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What You Need to Prepare for Hunting Season

One of the most essential aspects of being a successful hunter is knowing that hunting season doesn’t begin on opening day. The weeks and months before the season starts are when you should do the homework and legwork needed to ensure you are ready to start your hunting season off right. How to Prepare for Hunting Season Whether you want to prepare for deer hunting season or turkey hunting season, there are several vital steps to take. While the exact order can vary depending on each hunter, you will want to ensure you complete the following tasks: Renew or Register Your Hunting License You must have a hunting license to hunt on opening day. If your license will expire or this is your first hunting trip in years, you will need to renew or register your hunting license. Most states allow hunters to renew or register their hunting licenses in Read More

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How to Create a Survival Emergency Kit

Having the skills to survive in the wilderness with few tools is a valuable asset, but not one you’ll want to use unless you can avoid it. Knowing how to make an emergency kit ensures you are ready for a disaster and prepared to survive harsh conditions. What You Need in an Emergency Kit The best survival kit is well-organized and lightweight and can be helpful in a variety of environments and situations. While your emergency kit will vary depending on your location and which emergencies you think are most likely to occur, some general items to include are: Useful knife: A knife is a vital element of any survival kit because it can help you defend yourself, dress game and create other helpful tools. Medical supplies: When choosing medical supplies, you will want to avoid the bulkier items and only include the bare essentials, like a suture kit, bandages and pain Read More

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How to Use Hand Warmers

During the winter, the cold weather allows us to participate in a lot of fun activities like skiing, hunting and ice skating. However, one downfall is how cold your hands can get, even if you wear a pair of gloves. That’s where hand warmers come in to save the day. Whether you plan to be outside for just a couple of hours or all day, hand warmers should be an essential item you have on hand for all of your cold-weather activities. With different types of hand warmers available, you’ll always be able to find a hand warmer that perfectly fits your needs. When Are Hand Warmers Needed? Life doesn’t stop just because the weather gets cold. Hand warmers allow you to continue doing the things you love while keeping you warm. Beyond winter activities, hand warmers can also keep your hands warm if you work outside during the winter. Read More

Introduction to our Rechargeable Hand Warmer the POWERPAW

Overview of Rechargeable Waterproof Hand Warmer POWERPAW Waterproof Hand Warmers are a great option for anyone looking to stay warm in cold weather. These ingenious gadgets provide warmth by utilizing stored energy from a rechargeable battery. You can easily charge and take your hand warmer with you wherever you go, so you’re never stuck in the cold again. With their waterproof design, they can be used in rain or snow without the worry of damage, making them ideal for outdoor activities like camping and hiking. The most common type of rechargeable waterproof hand warmer is a lithium-ion model. This battery works similarly to that of a cellphone, storing energy when charged and then releasing it to produce warmth when needed. They come with several different settings so you can choose the right level of heat depending on how cold it is outside. Most models also have an LED indicator light Read More

Uses for Your BUTTON LIGHT™

Uses for Your BUTTON LIGHT™

Panther Vision’s BUTTON LIGHT™ provides 13 lumens of targeted light in a small, waterproof and shockproof sticker. Use these products inside and outside, in the basement or the attic — and anywhere else that could benefit from a little extra light. Each order comes with six lights in a pack and their batteries so that you can start using them immediately. There are various applications for these six lights, which makes it easy to ensure they all find a use. Below are some of the Panther Vision team’s favorite ways to include BUTTON LIGHT™ products in their daily lives. Use at Work Whether you spend hours doing paperwork in dark rooms or you work the night shift in an outdoor space, the BUTTON LIGHT™ can offer the light you need. You can attach these cordless work lights to any wall, ceiling or appliance in your vicinity and save your eyes the Read More

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How to Safely Walk Your Dog at Night

Table of Contents: Benefits of Walking Your Dog at Night How to Safely Walk Your Dog at Night Night Walking Equipment Browse Hands-Free Lighted Hats From Panther Vision   Every dog needs exercise, but finding the right time of day to schedule your walks can present a challenge. Many dog owners find walking at night to be ideal — evening walks offer several practical and health benefits. Should you choose to go for walks after dark, you’ll need to take precautions to keep you and your pup safe.  Learn how to safely walk your dog at night using thoughtful strategies and proper gear.  Benefits of Walking Your Dog at Night Choosing a nighttime schedule for your walks has many unique advantages for both you and your dog. Here are some of the reasons you might opt to take your daily walks after dark:  Results in better sleep: Adequate exercise can lead Read More

