What you Should Know in Choosing the Brightest Flashlight

By: Terry Edwards

If you are an avid outdoorsman then you know how important a good flashlight can be. Even if you aren't into outdoor activities it is nice to know that you have a bright flashlight available in case of emergency. You simply can't depend on a regular battery operated, household flashlight to work if the power fails. The batteries may be dead after years of storage and if they aren't dead they certainly won't last very long.

For your peace of mind and your family's safety, it is important that you choose the best and the brightest flashlight. The best and most versatile flashlight on the market today would have to be the World's Brightest Flashlight.

The World's Brightest Flashlight will produce 15 million candlepower! How bright is that? Well, it is equivalent to 150 60-watt bulbs. This flashlight was tested and produced a beam of light that could be seen up to 6 miles away.

The bulb that is used for this flashlight is a 60-watt high-powered H4 quartz halogen bulb that is built to last for approximately 1,000 hours. While this is on the extreme end of the scale and not something the average person would ever need, it just goes to show you how far flashlight technology has come over the years.

For almost everyone, the best way to choose the brightest flashlight is to understand the different types of bulbs used in flashlights:

-Incandescent.
These are gas filled lamps used for high performance. Streamlight flashlights uses either xenon or halogen bulbs. The halogen bulbs darken less with age than the xenon. Both can fail with extreme impact and both eventually require replacement. They are the most powerful and easily focused for long distance.

-LED.
This stands for light emitting diodes. These are longer lasting bulbs, approximately up to 10,000 hours. They are very durable and good for close work.

-Luxeon.
This is the latest achievement in LED technology. A very durable lamp that can last as long as 50,000 hours and give the illumination of an incandescent.

-LED/Incandescent combination.
This is the best of both worlds. A Streamlight exclusive that combines the durability and longevity of an LED with the illumination power of an incandescent.

Another aspect of picking a good flashlight is the battery. Do you choose one with a disposable battery or a rechargeable battery? Factors to take into consideration is the frequency of use and how long you will be using the flashlight. The rechargeable may save money on replacement batteries, however they tend to discharge at a faster rate when in use, than a battery flashlight.

Keep in mind nothing is more important than your safety while engaging in outdoor activities or during a disaster. Choosing the best and brightest flashlight for your needs is a vital step in ensuring the safety of yourself and your loved ones. Buy the best flashlight that your budget will allow and have the peace of mind that you are prepared for anything.

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