So, you’re tired of having to rely on your smartphone’s flashlight, or maybe you just got a new job that’s going to require some overnight field work and you’re looking for a trusty flashlight to help out. Whatever your reasoning behind deciding to buy an everyday carry flashlight, Fenix has you covered. We carry a huge selection of some of the very best, most reliable everyday carry lights on the market.
The Fenix E03R
While the E03R wasn’t specifically designed for first time EDC carriers, it could have been. This 1.85 in (47 mm) keychain flashlight is a great choice for anyone who needs some extra light now and then but can’t be convinced to carry around a flashlight in their pocket. It’s especially great for women who, more often than not, don’t have the pocket space to fit a whole flashlight, even a small EDC like this. Instead, E03R owners can hang it on the keychain they already need to carry around anyways.
Convenience isn’t the only selling point of the E03R. This small EDC offers an unbelievable amount of light for its small stature. The E03R can blast 260 lumens over a distance of 138 ft (42 m), a feat that seems almost impossible given its size. Operating the light is exceptionally easy. Simply press and hold the top button to activate the light, then click to switch between its 6 lighting modes, 4 brightness levels, a red light mode, and red flashing mode. With a lockout function, battery level indicator, and intelligent overheat protection, there’s no shortage of useful features in this small EDC.
The Fenix E-LITE Mini Flashlight
For first time flashlight carriers, it’s probably best to start small. For small EDCs, it doesn’t really get much better than the E-LITE. This handy mini flashlight may only weigh in at 0.63 oz and stand 2 in tall, but don’t let its size fool you. It’s packed full of helpful features.
Users of this light have the ability to shine 150 lumens over a distance of 131 ft (40 m) and can easily flip through the 7 lighting modes via a singular switch on the top of the light. Fans of the E-LITE particularly love the integrated clip, making it easy to clip to a backpack, shirt pocket, or bill of a ball cap for instant hands-free use.
As versatile as it is handy, the E-LITE also has a down-facing light that can shine either red or blue light – perfect for reading after dark while still maintaining night vision. The red and blue flashing mode is a great safety feature for signaling while out on the road past dark or to get noticed if you need help.
The Fenix LD30
The LD30 is a tried and tested EDC for both work and play. Incredibly bright considering it’s only a smidge over 4 in long, the LD30 can shine up to 1,600 lumens over a distance of 673 ft (205 m). This EDC is designed to not just shine light, it’s meant to assist with real work. The tail switch makes activation easy. The side switch allows you to cycle through the 7 brightness modes (including strobe and SOS).
The features don’t end there. A dual-position body clip ensures your light stays right where you need it and allows for hands-free use while out on the job. If you’re looking for your first work flashlight, this is no doubt the right choice. Built with a sturdy aluminum body, the LD30 is IP68 rated and is submersible in 2 m of water for up to 30 minutes with absolutely no damage to the light’s interior hardware.
The Fenix LD05 V2.0 CW
Rounding out our list of starter EDCs is the LD05 V2.0 CW. This practical little pen light is powered by two AAA batteries and can shine a max of 150 lumens over a distance of 167 ft (51 m). Only slightly larger than your standard pen, the LD05 V2.0 CW offers four brightness modes of cool, white light. The stainless steel tail switch makes one-hand activation and operation super simple. This penlight is the perfect tool for those in law enforcement or for someone looking for a reliable, small EDC that can easily be concealed or stored.
EDCs for All Needs
Whether you’re looking for your very first flashlight or fiftieth, Fenix has a flashlight made with your lighting needs in mind. Take a look at our full line of quality tactical and every day use flashlights, headlamps, and lanterns and find which flashlight fits you and your lifestyle. If you’re not finding what you’re looking for, chat with our friendly representative via our LiveChat feature.