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How to Stay Safe While Biking at Night

Table of Contents: Is It Safe to Ride Your Bike at Night? 9 Safety Tips for Riding Your Bike at Night 1. Equip Plenty of Lights 2. Wear Reflective Clothing 3. Prepare for Emergencies 4. Ride With a Partner 5. Own the Road 6. Embrace Safety Technology 7. Plan Your Route 8. Follow Traffic Laws 9. Keep up With Bike Maintenance Shop for Lights at Panther Vision There may not be enough hours in the day to ride your bike while the sun is still shining. You may find it’s still dark by the time you leave for work, and the sun may set before you leave the office, especially in the winter months when days are shorter. Whether you bike to work, are planning a long ride or don’t have time during the day to exercise, there’s a chance you’ll be hitting the streets on your bike at night. Read More

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How to Wash Panther Vision LED Hats

Table of Contents: Power Down the Hat Remove the Batteries Apply Warm Water Spread Soap or Mild Detergent Rinse With Warm Water Allow Your POWERCAP® to Air-Dry Panther Vision LED hats are useful for indoor and outdoor applications. Whether you use a POWERCAP® for your job or enjoy going on hikes with your hands-free accessory, washing your purchases keeps them fresh for the next wear. Panther Vision offers multiple POWERCAP® styles, and most of our products are made of different materials. Use the general guide below to learn how to wash a Panther Vision cap. 1. Power Down the Hat Washing any of our POWERCAP® products will require you to turn the front-facing LEDs off. Panther Vision hats have manual switches located along the brim. Use your finger to filter through the brightness settings until all LEDs are powered down. 2. Remove the POWERCAP® Batteries Be sure to take out the CR2032 coin cell batteries Read More

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9 Tips for Staying Safe When Camping at Night

Table of Contents: Ways to Stay Safe Plan Ahead Be Aware of Your Surroundings Bring a Survival kit Wear Appropriate Gear Practice Fire Safety Habits Be Aware of Local Wildlife Stay Hydrated Bring Any Medication Needed Remain Alert Shop Lighted Caps and Flashlights From Panther Vision Camping is a fun-filled, adventurous way to bond with nature and whoever accompanies you. Before embarking on your camping journey, you’ll need to know some crucial safety practices for exploring the wilderness. Specifically, you’ll need to know how to stay safe in the dark if you plan to camp at night. This guide will cover everything you need to know about staying safe when camping at night, from planning ahead and packing the right gear to minding wildlife and practicing fire safety. Safety Camping Tips for Camping at Night If you’re planning an overnight camping trip, check out these nine ways to stay safe: Read More

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USB Rechargeable Flashlights

We’ve all been there. Maybe it’s a dark night hiking and you need to light up the trail. Maybe your job has you working in dark, tight spaces where it’s difficult to see. Perhaps you just need to light up the parking lot on the way back to your car. You reach for your flashlight and — click — nothing happens. Your unreliable flashlight is out of battery, and you’re still in the dark. It’s in moments like these where a USB rechargeable flashlight would come in handy. What Are USB Rechargeable Flashlights? USB rechargeable flashlight products are the latest trend in flashlight technology. Designed with the specific intent of never being without a reliable light source, this innovative product allows users to charge their flashlight from almost any USB power source. Simply connect your USB rechargeable flashlight to a USB port, AC wall adaptor or vehicle on-board USB port Read More

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The Benefits of Wearing Hats

Hats are an important part of everyday fashion. Whether it be the iconic American baseball cap or a wool beanie designed to keep your head warm, the significance of a comfortable, stylish hat should not go overlooked. Besides making a fashion statement, there are several health benefits of wearing a hat. Here’s a look at a few. 1. Hats Prevent Sunburn Hats can protect from the sun and block UV rays. Enjoying a warm sunny day outside? Whether you’re jogging, hiking or just going to run some errands, you’ll want to make sure that you bring a hat along with you to prevent too much exposure to the sun. Wearing a baseball cap or a broad sun hat can help prevent painful sunburn caused by exposure to UV light in the sun’s rays. The best running hats feature wide brims to shade your face as well as the top of Read More

