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Phone Flashlight or Handheld Flashlight,  Which One is Right for You?

Phone Flashlight or Handheld Flashlight, Which One is Right for You?

Smartphone has provided a new source of needed light at a night, and this recent invention has been a game-changer for random encounters with darkness. Despite permitting installed flashlight apps to know your location by using GPS data (particularly true of phones running Android as the operating system), phone flashlight is no match for even the dedicated keychain flashlight.

The maximum brightness of your smartphone flashlight is about 50 lumens, which is not in the same league as those thumb-sized keychain flashlights such as i1R 2 Pro, which have 180 lumens of brightness. If you wanna spice things up a bit, try our fresh Mountain Sky Color: i3T EOS MTS to refresh your gear.


Also, with very limited performance, you’ll only receive a few feet of beam lighting at best using a smartphone. A phone light can be more suitable when you get close to shelves and cabinets without having the reflective glare of a handheld light potentially blind you. But when it comes to outdoor exploration, the phone flashlight is pale in comparison to the handheld flashlight.

(i1R 2 Pro)

Our Seeker 2 Pro is a powerful flashlight to help you cope with any circumstances. 3200 lumens comes in handy for searching in the dark and featuring 820 ft beam distance. Attics, nasty crawlspaces, checking walls, just about anything. It is definitely an absolute must-have for any outdoor enthusiast, hunting, fishing, camping, trail walking, vehicle light, emergency light for when the power goes out.

(Seeker 2 Pro)

Not to mention there is no reflector on the phone flashlight. With a reflector, the beam is more concentrated and reaches greater distances with a larger reflector. Because the phone's small surface area limits heat dissipation, a phone flashlight can't be utilized at maximum brightness for lengthy periods or your phone may overheat. 

(Baton 3 premium edition)

Besides, for any emergency, your phone's battery is far too valuable to be squandered by using a flashlight. What if you have both the light and the charging case? However, not every rechargeable flashlight comes with a charging case, but check out Olight’s best-seller on portable EDC flashlight——Baton 3 Premium Edition. No more fiddling with magnetic charging cables. It charges using USB C, and the charging process appears in the same way that wireless earplugs do. It is convenient that keeping the charging case in a bag or at home and take the light with you for easier portability; then, you can even from the battery case, switch it off.

(Baton 3 Purple Gradient)

When completing specific jobs or trying to using both hands, phones can be uncomfortable and cumbersome. The design of a flashlight is significantly more adaptable. Meet i5T EOS , perfect for a lapel light or clipped to the brim of a ball cap. It is slightly larger than i3t, which is fantastic and comfy. The dual direction pocket clip is perfect for clipping it to your hat for hands-on situations.

i5T EOS  

Finally, don’t forget the phone light can't never be applied in tactical use. Our new-released Warrior Mini 2 EDC flashlight special designed in smart proximity sensor, can automatically dim the light and turns it off after 1 minute of lens obstruction to prevent overheating. Its compact size, dual switches, and carabiner-style ring make it versatile for both EDC and tactical use.

(Warrior Mini 2)

So, ignoring the convenience bought by smartphones, we’d urge you to forego using the LED light on your phone as a flashlight and try some REAL flashlight. For more to shop in Olight, click here to check out our EDC.

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