Selfbuilt's Flashlight Reviews

Extensive comparative analyses of modern LED flashlights

My goal is to provide objective testing results, in a readable form, to let you decide what flashlight best fits your needs. My reviews are posted on candlepowerforums, to facilitate ongoing discussions with the user community.

My flashlights are expensive to feed with all the runtime tests I perform, so I gratefully accept donations to my Paypal battery fund.

Flashlight Reviews Sorted alphabetically

This is the master list of all my flashlight reviews, in an easily searchable format.


Testing Methods How I do my testing

Provides an overview of my testing methods, with links to additional pages for more details. General background on flashlights is also included.


Chronological List Organized by battery type

An alternate list of all my reviews, arranged by battery type. Lights are sorted by review date, with more recent reviews on top.


Flashlight Resources See my Testing Methods for further resources


Video overviews of each of my flashlights, plus additional background primers.

ANSI FL-1 Standard

Overview of the ANSI/NEMA standard for flashlight testing (FL-1).

Lumen Estimation Method

My lightbox design, and how I have calibrated it for estimated lumens.

Outdoor Beamshots

Overview of all my recent outdoor 100-yard beamshots.

Latest Review: Sunwayman C22C and P25C

Both examples of the 1x18650/2xCR123A class from Sunwayman, the C22C replaces the C21C that I reviewed previously, while the P25C is similar in design to a number of competing lights from other makers. See my full review for details.

October 16, 2015

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