An everyday carry flashlight is one of those things you think you don’t need until you do! Whether your dog decides to lead you onto a particularly dark street, or you find yourself stranded on the road because your car decides to break down, an EDC flashlight comes in handy in several everyday situations.

While EDC flashlights are (or should) be easy to carry, they should also be bright enough to light up your path clearly. However, not all EDC flashlights are created equal. 

What are the Brightest EDC Flashlights?

The top three brightest EDC flashlights from Fenix are the E35 V3.0, E28R, and the E09R. All of these flashlights are easy to carry, offer incredible brightness, and long runtimes. Keep any of these brightest EDC flashlights on you at all times and be prepared for the indoors or the outdoors. 

E35 V3.0 — The EDC Powerhouse

If you are someone who frequently finds themselves moving from one task to the next in vastly different environments, then the Fenix E35 V3.0 is for you.


Capable of blasting 3000 lumens across a distance of 787 ft (240 m), the E35 V3.0 is one of the brightest EDC flashlights that can light up the darkest skies and the most dimly-lit spaces. 

Not only does it offer extremely high lumens, but its ultra-thin optical lens ensures that you also get a soft and balanced beam. Avoid being distracted by a halo that some flashlights can create, and see your surroundings as naturally at night as you would in the daytime. 

A bright EDC flashlight isn’t much use if it suddenly dies on you! The E35 V3.0 comes with a 21700 rechargeable Li-ion battery, which offers runtimes of up to 50 hours on Eco mode. This EDC flashlight also comes with an external battery level indicator, so when you think you are prepared, you are truly prepared.

In addition to being compact and bright, the E35 V3.0 is also built to withstand the elements. If your everyday activities range from visiting work sites to going for day hikes, then the E35 V3.0 is the perfect light. IP68-rated, not only is this one of the brightest flashlights, but it is also one of the most durable.

E28R — Compact Convenience


Easy-to-carry, built strong, and extremely powerful, the Fenix E28R is one of the brightest EDC flashlights that will see you through any everyday situation. It can blast 1500 lumens across a distance of 656 ft (200 m), enough to light up wooded trails, dark streets, or poorly lit rooms. 

This multi-use rechargeable flashlight is easy to store in your car’s console or slip into your bag. Weighing only 2.33 oz (66 g) excluding the battery, this lightweight but powerful flashlight can take on more than everyday situations. 

If you are someone who puts their EDC flashlights in their pocket or bag, you may be familiar with the accidental activation of your light. The E28R V2.0 is one of our brightest EDC flashlights that comes with a handy lockout feature. Engage it to prevent your light from coming on unnecessarily and draining the battery in the process. 

The E28R V2.0 offers six lighting modes for you to choose from and is also equipped with an Intelligent Memory function that remembers the last brightness level you used. 

Offering a runtime of up to 73h 35m on Eco mode, this high-performing flashlight is powered by an included 18650 Li-ion battery that is fully rechargeable via its USB Type-C charging port.

One of our brightest EDC flashlights, the E28R is the perfect choice for work, recreations, or emergency situations. 

E09R —Maximum Illumination in a Pint-Sized Package

The Fenix E09R is one of our smallest, but brightest EDC flashlights. At only 3.1” long and less than 1” round, this tiny light will easily sit in your pocket or purse. Weighing only 1.59 oz (45 g), this EDC is also perfect to attach to your keychain.


You can alternate between five lighting modes offering brightness levels that range from a gentle 3 lumens on Moonlight mode to a powerful 600 lumens on the Burst mode.

The built-in battery on this EDC is USB Type-C rechargeable and the port is hidden beneath the head. In addition to making it look sleek, this hidden port also creates a dustproof and waterproof seal.

Whether you are looking to accomplish an up-close task or want to illuminate a larger area, the E09R is sure to be your go-to EDC USB rechargeable flashlight.

From power outages, to roadside emergencies, to searching for something in your car — make everyday living more convenient and efficient with one of these brightest EDC flashlights from Fenix.