I Bought EVERY Flashlight at Home Depot!


all right today is the day we are here
at the Home Depot and we’re going to find out what are the best and the worst
flashlights at Home Depot and there’s really only one good way to do that and
that is to buy them oh here we go alright this here is
really one of the things I’m most interested in all metal body looks like
we got three xml’s down the barrel there I’ve been wanting to try these for a
while guess now’s my chance and finally these I think that about covers it we’re
off to a pretty good start let’s go sniff around and see if we can
find some more there we go mmm beauty oh yeah and what would what collection
wouldn’t be complete without a $4 flashlight and a $10 battery to go with
it okay about these I’ve considered getting
all of these too but what I’m thinking is instead of doing all of these with
the regular flashlights how about we do every tool flashlight like from every
store do all of them together every tool flashlight ever I don’t know if you
think that’s a cool idea hit the like button let me know okay looks like we’re
at six hundred and seventeen dollars and ninety two cents about four hundred
bucks cheaper than I thought we’d be score yeah welcome back that is a lot of
flashlights all we need to do now is get them unboxed why don’t we start with our husky lights
this is Home Depot’s house brand they’re made by Black & Decker for Home Depot
the price on the Husky flashlights is ranges from $6 up to about $30 beginning
with our 3d it’s just robust light it’s an all aluminum body we got some soft
plastic around the bezel and tail cap triple led down the front Cree xpl and one
Cree xpg2 I don’t know why but that’s that’s what’s in there nevertheless the beam
quality and color of the light is pretty good we get tail switches on all our
Huskies except for the rechargeable one I feel like these are all a little bit
mushy they’re this big rubber thing here as high as it sticks up it makes it kind
of hard to push like that you sort of have to get the end of your thumb in
there we did get super quality threads with this and a tail spring that you
could pogo stick on the most unique and likable feature that I found about these
lights comes when we go a couple of sizes down it’s about a 2d size but
what’s actually in here is 6 AAA batteries the interesting thing is the
front we got our single led with a reflector but also that yellow rim
around there is also a COB LED you can have just the outer ring just the inner LED
or both on which I thought was pretty cool the battery carrier on this is it’s
a little bit better than what you typically get in the cheap Chinese
carriers I’d still would have rather had it be on just a couple of D cells but
you know I get why they had to do this you know to get the voltage boost moving
to our AAA flashlights some of them have no business running on AAAs it’s you
know these little adapters in a triple-a the only lights that I think should ever
run on AAA are lights that will only fit a triple-a we did get two of
those and you know they’re okay they’re they’re alright they serve a purpose
decent beam decent output you know the tail switch does work now
that finally we did get the rechargeable zoomy it’s one of only two rechargeable
lights in our entire hall it’s a plug it into the end USB rechargeable and you
know those those kind of lights are okay if you have to do it like for the
imminence the really high powered lights but I don’t like it for these because
the first thing that’s always gonna die in your flashlight is the battery when
the battery’s done you’re done moving on to the Defiant brand lights we got a
total of six of these they are a little bit lower cost than the Huskies our
average price ranged from eight dollars up to about twenty dollars with these
they face to me they seem cheaper quality though we did still get an
all-aluminum body all the way to the head on this 3d light our tail switch is
much easier to push I mean this this really feels good it’s easy to access
they’ve got these notches cut here the switch is not mushy so we went uphill
there on the thread quality we went way downhill this this here is like some of
the cheapest stuff you ever get from China I even had one of these shred the
o-ring when I took the cap off on this 3c version we got the triple LED defiant
claims 1200 lumens with this and it has it’s not a clicky it’s like an e tail
switch and it’s good it’s very responsive we got three mode high low
strobe with this unfortunately you do have to cycle through all the modes to
get to off so from high it looks like this triple fast click out of all of the
defiant lights this is definitely my favorite one other thing we got is our
second rechargeable light this is one we plug into the back it is a spotlight
with multi-level brightness beam quality in color for the most part on these is
okay one that was really particularly bad is this – AAA it has another LED I
don’t recognized and it is just it’s straight
blue just that’s it just blue next up is our Coast flashlights we got
five total two of these happen to be the zoomable type flashlights
one is an aluminum body and the other is a poly the price range on these lights
is from eleven dollars on our triple-a all the way up to forty on this one and
the thing is this this poly light versus this aluminum one this is the forty
dollar one this one’s twenty dollars and in every meaningful way that I can think
of the poly one is better it’s lighter weight and on you know the metal one the
heads not bad it’s not too wobbly but the way that this one works is it’s a
twisty it’s real silent real sturdy the only negative thing about both of these
and this is kind of a deal breaker for me is we’re for triple A’s for power
last one we’re going to talk about is the Coast g20 this is to AAA they’re
calling it an inspection light and it has an absolutely perfect beam it’s
perfectly circular even light edge to edge doesn’t bounce back in your eyes
