What are some long-lasting batteries for flashlights?


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The longest-lasting disposable batteries available in 2015, according to WiseBread, include Duracell Quantum and Duracell CopperTop. Energizer Ultimate Lithium is also a highly rated battery brand, but lithium batteries do not perform as well as alkaline batteries for slow-drain devices such as flashlights.

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WiseBread's battery ratings are based on testing of AA-sized batteries in various components, but these brands also offer other battery sizes. Highly rated rechargeable batteries are AmazonBasics Rechargeable and Sanyo Eneloop. These batteries are alkaline and are good for over 1,000 charges. They retain 85 percent of their charge when left unused for a year, so they are also a viable option for flashlights.

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