General Purpose Tools

Nitecore Keychain Lights


USB rechargeable mini flashlights

Nitecore makes a range of USB rechargeable keychain lights. I keep their 45 lumen (max) model on my keychain and use it at least a couple of times a week. Under $10.


I use their 85 lumen model (above), with a built-in clip, attached to a hat, for hands-free light for evening outside or out-building tasks, e.g., splitting firewood. About $20.


I had one of the TIP 2017 Upgrade model (above), but gave it to a friend, who raves about how bright a light it puts out (360 lumens) for such a small light. About $30.

-- Sigurd Andersen 12/11/18