as well as strobe. Press and hold the button for about half a second and this will turn the light on. And then just a single click of the switch will cycle through the different modes.
The UC30 also has a lockout function. Simply double press the side switch quickly and you will lock the light so you can prevent any accidental activation. And simply double click it once more to unlock the light. It's bright and will help you find your path and stay safe while walking at night.
That sums up my list of top five flashlights for walking at night. I hope you enjoyed the information and have a great day.