This Little Light of Mine – EDC LED Keychain Flashlight Review

As I get older,  I’m noticing I’m having more and more trouble seeing in low light/odd light situations. Trying to open my husband’s car door with my keys in less than desirable light is frustrating to say the least (I’m not worthy enough to  have my own remote to his car – besides, we weren’t willing to pay the extra $150 for another remote). I used to carry a small flashlight on my keychain that was dim, at best, and really not useful. Once it broke, I felt naked without a light in my EDC, so I began carrying a small flashlight that we got from a Cabela’s promo, but I found I kept turning it on in my pocket, because of the way it was built, and not realizing it.

Then we ordered these!

(Take no notice that I’m using the manufacturer’s photo – of course, I’ve forgotten to recharge the 2nd set of batteries in our solar recharge unit you can read about here,  thus no camera readily available to take a photo of my own light.)

This is a small light that is not much larger than the top of my house key, but it is incredibly bright for it’s size, and it doesn’t mess with your night vision to use it (unless you decide to shine it directly into your eyes, but I didn’t find that I had a problem seeing in my immediate surroundings after on a dark evening). It is light weight and sturdy. You simply pinch the flashlight and it comes on and goes off at the release of pressure, or you can use the small slider nib to keep it turned on.

Pros:

  • Cheap  – $4.99 for a package of 10(assorted colors) with free shipping
  • Durable
  • Bright
  • Handy

Cons:

  • Not 100% made in America product – I thought I would point that out to those who try to buy only American made products.

I’ve been really happy with this little keychain flashlight. It’s not the huge torch that will give a sunburn to those you direct it at or light up a neighborhood like a beacon, but it is the light that I need to get me by, give me some light for safety, and is not a massive thing hanging off my keychain. Now that I’ve begun to carry so much on my keychain and person for my Everyday Carry (EDC), unobtrusiveness of an item is a concern..and this one fits the bill!

As an aside, I do carry a larger flashlight in my bag, but really wanted something that I knew would be on me anytime I walked out the door or away from my car because my bag does not go with me 24/7.

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Katy Willis is a writer, lifelong homesteader, and master herbalist, master gardener, and canine nutritionist. Katy is a preparedness expert and modern homesteader practicing everyday preparedness, sustainability, and a holistic lifestyle.

She knows how important it is to be prepared for whatever life throws at you, because you just never know what's coming. And preparedness helps you give your family the best chance to thrive in any situation.

Katy is passionate about living naturally, growing food, keeping livestock, foraging, and making and using herbal remedies. Katy is an experienced herbalist and a member of the CMA (Complementary Medical Association).

Her preparedness skills go beyond just being "ready", she's ready to survive the initial disaster, and thrive afterward, too. She grows 100% organic food on roughly 15 acres and raises goats, chickens, and ducks. She also lovingly tends her orchard, where she grows many different fruit trees. And, because she likes to know exactly what she's feeding her family, she's a seasoned from-scratch cook and gluten-free baker.

Katy teaches foraging and environmental education classes, too, including self-sufficient living, modern homesteading, seed saving, and organic vegetable gardening.

Katy helps others learn forgotten skills, including basic survival skills and self-reliance.

She's been published on sites such as MSN, Angi, Home Advisor, Family Handyman, Wealth of Geeks, Readers Digest, and more.

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