My top pick for today is going to be the Titan X10 because it gives up to 1000 lumens and it can also be used as a lantern. It has a built-in tripod and can be held in two different ways. It can also be charged via your car.
Do you want to know where to find affordable spotlights that are also rechargeable and suited for hunting?
If your answer is yes, then you must read this guide as I will reveal 9 of the best rechargeable spotlights for hunting that are also handheld for better mobility. The spotlights that I will present will differ from price, weight, brightness (lumen power) and also other essential features that can make a difference.
I have put this guide together in an easy to digest fashion so that you can quickly choose without being overwhelmed. I am also going to compare all of the spotlights at the end and give you a guide in the next section on how to use them in practice.
Are you ready?
Rechargeable Spotlight Buying Guide
In this section, I am going to cover all of the basics on how to use a spotlight for hunting at night and also what to look for before buying a spotlight. Let’s start with some of the basics.
1. How to use spotlights for hunting
In this section, I am going to explain to you how to use a spotlight for hunting at night.
a) Constant Scanning
It is essential to scan your area while hunting at night continually. If your focus is in one direction, then it is essential to scan with your flashlight in a 180-degree angle in the direction of your focus. This is important because any sudden movement of the light will possibly scare away all of the animals.
b) What is the best light color?
There has been a lot of speculation on which color is best for hunting at night. I think that it is best to point out that not every animal will react the same way towards a specific color. For instance, coyotes will respond less towards red light while other animals such as deer will respond less towards the white light. Personally, in my experience, the difference was so small that I do not consider them too important.
c) The process explained
Let’s start with the scanning. I already explained in section “a” that you need to continually scan your flashlight and not make any sudden movements in your movement. To get to the point your scanning should be uniform.
Once you spot an animal such as a coyote, remember to move the center of the beam away from the animal while only spotting it with the side of the beam. The reason for this is that the light intensity will scare away the animal and this is why you need to use the side of the beam which is less intense.
It is also essential to keep the light on the animal at all times. Now you have the opportunity to take your rifle to aim at the animal. Remember not to move the light away from the animal. The reason for this is that the light will somewhat blind the animal so that it will not be able to spot you. Once you move the light away (maybe to switch to your rifle), you will give the animal an opportunity to spot you which is not ideal.
It is also advisable to have a mountable light on your scope, and once you turn it on, you can then move the spotlight away.
2. Regarding the Pricing
These spotlights are not that expensive and can range anywhere from just below $30 up to under $80 in price. If you are short on cash and you would like a less expensive option, then I will recommend the Eornmor which is the least expensive product in this listing.
3. Regarding the Lumens
The lumens can be referred to as the brightness level of the spotlight. Some people also like to refer to the brightness as candlepower. For hunting at night, I prefer the higher lumen flashlights because it makes it so much easier to spot the animals. You should also keep in mind that once you spot an animal, not to directly aim the spotlight to it.
You should preferably cover the animal with the side of the beam. This way you will not spook the animal away because the light beam was too bright. The 2 products with the highest lumen power are the Eornmore and the Product Shop spotlights.
4. The different types of handles
For me, the type of handle is not that important, but I know that for some people it might be critical. There are 2 types of handles that you can expect from these flashlights. The first type is the vertical handle that sticks out from the bottom of the spotlight. This handles gives you the most control but requires more wrist power (especially if the spotlight is heavier).
The second type of handle is the one on top and is also vertical. This type makes it easier to carry the spotlight but gives you less control.
5. The different lighting modes
Most of the spotlights will have different lighting modes which will include the following:
- Low mode: This is less bright, but will save the most battery power.
- High mode: This mode is the brightest, but will consume the most battery power.
- SOS: This mode can also be called the emergency mode. This mode will enable the spotlight to flicker which makes very hard to miss and can be critical at calling for aid.
- Lantern mode: This mode is best if you like to camp while you hunt. The lantern mode will allow the spotlight to shine light from the sides. These flashlights either have see-through side panels or removable side panels.
#1 Titan X10
Best For: For those that want my top pick which is a perfect spotlight for hunting.
In today’s review, the Titan X10 is going to be my pick for the day, and you will soon know why. It makes use of LED lights that have up to 1000 lumens that will make your hunting experience just so much brighter. This flashlight has three lighting modes which include Spotlight which is best for hunting, Work Light which gives a lantern effect by removing the side panel and also Emergency light which will flicker.
It also has a built-in tripod in the bottom handle for when you do not want to hold it anymore. It also comes with a carrying strap to give you a better carrying experience. What I liked was that this spotlight has both a bottom and top handle so you can carry it both ways. It has a built-in 4400 mAh lithium-ion battery that can last up to 15 hours depending on the lighting mode.
You can also charge this battery with a USB cable, AC adapter and even a 2V DC car plug. What I also liked was that you could charge your iPhone with this spotlight with the help of a USB cable.
Best For: For those that want the least expensive option.
For the least expensive option, I would recommend this flashlight from Eornmor. It makes use of one 6000 lumens LED bulb which is very powerful. It only makes use of a top handle and comes with a “handle rope” just in case the flashlight slips from your hand. It makes use of three 18650 rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that can last up to 8 hours. You can also charge this flashlight with the help of a USB cable (which is included). This flashlight can also serve as a power bank for your iPhone. This item is also IP4 waterproof which makes it easier to use in rainy conditions.
