Really? Flashlight That Starts Fires! [Burns, Melts, Cooks]

There has been a light around in the industry that consistently pushes that they are a flashlight that can start a fire. Early in the LED light days maybe it was the only one that could do this but now there are more. In this article we will try to cover all of the flashlight that have the ability to burn or melt plastic or even cook an egg. It boils down to how much power is focused onto the object.

The flashlight that started this “flashlight that starts fires” trend was the FlashTorch by Wicked Lasers. This flashlight has been making this claim for 15 years and with articles as early as 2008 claiming the 4100 lumens and the possibility to be in the guinness world records book there is something to it. The biggest thing about this light is that it does not use an LED so pretty quickly you might burn out your bulb.

The FlashTorch also has a smaller brother now the FlashTorch mini that puts out a reported 2300 lumens.

Here are our other picks of LED based flashlights starting fires. Most of these are pretty high lumen lights and we assume that most lights over a certain output will be able to burn stuff. We do have a buyers guide that covers the hightest lumen lights currently out.

Fire Starting Flashilghts

Imalent DX80

IMALENT DX80 Powerful Flashlight 32000 Lumens,8pcs CREE XHP70.2 LEDs Super Bright Flashlights, Rechargeable Flood Torch Ultra Bright Tactical Flash Light Searchlight for Outdoor Camping Hiking

The Imalent DX80 is a pretty large flashlight that uses a built in battery pack of 8 18650 batteries that is internally rechargeable. The OLED display will show the amount of lumens along with the charging and heat status of the light. Using a high efficiency constant current circuit you can be sure that this light will keep a constant level of brightness.

The DX80 has a waterproof rating of IPX-8 which means that it is submersible to 2 meters of water. It also has a 1.5 meter impact rating just in case you drop it.

This Light has 6 brightness levels and a strobe mode. With the help of the 8 Cree XHP70 2nd gen LEDs this light can get crazy bright. Turbo puts of 32000 lumens while the regular modes from high to low are as follows: 13000, 5000, 1500, 500, 120. We do wish that there was a very low lumen mode that was quickly accessible since sometimes all you want is 1 lumen or lower. The DX80 Does how an instant boost mode that will allow you to get to turbo from off quickly when you need a flood of light. The Imalent DX80 is not designed to be a thrower but just out of sheer force is throws 806 meters on turbo.

Pros:

  • Super Bright
  • Rechargeable
  • Long run time on low

Cons:

  • Big
  • No real low or moonlight mode

Specs:

  • Weight: 42.47 ounces with batteries
  • Dimensions: 8.38 inches long and 3.62 inches in diameter
  • Lowest Setting: 120 lumen for 168 hours
  • Highest Setting: 32000 lumens for 3 minutes then drop to 7000 lumens

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Emisar D4V2

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This flashlight is the upgraded version of the Emisar D4 so it should be able to burn through paper also since it is an upgrade. It comes in 3 colors, with a variety of LED options available for warm, cool, or neutral white light. You can also choose one of several LED colors as well to match your specific needs. This is kinda a small hot rod of flashlights, a little rough around the edges and not as polished as other manufacuters but super bright.

Made of CNC-machine aircraft-grade aluminum with Unihead construction and an IP67 rating for protection against water and dust, this little device is a durable tool to have on hand. It also includes an anti-reflective coating on the glass lens, thermal protection, and low battery protection for added convenience.

The electronic soft-touch switch is located near the head, giving you quick access to the Ramping User Interface. Specific clicks let you turn it on or off, set it to moonlight mode or high, as well as the option of muggle/kid mode that keeps the output at the middle levels.

Pros:

  • Multiple LED options
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Thermal protection

Cons:

  • Generates lots of heat

Specs:

  • Weight: 2.35 ounces without battery
  • Dimensions: 3.7 inches long and 1.11 inches in diameter
  • Lowest Setting: 0.2 lumens
  • Highest Setting: 4500 lumens

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Olight S2R Baton 2

Olight S2R II (S2R Upgrade) 1150 Lumen Rechargeable LED Flashlight with Magnetic Charger, Rechargeable Battery and LumenTac Battery Organizer

This is one of our favorite 18650 flashlights from one of our favorite manufacturers. Olight just makes really clean products. With this light you have a magnetic tail so it can stick to things and also the through the tail is how you charge it with Olight's proprietary charging system.

