Light up fall: AYL TC80 LED flashlight review

Fall activities often call for a flashlight.  Whether it’s visiting a corn maze after dark, trick-or-treating on Halloween, or just dealing with the time change and earlier sunsets, a flashlight is handy during autumn.

This fall I was happy to have the chance to review a 4-in-1 multi-function LED flashlight, the AYL TC80 flashlight (available at  I received the flashlight for free to facilitate my honest review.

When I opened the box, I was impressed with the solid construction of this flashlight.  It costs less than $15 on Amazon, but it’s a quality flashlight made with solid, aircraft-grade anodized aluminum.

AYL TC80 LED flashlight

The AYL TC80 LED flashlight is a compact model with a telescoping handle that slides out for more light options.

The flashlight requires four AAA batteries.  I was glad that it takes a smaller battery instead of a big C or D size battery, which I never seem to have on hand.  I’ve learned to always have AAA batteries, so the flashlight was ready to go quickly.  You simply unscrew the end magnet and the battery cover to install the batteries.

The flashlight features a bright LED light in front, and the handle telescopes out to reveal a dual white LED and red blinking LED light on one side along the body.  A single power button toggles through each light option.  I like that the power button is blue so stands out against the black body of the flashlight.  You can twist the front end of the flashlight to adjust the front beam focus from narrow to wide illumination.

A magnet on the back end can make this flashlight hands-free.  I appreciate the usefulness of that feature.  I tested the magnet’s hold on the side of a metal filing cabinet, and it attached well.

AYL TC80 LED flashlight

The AYL TC80 LED flashlight in hands-free mode with the end magnet attached to a metal filing cabinet. This photo shows the center red flashing LED in use.

I was impressed with the overall usefulness of this flashlight.  It’s handy for everyday use, such as those fall activities I mentioned above.  The features also make it great to have on hand in case of an emergency.

Between the water resistance, the hands-free magnet, and the bright illumination, this flashlight would be very useful in an emergency situation.  It will be an ideal addition to my travel necessities in the car.

Disclosure: I received the AYL TC80 4-in-1 multi-function LED flashlight for free to facilitate my honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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