#3 Product Stop
Best For: Is best for those that want a robust spotlight which is ideal for hunting.
This flashlight from Product Stop is another excellent option for those that want to go out hunting. This product has 4 x Cree T6 LED bulbs with a brightness of 4000 lumens. It has a wattage of 40W which also contributes to the high lumens. It also comes with five lighting modes which include High, Medium, low, strobe and SOS. It makes use of 4-18650 3.7 volt rechargeable batteries which is also included and has a charging time of 3.5 hours. This product has a robust 6061T aluminum body which makes it ideal for outdoor use.
#4 Stanley Fatmax
The Stanley Fatmax is another deserving spotlight that needs to be mentioned. This 10W spotlight has a brightness of up to 2200 lumens which is more than enough for hunting purposes. It also has a trigger lock that allows the spotlight to burn without you having to hold in the trigger. This feature allows you to focus more on the task at hand.
The handle on top also functions as a collapsible pivotable stand for if you want to change the angle of the light while the flashlight is in a stationary position. This product makes use of a lithium-Ion battery that can hold up to 7 hours. After that, you need to charge the batteries with an AC or DC charging adaptors.
Best For: For those that like to camp while they hunt and which will benefit from a lantern flashlight.
If you are into spotlights that can also function as a lantern, then you will love the Ustellar. This product has a lantern mode which makes it great for camping as well. This spotlight has a brightness of up to 1000 lumen and you can also switch between 2 modes which include the low (500 lumens) and the high (1000 lumens). The beam also has a distance of up to 550 meters which enables you to spot animals from afar.
This product has a top handle and also an adjustable shoulder strap that makes it so much easier to carry. This spotlight has a built-in battery that takes up to 3-4 hours to recharge with the help of a USB cable. It also has 4 blue LEDs indicators that will tell you how far it has recharged. This item is also waterproof that makes it ideal to use in wet weather.
#6 Wasing 827
Best For: For those that want another inexpensive option.
The Wasing 827 spotlight is another excellent addition to this listing. It is a 10W spotlight that is also very bright with 1000 lumens. It has four settings which include the High, Low, Flashlight and even SOS. It makes use of a Lithium-Ion battery which has a runtime of approximately 10 hours (depending on your brightness setting). It has a charging time of between 8-10 hours and also makes use of pivotable stand which can be used as a handle as well. The switch will also turn green if the battery is fully charged.
#7 Black+Decker SLV2B
Best For: This product is ideal for those that want a rigged 2-handle spotlight.
If high lumens are not that important to you, but you would like a spotlight that is very rugged, then you will love the Black+Decker SLV2B. It is a 10 Watt flashlight that produces a brightness of up to 750 lumens. It makes use of a Lithium-ion rechargeable battery that can be recharged with the help of a USB cable. The battery can also provide power for up to 7 hours. What I liked about this spotlight was that it makes use of 2 handles. It has one handle on top and one at the bottom. It also has two smaller lights on the side for added brightness and coverage.
Best For: Is best for those that want a broad range of functionalities in their spotlight.
If you are after a spotlight that has a broad range of functionalities, then you will like the Hallomall. The maximum brightness of this spotlight is around 1000 lumen and can project a light beam up to 600 meters. It has two lighting option which includes a high (1000lm) and a low (500lm). The side panels of this spotlight can also provide light which makes it ideal for camping as well.
It also has ten small red lights at the back that has three modes which are the standard, flash, and marquee which works best for emergency SOS. It has a huge rechargeable lithium battery that can function as a power bank in to charge your phones during an emergency. It also has 2 USB ports that can be used to charge this product or to provide power to your iPhones. It also comes with an adjustable shoulder strap for when your arms get tired.
#9 Brinkmann QBeam
Best For: Best for those that like to hunt from the back of a truck.
The Brinkmann QBeam is an excellent option for those that want a spotlight with a vertical handle. This product has a brightness of 1100 lumens and also comes with a locking switch. This type of switch allows you to keep the beam activated without having to hold in the switch. The handle is also verticle which makes it great for the use on the back of a truck. It makes use of a 12-volt rechargeable battery that can be charged by either a 120-volt AC electrical outlet or a 12-volt DC lighter plug,
Rechargeable Spotlight Comparison Table
|Product Name||Lumens||Item Weight||Price|
|1. Titan X10 (Top Pick)||1000 lm||2.3 lb||$$$|
|2. Eornmor (Least Expensive)||6000 lm||1.1 lb||$|
|3. Product Stop||4000 lm||1 lb||$$$|
|4. Stanley Fatmax||2200 lm||2.05 lb||$$|
|5. Ustellar||1000 lm||2.1 lb||$$|
|6. Wasing 827||1000 lm||1.06 lb||$|
|7. Black+Decker SLV2B||750 lm||1.96 lb||$|
|8. Hallomall||1000 lm||1.6 lb||$|
|9. Brinkmann QBeam||1100 lm||6 lb||$$$|
I hope you have found this article to be of value. Also, remember to leave a comment below if you have any questions. You can also share with us which spotlight was your favorite. Even, if you have experimented with different types of light colors, feel free to share with us your findings below in the comment section.