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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...

Shake Flashlight Technology

Shake Flashlights – The Original. With the development of rare earth magnets towards the end of the 20th century, generators capable of converting mechanical energy to electrical energy reached astounding efficiencies of 85% and higher. In addition, advancements in high energy capacitors and solid state Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) were simultaneously occurring.  In 1997, Applied Innovative Technologies, Inc. recognized how the combination of these technologies could be integrated into a portable lighting device that is self-charging, does not require batteries Read More...

SL40 Magnetic Flashlight Purchased by NEED and SchoolKidz

SL40 Magnetic Flashlight Leads the Way! SL40 Magnetic flashlight selected by National Energy Educational Development (NEED) and SchoolKidz, a subsidiary of Staples Corporation, to support renewable energy education and emergency preparedness. We believe ongoing purchases is an affirmation that SL40 Magnetic Flashlight separates itself from other shake flashlights by delivering superior performance at a price that appeals to the general consumer market. About National Energy Educational Development NEED Project stated mission is to promote an energy conscious and educated society by creating effective networks of Read More...