Friday, 27 November 2015

The best flashlight for hiking

We all need a break from the office every now and again, and hiking is the perfect activity to get in touch with nature and leave all the stress behind.

But with more hikers on the trails, means a greater chance of an accident happening. In fact, hiking is one of the most dangerous activities to do if you don’t know what you’re doing. Who knew a walk through the woods could be so dangerous?

That’s exactly the problem, people think hiking is just a walk through the park, and then bad things happen. They stay out too late past dark, they go odd trail or run into a wild animal. You need to be prepared.

There are two extremely important things you must take on every hike – enough water and a good flashlight.

So, what makes the ideal flashlight for a hiking trip? That depends if you’re taking a simple day trip, or an extended hike.

With a day trip hike, almost any quality flashlight will do, as long as it’s not too heavy.

- You want a flashlight that is powerful
- You want a flashlight that is easy to use
- You want a flashlight that won’t weight you down

Beyond these points, everything else is just an accessory. However, if you are planning on a multi-day hike, consider a torch with a bit more kick.

- You want a heavy duty flashlight. Especially as when you are out there your light might become a hammer or weapon.

- You want a flashlight that is easy to recharge or has a long battery life.

- You want a flashlight that can serve as a signaling device in case of an emergency. Check the features of the light to see if it offers a strobe or SOS feature.

Sources have listed hiking as one of the top four most dangerous outdoor activities, don’t get caught in the dark, especially in the middle of the woods.

Looking for a touch, durable, easy to use flashlight for your hiking trip? Visit Klarus Light and choose from a wide range of torches, all at an affordable price!

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

How long will your tactical flashlight battery last?

If you are out in the wilderness, or stranded alongside the road in the middle of the night, the last thing you want is for your flashlight to flicker and die! Now you are stuck in the dark with no means of lighting your path or signaling for help…

This is why it is so important to take into account the run time of the tactical or emergency flashlight you are using.

LED life is how long the bulb or bulbs in your flashlight will last; it can vary from 30 minutes to many hours. Other than the quality of the batteries you are using, there are different factors that can impact the run time of your tactical flashlight.

Brightness Settings: It is possible to adjust the brightness of your tactical flashlight’s beam, but this depends on the flashlight. The highest setting will obviously drain the battery faster than the lowest, so always use the proper setting for the environment to preserve your batteries.

Batteries Used: Run time depends on what batteries you are using. Many tactical flashlights are compatible with different battery types, but some are more efficient than others. Changing the type of battery you are using will affect the run time in some way.

Temperature: This can also affect the run time of a tactical flashlight. Cold, heat and humidity can cause a battery to operate at less than its peak efficiency. This is definitely something to keep in mind if you are going to use your flashlight in extreme conditions.

When you are in doubt on the type of battery you should use for your flashlight, take a look at Klarus Light’s website. A wide range of flashlights and flashlight accessories, including batteries, are on offer! Contact Klarus Light today!

Monday, 9 November 2015

How owning a headlamp can help with daily activities

While it is common for most people to use their headlamp in the great outdoors, this is not always the case for everyone. A headlamp can have some common uses that you might not be aware of.

It’s great to go exploring, but sometimes you just need help with simple, everyday tasks, and a headlamp can be just the right tool.

Working on Your Car

Have you ever started working on a project and convinced yourself it won’t take that long. Well, you may have started in the day, but working on your car can take longer than expected. Whether you’re working under your vehicle or trying to see into small nooks and crannies in the engine, having a headlamp can make it a lot easier to see.

Taking out the Trash

Leaving your rubbish out overnight so it can be picked up the following morning can cause some issues if you can’t see what you’re doing. Of course you also need both hands to carry those heavy bags of trash; this is where having a headlamp can really help.

A Simple Walk or Jog

You might not be on your way to climb Mount Everest, but getting in a bit of fitness often means low light conditions after or before work. Regardless of your pace, having both your arms free can make your walk or jog a whole lot easier. Plus lighting your path makes it so much safer!

Headlamps certainly have many more everyday uses, what would you use your headlamp for?
If you’re interested in buying a headlamp, take a look at Klarus Light’s website and see if you can find the best innovative, yet affordable torch for yourself!

Monday, 2 November 2015

Six Things you can do before changing your LED

LEDs are amazing, they can last almost forever. Well, not forever, but they can last for up to 50 000 hours, now that’s a long time! 50 000 hours is approximately 5.7 years, so what exactly could you do in that amount of time?

What could you accomplish before the LED in your flashlight died? Here are six cool examples:

Master Five Disciplines
It takes a lot of practice and effort to master a specific discipline or subject. It takes about 10 000 hours of deliberate study and practice to master any subject, so in the time it takes your LED to burn out, you can master five disciplines. Time to get to work!

Get your Undergraduate Degree – And Even Start your Masters
Broaden your mind by pursuing a liberal arts degree. Despite all the hype, most undergraduate degrees take about five years to complete. So, in the 5.7 years it takes your LED to stop working, you can get your degree and even get started on your masters.

Go to Mars and Come Back and Go Back and…
With the current technology, it takes seven months to reach Mars. That means it’ll take 14 months to make the round trip. So, you can make the trip four times, and if you time it just right you can even sneak in another trip before your LED light goes out.

Sail Around the World
In a personal cruising style sailboat it will take about two years to sail around the globe! You could definitely go around the world twice and get close to a third time by the time you need to get to land and buy a new LED.

Walk the Entire Great Wall of China
How about walking the world’s longest man-made structure? Well, to walk the Great Wall of China it’ll take about 18 months. If you walked at a fast pace, you could go back and forth twice before you had to buy another LED to light your way at night.

Walk Around the World
Okay, this is a pretty big one. It took the first man to walk around the globe just over four years. Why don’t you take your time and just do it once in 5.7 years. There are some amazing places to see before your LED dies.

So, these are 6 examples of things to accomplish before your LED runs out. What would you do before your LED light died?

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