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 from campfire to torch, to lantern, to candle, to handheld flashlights shows the importance portable light has played in human existence. Transportable light has and continues to be an important convenience to human activities.
Have you ever wondered what life would be like without illumination that can be conveniently carried around? Especially lighting that works in a variety of conditions including wet and windy. We take for granted the many benefits a flashlight provides; from making it easier to read a book or located a dropped item to operating as a signaling device that saves lives.
Many occupations depend upon flashlights in the performance of their jobs. With the added benefit of portable light, a professional worker can safely perform their responsibilities. Some occupations that benefit on a daily basis from flashlight use include:
- Law enforcement
- Fire department personnel
- Trades professionals including electricians, plumbers, inspectors, auto mechanics, etc.
- Airport personnel: establishing visual communication with pilots to assist with aircraft docking and departures.
- Utility workers servicing equipment and promoting visibility when working in dangerous locations.
A flashlight is a tool that is essential to efficiently performing a job. Arguably a flashlight is the one tool that transcends every occupation. Try thinking of a job where a flashlight is not an essential piece of equipment.