About LED Flashlights
With the advancements of LED lighting technology, it is no surprise that LED technology would be the driving force of the flashlight industry. LED flashlights are used by homeowners and professionals on a daily basis, providing energy efficient pure UV-free lighting with very little operating cost and little to no maintenance. LED flashlights can be rated as high as 100,000 hour lifespan.
LED flashlights come in many shapes, sizes, and styles. The most popular is your standard handheld flashlight design, with a rugged body that will last the full life of the LED diodes. Additionally, headlamps, lanterns, and rail mounted LED lights are available and suitable for practical applications such as construction, electrical wiring, camping, or to illuminate small dark areas in and around your home. With LED diode technology, LED flashlights produce a bright enough spectrum to be used also as a self-defense device if needed.
Types of LED Flashlights
LED flashlights are available for many uses and in several configurations from single color white, to red, blue, and multi-color configurations. Depending on your usage, or profession, you may also need to consider a clip-on LED flashlight which will clip securely to your tool set or belt loop for easy access.
Headlamps LED flashlights are a great way to keep your hands free while still having steady light to work with. Included head straps are adjustable to give you maximum comfort while working.
Lantern styled LED flashlights come in a more traditional shape and style suitable for lighting when you need it.
Multi-Colored LED flashlights incorporate LED and color technology to serve best for any purpose. For law enforcement or emergency officials, multi-colored LED flashlights provide additional means of communication through colored light or flash patterns. High tech LED models are available for this purpose.
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How to Select
How to select LED Flashlights
When looking for a reliable and durable flashlight, an LED device is the best choice that you could possibly make. Before you decide to buy a certain LED flashlight, however, you need to consider some important factors. The following guide will help you know what factors to pay attention to in order to select the best device to fit your needs.
First of all, you need to specify the purpose of the flashlight. The style and design of such device depends on its purpose and the way you will use it. The easiest way to know what type you need is answering to the question why you need it. You might want to carry it around with you everywhere you go or use it as a supplementary light source in case of a power failure. Or you may want to have a large device to illuminate the outside area of your house. The size of a LED flashlight, as well as its type, depends on its purpose.
After you know the type of your future flashlight you need to specify the amount of money that you are willing to spend on it. A standard device will fit under the $20 price range but more complicated and advanced flashlights might have a higher price.
The brightness of a LED flashlight is measured in lumens and is also something you might want to consider. This index only depends on how far is the area that you want it to illuminate. It is possible to find compact devices with great lumen capacity that will make your camping experience more enjoyable. The shape of the lighting spot is also an important detail to keep in mind.
The number of light bulbs that are installed in a flashlight are other factor that you need to consider. The higher such number is the more money you will spend on the light bulb replacement. You need to calculate the operating cost of your future LED flashlight in order to know if one type of bulb is more efficient than the other.
Convenient switches and controls are the most important parts of any LED flashlight. This means that the easier the controls of LED flashlights are, the more fun you will have using it. In addition to that, the body of such fixture and its construction need to be solid and durable. You might also want your flashlight to be lightweight. If this is the case it’s best to look for a device with a plastic housing.
Power supply or battery type is yet other essential detail to pay attention to as you will need to select the type that will fit your needs the most. Since LED technology uses less power than any conventional lighting fixtures, your batteries will serve you longer.