Wednesday, 30 August 2017

An LED Flashlight Myth you shouldn’t believe

When you think about a tactical flashlight, the first thing that pops into your mind is a huge, heavy flashlight that is too big and bulky to be used by the average Joe, only police personnel and security guards.

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Get this image out of your mind, because this is not what tactical LED flashlights are all about! They are not only designed for specialised purposes – yes, you can own one too!

Everyday technology continues to grow and evolve, as does LED flashlight technology. As torch technology changes, flashlights are now available to anyone in a variety of shapes and sizes, with many different features too.

If you are only going to be using your LED flashlight for simple tasks around the house, like finding your keys under your seat or lighting up the house when the power goes out then a tactical flashlight that fits conveniently in your pocket is just right. Obviously if you’d like a more heavy duty flashlight for hiking trips, etc. then you’ll still be able to own one.

The most impressive advancement in LED flashlight technology is the LED bulbs that can now be found in almost every single tactical flashlight out there. They are not only smaller and lighter, but they’re also more powerful! Usually more power means the battery does not last as long, however LED combine power and extended battery life.

Looking for an affordable tactical flashlight, big or small? Visit the Klarus Light website and have a look through the wide range of torches. From the large XT20 Tactical Torch to the tiny Mi7 – place your order today from or call 071 6136 777.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

How your LED Flashlight can save your life!

The darkness can be a dangerous and scary place, especially in an emergency situation when you have to do what you can to fight to survive. The dark can really be your greatest enemy – it’s confusing, it creates panic and fear and it is a great place for awaiting criminals to hide.

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When it comes to staying safe and feeling safe in the dark, a reliable flashlight is one of the most important tools to keep on hand at all times. Learning how to use your LED flashlight properly can mean the difference between life and death in a number of survival situations.

Here are five ways you can use your flashlight to save your life:

- See trouble coming from a mile away!

Criminals love to work in the cover of darkness, so spoil their plans by getting an LED flashlight and spot a potential attack before it even happens. Shine your LED flashlight when you walk home and you’ll be able to light up the shadows where criminals may be hiding.

- Self-defence

A sturdy, durable tactical LED flashlight can also be used as a weapon against an attacker. Instead of holding it the way people usually do, with your fingers pointing towards the bulb, invert your fist and grip the flashlight with the bulb pointing away from your thumb. Holding your LED flashlight this way will allow you to use to jab an attacker or swing it like a baton!

- Signal for help

Use your LED flashlight as an emergency signal if you are ever lost, stranded or in trouble. Many hikers who have been lost have used their LED flashlights as signals so search and rescue teams can find them. Always remember that three fast pulses of light can be used to signal for help.

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- Protect against an animal attack

There might be a time in your life when you are out camping or hiking and you come across a dangerous, wild animal. Should this happen at night, a bright blast of light in an animals eye with your LED flashlight will disorientate the creature and hopefully scare them enough to send them running.

- Escape a potential death trap

In the event that there is an earthquake, tsunami, fire or any other natural disaster you may be trapped in a dark building that you need to quickly escape from. Having a handy LED flashlight on hand will hopefully keep you calm and help you get out without too many injuries.

Survival is all about resourcefulness and getting the most out of every tool available to you. An LED flashlight is one of the most versatile tools available!

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

How to look after your Flashlight properly

When you desperately need your torch and you pull it out to discover it’s not working anymore, nothing is more frustrating! To avoid this dilemma you have to create a routine where you maintain and store your flashlight so it’s always ready at a moment’s notice.

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 Consider using these easy steps before storing your beloved flashlight…

1. Always make sure all bits of dirt, dust, grime and water are wiped off of the outside case of the torch. Use a soft cloth and try not to dent or damage the material.

2. Ensure the threads on the body and the head are clean and dry and without any snags.

3. ALWAYS check the battery compartment for signs of leakage or corrosion.

4. Its best to remove and inspect the batteries after each use. Never leave the batteries inside your torch when you know you won’t be using it for a long time.

5. Check the overall condition of the flashlight. Are there any cracks or holes? Is the power switch damaged? For a quick fix, use tape!

6. The condition of the glass over the bulb is also important. Make sure to clean and polish it and check for any cracks.

7. Don’t forget to examine the bulb and LED itself. If there are any broken or discoloured wires, replace immediately.

8. Do you have a lanyard on your flashlight? If so, check it for any frays and make sure it is secure. The cord is the only thing holding your flashlight from falling.

9. Protect your torch against rust and corrosion. Lightly coat all the grooves and ridges with silicone grease when possible.

10. If you rarely use your flashlight, wrap it in soft protective cloth when you store it.

Even if you don’t often use your flashlight, make it a habit to check it and ensure that it is working properly. Maintaining your torch won’t take a lot of time and effort. You will be thankful you looked after it when you need it in an emergency and it works effectively!

Klarus creates and supplies some of the best LED torch technology on the planet. Visit the Klarus website today and order today!