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This article is an overview of all Flashlights featured in Dead by Daylight. For other uses, see Flashlight (disambiguation).

Flashlights are a type of Item Item}} The Survivors Survivors}} can use in Dead by Daylight Dead by Daylight}}.

Overview[edit | edit source]

They can be used to blind the Killer. If they are carrying a Survivor on their shoulder, getting blinded will make them drop that Survivor and be stunned for a few seconds.
The Flashlight is also very effective against three Killers, The Hag, The Wraith, and The Nurse. Shining a Flashlight upon a Wraith when he is cloaked or in the act of uncloaking will trigger the Lightburn effect, stunning him for a few seconds and forcing an instant uncloak. Shining a Flashlight upon one of the Hag's Phantasm Traps will highlight and destroy it. Shining a Flashlight upon the Nurse while she is charging up a Blink will trigger the Lightburn effect, causing her to go straight into the fatigue from the Blink.

Original Flashlight[edit | edit source]

The original and only Flashlight up to Patch 1.1.2.

Flashlight (Item)}}
Flashlight (Item) A standard Flashlight.
  • 8 seconds of use.
  • Can be used to light your way in the darkness.

"Most of the battery life was wastefully used by the previous owner."

New Flashlights[edit | edit source]

Patch 1.1.2 introduced two new variations with different rarities and effects for the Flashlights:

Sport Flashlight}}
Sport Flashlight A very portable Flashlight with a good grip. Its efficient technology produces a powerful light while consuming less power.
  • 8 seconds of use.
  • Slightly increases Flashlight Beam accuracy.
  • Slightly decreases Flashlight Battery Consumption rate.
Utility Flashlight}}
Utility Flashlight A sturdy but heavy Flashlight that packs a lot of power.
  • 12 seconds of use.
  • Moderately increases Flashlight Beam Brightness.
  • Moderately increases Blindness duration.
  • Slightly decreases Flashlight Beam accuracy.

Halloween Flashlight[edit | edit source]

Patch 1.7.3 introduced the Will O' Wisp, a special Halloween-themed Flashlight that is annually made available during Halloween Events.
It uniquely features an orange-tinted Flashlight Beam.

Will O' Wisp}}
Will O' Wisp A Flashlight equipped with a special lens cover that adds an orange tint and a little Ghost to the beam.
  • 8 seconds of use.
  • Considerably increases friendly Ghosts in your life.

"Happy Trick or Treating!"

Anniversary Flashlight[edit | edit source]

Patch 4.0.0 introduced the Fourth Year Flashlight, a special Flashlight to celebrate the Game's 4th Year Anniversary.
It uniquely emits confetti whenever it successfully blinds a Killer.

Fourth Year Flashlight}}
Fourth Year Flashlight A festive Flashlight that explodes with confetti upon blinding a Killer. Surprise!
  • 8 seconds of use.

"Happy Anniversary! Here's to many more!" — The Dead by Daylight Team

Flashlight Add-ons[edit | edit source]

The following list features all available Add-ons for the Flashlight:

Icon Name Rarity Description
Wide Lens}}
Wide Lens
A thing wide lens in perfect condition. Designed to spread the Flashlight beam at the cost of reducing its range of effectiveness.
  • Moderately increases Flashlight Beam width.
  • Slightly decreases Flashlight Beam range.
Power Bulb}}
Power Bulb
A tiny Flashlight bulb that packs more wattage for a brighter, more powerful light beam.
  • Slightly increases Flashlight Beam brightness.
  • Slightly increases Blindness duration.

"Even the most powerful light cannot pierce through the Black Fog's darkness."

Leather Grip}}
Leather Grip
A leather strip wrapped around the Flashlight for more grip.
  • Slightly increases Flashlight Beam accuracy.

"Too many have fallen due to sweaty hands."

A standard battery of unknown brand.
  • Adds 2 seconds of use to the Flashlight.

"Another nearly empty battery."

TIR Optic}}
TIR Optic
A lens and reflector combo which can magnify a Flashlight's beam.
  • Moderately increases Flashlight Beam brightness.
  • Moderately increases Blindness duration.

"Let the light burn them out of their dark shroud."

Rubber Grip}}
Rubber Grip
A rubber grip specifically fitting Flashlights for more grip.
  • Moderately increases Flashlight Beam accuracy.
Low Amp Filament}}
Low Amp Filament
A filament bulb designed to extend a Flashlight battery's life.
  • Moderately decreases Flashlight Battery Consumption rate.
Heavy Duty Battery}}
Heavy Duty Battery
A battery marked as "industrial strength".
  • Adds 4 seconds of use to the Flashlight.

"A battery advertised as lasting 8 hours lasts only a couple of seconds in The Black Fog."

Focus Lens}}
Focus Lens
A thick glass lens that focuses the Flashlight beam to increase its intensity.
  • Slightly increases Flashlight Beam range.
  • Slightly increases Flashlight Beam brightness.
  • Slightly reduces Flashlight Beam width.
  • Slightly increases Blindness duration.
Long Life Battery}}
Long Life Battery
A recent model of battery that lasts longer.
  • Adds 6 seconds of use to the Flashlight.
Intense Halogen}}
Intense Halogen
A chemical bulb that generates an intensely clear light.
  • Considerably increases Flashlight Beam brightness.
  • Considerably increases Blindness duration.
High-End Sapphire Lens}}
High-End Sapphire Lens
Very Rare
A wide lens made of unscratchable sapphire that optimises the power and range of the light beam.
  • Slightly increases Flashlight Beam range.
  • Moderately increases Flashlight Beam brightness.
  • Moderately increases Flashlight Beam width.
  • Moderately increases Blindness duration.
Odd Bulb}}
Odd Bulb
Ultra Rare
A heavy and completely opaque bulb of unknown origin which emits a faint light even when turned off.
  • Tremendously increases Flashlight Beam brightness.
  • Tremendously increases Blindness duration.
  • Slightly increases Flashlight Battery Consumption rate.