Flashlights are generally used for small tasks, such as looking for something in a dark closet or finding your way around the basement during a power outage. However, there are moments when a flashlight can help save your life. For the everyday individual, these moments may be few and far between, but you will be thankful in the end that you had such a simple tool on hand. This is why it is important to always have a handful of flashlights readily available, either on your person or in your car or home. Listed below are some important features and situations regarding flashlights and emergencies to help you be prepared.
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Certain occupations require certain tools. Surgeons need scalpels. Hair stylists need scissors. And many professionals, it turns out, need LED flashlights.
We all know that a good flashlight or headlamp is essential to the camping experience. But flashlights are also useful for camping games! Next time you go camping, bring three to five LED flashlights or a couple of headlamps, and try some of the following games detailed below. (more…)
Camping enthusiasts know the importance of a good flashlight. But not every camper knows just what to look for when choosing an LED camping flashlight. Should it be big and bulky? Small and lightweight? What type of batteries should it run on? What type of bulb should it use? Don’t get too overwhelmed – the following are five features you should look for when buying a new LED flashlight for camping.
An LED flashlight is not only an essential camping staple, but it’s useful in many other situations for its ability to shine a powerful, focused beam directly where it’s needed most. However, anyone who’s had to change a flat tire at night knows even the handiest LED flashlight can’t hold itself.
Some people compare the light of an LED flashlight to the brightness of a full moon on a clear night. Tomorrow night’s moon may put some LED flashlights to the test. According to CNN, this weekend’s full moon is set to be the biggest in nearly 20 years. You won’t see another like it until 2029.
A UFO spotted in Vancouver, Wash., turned out to be a 7.5-foot-tall kite bearing hundreds of LED lights.
Very few people prefer to camp during the winter, because there is the scare of frostbite or other curveballs Mother Nature might decide to throw. However, camping in the winter has its advantages, such as having more options for camping locations. The lack of other campers yields a quiet experience that bonds nature, spirit and body together.
Buying a new flashlight, headlamp or lantern these days can be confusing at best. The problem is that there has not been any standardization in the reporting of performance standards of lights from the many manufacturers in the market. A variety of terms such as wattage, candlepower and lumens have been used to measure light output and the method of measuring battery run time was not standardized. This made it nearly impossible to compare features of products produced by different manufacturers. To help alleviate the confusion, a group of the leading companies in the industry joined together to create a new standard of specifications for the portable lighting industry. The resulting ANSI FL1 flashlight standards spell out very specific methods of testing for each feature under controlled laboratory conditions, and will ensure that any light produced by any manufacturer that has adopted the standards can be easily compared for performance and features. Below is a set of icons that participating manufacturers will be using on their packaging and marketing materials along with a description of each specification that each one symbolizes.
Light output – Total light output measured in lumens. Lumens has become the most commonly used unit of measure for total light output in portable lighting devices such as flashlights, headlamps and lanterns. Wattage, on the other hand, is a measurement of power consumption, not light output. With today’s super efficient LED technology, it’s very possible to have a 1 watt LED flashlight with a greater light output than another flashlight with a higher wattage rating, particularly if the higher wattage light source is less efficient. (more…)
Flashlight photography is a technique that many photographers are driven to these days. The use of flashlights in photography opens a new door of creativity for the photographer. When done correctly, LED flashlights can mimic natural lights and create effects not possible in Photoshop. Also, flashlight photography can be used to “paint” light across an image. This is done by using your camera’s long shutter speed setting and sweeping the light from a flashlight across the scene. In order to take advantage of this kind of photography you will need the right kind of cameras. (more…)