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Night Hiking Tips

Table of Contents: Benefits of Hiking at Night Night Hiking Equipment How to Hike at Night Night Hiking Safety Tips Shop and Headlamps at Panther Vision Can You Go Hiking at Night? Top Tips for Safely Hiking at Night. If you’re trying to stay active during the winter when it gets dark sooner, night hiking may be unavoidable. Night hiking isn’t always intentional — sometimes, your day hike may take longer than you planned, especially if you’re exploring a new trail or get lost along the way. Or maybe, you just prefer hiking at night. By knowing how to handle the trails in the dark, you’ll be prepared for any possible scenario. Read on to learn what you need to enjoy an after-dark trip, including must-have equipment, hiking guidelines and safety tips. Benefits of Hiking at Night If you’re already an experienced wayfarer, you probably know what a positive impact hiking can have Read More


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

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Are LED Flashlights Better?

Table of Contents: What is an LED Flashlight Reasons Why LED Flashlights Are Better Than Regular Flashlights Meet FLATEYE™ — Our Flat LED Flashlight Order a FLATEYE™ LED Flashlight From Panther Vision Today   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 Read More

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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

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Safety Glasses Maintenance

Safety eyewear is essential for professionals who work in construction sites, science labs, medical facilities, automotive garages and beyond. This equipment helps your team maintain compliance, and cleaning gear with each use increases visibility for a job well-done. Maintaining safety glasses is the key to prolonging their life, so Panther Vision is here with tips for upkeep and storage. It’s important to assess the condition of eyewear before and after daily tasks are complete. Take extra care of your eyewear, and your safety glasses will take care of you. The Best Way to Clean Safety Glasses: Cool Water Safety glasses come in contact with dust, shrapnel and other abrasive materials. Between wears, double check that your eyewear is free from debris. Small particles of dirt are enough to create scratches along the lenses, so you can keep your safety glasses in pristine shape by rinsing them off under cool water. Read More

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How to Select Laser Safety Eyewear

If you operate in the fields of scientific research, health and medicine, or manufacturing, you understand that safety glasses cater to unique applications. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all mentality, as the power of lasers changes based on industry and level of exposure. Finding appropriate safety eyewear may seem complicated at first, but Panther Vision is here to set you in the right direction. The wavelength of a laser will influence safety eyewear requirements. The naked eye is extremely sensitive, and wearing safety glasses with light filters is the most proactive way to prevent unwanted irritation and even blindness. Start With Your Laser Laser technology is constantly expanding with new advancements. Before you can begin your search for safety glasses, you’re going to need to collect information about the laser you will be working with. Locate the owner’s manual of your device and identify the following: Operating wavelength Read More

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Safety Glasses for Motorcycle Riding

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of riding your motorcycle out on the open road. Whether you’re the driver or a passenger, taking safety precautions is essential to protect yourself and others while enjoying your ride. From your helmet to safety pads to gloves, you rely on a variety of accessories to keep you safe. Protective eyewear is essential, as visual acuity is crucial to staying safe on the road. At Panther Vision, we have a large selection of safety glasses for motorcycle riding that provide the advanced features you need to see better and prevent eye injury. Our LIGHTSPECS® LED Safety Glasses Our LIGHTSPECS® LED safety glasses allow you to navigate your surroundings with clarity and confidence. With their ultra-bright LED light, angled shine and ANSI Z87.1-2010-rated impact lenses, they provide extremely clear sightlines and reliable protection. These glasses have polycarbonate frames for a strong yet lightweight design. The Read More

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COVID-19 and Eye Protection

COVID-19 and Eye Protection The spread of COVID-19 leaves the general public and medical professionals questioning the best methods for protection against the virus. The concepts of social distancing and face coverings are new norms for person-to-person interactions, but many are curious about contracting COVID-19 via the eyes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend washing your hands frequently, wearing a mask and staying away from crowds when possible. But what about eye protection? There is currently little concrete data supporting the idea that children and adults should always wear eye protection to stop the spread of COVID-19. However, It is widely believed that touching your face and exposing yourself to droplets from an infected person increases your chances of getting sick. Wearing airtight goggles or eyewear might be enough to stop you from rubbing your eyes during this global pandemic. Is Eye Protection Necessary for COVID-19 Protection? COVID-19 spreads Read More

