Posts Tagged ‘LED lantern’

Kids’ Summer Camps: How to Choose the Right One, and What to Pack

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Educational research shows that kids often slide backwards during the summer, at least in their recall of what is taught during the regular school year. However, time off from the formal structure of school allows many students to pursue their own unique interests.


Urban Survival Guide

Friday, July 1st, 2011

LED LanternDo you have plans for the apocalypse? No?


Oregon Bear Hunting Tips

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

black bear at mt. ranierThe state of Oregon alone has up to 30,000 black bears. While grizzly bears were once native to the state, they have been gone for nearly a century. Despite their name, black bears can have cinnamon, brown or blond fur.


Rafting the Grande Ronde River

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Grande Ronde RiverOregon’s network of rivers is a gold mine for rafting enthusiasts, with a wide variety of rapids ranging from mild to highly technical. Whitewater rafters travel to the Northwest from all over the world to navigate the region’s renowned rapids and scenic rivers. For beginners, or rafters who want a more laid-back experience, the Grande Ronde offers a stunning combination of mild rapids and scenic beauty.


What to Look for in an Emergency LED Lantern

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

Between Japan’s devastating earemergency area light LED lanternthquake and resulting nuclear crisis, and other debilitating disasters suffered around the world this past decade, homeowners are increasingly becoming aware of the need for emergency preparedness. It is recommended that every home be equipped with an emergency kit that includes food, water, first aid supplies, a battery-powered radio and other basic survival necessities.


Saturday’s Full Moon – Brighter Than an LED Flashlight?

Friday, March 18th, 2011

SoFull Moonme 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.


ANSI FL1 flashlight standards explained

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

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.  

lightoutput-single_801Light 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…)

Five Steps to Eco-Friendly Fishing

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

folding-fishing-knifeLove fishing? Of course you do. Love the environment? Who doesn’t? So when was the last time you stopped to think about how your regular fishing adventures may be negatively affecting the planet?


Five Hands-Free LED Light Solutions

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

LED flashlights are quickly becoming the standard for both indoor and outdoor situations. They are energy efficient, offer powerful luminosity, and last a long time. Unfortunately, not every activity or project you are involved in allows you to use a hand-held LED light. If your hands are tied up with your latest project or adventure, there’s no need to worry about being left in the dark – hands-free LED lights come in a wide variety of styles and functions.


Simple Green Camping Tips

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Ever since there were people wanting a getaway, camping has existed. Sleeping in a natural setting has not lost its romance and popularity. With people becoming more conscious of their “footprint” and wildlife protection, many are looking for more conscientious ways to participate in the outdoors without causing unnecessary damage. There are simple ways one can truly be a “green” camper and be as pleasant to the environment as it is to us.