American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved the standards developed by the Flashlight Standards Committee of
the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), with the intent to make
flashlight comparisons easier and more logical. Previously, the flashlight industry had no consistent testing or
The ANSI/NEMA FL1 Flashlight Standards test
flashlight performance and features; manufacturers include test results on product labels to help inform consumers.
What This Means for You
The ANSI/NEMA FL1 standards make it easier to select the best
flashlight for your
portable lighting needs. Manufacturers who complete the ANSI/NEMA FL1 flashlight standard testing publish correlated
icons on flashlight packaging. At a glance, you can judge performance levels of these important features such as brightness,
beam distance, and more.