has an incredible tail switch single mode that’s a good flashlight Maglites
Home Depot’s actually got some of the better ones there the price our price
range is $10 to $40 on these we got six Maglites total our biggest is this 3d the
625 lumen switch a pretty decent upgrade I think from the old-school style that
they had is we’ll watch this just that little bitty short motion is it
completes the full range of focus we did get multi level brightness with this if
you’re into 3d cells this isn’t a bad choice what I like even better we got
let’s see this is ML50L this is a to see light 490
umens same short quick focus we also got the minimag Pro and the XL50 mag
light has also gone to an LED in the mag solitaire now you know I want to love
this but I don’t it three triple-a lots of little tiny pins you know I know I’ve
been kind of harping on that but I’m not gonna make any exceptions for mag light
either I do like their switch it’s very good very responsive easy to get to a
couple other noteworthy lights we got here from Rayovac we did also get a
spotlight it is three mode it is not rechargeable it’s powered by six AAA
batteries and we got one flashlight from Milwaukee this is also they’re calling
it an inspection light twenty dollars versus the eight dollars we paid for the
husky version but they’re their deal is this they gave us kind of I would say
about 4000K on this so if you’re inspecting you know things were
color rendering matters like paints this might be a better way to go everything
else not much to say about you know plastic junk except in this light that
we paid 5 bucks for I didn’t need the 10 dollar battery to go with it because it
it fits the cells output I tested every single one of these flashlights I made a
chart which I’ll link in the YouTube description down below so you guys can
totally binge on it later let’s just look at a couple of the highlights real
quick looking at our husky lights you can see
that they actually did a good job of raiding their lights all the way down
the chart they’re pretty darn close a few of them I even got higher than what
their number was defiance numbers actually tracked pretty well with my own
the exception to that is you see the three see that they rated 1200 lumens I
got a little over 700 coast came in just a little bit
the factory ratings but still very respectable something I’ll point out is
if you look at the two for AAA ones the aluminum and the poly the poly actually
beat it beat the aluminum one even though it was rated at higher and cost
twice as much Maglites numbers also tracked very well and oddly enough I got
exactly the factory rating on to which that almost never happens
one thing I’m gonna mention about the coast lights is with the g20 that
triple-a light for some reason I got a very low number with that I got 12
lumens and I switched batteries in it I tried everything I could think of I
don’t know what happened there lumens per dollar ratio the grand champion is
the defiant the 3c with the triple which came in at fifty four point nine lumens
per dollar spent our grand failures would be some of the cheaper plastic
lights it seems like the less we spent the less we got go figure the Blackfyre
cap light came in at two lumens per dollar spent and that’s rounded up my
top picks for the D cell lights the Huskie 3d and the mag light this you
know you got a great dollar per lumen ratio mag light we get we’re focusable
personally I would much rather have them spend a few extra dollars and get the
mag light but I think either one is a decent choice for the money in the C
cell lights we have the the defiant the triple that had the e switch on the back
this is probably the only defiant light that I would really recommend and also
the ML 50 L I I like the feel of this light for the AAA lights this may come
as a surprise but I picked this because remember we’re six AAA in the body and
the thing that I love about this husky is that outer ring I think that is a
phenomenal way to get a spot and flood mode in the triple-a lights the only
competition really even though we had a bunch of them is these two that is the
Milwaukee and D Coast even though the Milwaukee
is brighter and has that nice tint I still like the coast better I love that
perfectly shaped beam just for kicks I thought we’d try this plastic Lantern
first the 80 lumen not terrible you could do worse for four
dollars and 98 cents and it came with the batteries
now the coast g20 inspection light see how we can look right there at the the
fridge and whatever and it doesn’t bounce back in your eyes see how it
compares with mag solitaire one Triple A now we’ll do the Milwaukee inspection
light a little bounce back with it but super bright good color first we’ll try
the polymer coast light that is the zoomy triple a powered thought this was
the better one of them see if we can get some range with it here now let’s see
the to see mag light that is the ML 50 L now we’ll do the three C defiant next is the 3c Husky now the 6a a husky
that is the dual beam dual LED there we go there’s our flood that’s both the
ring and the LED then just the center LED just the ring now we’ll do the 3d
defiant that’s our triple now we’ll do our 3d maglite now having a look at our
spotlights will do the Defiant rechargable it’s got low on high modes I
don’t think it’s good it’s got like next mode memory though it seems like no
matter how long you’ve got it you know off or on you get the opposite when you
come back but it is a thrower man I mean it it’s really got a tight beam doesn’t
show very well on camera but in between those trees I can even hit the grass in
the field way out there it’s pretty zippy let’s try our rayovac six AAA now
this one’s got the modes to but it’ll it always starts in high you know you just
tap it to go to the next mode down pretty good range here too be sure to let us know what your
favorite light from our Home Depot lineup was guys is always super thanks
for watching and good luck

100 thoughts on “I Bought EVERY Flashlight at Home Depot!

