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Security Guard Flashlights For Less Than $100

Nitecore MH25

As a security guard on night duty you need a flashlight and a good one at that. Firstly a security flashlight has to be sturdy to withstand the various knocks from falling to the ground and rolling off tables. Additionally, it would be great to have a flashlight six inches or under that would fit comfortably in your pants pocket whenever you are on patrol. Sorry, those huge Mag lights dont fit too well in pockets and you may be encouraged to forget your Mag  any time you rested your hands. Most importantly however, the best security flashlight would be one with a throw of at least a hundred meters to assist you in locating potential intrusions from afar. Flood lights are entirely useless in security work. A clicky switch is much more preferable to the twist action in this line of work. However, twisting the bezel to change brightness levels is absolutely fine. Security personnel have excellent choices of flashlights available some of which come bundled with electronic features enabling programmable settings.

Here are ten super choices of flashlights which would definitely give the security guard the edge in low light conditions

1.Nitecore MH25 CREE XM-L U2 LED 860 Lumen Rechargeable Flashlight


  • LED Premium CREE XP-G R5 LED
  • Maximum output of up to 860 lumens
  • Maximum runtime of up to 28 hours on lowest mode
  • Two rapid switching modes suit various user requirements.
  • User-defined mode allows for customized brightness levels
  • Anti-rolling design
  • Reverse polarity protection
  • Broad voltage drive circuit, compatible with rechargeable and non-rechargeable Li-ion batteries.
  • Optimization design of precise reflector, a better throwing distance than competing products.
  • Aero grade aluminum alloy
  • HA III Military grade hard anodized
  • Purpose-made rhombic knurling for better grip

Price: $65.63

2. JETBeam RRT-2 R5 Rapid Response Tactical LED Flashlight


  • Maximum output of 460 lumens
  • Brightness levels and functions are conveniently selected by rotating the Rapid Response Control Ring
  • Solid stainless steel Rapid Response Control Ring ensures durability and reliability
  • Features JETBeam’s new ‘Strobe Randomizer’ taking tactical strobe to a whole new level
  • Stainless steel crenulated bezel effectively protects against impacts and can be used as a glass breaker or defensive tool
  • Effective range exceeds 155 meters
  • Newly designed hybrid reflector ensures excellent beam quality, efficiency and throw capability
  • Compatible with both CR123 lithium and 18650 rechargeable Li-ion batteries
  • Intelligent drive circuit incorporates over-discharge protection for Li-ion cells

Price: $60.00

3. Fenix PD32 UE Ultimate Edition 740 Lumen CREE XM-L T6 LED Tactical Flashlight


  • Cree XM-L (T6) LED with a lifespan of 50,000 hours
  • 740 Lumens of brightness and max 130 hours of runtime,
  • Uses two 3V CR123A batteries (Lithium) or one 18650 rechargeable battery (Li-ion)
  • Digitally regulated output – maintains constant brightness
  • Reverse polarity protection, to protect from improper battery installation
  • Over heat protection to avoid high-temperature of the surface
  • Anti-roll, slip-resistant body design
  • Tactical tail switch with momentary-on function
  • Side switch in the head
  • Made of durable aircraft-grade aluminum
  • Premium Type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish
  • Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating
  • Includes two EdisonBright CR123A batteries

Price: $89.95

4. Streamlight 88040 ProTAC HL High Lumen Professional Tactical Light


  • Ten-Tap™ Programming – Choice of three user selectable programs:
    1.) high/strobe/low
    2.) high only
    3.) low/high
  • C4® LED technology, impervious to shock with a 50,000 hour lifetime
    3 light output levels:
  • High – 16,000 candela peak beam intensity, 600 Lumens, 1.25 hours runtime
  • Low – 800 candela peak beam intensity, 33 Lumens, 18 hours runtime
    Strobe – 2.5 hours runtime
  • Multi-function, push-button tail switch for one-handed operation
  • Optimized electronics provide regulated intensity
  • Durable anodized machined aircraft aluminum construction
  • Anti-roll head prevents the light from rolling away when you set it down
  • O-ring sealed glass lens
  • IPX7; waterproof to 1 meter for 30 minutes
  • 1 meter impact resistance tested
  • Uses two 3V CR123A lithium batteries (included)
  • Includes nylon holster

Price: $67.49

5. EagleTac P20C2 MKII LED Flashlight


  • XM-L U2 Cool White
  • Beam Distance:160m
  • Three brightness levels, Strobe, SOS
  • Led lumen: 750-510/110/10
  • Battery: Two CR123A lithium batteries (not included)
  • Dimensions :
    Length: 5.1 inch (13cm)
    Body Diameter: 0.8 inch (21mm)
    Head Diameter: 1 inch (26mm)
    Weight (excluding batteries):2.8 ounces (79grams)

Price: $62.00

6. Pelican M6 2320 Flashlight

The M6 2320 Flashlight uses 2 CR123 lithium cells (included) to power a hi-pressure Xenon lamp for intense brightness. The tough CNC-machined aluminum chassis has a knurled body for a secure grip. Plus, the convenient push button tail cap switch has a safety lockout feature to prevent inadvertent battery depletion or accidental activation. It comes with a free Cordura® holster with back-up battery pouch. The M6 2320 is the ideal tactical flashlight, with its durable design and blinding beam.