The Olight S2R II uses their normal UI which is super easy to use, we really like the easy to access moonlight, turbo, strobe, and lockout. This light is IPX8 so it is submersible to 2 meters.

This Light has 5 brightness levels and a strobe mode. Using a single Luminus SST-40 CW LED this light is really bright for the size. Turbo puts of 1150 lumens while the regular modes from high to low are as follows: 400, 120, 15, 0.5. As we mentioned before we really appreciate the firefly 0.5 lumen mode on this light. This light does have a step down after 2 minutes or getting too hot the 1150 lumens will step down to 400 lumens. At that 1150 lumens this light will throw 230 meters.

Pros:

  • Amazing production quality
  • Rechargeable
  • Moonlight mode

Cons:

  • Can't use any 18650
  • No LED options.

Specs:

  • Weight: 3.47 ounces without battery
  • Dimensions: 3.94 inches long and 0.91 inches in diameter
  • Lowest Setting: 0.5 lumen for 60 days
  • Highest Setting: 1150 lumens for 2 minutes then drop to 400 lumens

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Olight H2R Nova

OLIGHT Bundle H2R Cree LED Headlamp, 2300 Lumens Rechargeable Flashlight 180 °Adjustable, Customized Battery - Magnetic USB Charging Cable-for Outdoor Camping Hiking Running(Cool White)

This is one of our favorite light on the list. Olight just makes really clean products and this H2R has so much versatility with the included headband. It has the same charging system as the S2R above

The Olight H2R uses their normal UI which is super easy to use, we really like the easy to access moonlight, turbo, strobe, and lockout. This light is IPX8 so it is submersible to 2 meters.

This Light has 5 brightness levels and a strobe mode. Using a single Cree XHP50 this light is really bright for the size. Turbo puts of 2300 lumens while the regular modes from high to low are as follows: 600, 150, 30, 1. As we mentioned before we really appreciate the low single lumen mode on this light. This light does have a step down after 1 minutes or getting too hot the 2300 lumens will step down to 750 lumens. At that 2300 lumens this light will throw 153 meters. There is also the option of a Neutral White LED that has slightly lower lumen output.

Pros:

  • Amazing production quality
  • Headband included
  • Moonlight mode

Cons:

  • Can't use any 18650
  • Gets hot

Specs:

  • Weight: 2.26 ounces without battery
  • Dimensions: 4.33 inches long and 0.95 inches in diameter
  • Lowest Setting: 1 lumen for 45 days
  • Highest Setting: 2300 lumens for 1 minutes then drop to 750 lumens

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Lumintop BLF GT70

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Lumintop has been on a roll putting out some great lights. They are really uping the game by working with some of the flashlight hobbyists. This is their all out super thrower the BLF GT70

The BLF GT70 UI is pretty nice with an easy ramping and then quick access to turbo. It also has the ability to have 12 pre-defined modes set by entering the UI admin mode. Really this is a hobbyist light that has lots of abilities with the UI. This light is IP67 so it is submersible to 2 meters.

With a top lumen rating of 7500 lumens coming from 12 Cree XHP 70.2 LEDs this light is a crazy thrower. The reported range on this light is at 1400 meters. Wow! It can be run off of 4 or 8 18650 batteries depending on which battery tube you get and those batteries are not included so make sure you order the right kind.

Pros:

  • Lots of UI options
  • Crazy Throwing Range
  • Created by working with hobbyists

Cons:

  • Can't use any 18650
  • Gets hot

Specs:

  • Weight: 63.5 ounces without battery
  • Dimensions: 12.4 inches long and 5.31 inches in diameter
  • Highest Setting: 7500 lumens

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These are all of videos on YouTube that I could find that had somebody starting a fire with a flashlight. With the power of flashlights these days probably way more could. Of these lights we would recommend the Olight H2R Nova as a great right angle light with tons of power and a headlamp.

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