  1. '
    very sadly…
    all flashlights are NON-american make at all…
    do some or not…
    all flashlights are made in asia

  2. Anyone who mentioned that LED flashlights are addictive are definitely for real! I have been obsessed with flashlights ? since four years of age. I’m now in my 50’s!!! LED’s put me over the top. Surface Mount LED’s are just incredible! 18650 size batteries are fantastic. I only buy rechargeable batteries or flashlights that have them built in.

  3. You're like me, seem to have a flashlight addiction, anytime I stop in any place that has flashlights, 9 times out of 10, I will go straight to them, over my intended purpose of being there, lmfbao.

  4. Dude, you look at yourself too much! It might be better to change the angle just to the lights =P

  5. Have fun trying to explain this to your wife or girlfriend if you have one.

  6. you should do the tool flash light review soon! that would be awesome. I have the ridged flashlight and a few craftsman flashlights

  7. Which AAA or AA would you suggest ¿
    Do you return these to get your money back ¿
    Very well done vid

  8. most of those "brands" are just alibaba bulk orders with custom branding….

  9. The Coast one that they didn't have, that I absolutely LOVE…(I have like 5 of them) The Fixed Focus 330 Lumen G26…Low/Hi…2xAA (I like to use Energizer Lithium as they don't leak and have shelf life like forever!) But the nicest thing about that you can buy the batteries anywhere…no special 123 XYZ battery needed…

  10. I’v purchased expensive flashlight over a period of time during my career. Hands down 20 or 30 dollar one out shines them all. By four the best Review ever posted. I Salute you my Brother you are the Flashlight KING!

  11. Its great that you told us all about the battlefield and the lumens, but what about their claimed run time?

  12. This really isn't a review video of any of these flashlights it's a big unboxing video how can you do a review on a product that you have never actually used just turning them on and off in a little room and using your walls in your kitchen a few times isn't necessarily a good review a good review would actually be using them for a few months then give your opinion of them. I'm sure there are morons in the comment section who will downgrade any of these flashlights because they're not some YouTube popular brand but most of them are black so I guess that makes them tactical so they might like that.

  13. i like how camera is already in position at 2:12 and then he walks by acting like he didn't know flashlights where there then is like oh wait here's more

  14. How many people actually buy flashlights from home depot?

    crickets

    Thought so.

  15. And to keep the packaging and return THEM ALL immediately after the video is done

  16. This man woke up one day intending to spend $1,000 on flashlights. Respect

  17. Umm. Did he buy 2 or 3 of the same flashight multiple times? Looks like he did. Weird

  18. Bout 3 years ago my sister bought me a Nebo Slyde. Thought it was a stupid gift. For about 20 seconds. Hadn't been up on the advancments in flashlights. Flipped the sucker on and HOLEEE SHE ITE!! It was a freakin spotlight light! 2 triple A's and one led light! Could not believe how it lit up the woods behind my house. Now I push this stuff on other peeps. And now I give them as gifts and acolytes are always created. Fun stuff.

  19. Best flashlight for the money is the rechargeable Stanley fatmax 2200 lumen… bright as hell with over 1hr on high & 7hrs on low..

  20. Home Depot doesn’t sell a single decent flashlight. You either have to go online or go to a good outfitter.

  21. Go to Ace hardware a check out the flashlights by Nebo, my personal choice for bang for buck EDC flashlight is Nebo's Lary C.
    Nebo Larry C LED Flashlight 170 Lumens Assorted Color – NEBO 6327 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015D7VR92/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_MKXrDbEY3J6PK

  22. Yes please, a tool flashlight review would be awesome! The Ryobi would be cool RYOBI – P717 spot/thrower. Thanks so much for making these reviews on all these lights!

  23. The flashlight have from Home Depot is the Defiant 1200 3C Batteries,

  24. A flashlight fanatic in a good way.
    Russians are watching you too, Matt, very helpful reviews.

  25. Also I am 100% behind you on the 3 triple a situation, I can't stand that, as an auto tech I have used a million lights at work, those triple a lights I have tried, a hundred times, they frustrate me and have too many failure points

  26. Thw quantum flashlights from harbor freight are awesome for like 15 bucks they rival a surefire flashlight

  27. Energizer flash lights are Best
    I bought 50 of them,
    some of them last 150 h , 250 h

  28. I never thought I’d be watching a video on someone reviewing EVERY SINGLE FLASHLIGHT from Home Depot. Thanks you tube recommendation.

