Category Archives: Flashlights and Lanterns

Role of Flashlights in Law Enforcement

Law enforcement officers must be prepared for any eventuality. When responding to a call, or simply on patrol, they sometimes encounter odd or dangerous circumstances. Carrying equipment that minimizes officer risk and civilian safety is critical in the performance of police operations. A quality flashlight that withstands the rigors of law enforcement work is essential. Flashlights have been a basic tool of law enforcement for decades. With an ever-increasing risk to personal safety, flashlights these days must do more including Read More...

Top 5 Essentials things for Backpacking Trips

The definition of travel for many people has changed in the last few years. It’s no more about comfortable trips in luxury cars along smooth roads, admiring the passing landscape. Today people want to explore and walk down narrow trekking trails in search of undisturbed nature. This trend is prevalent, especially among the youth and increasingly with middle age folks. They are looking for backpacking trips to remote destinations that are off the beaten path and retain their magical Read More...

Why Should I Buy Waterproof LED Flashlights?

Flashlights are an invaluable tool for work, general use around the home and of course during emergencies. LED flashlights are increasingly the norm when it comes to handheld lighting devices. LED technology supports a vast assortment of flashlight and lantern designs including waterproof battery flashlights, shake flashlights, crank flashlights and solar flashlights. Advancements in handheld lighting technology support manufacturing of waterproof flashlights in sizes that only a few years ago simply were not possible. Selection of LED flashlights capable Read More...

How LED Lights are Redefining Water Sports

Advancements in LED lighting; in particular, LED waterproof flashlights and waterproof emergency beacons have created a new world in which water sports can be enjoyed during night time hours. LED lighting for watercraft improves boating safety by illuminating the vessel to other water traffic or provides location identification for a boat crew that is in need of rescue. Boat lighting is available in a variety of configurations including permanent mounting and handheld. Fixed LED lighting can be attached to Read More...

What Batteries do Solar Flashlights Use?

Many flashlight users now include solar powered lights in their flashlight collection. This is an eco-friendly choice made by many to avoid the pitfalls of environmental pollution when the batteries are tossed in the trash. Others purchase solar flashlights because of the convenience of battery recharge without having to plug into a power outlet. When you buy solar powered LED torches be sure to identify the type of batteries the flashlight uses in order to understand proper storage and Read More...

Get the Most out of Your Tactical Flashlight

Flashlights are beneficial to everyone! You never know during the regular course of your day when a flashlight is a tool you cannot be without. Sometimes the flashlight is a small compact light that fits conveniently in your pocket. These lightweight flashlights can function as a spotlight, floodlight and emergency strobe light and their small size supports use in tight spaces. Other times, a larger flashlight is needed, one that can be used as a protective weapon in addition to Read More...

The Importance of Handheld Lighting

We are creatures who surround ourselves with technology. Have you ever wondered what’s behind the inventions that are common today? Products that we take for granted as if they have always been around? From candle to flashlight our lives have relied upon low tech and high tech devices. Portable light is one of the first technologies, based upon fire, which is only one step removed from basic survival necessities that include eating, drinking and shelter. The evolution of light Read More...

Importance of Flashlights for Emergency Situations

No matter how many features your flashlight has, the bottom line is any flashlight is better than no flashlight. This is especially true during an emergency, on your next adventure trip or working on an appliance or the vehicle. Power outages are an ever frequent problem resulting from an overtaxed power grid that is strained during peak power demand or knocked out of commission during a severe storm that resulted in downed power lines from fallen trees. Fortunately, most Read More...

Emergency Kit – NOAA Predicts Above Normal Tropical Storm Activity – Are You Prepared?

Is your Emergency Kit in Order? Time to check the Emergency Kit. The start of the 2017 Hurricane season is just around the corner.  Typically the season runs from June 1st to November 30. A precursor to the severe weather season was tropical storm Arlene which appeared in April. NOAA is predicting a 45 percent chance there will be more than 12 named storms this season. Twelve is the average number.  It’s projected that 5 to 9 storms will develop Read More...

Ancient Lamp History – About 70000 years ago man made lighting occurred.

Ancient Lamp Technology To the best of our archaeological knowledge, the first attempt at man-made lighting occurred about 70,000 years ago. The first ancient lamp was invented made of a shell, hollowed-out rock, or other similar non-flammable object which was filled with a combustible material (probably dried grass or wood), sprinkled with animal fat (the original lighter fluid) and ignited. As time passed, materials such as pottery and alabaster were used. Wicks were added to the ancient lamp to control the Read More...