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Why You Need Bifocal Safety Eyewear

Why You Need Bifocal Safety Eyewear When working in industrial, medical, construction and scientific fields, employees need to read fine details for accuracy. Certain jobs require the use of safety glasses, but what are you supposed to do if you rely on readers? Bifocal safety eyewear is the perfect solution for people who experience loss of eyesight with age. The days of having to switch between your normal glasses and safety gear are over. Bifocal safety glasses feature a two-part lens design with magnification on the bottom and a clear view along the top. Enhance safety initiatives for a job well-done with products available in various shapes, sizes and magnification levels. Prevent Eye Injuries With Bifocal Safety Glasses Bifocal safety eyewear is designed for anyone who has trouble seeing close-up objects. As people age, they lose elasticity in the eyes, which makes near-sighted vision blurry. When working in environments where Read More

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What to Look for in Gun Range Safety Glasses

What to Look for in Gun Range Safety Glasses Choosing to wear eye protection at the gun range can save you from a life-changing injury. Even if you are an experienced hunter, accidents can occur at any time based on environmental factors, equipment and those shooting around you. Shielding the face and eyes is considered mandatory at most range locations, so it is crucial to find shooting glasses to ensure you’re prepared for ricochets, hot shell casings, kickback and other hazards. Standard glasses are different from shooting glasses. Traditional prescription lenses will shatter upon impact, so Panther Vision put together a guide to finding the perfect pair of safety glasses to focus your shot. How to Choose the Right Shooting Glasses: Identification When you know what to look for in shooting glasses, you can make a confident purchasing decision. Shooting glasses are impact-resistant pieces of safety equipment that stand up Read More

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Why You Should Always Wear Shooting Glasses

Why You Should Always Wear Shooting Glasses Whether you enjoy hunting or frequent the local range, proper eye protection is a must. Rubber bullets and traditional ammunition are both strong enough to break skin, and this can result in bruising, swelling and even bone fractures across the face. Whether you are an experienced outdoorsman or are just getting into outdoor activities, shooting glasses can prevent the loss of eyesight in the event of an accident. The next time you embark on a hunting trip or outdoor retreat, remember that eye protection could save you from a life-changing injury. What Are Shooting Glasses? Hunters often think standard prescription glasses are enough to deflect projectiles from a firearm. However, this is entirely incorrect, as glass lenses are unsuitable for high-level impacts. If you were to get hit by a rubber bullet, traditional glasses would crack and fall off your face. Shooting glasses Read More

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What Does ANSI Z87.1 Certified Mean?

What Does ANSI Z87.1 Certified Mean? Professionals operating in fields such as construction, science and manufacturing require the proper tools to complete jobs onsite. In some cases, protective eyewear and other gear is necessary for safety. ANSI stands for The American National Standards Institute, which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to testing various products to ensure they withstand environmental factors, and this is where the extension of Z87.1 comes into play. Business owners and employees must have an understanding of their surroundings, and ANSI Z87.1 guidelines help them identify the limits of safety glasses, face masks and more. ANSI standards make it possible for individuals to select safety equipment for risks involving impacts, liquid splashes, radiation exposure, dust and shrapnel. The Importance of ANSI Z87.1 Standards for Safety Glasses ANSI is not controlled by the U.S. government, but standards set by this group are still influential over Occupational Safety and Read More

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Are LEDs Affected by Cold and Hot Temperatures?

Are LEDs Affected by Cold and Hot Temperatures? LED lighting is highly reliable, but like anything else, it can be affected by cold and hot temperatures. That’s why it’s important to know how your lights will perform in ambient temperatures and consider where you’ll be using them. So how exactly are LEDs affected by cold and heat? How Are LEDs Affected by Cold? Generally speaking, the cooler the environment, the greater an LED’s light output. This quality means that LED lighting actually performs well in cold temperatures. In fact, these lights will turn on instantly in cold temperatures, as the cold does not affect them. They also work well in cold temperatures because there’s generally less temperature fluctuation, which means less thermal stress placed on the driver and diodes. LED lights can be affected by cold temperatures and cold weather. When LED lights are installed in cold temperatures, studies show Read More

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Choosing Color Temperature Lighting

