Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Why you need a Red Filter on your Flashlight

One of the first things you’ll want to do when you get a tactical flashlight is accessorize! Many people talk about adding coloured filters, but why would you need them?

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Let’s take a look at the red filter and find out what it’s used for...

The red filter does not affect your night vision, so if you turn your torch off you aren’t blinded. 

Taillights on a car are red for this reason too. If you choose to get the red filter, simply clip it over your flashlight and it’ll allow you to read a map when hiking and find your bearings without having to wait for your eyes to adjust afterwards.

Red light is also used as a distress signal light in many places. Use it when you are in danger or lost and help will be on their way.

Many flashlights these days have been created with the coloured LEDs incorporated, but coloured filters can still be bought for your flashlight and added on. 

Take a look at some of the tactical flashlights available on the Klarus Light website and view the filters available too.

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