Imalent MS18 tech specs: Lumens: 100,000 lumens | Beam onposition: 4,429 feet | Battery Life: 14 hours on the lowest setting | IP Rating: IP56
The brightest flashlight you can get right now is the Imalent MS18. Its maximum output reaches a blinding 100,000 lumens. When switched on, it emits the highest level of light for one minute before lighting up to 25,000 lumens, which it can sustain for an hour. It has nine settings, including cool and warm light options, as well as a strobe light mode. The Imalent MS18 also has an OLED digital display to show the battery level.
As the world’s brightest flashlight, the Imalent MS18 also has a heat pipe cooling system that uses cooling fans to ensure high performance (and to prevent your hands from overheating). In addition, the IP56 rating means that the flashlight is water and dust-resistant.
According to the Torque Test Channel on YouTube, the Imalent MS18 gets 108,000 lumens at its peak when turned on, and the brightness decreases to a still-powerful 72,000 lumens after approximately 30 seconds.
At $700, it’s definitely more expensive than most people are willing to pay — but the world’s brightest flashlight is worth it.