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					Led Flashlights; What Kind Of Flashlight Is Best For You?

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If you have recently lost or broke a flashlight, or if you are in the
market for a new, better brand, then you are probably facing a lot of
decisions about what kind of flashlight to purchase, and what will work
best for your various needs. LED flashlights have risen in popularity,
as have batteryless flashlights. So what kind of flashlight is best for
you and your family?

A traditional flashlight
These days, traditional flashlights use batteries to power light bulbs.
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If you have recently lost or broke a flashlight, or if you are in the
market for a new, better brand, then you are probably facing a lot of
decisions about what kind of flashlight to purchase, and what will work
best for your various needs. LED flashlights have risen in popularity,
as have batteryless flashlights. So what kind of flashlight is best for
you and your family?

A traditional flashlight
These days, traditional flashlights use batteries to power light bulbs.
Depending on the type, these lights can be weak or strong, with
professional quality lights putting out better beams than the cheap
flashlights that you might find on the racks of a home improvement or
department store. The bulbs are not terribly energy efficient, meaning
that they go through batteries a lot faster than LED lights, and the
bulbs burn out a lot faster than LED’s as well. Overall, these are not
recommended if you are buying a new flashlight. Spend a couple extra
dollars on some quality gear.

Manual power flashlights
Manual power flashlights do not use batteries. Instead, they use cranks,
triggers (which you squeeze repeatedly) or are simply shaken to create
the power needed to run an LED light. (Usually, these flashlights do not
produce enough power to get a reliable beam out of a traditional
incandescent bulb.) These good for quick uses like taking a quick look
at the fuse box, but require a lot of shaking, turning, or squeezing to
make them continue to run. Users usually tire out quickly, so don’t plan
to use them for nighttime walks or other long-term applications. On the
plus side, you will never be caught without batteries again.
Flashlight Size matters
If you are looking for a light to stow in your car or emergency kit, you
will want a small light that still puts out a bright beam. LED
flashlights are best for this application, hands down, and manual power
lights are great for emergency kits as a backup for when batteries run
out. Keep both kinds of light stocked so that you will have a stronger
light if you need it. Use the manual light for brief uses, like checking
on your child’s skinned knee, and the battery powered light to scan for
danger or signal for help.

If you are looking for something good for hunting or camping, you will
likely want a more powerful light that will illuminate a good area
brightly or present a focused beam on whatever you want to see. These
lights work great for signaling at a distance, or even better for late
night walks or treks to the toilet hole. LED is, again, hands down the
best choice, but only if you can find a professional quality light that
presents the features (broad vs. narrow beam) that you need.

All in all, it is almost impossible to beat an LED light for applications
ranging from pen lights to LED camping lanterns. There are many features
available, so choose your LED flashlight with care, and be prepared to
use it for many years to come. You too will soon find that these LED
flashlights are made to last.

-Ben Anton 2007

				
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