The 9 Best Red Light Flashlights

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This wiki has been updated 32 times since it was first published in April of 2016. Rods in human eyes are insensitive to longer wavelengths, so red light flashlights can help preserve your night vision. The military use them because they are difficult to see from far away, and stargazers use them because the darker the environment, the better the viewing possibilities. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Police Security Trac Tact

2. Fixed Star SK68

3. Nicron 800LM

Editor's Notes

April 08, 2019:

Red light flashlights come in a variety of sizes and strengths, and we wanted to make sure to represent all kinds here. If you need something compact and easy to carry in a pocket, take a look at the Fixed Star SK68, Bestsun HS-802, and Coast PX20, all of which are less than four inches in length. The Police Security Trac Tact, Nicron 800LM, and Smith & Wesson Galaxy all have three or more different light colors, making them extremely versatile options. The Nicron 800LM is also unique in that the head is set at a 90-degree angle to the handle, which many find makes it comfortable to hold for long periods of time. The Windfire S10 Predator is ideal for hunters, as it comes with a scope mount, features a momentary-on pressure pad, and won't be damaged if you get caught in a heavy downpour. The Bestsun HS-802, Nicron 800LM, and Windfire S10 Predator are the brightest options on our list, coming in at 1,000, 800, and 650 lumens respectively. Whichever model on our list you choose, you'll find they are all impact resistant to accompany you on any type of adventure.

4. Windfire S10 Predator

5. Smith & Wesson Galaxy

6. Bestsun HS-802

7. LingsFire 6235

8. Wayllshine C8

9. Coast PX20

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