  29. This person : I buy every single flash light in Home Depot
    Me : hold my beer, I got more then u

  30. You said every flashlight…..

    Technically you are missing the Milwaukee li ion the dewalt li ion the drop light flashlight from the bulb isle.

    Oh and the lil watch battery keychain flashlight on isle 15….

  31. I'm down with the every tool light video(as long as it ain't my wallet) and if you ever feel over burdened by flashlights remember you're dude lol ?

    But seriously keep up the good work!

  32. It'd be cool if you were able to put an 1850 in the lights that have those(multiple battery cradle thingies)

  33. count me in for the giveaway please and thank you hope your having a great day

  34. I reject buying any flashlight with a plastic multi-cell battery carrier because the carriers easily crack, rendering the flashlight useless. The plastic battery carrier is the weak spot.

  35. I like the nitecore ea11 it's nice small only 1 aa or 14500 …and output is 900lm

  36. I'm selling all the lights from my Home Depot/Bass Pro videos here at a deep discount now 🙂
    Budget lights here: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/68589
    Premium Lights here: https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?461078-FS-Imalent-MS12-R90C-LED-Lenser-Many-Streamlights-Nitecore

  37. Best flashlight ever made . No longer made. Sold at Walmart 2 AA batteries plastic barrel. Ray-O-vac brand . $ 6 dollars. The remained running for at least 20 hours. The were water proof single focus lens light enough to hold in your mouth . They had a lanyard stub with a hole at the end which I comfortably hold in my teeth for a minute or so . The brightness was expressive but since I used it mostly for reading and finding stuff on an RV brightness wssnt it best point the longevity of the batteries were. . The fact they were so cheap allowed me to buy 10 a winter season. Walmart didnt sell them in the summer months presumably because their profit margin wasnt good enough. And I'm desperate . Been desperate because Walmart quit saleing them winter before last

  38. Coast all the way. I own a bunch including headlamps and all are outstanding. Been carrying the HX5 for several years now and works like new. Pretty beat up, which is also known as character, but is an awesome edc light. I use lithium AAs exclusively in it and love the recessed tail switch. I could carry my $300 Surefire but figure i would cry less if i lost a $20 Coast. Lol

  39. It's hard to find a good flashlight. Most are just crap. I spent $200.00 on one but it get hot and the batteries well swell up. It 35000lum .

  40. I picked up a couple of those poly Coast twist lights on a fishing trip a couple years ago. Couple of the bigger ones and a couple of those smaller ones like what you got. Literally indestructible lights. Light output is the biggest weak point but it's not even horrible. They worked perfectly on our trip and have been banging around in our cars ever since. They light up every time we need them. Well worth the money just for that one trip we were on. And they keep on trucking.

  41. Jesus Christ man. I've went apeshit when buying flashlights but this is freaking bananas, no pun intended.

  42. Boy I thought this would cost waaaaaaaayyy more. It's like less then one expensive light. Lol. Still pure madness. I wonder what the cashier's thought.

  43. The way you picked up both of those husky flashlights and somehow managed to hit the sides of the cardboard packages together in my mind. Oddly satisfying ?

  44. Prediction: I see you bought an eveready flashlight, I predict that comes in last or close to it. I have one on the table next to me, its 13 years old, and its a dim incandescent type.

  45. You done any hid blaster reviews?I just bought a 45000 lm torch,tho the darn things arrived w/o batteries!

  46. Go to eBay an search for "cree flashlight". You can get a two cell CREE XM-L T6 LED 1600 Lm Zoomable Flashlight for $10 bucks. I gotten several different cree lights an like em all. They also make pressure switches for mounting em on long guns. You can pay $100 in America or get the same light for $10 factory direct from China, just depends on how much you want to pay. I would guess 95% of the lights you bought were made in Hong Kong or China. They produce the American Dream over there.

  47. Hi. Are these (cheap) flashlights comparable with best brands flashlights of the same dimensions? In terms of lumens output and runtime.

  48. They've got waaaaay better flashlights at my hometown home depot. The ones in your thumbnail look more like Walmart's selection of flashlights.

  49. This is not crazy its insane man. Insanely flashaholic guy hehe..thumbs up..

  50. Seriously what is the point of those massive lights? We have lights that are a quarter the size with 4x the performance or more these days. And while they are far more expensive, there are lights of similar size can throw well over 10k lumens…?

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