Between finding everyday lost items to finding your way to safety, there are a lot of circumstances in your day when a little extra light can go a long way. While most have a flashlight on their cell phone these days, there are a lot of limits to how helpful that can be, especially in situations where you’re having to search for your phone. In instances like these, having a pocket everyday carry flashlight can be super helpful.

What is a Pocket EDC Flashlight?

A pocket EDC flashlight is a compact flashlight that can easily be carried in a shirt or pant’s pocket. These portable flashlights are typically referred to as an EDC or “everyday carry” flashlight as it can be easily carried on a keychain or in a pocket without adding too much weight. This is in contrast to a larger tactical flashlight that may be brighter, but would be cumbersome to carry around at all times.

Unlike the average smartphone light emitting only 10 lumens, all of Fenix’s mini flashlights offer at least 10 times as much brightness at a fraction of the size of a smartphone. Need more reasons to carry a pocket-sized EDC? Here are a few of the most common reasons Fenix fans love to carry their pocket EDCs.

Reading in Dimly Lit Spaces

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We’ve all been there. You’re sitting in your favorite dive bar, and it’s finally time to pick up the check at the end of the night. You’ve got the receipt, but it’s so dark in the bar and your eyesight just isn’t quite what it used to be. The E03R keychain flashlight would be a handy little companion to help out in these circumstances.

This 1.85’’ little light is extremely bright, with the ability to throw a max of 260 lumens. As an added bonus, this light also features a red light mode so users can keep their night vision intact after viewing something with the light.

Finding Things Under the Car Seat

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We all know that the space between our car consoles and the car seat is a seemingly bottomless black pit. If something falls down between the console and the car seat, say maybe your debit card or cell phone, it can feel like it’s lost forever in the unreachable depths.

If you have a mini flashlight like the E-LITE on you, all is not lost. This convenient little light is only 2’’ long but still packs a max of 150 lumens. The integrated clip can easily affix the light to the bill of a ball cap or shirt pocket for instant hands free lighting, perfect for going on a search and rescue operation for those lost items between and under your car seats.

This is also a great little light as a starter EDC for your kids. It’s built super tough, has a IP66 rain resistant rating, and can withstand a drop from 1 meter – this way it can handle the rough and tumble lifestyle of an active kid.

Walking Safely To and From Your Car at Night

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Whether it be in a dimly lit parking lot or just from your driveway, having some extra light to see your way to safety after dark can offer some serious peace of mind.

The E12 V2.0 is a great pocket EDC that can be a very helpful companion when you need to see your surroundings a bit better. This light is powered by a single AA battery and can shine a max of 160 lumens over a distance of 223ft (68m).

This light is only 3’’ long, so it can comfortably fit in a shirt or pants pocket or be easily concealed in a purse for quick access. Plus, the light is built to last with an IP68 dustproof and waterproof rating. This kind of simple, effective design is hard to beat.

Taking Your Dogs for A Walk After Dark

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If you’re going to be out in the dark for extended periods of time, such as taking your dogs out for a walk at night, you’re going to want a flashlight with a little more muscle to it. This is where the LD30 comes in.

The 4.3” LD30 offers a maximum of 1600 lumens that can shine over a distance of 673 ft (205 m). Not only is this EDC bright, it is also super user-friendly. Users can quickly activate the light using the tactical tail switch, then cycle through the five brightness levels to find their desired brightness. For added safety, this light also features a strobe and SOS mode should your dog walk take an unexpected turn.

Pocket EDC Flashlights for Everyday

Whether you’re looking for a pocket EDC flashlight for yourself or a friend, Fenix has got you covered. We offer some of the best LED lights on the market, each one made tough and backed by a limited warranty guarantee. Check out our full line up of headlamps, handheld flashlights, lanterns, and more. If you are unsure which light is right for you, simply give us a call to speak with our friendly, helpful customer service.