Category Archives: Crank Flashlights

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...

Crank Flashlights, Lanterns and Radios

Crank Flashlights, Lanterns and Radios Mechanically powered flashlights including crank and shake have seen significant marketplace acceptance due to their ability to generate their own power to recharge a NiMH battery, Lithium battery or capacitor. Earlier version of the technology stored energy in a spring but with the introduction of improved energy storage cells this design is becoming rare. Crank Device Evolution Initially crank flashlights were seen as limited to being an emergency light but that perception has changed with design improvements Read More...