Thursday, 17 December 2015

Headlamp vs Handheld Flashlight

Which one is better – a headlamp or a handheld flashlight? Well, they both have their pros and cons and they both fill unique rolls with some overlap, so there really is no definitive answer. It is up to you to make your own choice.

Let’s evaluate the headlamp vs handheld flashlight features and benefits to help you decide which one is best for your next adventure.

A headlamp is essentially a hands free flashlight. These flashlights come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are of varying quality – all allow you the ability to use both hands while still shining light on your focus area.

- Operates completely hands free
- Lightweight
- Durable
- Difficult to lose while running, swimming or after a fall

- Generally not a powerful as a handheld
- Must be clipped or affixed in order to be efficient
- You must turn your head to turn the beam of the flashlight

Handheld Flashlights
These are what come to mind when someone says the word “flashlight”. Handheld flashlights cover a wide range of styles and power levels. Because of their versatility, handheld flashlights are the go to option for a variety of professionals and hobbyists.

- Extremely versatile
- Ability to alter beam strength, length and type
- Ideal for tactical uses

- Easily misplaced
- Must be aimed and does not automatically follow gaze
- Does not stay attached in the event of a fall

Regardless of which one you choose, or if you choose both, make sure you are investing in a flashlight that will do the job consistency and well. Don’t buy a cheap flashlight that cannot perform when you need it most, rather invest in a flashlight that will do the job for years to come.

Browse through Klarus Light’s website for a wide range of durable, innovative and affordable flashlights!

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Flashlight lumens – How does it impact your light decision?

Choosing the right flashlight is all the about the light, and the ability to choose the amount of light you get is a key feature of a high-quality flashlight. The amount of light a flashlight produces is measured in lumens, and some flashlights even have up to 3000 lumens. That’s great and all, but you don’t always need that much light.

Let’s take a look at the most common settings you will find on most tactical flashlights and their uses.
1 – 20 Lumens
This is about the power level of a flashlight you would use to read a book under the covers. It is ideal for finding your car keys at the bottom of your bag, walking outside to take the garbage out and yes reading a book under the covers.

10 – 25 Lumens
This is the default setting for most flashlights. It is powerful enough to accomplish most tasks and not be overpowering in a closed space. Most “emergency” flashlights have this level of output. This setting is perfect for those random power cuts.

36 – 60 Lumens
If you like to spend time in the great outdoors, this is the setting that you will use most often. It is perfect for finding your way around a campsite or lighting your way on a late night hike through the woods.

100 + Lumens
A light that generates this much lumens is considered a tactical flashlight. This is the amount of light police officers and firefighters use when they are called to a scene. A flashlight that emits over 80 lumens has the power to temporarily blind an attack. Looking for a durable, affordable tactical flashlight? Take a look at Klarus Light’s wide range.

1000 + Lumens
This is the type of light that search and rescue parties use. It has the power to light up a forest and even further. It is ideal for finding the lost, but it is unlikely that you will ever need this output. However, it is still good to have just in case.

In addition to the ability to choose lumen output, many tactical flashlights offer the ability to select alternative lighting modes such as the strobe and SOS mode.

Don’t settle for a flashlight with one setting; choose a flashlight that will provide the perfect amount of light in all situations. At Klarus Light, you can choose from a variety of different flashlights!

Thursday, 3 December 2015

What is the best flashlight for your car?

What happens in the middle of the night when your car breaks down on the side of the road? When you need to change a flat tyre in a dark parking lot? Or when you lose your keys or phone between the seat and the console?

You’re going to end up fumbling around in the dark unless you have a flashlight handy. In that case, you have no problem getting under the hood, changing that tyre or finding your keys.

A flashlight is an essential part of any emergency preparedness kit; in fact, it is one of the most important items to have when roadside assistance is too far away to help.

But, what is the best flashlight for your car? Let’s look at what a quality emergency flashlight for the car possesses:

- Convenient Size
The ideal flashlight for your car is lightweight and small. You want a flashlight that can easily fit in your glove box or inside your emergency kit in your boot.

- Long Battery Life
Batteries eventually lose their charge, and there is no way to know when or how often you will need to use your emergency flashlight, but when you do use it, you want it to work without fail!

- Easy to Recharge
Ideally you want a flashlight that is easy to recharge, preferably one that can be charged directly from your car or computer. Even if your car doesn’t have a USB adapter, there are easy adapters that transform the traditional “cigarette lighter” into a powerful USB charging port.

- Durable
A cheap, plastic flashlight won’t survive the impact of a car accident. It might not even survive daily wear and tear in your glove box or boot. It’s very important for your emergency flashlight to work all the time.

- Bright
Have you ever turned on a flashlight that’s beam is so dim it’s almost useless? You definitely don’t want that to happen on the side of the road, in the dark! Make sure your emergency flashlight offers at least 250 lumens of brightness.

Take a moment to browse through the variety of high quality, durable yet affordable LED flashlight Klarus Light has to offer!