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Feb, 01 2024

Increasing Interest in Outdoor Recreational Activities is Expected to Drives the Growth of U.S. Flashlights Market

The surge in interest in outdoor recreational activities reflects a growing appreciation for nature and a desire for adventure. Whether hiking, camping, or stargazing, individuals seek solace and thrill in the great outdoors. Flashlights are pivotal in enhancing these experiences by providing essential illumination during night-time adventures. Modern flashlights with advanced LED technology offer powerful and energy-efficient lighting solutions. From navigating dark trails to setting up camp, these compact and durable devices contribute to the safety and enjoyment of outdoor enthusiasts.

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Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the U.S. Flashlights Market is expected to reach USD 737.52 million by 2031 from USD 523.29 million in 2023, growing with a substantial CAGR of 4.5% in the forecast period of 2024 to 2031.

Key Findings of the Study

U.S. Flashlights Market

Advancement in LED Technology to Enhance Flashlight Efficiency and Effectiveness

Recent advancements in LED technology have revolutionized flashlight efficiency and effectiveness. The development of high-output, energy-efficient LEDs has significantly improved illumination, extending battery life and enhancing brightness. Innovations such as Chip-On-Board (COB) LEDs provide uniform light distribution, reducing hotspots and improving overall visibility. Furthermore, the integration of smart features, such as adjustable brightness levels and programmable modes, adds versatility to flashlight functionality.

Report Scope and Market Segmentation

Report Metric


Forecast Period

2024 to 2031

Base Year


Historic Years

2022 (Customizable to 2016-2021)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Million

Segments Covered

Type (Handheld, Lanterns and Spotlights, Tactical Flashlight, Headlamps and Helmet Lights, and Others), Power Source (Non-Rechargeable and Rechargeable), Bulb Type (LED and Incandescent), Body Material (Aluminum and Plastic), Lumen (500 to 1000, 300 to 500, Above 1000, and Upto 300), Application (Outdoor and Indoor), Vertical (Household, Military & Law Enforcement, Commercial, Industrial and Others)    

Country  Covered


Market Players Covered

Streamlight Inc. (U.S.), Mag Instrument Inc. (U.S.), Pelican Products, Inc. (U.S.), Princeton Tec. (U.S.), AMERICAN OUTDOOR BRANDS INC. (U.S.), COAST Products (U.S.), Dorcy International (U.S.), Surefire, LLC (U.S.), ELZETTA DESIGN, LLC (U.S.), HDS Systems, Inc (U.S.), Fenixlight Limited (China), First-Light USA (U.S.), Pepperl+Fuchs Inc. (U.S.), FoxFury LLC (U.S.), and PHANTOM PRODUCTS, INC. (U.S.) among others

Data Points Covered in the Report

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Segment Analysis

The U.S. flashlights market is segmented into seven notable segments based on type, power source, bulb type, body material, lumen, application, and vertical.

  • On the basis of type, the market is segmented into handheld, lanterns and spotlights, tactical flashlight, headlamps and helmet lights, and others

In 2024, the handheld segment is expected to dominate the U.S. flashlights market

In 2024, the handheld segment is expected to dominate the market with 36.03% market share as its convenience and portability cater to diverse consumer needs.

  • On the basis of power source, the market is segmented into non-rechargeable and rechargeable. In 2024, the non-rechargeable segment is expected to dominate the market with 58.60% market share
  • On the basis of bulb type, the market is segmented into LED and incandescent. In 2024, the LED segment is expected to dominate the market with 89.66% market share
  • On the basis of body material, the market is segmented into aluminum and plastic

In 2024, the aluminum segment is expected to dominate the U.S. flashlights market

In 2024, the aluminium segment is expected to dominate the market with 69.67% market share due to its lightweight nature, durability, and corrosion resistance.

  • On the basis of lumen, the market is segmented into 500 to 1000, 300 to 500, above 1000, upto 300. In 2024, the 500 to 1000 segment is expected to dominate the market with 38.82% market share
  • On the basis of application, the market is segmented into outdoor and indoor. In 2024, the outdoor segment is expected to dominate the market with 63.90% market share
  • On the basis of vertical, the market is segmented into household, military & law enforcement, commercial, industrial, and others. In 2024, the household segment is expected to dominate the market with 36.49% market share

Major Players

Data Bridge Market Research analyzes Streamlight Inc. (U.S.), Mag Instrument Inc. (U.S.), Pelican Products, Inc. (U.S.), Princeton Tec. (U.S.), AMERICAN OUTDOOR BRANDS INC. (U.S.) as major market players in U.S. flashlights market.

U.S. Flashlights Market

Market Developments

  • In October 2023, Princeton Tec launched the 2023 First Responders Giveaway as a gesture of appreciation and support for the dedicated first responders nationwide. The initiative offers eligible first responders complimentary SNAP RGB Kits headlamps until October 28, 2023, in honor of First Responders Day. This effort showcases the company's commitment to social responsibility and underscores its recognition of the relentless efforts made by these essential frontline workers. By extending a helping hand to those who tirelessly serve their communities, Princeton Tec aims to contribute positively to the well-being of those who dedicate their lives to public safety
  • In July 2023, COAST Products has introduced the GX30 Dual Power flashlight, a notable addition to their product line-up. Boasting a formidable LED, this flashlight emits an impressive 2300 lumens in Turbo mode, illuminating distances of up to 268 meters. The device also offers three lower power levels, enhancing versatility for users. The GX30's advanced features have garnered positive attention, contributing to the company's growth by meeting the practical needs of consumers seeking reliable and powerful illumination tools
  • In June 2022, Mag Instrument, Inc. joined forces with the American Paramedic Association (APA) and the Pedestrian Safety Institute (PSI) to address the alarming surge in pedestrian deaths, notably in July. Despite reduced driving during the pandemic, pedestrian fatalities spiked, especially around July 4th. Their mission includes promoting simple precautions such as carrying a bright flashlight and wearing reflective clothing to mitigate pedestrian accidents, which accounted for over 6,700 deaths in 2020
  • In April 2020, Phantom Products Inc. achieved ISO9001:2015 certification through Orion Registrar, Inc. This certification signifies the company's commitment to maintaining high-quality operating standards. ISO9001:2015 certification has enabled Phantom Products Inc. to enhance its overall organizational efficiency and ensure its products meet rigorous quality benchmarks. The certification process has provided a structured framework for continuous improvement, helping the company streamline its processes and further solidify its reputation for delivering reliable, top-notch lighting solutions for military and law enforcement applications
  • In August 2019, Elzetta Design, LLC introduced an enhancement to its High Output Modular Flashlights by launching a Drop-In FLOOD Lens. This addition effectively utilizes the 650 or 900 lumens generated by Elzetta Bravo or Charlie Modular Flashlights, creating a broad and diffused illumination. The distinctive beam pattern, distinguished from other options in the market, offers unparalleled lighting suitable for Close Quarters Battle (CQB) and Home Defense applications. This innovation has expanded Elzetta Design's product range and strengthened its position by addressing specific lighting needs in tactical scenarios

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