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Month: January 2021

How Long Does a Flashlight Last?

When you’re looking to buy a new flashlight, its lifespan is likely one of your top considerations. Since flashlights are often used in emergencies, you want a flashlight that lasts a long time since you may not know how long you’ll need it. Many flashlight options in-store and online do not specify how long they’ll last — here’s our guide for estimating flashlight life. How Long Do LED Flashlight Batteries Last? One of the main factors that determines a flashlight’s lifespan is the battery. Several elements affect battery life, including: Power draw: Low, medium and high brightness settings require a little to a lot of battery power. Brightness: The lower the lumens, the longer the batteries will run. Battery type: Alkaline and NiMH batteries last longer than “heavy-duty” options made from zinc-carbon or zinc-chloride. The number of batteries: More batteries means more energy capacity, resulting in a higher run time. The most Read More

Are LED Flashlights Better?

Flashlights are an essential device to have in your toolkit. If you ever have a nighttime roadside emergency or a power outage at home, a dependable flashlight is both handy and necessary. There are many types of flashlights available that differ in size, brightness, style and power source. Flashlights that use incandescent bulbs have been around since 1899. For the last couple of decades, flashlights that use LED bulbs have become a popular and more reliable option. It begs the question — are LED flashlights better than traditional options? What Is an LED Flashlight? An LED flashlight uses an LED light powered by a battery to emit light. The light-emitting diode (LED) moves electrons through a semiconductor material, and this movement creates light. The most common power source is a lithium battery because it produces more current, therefore more power. These batteries have a lifespan of 10 years. LED lighting Read More

How to Stop Beanies From Falling Off

A beanie is a brimless hat that fits close to the head. They’re common in the winter since they’re great at keeping your head warm and come in many styles and colors. One annoying problem that beanie wearers experience is slipping. Since this hat style hugs the head, it may come out of place or spring off your head as the day goes on. If your hands are busy doing a task or holding something, readjusting your beanie frequently can become irritating. Here’s our top three tips for how to keep your beanie on your head. 1. Pull It Over Your Ears While some beanie wearers adjust the hat to have their ears show, this makes it easier for the beanie to slip. The looser your beanie, the more likely it will fall off. Pulling your beanie down over your ears creates the most secure fit so it will stay Read More