Review: The Best Flashlights (2008 Update)

Update: See our newer post The Best Flashlights Of 2009 What are the most efficient flashlights available today? We think LED-based flashlights are the only ones worthy of consideration. LEDs will shine longer than other bulbs, and can withstand shocks and temperature extremes. The best LED flashlights incorporate bright, high-quality LEDs with regulatory circuits that insure a consistent, long-lasting light. …

Lexon Dolmen LED Light

This efficient LED Light was created by designers Marco Pulga and Luca Artioli for Lexon of France. It runs on only 4 AA batteries. The lamp is 5″ square in size. The intensity of the light can be adjusted, and you can also set the light to turn off after period of time. Available for $60 from Greener Grass Designs …

Portable, Motion-Detecting LED Lights

Portable, motion-detecting LED lights are an efficient way to light rooms at night for a few minutes. This portable light from Maxxima, turns on when you enter a room in the dark (similar to motion-detecting outdoor lights), then turns off after 30 seconds of non-motion. It runs on four AA batteries (we suggest using NIMH rechargeables), and should last about …

LED Headlamps Review

Just completed a camping trip using several LED headlamps and wondered why there were no other campers using headlamps despite what I believed were clear advantages over flashlights, especially for hiking trails. With a headlamp, my hands were free. Also, the light was automatically pointed to where my eyes were looking at. Plus, the headlamp could be used as a …

CMG Bonfire Camplight

Featuring the latest LED technology, CMG’s 3-ounce Bonfire Tent Light uses a proprietary LED circuit and a three-bulb cluster that will never burn out. Unlike a traditional candle lantern or fuel cell, this lightweight, packable and durable alternative has no open flame, no burning fuel and no breakable glass. Powered by a pair of AA batteries, the Bonfire offers high …