Choosing Color Temperature Lighting You may not always realize it, but color affects many aspects of our daily lives. From our moods to how we interact with others, color impacts how we feel and behave. When it comes to color in lighting, the effects are much the same. We can measure color temperatures using the Kelvin scale, which is a thermodynamic temperature measurement. Light Color Temperature Range Here is a breakdown of the Kelvin light color temperature range: 2000-3000 Kelvin: Colors are warm and inviting shades of red, orange and yellow. They are often used in restaurants, living rooms, commercial spaces and more. 3100-4500 Kelvin: Vibrant and bright shades of yellow and white. Typically used for task lighting, work settings, basements and more. 4600-6500 Kelvin: Sharp and invigorating shades of blue. Ideal for security lighting, displays and similar spaces. How to Choose the Right Light Temperature Finding the right light temperature depends on Read More

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How Does Cold Weather Affect Lithium Batteries?

How Does Cold Weather Affect Lithium Batteries? Batteries in cold weather can experience a reduced battery life. If you live in a cold weather climate, you’ve likely experienced your cell phone or other electronics being zapped of power very quickly. One minute the battery is at 100%, then before you know it, the battery has died completely. So how does temperature affect lithium batteries, and how are lithium batteries affected by the cold? Lithium Batteries Temperature Range Lithium batteries rely on chemical reactions to work, and the cold can slow and even stop those reactions from occurring. Although these batteries handle cold better than most others, very low temperatures still affect their ability to store and release energy. Since cold conditions drain these batteries, cold temperatures and weather are bad for lithium batteries. As a result, you will need to charge them more often. Unfortunately, charging them in low temperatures Read More

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How Long Do Lithium Batteries Last?

How Long Do Lithium Batteries Last? Over the years, lithium batteries have become bigger, more powerful and less expensive than other types of batteries. Most importantly, they’re able to last much longer. That’s why today, they can be used to power everything from cell phones to cars to electric grids and more. So just how long do they last? You can measure how long a lithium battery will last in a few different ways. The amount of time the battery provides power is typically measured in kilowatt hours (kWhs). Then, there’s the amount of time it can be charged and recharged before its power degrades significantly, typically measured in terms of years in use. The typical lifespan for a lithium battery is two to three years. A good rule of thumb is that once it can hold only 70-80% of its original energy storage, the battery should be replaced. How Read More

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Basics of LED Lighting

Most of us have seen those big-budget blockbuster movies depicting what the future will look like with visions of flying cars, fully automated everyday fixtures and sophisticated robotics creating a bigger, cleaner and more innovative world. While many of these advancements are still far off, the first step to this shiny and modern future is already here in the form of LED lighting. LED bulbs are now included in a variety of different products and applications because of their exceptional energy efficiency, non-toxic, eco-friendly design and versatile usage. LED lighting is a sophisticated technology that is greatly different than the sources of lighting most people are familiar with, such as incandescent and fluorescent bulbs. To best use LEDs in your everyday life, you should understand how they work and their best uses — but let’s start at the basics of LED lighting. What Is an LED Light? An LED — Read More

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Fishing with Lights at Night

Night fishing is an exhilarating pastime for many avid anglers — the mystery and unknown adventure draws more people to set sail after dark. When you hook something on your line, is it a record-breaking trophy catch or an old boot from the deep? The thrill of nighttime fishing along with that necessary escape from the blazing summer heat is what encourages more individuals to try this pastime. Also, by casting your line at dusk or dawn, you even have better odds of catching fish. Night fishing is an endeavor like no other, and you need the right tools and equipment for the best results. Next time you launch your boat as the sun dips below the horizon, make sure to bring several hands-free lights along. Best Types of Lights for Fishing at Night You need the best tools for the most successful night fishing trip, including a reel, rod, lures Read More

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How Long Should an LED Last? 

