For home security and disaster preparedness, there are few things more important than a simple rugged and durable flashlight that you KNOW will work when you need it to. Even when there’s a spare handy, finding it or the batteries to replace your extinguished ones in the dark, can be a challenge.
Flashlights are not what they used to be, in terms of new technologies that have developed over the years. New designs are extremely compact, rugged, powerful, reliable, and efficient. LEDs specifically have tremendous advantages over incandescent lamps, now that the manufacturing process has become more refined. LEDs can last thousands of hours versus less than fifty hours for high-output incandescent lamps. Another significant advantage of LED flashlights is that battery life is extended far beyond anything available in an incandescent flashlight. As the battery charge declines below nominal, the LED does not go out, it simply gives dimmer light. In many cases this residual dim illumination will last longer than the nominal light output and the flashlight may still be useable for many chores at reduced light levels. In many cases battery life overall can be measured in days, not hours.
LEDs are virtually unbreakable since there is no glass or filament supports and they are extremely resistant to vibration and shock. Thus making the LED Flashlight extremely resilient for for extreme situations and environmental conditions, such as disaster preparedness situations. The availability of lithium batteries now also offers more benefits such as more power for a comparable package size, including greater voltage or longer life or a combination. Lithium batteries also have a much longer shelf life than alkaline batteries, up to 10 years with 90% to 95% capacity retained. Lithium batteries also deliver far better cold weather performance.
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