From our point of view, every car should be equipped with a good flashlight, which should provide emergency lighting in case of any unexpected situation.
When a car breaks down on an isolated country road in the dark of night, it can be a real nightmare for many drivers. However, such a situation, no matter how unpleasant, must be dealt with.
For example, if you want to check the engine bay to see what the problem is, of course you need lights.
But car flashlights can come in handy in the following scenarios:
In an accident
In a wild animal accident
To help others
Charge mobile phone (with power bank function)
Reading light for passengers
Equipment for rescue operations
Accident, shattered windows
As you can see, this car flashlight can be very useful in many situations. Therefore, in our opinion, a good LED flashlight belongs to every car.
But which car flashlight is useful and suitable? The LED flashlight market is huge, and the choices of consumers can be described as dazzling.
Therefore, it is very important to choose a suitable model that can reliably meet your own requirements in emergency situations.
Features and unctions that a car flashlight should have
Magnetic Tail Cap
If the LED flashlight has a magnetic tail cap, you can easily fix the light on the surface of the metal object. This way, you can keep your hands free to work while providing lighting.
As an example in the picture above, you can attach a flashlight with a magnetic tail cap to the open hood to illuminate the engine bay while you work inside it with both hands.
Power bank function
In many flashlights these days, you'll find powerful lithium-ion batteries that also have a lot of capacity. In order to make full use of unused power, some flashlights have a power bank function. You only need to connect your smartphone to the flashlight to charge the battery instead of relying on the car battery.
People often have different opinions when it comes to strobe lights, SOS or beacon lights. Some consider them redundant, while others value it.
In our opinion, a reasonable flash mode is very useful for a car flashlight. Maybe one day you find yourself in an emergency situation where you have to get someone's attention, such as a car breaking down on the highway or a traffic accident.
Some tactical flashlights come with a tactical head. Especially in the event of a traffic accident, breaking a glass window to rescue a person from a car, the tactical head will be very useful at this time.
Of course, it is also possible that after an accident you are yourself trapped in the car and cannot open the door.
For example Olight warrior X3 Superior Tactical Flashlight, Strike bezel embedded with 3 zirconium beads, great to break windows in an emergency or use as a defense tool.
Simple and logical operation
Simple and logical operations are important, especially in emergency situations where you don't have extra time to think, in which case every movement should be precise.
Olight LED flashlights generally have a particularly simple and logical user interface, and we recommend you the Olight Baton 3 Pro Max as a car flashlight.
You cannot choose weather conditions in an emergency. Therefore, a good car flashlight must provide enough water protection to work reliably in downpours.
Therefore, such a lamp should ideally have an IPX-8 standard. This allows the lamp to not be damaged if dropped in water.
A good car flashlight should have good impact resistance. In daily use or in emergency situations, the flashlight is facing the risk of falling from 1 meter or 1.5 meters.
Lowest Brightness Mode
People usually only pay attention to the maximum brightness of the LED flashlight. In some cases, however, it is also important to provide very low light output modes. This mode is called firefly mode or moonlight mode.
This mode shows its advantages especially when reading. Because they don't dazzle when documents are lit up close.
Another advantage of these modes is that they usually have very long runtime due to lower performance.
From our point of view, every car should be equipped with a reliable LED flashlight. A car equipped with a flashlight can provide additional lighting and safety in emergency situations. It not only helps the driver to check and maintain the vehicle, but also provides bright light signals in emergencies, as well as convenience in daily use. Therefore, equipped with a flashlight is an important measure to ensure the safety of drivers and passengers and to deal with emergencies.