Choosing the Best Flashlight
If you've ever bought or considered buying a flashlight, it's likely that you haven't thought much about what kind of flashlight to buy. Considering that flashlights are a very common purchase for nearly every household, this kind of mindset is not surprising. However, you should put plenty of thought into your decision to buy the best flashlight for your needs. Flashlights are almost always bought for emergency or outdoor use, so finding the best flashlight should be essential to ensure that you get a flashlight that is bright, durable and will last for years. There are numerous factors to consider when trying to find the best flashlight.
Flashlights have various applications, and each application calls for a slightly different type of flashlight. For example, if you want a flashlight for power outages and emergencies you'd benefit greatly from getting a fairly large and bright flashlight with a long battery life.
If you want a flashlight for outdoor uses such as camping or hunting, it's good idea to focus on durability, water-proofing and brightness. It may also be better to get a lighter flashlight to keep your load lighter while traveling.
For more regular uses such as a flashlight for your car or for jobs that involve frequently looking in small dark places, a small yet bright flashlight that is easily portable and can fit in any pocket or small storage area is the best option.
You can also buy tactical flashlights for emergencies and self-defense purposes. These flashlights come with useful options such as tasers, a blindingly bright light setting, and they can even be used as a billy club.
Size is an important aspect to consider because it affects several aspects of the flashlight such as weight and usefulness in certain situations. There are four basic sizes for flashlights to consider when looking for the best flashlight.
Large flashlights are typically handled by the top on a handle because they're too large for most people to comfortably grasp them in their hands. Large flashlights have a wide beam of light that is usually bright enough to reasonably light a small room or allow you to see long distances ahead of you. These flashlights are great for power outages, emergency situations and industrial work. However, they're not very useful in survival situations or outdoors because of how bulky and heavy they tend to be.
The most common size of flashlight is medium sized. These usually fit comfortably in your hands without a handle, but some of them do have handles to provide a better grip. These flashlight are also commonly used for emergencies and power outages, but they're not quite as useful as larger flashlights in these situations due to their smaller beam of light. However, these flashlights are perfect for survival and outdoor use as they're large enough to be useful in those situations without being bulky or heavy while traveling.