With modern improvements and a culture defined by taking steps toward a greener, brighter tomorrow, more companies are producing LED bulbs and products to replace traditional incandescent lights. Along with its eco-friendly, non-toxic design and energy efficiency, LEDs are also appealing because of the bulb’s superior lifespan compared to incandescent and fluorescent alternatives. When you flip the package of an LED lightbulb to check out its performance benefits, you’ll likely see an impressive message from the manufacturer claiming the LED has a lifespan of 50,000 hours or longer. Have you ever tried to picture 50,000 hours in a tangible timeframe — tens of thousands of usable hours is nearly incomprehensible, so are LED brands being overly optimistic or is this lifespan realistic? By understanding how LEDs work compared to traditional incandescent bulbs, you can be a better and savvier consumer. The Lifespan of a Lightbulb It’s important to know how Read More

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Benefits of Using LED Lights

Table of Contents: What Are LED Lights? How Do Lumens Work? Why Don’t LED Bulbs Get Hot? Reasons to Switch to LEDs LED Benefits for the Environment Where Can I Use Them? Best Uses for LED Lights Uncommon Lighting Solutions for Common Problems: Dependable LEDs Only at Panther Vision Explore Our Variety of Powerful LED Products The incandescent light bulb era is now over, and savvy consumers have moved on to the superior LED light — the future of household lighting. LED lights are as versatile as old-school incandescent bulbs, but they last much longer, stay cool to the touch and boost your energy efficiency. LEDs — which stands for “Light-Emitting Diodes” — provide lighting up to 90 percent more efficiently than incandescent lights by passing an electrical current throughout a microchip. The moving current forces small, light-emitting diodes to illuminate, casting brilliant light throughout your space. With LEDs, you Read More

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Selecting the Right Safety Eyewear

When out at the job, having effective, proper eye protection is a necessity whether you’re building a new house, working on a road or digging and planting new landscaping. Safety glasses serve a vital function on job sites, protecting your eyes from everything from ultraviolet rays to flying debris and dust and pollen in the air. All it takes is one small misstep or particle to damage your eyes, causing severe injury or irreparable damage. However, eye injuries are easy to avoid with a pair of safety glasses to shield your eyes. The right kind of protective eyewear can even enhance your vision with specialty coatings, built-in lighting and prescription lenses for better performance. What Kind of Safety Glasses Do You Need? Finding the right safety eyewear is more than just grabbing a pair of clear one-size-fits-all plastic glasses next time you swing by the hardware store. Safety glasses are Read More

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Lighting Accessories for Camping

Nothing beats laying under a summer night sky, toasting marshmallows and counting stars, miles beyond the furthest reaches of civilization. Sitting at a blazing fire with friends and family, then curling up in a tent at the end of the day, are some of the best ways to make cherished memories. While relaxing under the darkest night skies can be exciting and magical, the immense blackness surrounding your campsite can be a challenge to navigate without proper lighting. Whether you’re a frequent camper who prefers primitive camping or like keeping some of the best necessities of home close by, proper, reliable lighting is one tool you need to embrace the great outdoors. With modern innovations and creative lighting solutions, there’s a wide variety of different options to suit any campsite. Creative Lighting for Your Campsite When trekking through the great outdoors, adequate and handy lighting solutions are one of the Read More

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Why Wear Safety Glasses?

Whether you work in a fast-paced construction site or industrial facility, see patients at a healthcare facility or prepare food at a favorite local neighborhood restaurant, modern workplaces are a dangerous environment. Think of how often you’re exposed to commonly found job site materials such as wood chips, metal flakes, oil and grease splashes, hot steam and other foreign objects that can cause serious eye injuries. If you work alongside these damaging materials daily without wearing protective gear, you can experience anywhere from minor irritations and discomfort to a severe condition. Job site eye injuries are incredibly common, affecting at least 2,000 individuals every day, and severe enough to require immediate medical attention. The most common eye injuries are caused by: Projectiles:Dust, concrete, metal flakes, wood shavings and other materials Chemicals: Splashes and fumes Radiation: Visible light, ultraviolet radiation, infrared radiation and lasers Blood-borne pathogens: Blood and other bodily fluids Read More

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Top Lighting Gifts for the Holidays

As the holidays quickly approach, it’s time to start brainstorming gift ideas for your loved ones this year. Consider skipping the socks and food baskets for something more unique, but just as practical — lights. Lights are a crucial part of our everyday lives — so branch out from your traditional gift-giving habits and give lights as gifts for everyone on your list. Whether you’re shopping for a book lover, someone looking to enhance their home’s interior or an outdoor extraordinaire, lighting gifts will be the perfect present for all the different people in your life. For the Reader For that friend or relative who might stay up and spend long nights reading in bed, lighted reading glasses make the perfect gift. LIGHTSPECS® LED reading glasses come in both battery-powered and rechargeable options. The battery-powered reading glasses last up to 50 hours before you need to change the batteries, while Read More

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What Are Lumens?

