The brightest flashlights of 2023

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Imalent MS18 tech specs: Lumens: 100,000 lumens | Beam distance: 4,429 feet | Battery Life: 14 hours on lowest setting | IP Rating: IP56

The brightest flashlight you can currently get is the Imalent MS18. Its maximum output gets up to a blinding 100,000 lumens. When turned on, it emits the highest brightness level for a minute before dimming to 25,000 lumens, which it can sustain for an hour. It has nine settings, including cold and warm light options, as well as a strobe light mode. The Imalent MS18 also features an OLED digital display to show the battery level. 

As the world’s brightest flashlight, the Imalent MS18 also has a heat pipe cooling system that uses cooling fans to ensure high performance (and to prevent overheating in your hands). In addition, the IP56 rating means the flashlight is water and dust-resistant. 

According to the Torque Test Channel on YouTube, the Imalent MS18 gets 108,000 lumens at its peak when turned on, and the brightness reduces to a still powerful 72,000 lumens after approximately 30 seconds. 

At $700, it’s definitely more expensive than most people are willing to pay — but the cost of the world’s brightest flashlight.