3 Heavy-Duty Emergency Flashlights

By Jeri McBryde , last updated January 4, 2012

The best travel, home and emergency flashlights are heavy-duty, shock-resistant, water proof and built for durability. Emergencies happen when least expected, and suddenly you’re in the dark, fumbling for a flashlight. Emergency flashlights and batteries should be easily accessibility. Don’t wait until the lights go out before deciding you really should get a heavy duty flashlight. Low price does not always mean low quality. What you want is a flashlight that will do the job.


Rayovac has an industrial heavy duty flashlight that sells for $10.99. It has a built in circuit breaker, and is chemical, oil, gas, and water corrosion resistant. This flashlight has also survived a 7 foot drop test. The heavy duty flashlight uses 2 D-size batteries.

Quake Kare

Quake Kare is a company that supplies emergency kits for all types of disasters. They have heavy-duty emergency flashlights that eliminate the need for batteries. The Er Emergency Ready Flashlight comes with Am-Fm radio and weather band. The flashlight runs on solar and hand cranked power and also has the capability of charging all mobile devices with a USB port.


The black Maglite is considered one of the most popular heavy duty emergency flashlights. It is the number one choice of the majority of local law enforcement groups. The MAGLITE S3D016 Heavy-Duty 3-D cell flashlight comes in one color, Black. It is practically indestructible, with its high strength aluminum alloy case, and can be used a club as well as a light source in an emergency. The Maglite has a bright, powerful light with a rotating head that allows it to go from spot to flood. It is water and shock resistance. The switches are weather protected, rubber coated, and self cleaning. The Maglite also comes in smaller designs.

Every home, office and auto should have a grab and go bag for emergencies and natural disasters. A heavy duty flashlight should be right on top.

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