While technological advancements have enabled significant improvements in lighting solutions, spawning a wide range of different options available, no alternative lighting product can totally replace the dependable use of a traditional flashlight. Flashlights are the best lighting option when you need a portable beam of light, better and more controlled lighting or a reliable signaling device. With the introduction of LED — light emitting diode — technology and improved battery lifespan, standard flashlights are now more efficient, smaller, more lightweight and brighter than ever. When you’re shopping for your next flashlight, you may be surprised by how many options are available — but one important characteristic to note is the flashlight’s lumen output. So what are lumens? Until recently, the word “lumens” wasn’t a popular term for measuring light output in the United States — most people were more familiar with measuring light according to wattage. Wattage describes how much Read More

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Benefits of LED Flashlights

Table of Contents: What Is an LED Flashlight? Reliability Factor of an LED Flashlight The Benefits of Having a Reliable LED Flashlight and Proper Batteries on Hand 1. LED Flashlights Work in Lots of Different Situations 2. LED Flashlights Are Green and Cost-Effective 3. LED Flashlights Provide a Reliable and Safe Tool 4. LED Flashlights Are More Resilient Than Other Types of Bulbs 5. LED Flashlights Exhibit Better Battery Life 6. LED Flashlights Are Convenient to Carry, Store and Use 7. LED Flashlights Are Simple to Use 8. LED Flashlights Can Utilize Various Light Modes Types of Batteries Powering LED Flashlights How to Tell When Your LED Flashlight Batteries Need Replacing How to Recycle Lithium Batteries Where Can I Recycle Lithium Batteries? The Panther Vision Lighting and Batteries Difference Check Out Your Flashlight and Battery Options Available From Panther Vision LED Lighting Options From Panther Vision Battery Options From Panther Read More

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How Does a Flashlight Work?

Most homeowners have a flashlight stashed somewhere in the house in case of an emergency or unexpected power outage. With a simple flick or press of a button, you easily trigger a steady source of light — but how exactly are flashlights able to produce light in situations when you need it most? Asking how a flashlight works is a common question, and we’re here to provide an answer! Parts of a Flashlight While flashlights look like they’d have simple mechanisms on the outside, several smaller pieces are working together inside the body to produce light. Typical flashlights contain the following components: Casing: The case is the outer, protective housing that protects the inner mechanisms of the flashlight, including the batteries and light bulb. Contacts: Throughout the body of the flashlight, there’s a thin strip of copper or brass metal that creates an electrical connection between the batteries, lamp and Read More

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What Is a Puck Light?

When you’re out and about, you likely catch yourself reaching for your phone’s flashlight several times to quickly and easily illuminate your surroundings or small details. Having easy access to reliable lighting is essential in your fast-paced world for completing a variety of tasks from cooking to car repairs to camping — but you shouldn’t have to settle for sub-par lighting solutions or even sacrifice proper illumination due to limited options. The best solution for convenient, hands-free operation is a puck light. What are Puck Lights and How Do Puck Lights Work? A puck light is a bright, round LED light that’s easily mounted to the surface of an object. These versatile lighting solutions are particularly useful in an area which requires a significant amount of light coming from as few light sources as possible. With a single switch of a puck light, you no longer have to navigate through Read More

questions to ask when camping

Questions to Ask When Camping

Table of Contents: Where to Sleep Pick a Good Tent Pick a Good Location Pick a Bed What to Wear While Camping Layering Waterproof Boots Hat and Headwear What to Eat Bring Non-Perishable Foods Bring Food to Cook or Grill Bring a Pot to Cook In Bring Lots of Water to Drink Things to Do While Camping Hiking Building a Campfire Star Gazing Swimming How to Navigate in the Woods Utility Lights Flashlights LED Lighted Hats BUTTON LAMP™ Batteries Camping — an activity where we challenge ourselves to live temporarily in the wild — is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences we can have. However, few of us would find this experience even remotely pleasant without bringing along several essential items. Read along to discover what these items are and why they’re important! Where to Sleep Hopefully, one of the activities planned for your camping trip is a Read More