Flashlights from Intl-Outdoor are very highly regarded on Budget Light Forum and r/flashlight. They’re made by a friendly guy called Hank and you can only buy them on his website. There’s even a special r/hanklights.

These lights can all be ordered in many different configurations, with different drivers and LEDs. Although there’s only 8 (soon to be 9) flashlight hosts, there’s probably millions of possible combinations available and even more with the secret options. If you don’t know what combination of options to go for then ask on r/flashlight and you’ll get lots of recommendations.

I only have 2 Hanklights: a Emisar D4V2 with 4000K XP-L HI LEDs and a D4SV2 with 2700K SST20 LEDs.

Key:

  • 📏 length * head diameter * body diameter
  • 🔋 cells
  • 🔘/⭕ switch location: side/tail
  • 🔆 max lumens (at 0 seconds, not ANSI, with standard LEDs)
  • 🕯️ max candela / meters (normally with a different LED to the one that gives max lumens, with standard LEDs)
  • 🔍/🪞 LED optics: TIR / reflector
  • 🔌 USB charging
FlashlightHostLight
Emisar D4V2
📏 95 * 28 * 24 mm
🔋 18650
🔘 side
🔆 4300 lm
🕯️ ?
🔍 4 * TIR
Emisar D4SV2
📏 105 * 39 * 32 mm
🔋 26650
🔘 side
🔆 4300 lm
🕯️ 58 kcd / 482m
🔍 4 * large TIR
Emisar DT8

📏 97 * (27*45.8) * 24 mm
🔋 18650
🔘 side
🔆 6700 lm
🕯️ 45 kcd / 424m
🔍 8 * TIR
Emisar D18
📏 102 * 58 * 46 mm
🔋 3 * 18560
🔘 side
🔆 14,000 lm
🕯️ 65 kcd / 510m
🔍 18 * TIR
Noctigon KR1
📏 110 * 35 * 24 mm
🔋 18650
⭕ tail
🔆 2200 lm
🕯️ 110 kcd / 663m
🪞 reflector
Noctigon KR4
📏 98 * 29 * 24 mm
🔋 18650
⭕ tail
🔆 4300 lm
🕯️ ?
🔍 4 * TIR
Noctigon K9.3
📏 124 * 52 * 26.5 mm
🔋 21700
🔘 side
🔌 USB-C
🔆 7400 lm
🕯️ ?
🔍 9 * TIR + 3 * TIR
Noctigon K1
📏 173 * 72 * 26.5 mm
🔋 21700
🔘 side
🔌 USB-C
🔆 4500 lm
🕯️650 kcd / 1612m
🪞 reflector

Join the Conversation

1 Comment

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: