The J5 Tactical V1-Pro tactical flashlight is a very bright yet compact flashlight powered only by 1 AA battery. This is a perfect small flashlight that delivers powerful light and has lots of tactical features. The flashlight comes in at a budget friendly price as well. The J5 Tactical V1-Pro is featured on our Best Tactical Flashlights page.
J5 is another well known name in the light industry. They continue to produce heavy duty flashlights at affordable prices. This specific flashlight happens to be a bestseller on Amazon, and is the best-selling flashlight from the J5 range.
J5 offers a full warranty, if you are not completely satisfied with your purchase they will refund or replace the light guaranteed. V1-Pro is built to last. It is water-resistant with a built in water-proof O ring. The body is made of a durable aluminum alloy. This light is small but intense at 300 lumens. It has a throw equal to two football fields (600 feet) which is impressive for its size.
The J5 V1-Pro is 3.7x1x1 inches and weighs 2.4 ounces. This light is the smallest on our list. Although perhaps not the best for attacking an assailant, the small size is very appealing for EDC purposes- you will forget you’re even carrying it. It is also great for putting in a Bug out Bag or a Tactical Backpack.
The V1-Pro features 3 different modes of light: high, low, and strobe. The strobe mode is designed for safety when cycling, not so much to impair an assailant. The light shifts very easily through each mode. It has a tactical tail switch and you push it to turn on or off. When the light is on, pressing the button again slightly will allow you to switch between high, low, and strobe modes.
The V1-Pro is powered by one AA battery (not included) or a rechargeable battery can be used. The light is designed with optimum battery conservation. It is able to power the flashlight on the highest mode constantly for over an hour on just one battery. The battery can last days or weeks with just normal daily use. The light can also be powered by a 14500 3.7V rechargeable battery.
This flashlight has a zoom function with a ring around the body of the light. By twisting, you can control the spread of light, allowing either a wide beam or a narrow intense beam (floodlight or spotlight) to light your path, depending on your needs. They also have included an “attack head” at the top of the flashlight with jagged edges if you do need to use the light as a weapon.
What we like about it
We really like when a flashlight has the ability to use either regular or rechargeable batteries for your convenience. The fact that this light runs on one AA battery is impressive given the run time. We chose to include this light because of its high rated performance as an edc light.
Here are some things that customers have said about this flashlight. One customer wrote: “I carry the light for work as a police officer. This light is small and clips inside my side pocket of uniform pants. I have had the light for about a week and I have had no issues with the light accidentally turning on in my pocket. The light is very bright. I like that it takes just 1 AA battery because I always have them in stock for the kids toys.”
Another please customer said: “Love this small flashlight! We live in a very wooded area and I have 2 small dogs. There are coyotes around us, so at night I always bring a flashlights get out. This one is great at finding my dogs in the yard, who also have reflective collars on that are picked up immediately when they start traipsing around the yard.”
One testimonial from a rescue worker said they loved the light after using it for an all night search and rescue. Another recently returned serviceman said he used the light in Afghanistan. Clearly the light can have many purposes, and it’s ease of use and price make it a great option for anyone.
What we don’t like about it
The light is pretty good for the price but it is clear the quality isn’t there compared to some of the other flashlights we reviewed, like the Fenix PD35. The light beam seems too focused as well and has a hard time lighting up a room.
This light is a bestseller on Amazon for a reason. Customers love having a low-cost tactical flashlight option that is reliable and bright. They especially love that the flashlight can run for hours using only one AA battery. If you’re looking for a reliable light from a great brand at an unbeatable price, this is your best choice.