What is a ‘flashlight’ lightsaber? | Lightsaber Terminology
A ‘flashlight lightsaber’ is a derogatory term used by the lightsaber community when a lightsaber hilt is perceived to look or function like a flashlight. Saber enthusiasts accuse several hilts models of being so called ‘flashlight’ lightsabers. Some call various Ultrasabers V2 hilts models flashlight lightsabers. Others call Kyberlight a flashlight lightsaber.
EXPLORE SABER SELLERS affiliate links
This article contains affiliate links, meaning if you purchase an item through some links, then SaberSourcing may receive some money at no cost to you. Thanks for supporting current and future content!
Etsy custom sabers, stands, accessories
Entertainment Earth Force FX Elite Obi-Wan Kenobi Lightsaber
Amazon Hasbro Darth Vader Force FX Elite Lightsaber
Watch What is a “flashlight” lightsaber? on YouTube
It’s highly debatable what’s considered to be a flashlight lightsaber. One person may consider Kyberlight or Ultrasabers lightsabers ‘flashlight’ lightsabers and another person may not.
There are many factors you may consider when deciding whether a lightsaber hilt is a ‘flashlight’ lightsaber. One factor you may consider is whether the model or body of the lightsaber hilt is flat and mostly straight with very little character–that’s a common reason someone would call a lightsaber hilt a ‘flashlight’ lightsaber.
LED color matters to some people as well. So if your lightsaber features a white LED (i.e. white blade color) rather than an LED with a color, then some people will consider the lightsaber a ‘flashlight’.
Finally, some people consider stunt sabers, or sabers without sound ‘flashlight’ lightsaber since they don’t make any of the fun lightsaber sounds.
The definitions of what’s a flashlight lightsaber and what’s not will vary, depending who you ask. The main take away is if a lightsaber is called a ‘flashlight’ lightsaber, that’s generally not a positive label, but rather it’s more a derogatory term for: the ‘bland’ style, white LED, and/or no sound configuration of the lightsaber hilt.