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Keychain Flashlight Review – Don’t Leave Home Without One

Have you ever been searching for something in the dark and wished you had a handy flashlight nearby to help your?

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Well with modern developments in batteries and LED bulbs. You can have the convenience of a bright flashlight that’s small enough to fit on your key chain with your keys, there are some great options available nowadays.

So let’s have a look at some of my favorite keychain flashlight products, I have started with the lowest price and listed each lights key features for easy comparison.

Here are my keychain flashlight review for 2020.

The OLIGHT i3E Keychain Light

Olight I3E

  • With 90 lumens of light and a beam distance of up to 44 meters
  • IPX8 water resistance (can withstand water immersion in 1 meter of water)
  • 1.5 meter impact resistance
  • 44 minutes of light on a single AAA battery
  • Size – 2.38 x 0.55″ (60.5mm x 14mm)
  • Weight – 0.26oz (7.9g)
  • Power source – single AAA battery
  • 5 year warranty
  • Best price $9.95
  • Star Rating 7/10

This is a great entry level key chain light and coming from a very well respected flashlight manufacture you known you’re getting a quality product, this product is not the brightest on test but with a IPX8 water resistance and an impact resistance of 1.5 meters, it’s a great buy for the price.


Mini Keychain Flashlight With Micro USB Rechargeable


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  • With up to 200 lumens of light
  • IPX7 water resistance (can withstand immersion in 1 meter of water up to 30 minutes)
  • shockproof (no stated rating)
  • 2.5 hours of run time at 200 lumens
  • Size – 1.65 x 0.5″ (42mm x 12.7mm)
  • Weight – 0.42oz (12g)
  • Power source – USB rechargeable built in Li-ion battery
  • Best price $15.99
  • Star Rating 8/10

With this pocket flashlight you’re getting a handy 200 lumens of light, an excellent battery run time, shock and water resistance and is the first to offer USB rechargeable Li-ion battery technology.



EverBrite LED Rechargeable Keychain Flashlight

Everbrite keychain light


  • With up to 160 lumens of light
  • IPX4 water resistant (splashing water resistant)
  • 1 meter shockproof
  • 2 hours run time at 160 lumens
  • Size – 2.5 x 0.81″ (62mm x 20mm)
  • Weight – not stated
  • Power source – USB rechargeable built in Li-ion battery
  • Best price $18.49
  • Star rating 8/10

The EverBrite flashlight with is similar to the above pocket flashlight in many ways, the only noticeable difference I would mention is the use of a CREE LED light unit, CREE as known for their outstanding build quality and long life cycle.



Aurora A3 LED Rechargeable Keychain Flashlight


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  • With an incredible 550 lumens of light
  • IP65 water resistant (Splashing water resistant)
  • 1.5 meter impact resistant
  • Run time – not stated
  • Size – 2.12 x 0.57″ (54mm x 14mm)
  • Weight – 0.5oz (14g)
  • Power source – USB rechargeable built in Li-ion Battery
  • Best price $29.95
  • Star rating 9/10

Now we are stepping it up a notch with this offering from Aurora, this flashlight offer a test leading 550 lumens! the flashlight is using a rechargeable Li-ion battery but there is no statement of run time for the light which as well as the water resistance not being as high as other flashlights has stopped me giving the light a 10/10.



Nitecore TIP 360 Lumen USB Rechargeable Keychain Flashlight


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  • With 360 lumens of light
  • IP54 water resistant (Splashing water resistant)
  • 1.5 meter impact resistant
  • Run time – 30 minutes at 360 lumens
  • Size – 2.39 x 0.96 x 0.54″ (60.8mm x 24.5mm x 13.8mm)
  • Weight – 0.83oz (23.5g)
  • Power source – USB rechargeable built in Li-ion Battery
  • Best price $29.95
  • Star rating 9/10

The Nitecore TIP is a fantastic pocket flashlight with 360 lumens and some great design features like the clip that acts as a button protector to stop accidental operation or used to attach to a cap for example. This is a great choice and well trusted by many owners.



SureFire Sidekick USB Keychain Flashlight


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  • With 300 lumens of light
  • Water resistant – not stated
  • Impact resistant – not stated
  • Run time – 1.25 hours at 300 lumens
  • Size – 2.5 x 1″ (63.5mm x 25.4mm)
  • Weight – 2oz (56g)
  • Power source – USB rechargeable built in Li-ion Battery
  • Best price $63.90
  • Star rating 9/10

This offering from SureFire has to be up there with the best of them with a high lumen output and a solid run time, it’s a tiny light packing some major power. I just wish Surefire would publish water resistance and impact resistance ratings.




Well hopefully my handy guild can help you make an informed decision about what would be the best key chain flashlight for you, so just remember to consider things light brightness, battery life, resistance ratings, size and weight before you order your next or first key chain flashlight.

If you have any questions on would like to add something please leave a comment below.

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6 replies on “Keychain Flashlight Review – Don’t Leave Home Without One”

The Mini Key chain flashlight would be my choice. It looks like it has the best return for the investment.
Do you know if the rechargeable battery can be replaced or do you have to purchase a new flashlight when the battery will no longer hold a charge.

Oh nice — thanks for this list and getting all the info together. I am a pretty forgetful person, but the one thing I can’t leave home without is my keys, so these flashlights are perfect for me. You made it super easy to compare stats. Surefire looks pretty awesome, but kind of pricey; do you think it would last years?

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