Price: $54.04

7. Klarus RS1A Rechargeable XP-G2 Cree LED Flashlight


  • Emitter: CREE XP-G2 LED with a lifespan of 50,000 hours
  • Three outputs, 210 ANSI lumens (1.1 hrs)–35 lumens (9 hrs)–7 lumens (68 hrs)
  • Battery: 1x NI-MH AA battery
  • Switch: Side switch with adjustable output.
  • Lens: Toughened ultra-clear glass
  • Material: Aircraft grade aluminum
  • Dimensions: 117mm (Length) x 22 mm (Head) x 26.5mm (Body)
  • Net weight: 90g (Excluding battery)
  • Max output: 210 Lumens.
  • Max run time: 70 hours
  • Durable, compact and lightweight
  • Waterproof to IPX-8 Standard (underwater to 2 meters).
  • USB interface chargeable design

Price: $65.21

8. XTAR TZ20 Cree XM-L U2 Tactical Flashlight Set B


  • 50,000 hours lifespan Cree XM-L U2 LED
  • Max output 820 lumens
  • Max Duration: 18Lm/180 hours (Tested by 1x 2200mAh 18650 battery)
  • OP textured reflector, throws beam over 175 meters
  • Constant current circuit – maintains constant brightness
  • Powered by 1 x 17670/18650/18700
  • 140.5mm (Length) x 25.0mm (Diameter) x 35.0mm (Head)
  • 125-gram weight
  • Made of durable aircraft-grade aluminum
  • Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating
  • Premium Type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish
  • Tactical tailcap switch with memory function
  • Anti-roll, slip-resistant body design
  • Creative design, with 5 Low10%, Mid40%, High100%, Strobe, SOS mode, can cancel or recover Mid, Low, Strobe, SOS mode at will.
  • Accessories included: Lanyard; holster; Body clip; standby Tactical ring; Two spare O ring circle.

Price: $85.00

9. Foursevens Quark QP2A Flashlight


  • Dimensions  Length: 5.8 inches/Body diameter: 0.86 inches/Head diameter: 0.86 inches/Weight (without batteries): 2.2 oz
  • LED Emitter CREE XP-G2
  • Voltage range 0.9V-4.2V
  • Spot Beam Angle: 11 Degree / Diameter at 3 meters: 580mm
  • Flood Beam Angle: 71.9 Degree / Diameter at 3 meters: 4.3 meters
  • Brightness Levels Moonlight: 0.2 lumens, 30 days, 1ma / Low: 4 lumens, 5 days, 10ma / Medium: 22 lumens, 24 hrs, 50ma / High: 85 lumens, 5 hrs, 250ma / Maximum: 205 lumens, 1.3 hrs, 700ma
  • Special Modes Strobe: 205 lumens, 2.5 hrs / SOS / Beacon: 0-205 lumens pulse, 18 hrs
  • Reflector Textured
  • Body Material Type-III hard-anodized aircraft-grade aluminum
  • Bezel Material Type-III hard-anodized aircraft-grade aluminum
  • Lens Material Impact-resistant glass, sapphire coating, antireflective coating
  • Included Accessories Batteries, lanyard, split ring for keychain attachment, spare o-ring, holster, hand-grip

Price: $58.00

10. Sunwayman V20A Cree XM-L LED Flashlight


  • CREE XM-L T6 LED, with a lifetime of up to 50,000 hours
  • Digital Sensor Magnetic Control system
  • Infinite Variable Output Switch- slightly twist the Rotator Ring from left to right for Min to Max output
  • Constant current circuit,constant output ?Uses two AA batteries (Alkaline, Lithium, or Ni-MH) (Batteries not included)
  • High quality reflector maintains great throw distance and spread, as well as perfect beam pattern
  • Aerospace-grade aluminum alloy Military Specification Type III- hard anodized body
  • Ultra-clear tough glass lens resists scratches and impacts
  • Tactical forward click switch for momentary on Tail stand capable- can be used as a candle
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  • Lightfan

    You might want to change the PD32 UE to the PD35 (at least in time). The PD32 UE was a sort of limited edition and is not for sale at many places anymore, only a few suppliers have some left. The new PD35 will replace it, thanks to the PD32 UE’s popularity and has slightly better specs.