What’s the Advantage of LED Flashlights?

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Flashlights are tools that everyone uses. We need them for emergencies, finding things in the dark, in our cars, and camping. They have many uses and are invaluable tools.


But why should we be using LED flashlights? There are a few reasons, but the most important is that they’re brighter at a lower wattage than the older style incandescent and halogen flashlights. For instance, these 10,000 lumen output flashlights will light up a distance of about 300 meters. The bulbs in these flashlights will also last for around 50,000 hours.  Halogen bulbs can’t even come close to performing at these levels.  Part of the reason for this is that LED bulbs are designed to be directional, that is they point their light in one direction in whatever beam spread pattern they are designed to produce. Halogen and incandescent bulbs spread their light in all directions, so much of the light is wasted.


LED bulbs are much cooler burning than halogen bulbs as well, aiding in prolonging their life. Thus, these flashlights stay way cooler than the older-style halogen models.


LED headlampI kind of have a little thing for flashlights and I have a small collection of different sizes for different uses. For instance, I like to do projects around the house and sometimes I am still working after dark. Having one of these LED headlamp style flashlights really helps with being able to have your hands free. Since it stays cooler, you can wear it for a long time and it doesn’t bother your head. Also, since they don’t draw much energy, your batteries will last longer.


led work lightWhile not exactly a flashlight, this LED work light is a must-have for indoor and outdoor night projects. I can’t tell you how many times I burned my hand on my old 300 watt halogen work flood fixture. but this fixture stays nice and cool and is super light for easy transport. I had to change the bulbs a few times in the years that I had my old halogen fixture, but the bulbs in this LED light never need to be changed.


searchlight rechargeable flashlightSometimes you want a heavy duty flashlight, like when you’re camping or hiking and this one is rechargeable so you won’t need to keep buying batteries. It’s also waterproof so it’s great for fishing and boating.


The uses for flashlights are many, so you want them to last a long time and LED flashlights give you that. It’s also nice to know that you’re saving the planet by reducing your battery and bulb usage. There are many styles, shapes, sizes, colors, and applications making them ideal gifts. They also look really cool!


For more information on LED bulbs, check out my page: Are you Saving Energy and Money?


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