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 10 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:

  • πŸ“ length * head diameter * body diameter
  • πŸ”‹ cells
  • πŸ”˜/β­• switch location: side/tail
  • πŸ”† max lumens (at 0 seconds, not ANSI, with standard LEDs)
  • πŸ•―οΈ max candela / meters (normally with a different LED to the one that gives max lumens, with standard LEDs)
  • πŸ”/πŸͺž LED optics: TIR / reflector
  • πŸ”Œ USB charging
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Emisar D4V2
πŸ“ 95 * 28 * 24 mm
πŸ”‹ 18650
πŸ”˜ side
πŸ”† 4300 lm
πŸ•―οΈ ?
πŸ” 4 * TIR
Emisar D4SV2
πŸ“ 105 * 39 * 32 mm
πŸ”‹ 26650
πŸ”˜ side
πŸ”† 4300 lm
πŸ•―οΈ 58 kcd / 482m
πŸ” 4 * large TIR
Emisar DT8

πŸ“ 97 * (27*45.8) * 24 mm
πŸ”‹ 18650
πŸ”˜ side
πŸ”† 6700 lm
πŸ•―οΈ 45 kcd / 424m
πŸ” 8 * TIR
Emisar D18
πŸ“ 102 * 58 * 46 mm
πŸ”‹ 3 * 18560
πŸ”˜ side
πŸ”† 14,000 lm
πŸ•―οΈ 65 kcd / 510m
πŸ” 18 * TIR
Noctigon KR1
πŸ“ 110 * 35 * 24 mm
πŸ”‹ 18650
β­• tail
πŸ”† 2200 lm
πŸ•―οΈ 110 kcd / 663m
πŸͺž reflector
Noctigon KR4
πŸ“ 98 * 29 * 24 mm
πŸ”‹ 18650
β­• tail
πŸ”† 4300 lm
πŸ•―οΈ ?
πŸ” 4 * TIR
Noctigon K9.3
πŸ“ 124 * 52 * 26.5 mm
πŸ”‹ 21700
πŸ”˜ side
πŸ”Œ USB-C
πŸ”† 7400 lm
πŸ•―οΈ ?
πŸ” 9 * TIR + 3 * TIR
Noctigon K1
πŸ“ 173 * 72 * 26.5 mm
πŸ”‹ 21700
πŸ”˜ side
πŸ”Œ USB-C
πŸ”† 4500 lm
πŸ•―οΈ650 kcd / 1612m
πŸͺž reflector
Noctigon DM11
πŸ“ 120 * 40 * 26.5 mm
πŸ”‹ 21700
πŸ”˜ side
πŸ”† 4500 lm
πŸ•―οΈ150 kcd / 775m
πŸ” TIR
Noctigon DM1.12
πŸ“ 120 * 63 * 26.5 mm
πŸ”‹ 21700
πŸ”˜ side
πŸ”† ? lm
πŸ•―οΈ ?
πŸ” 12 * TIR + 1 * TIR

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  1. JL Hawaii is also a retailer. He is amazing to work with and customer support is second to none. He orders them and other brands in different configurations. He doesn’t do the actual building but shipping is fast if what you want is in stock. His markup is barely noticeable and carries replacement parts as well.

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