Best LED Flashlights
The advantages of the best LED flashlights
Everyone looking for the best LED flashlight is familiar with LED. Before making a purchase, it is a good idea to know exactly what they are, how they work and why they are superior to other types of lighting for flashlights.
LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. Basically, an LED is a type of light source that uses semiconductor technology. A semiconductor is a material that has an electrical conductivity between that of a conductor and an insulator. LEDs were first introduced as an electrical component in 1962. The early form emitted a low-intensity red light but as the technology evolved various forms became available along the wavelengths. These forms are visible, ultra-violet and infrared. The one thing that they all have in common is a very high degree of brightness. LED lighting can be found being used in car signal lights, traffic signals, airplanes and of course flashlights.
So why choose an LED flashlight over the traditional or incandescent form that many of us grew up with? As we all know replacing batteries can become very expensive; especially in the C, D or even larger sizes. LED flashlights have been known to last up to ten times longer on a set of batteries than the traditional ones. On some models you are able to switch between different power levels in order to conserve battery life or to get the level of luminescence that you require. Furthermore, LED flashlights are available in rechargeable models.
Light, light shining so bright, oh what is that light? It is the light source illuminating from an LED flashlight. When compared to the flashlight that your grandfather may have had, the clarity and brightness from an LED is astounding. From a flashing mode to a color phase the light has many uses. This is why so many people in various fields of work have chosen this over the old standby. From search and rescue teams to quality control inspectors seeking flaws or imperfections, the one thing they will have in common is an LED light source. An interesting characteristic is that no matter how much juice is left in the batteries, the light emitting from the bulb will always be constant. As opposed to the incandescent light which gradually dims as the batteries become weaker.
Lightweight and durable are two other words that aptly describe other characteristics of and LED flashlight. One no longer has to worry about the bulky apparatus sticking out of his or her back pocket or seemingly on a precipice as it slowly works its way out of a jacket pocket. Many models are now equivalent in size to that of a felt pen or even a ballpoint one. They will fit easily into any pocket, purse or wherever you choose to keep them. At times, if you had banged or dropped the incandescent model, the light would go out and you would end up hitting the flashlight to regain that familiar amber glow. There is no fear of that with an LED light. Even after being dropped, kicked or accidentally run over by a car or piece of machinery, they will still operate full of life. In terms of hours, they last from 20,000 to 50,000 for the LED compared with 1,000 -2,000 for incandescent bulbs.
So if you are looking for something new to light up your life for those times of need, an LED flashlight just may be the answer.