Tactical flashlights are so much more than just a convenient light source. They serve a different, and much more important purpose than your typical household flashlight. With features like tail switches, strike bezels, longer-lasting battery life, LED lighting, rechargeability, and waterproof capabilities, the best tactical flashlights are built tough for even tougher tasks.

When shopping for the best tac light for the job, you may need to narrow down by what you’ll be using it for. Will it be used in self-defense to blind attackers during the night hours with its brightness? Is it a tactical flashlight you’ll use in emergency situations when outdoors? Are you military or a first responder that needs bright reliable lighting for search, rescue, and daily operations?

Here at Fenix, we want to help you find the perfect flashlight for your needs. Below are what we consider some of our best tactical flashlights on the market, and what each one does best.

What are the best tactical flashlights from Fenix?

The best tactical flashlights from Fenix are the PD36 TAC, the TK16 V2.0, and the LR80R. All of these high-quality lights are built with tactical flashlight features to help you tackle the most intense situations.

Best Tactical Flashlights

PD36 TAC – The Agile Tac



Powerful and agile, the Fenix PD36 TAC Tactical Flashlight can throw a maximum of 3000 lumens across a distance of 899 ft (274 m), making it a great tool for law enforcement professionals. A rotary toggle switch allows you to go from Duty Mode to Tactical Mode by changing brightness level and strobe. Made to react quickly in situations that demand speed, the PD36 TAC is ready for any tactical situation.

Best features:

  • Easily-accessible, patented rotary toggle switch, which allows you to control the brightness levels depending on the situation and need.
  • Lockout Mode that locks the light to avoid accidental activation
  • Made of high-quality aluminum, the flashlight will operate normally in extreme temperatures
  • Week-long runtime with the 21700 battery
  • Compatible with tactical accessories including rail mount, remote pressure switch and diffuser tip.

TK16 V2.0 – The Go-To Tool

A true tactical performer, the Fenix TK16 V2.0 has your bases covered in various situations. Weighing only 3.95 oz (112 g), this compact power-performer can throw up to 3100 lumens across 1247 ft (380 m). You can choose between six lighting modes by using the dual tactical tail switches that are designed for easy one-hand operation. A stainless steel strike bezel, made of tungsten steel, gives this flashlight durability. Use the TK16 V2.0 for night patrol, shooting practice, hunting, or any other situation that demands quick movement, bright light, and long-lasting performance.

Best features:

  • Six lighting modes including strobe.
  • Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with an anti-reflective coating.
  • One Luminus SST70 LED with a lifespan of 50,000 hours.

LR80R – The Spotlight

Our brightest flashlight, the LR80R can blast an amazing 18,000 lumens of light across a distance of 3,707 ft (1130 m). Use its dual switches to shift between Low-Output and High-Output modes that deliver multiple modes including strobe and SOS. One of its best features is the Intelligent Downshifting Sensor that reduces brightness when the head of the flashlight is too close to an object. This heavy-duty flashlight is the perfect tool for search-and-rescue teams, law enforcement, or other extreme outdoor endeavors.

Best features:

  • This heavy-duty flashlight has a built-in battery that can be fully charged in less than 4 hours via its Type-C charging port.
  • The handle provides for an easy grip but can be removed to meet various needs.
  • The Intelligent Downshifting Sensor reduces brightness when the head of the flashlight is too close to an object, helping reduce the risk of accidents because of excessive heat.

Best Tactical Flashlights

Fenix PD35 TAC - The ultimate tactical flashlight

No matter what your tactical flashlight needs are, Fenix is here to help find the perfect flashlight for you. If you have questions about any of our lighting products, feel free to contact us via email or through our LiveChat on our website.


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