Run time is an important characteristic to consider when shopping for an LED flashlight or headlamp. Run time describes how long a flashlight or headlamp will operate on the same set of batteries.
Different consumers value run time for different reasons. An avid fisherman, for instance, could buy flashlights based on run time because he doesn’t want to have to change out batteries on one of his weeklong fishing expeditions. Backpackers appreciate long run time as well – after all, who wants to scramble for a new set of batteries in the dark? In general, run time speaks to a flashlight’s efficiency – well-designed models will be able to run longer. (more…)