The following warnings occurred:
Warning [2] Illegal string offset 'birthday' - Line: 105 - File: inc/plugins/imagebirthday.php PHP 5.5.38 (Linux)
File Line Function
/inc/plugins/imagebirthday.php 105 errorHandler->error
[PHP]   imagebirthday_profile
/inc/class_plugins.php 100 call_user_func_array
/showthread.php 394 pluginSystem->run_hooks
Warning [2] Illegal string offset 'birthday' - Line: 105 - File: inc/plugins/imagebirthday.php PHP 5.5.38 (Linux)
File Line Function
/inc/plugins/imagebirthday.php 105 errorHandler->error
[PHP]   imagebirthday_profile
/inc/class_plugins.php 100 call_user_func_array
/showthread.php 1245 pluginSystem->run_hooks





 We have received 33% of our goal
Server costs


Forum Affiliates

Your banner here / Tu banner aquí

Post Reply 
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Votes - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
[Flashlight Blog] A Look At Some Less Expensive Lighting Options
07-21-2011, 04:23 PM
Post: #1
[Flashlight Blog] A Look At Some Less Expensive Lighting Options
0
0
A Look At Some Less Expensive Lighting Options

Many of you, when you think of flashlights, probably think that you have to spend at least $30 to purchase a decent/useful flashlight. $30 may even be cutting it close. If you are a flashaholic (someone who really likes flashlights), then you have a general idea of how much a good light should cost.

With all of the technical comparisons of light output, lighting modes, runtime, durability, etc., one can easily get lost and forget about why they have a flashlight in the first place: In order to help you see in the dark.

Whether it costs $1 or $100, if it helps you with the task at hand, it's a success. I guess one way of measuring the success of a flashlight purchase would be to see how much money is left in your wallet.

In this post, I want to look at a very inexpensive lighting option that may be overlooked by some as being too cheap or simple.

We all know about keychain LED flashlights, right? Well, these little guys can be had for a very inexpensive price and are small enough to put just about anywhere. You can attach them to your keys, to zipper pulls; practically anything with a loop can have one attached. At their price, it's not a bad idea to have a few just in case you're stuck without light.

The Keychain LED Flashlight is small enough to be put anywhere.
I've had situations where a simple keychain flashlight would have saved me a lot of time. Let me explain.

I was outside with some friends throwing a ball around at night when it fell in a bush. "No worries, I'll get it," I thought to myself. Well, the bush was out of range of any streetlights around, so it wasn't that easy. I should also add that it was pretty cold outside.

Being unprepared, I didn't have a flashlight with me, so, as anybody would, I took out my cell phone and used it as a light source. Long story short, it took me about 15 minutes to find something that should have taken 30 seconds with a keychain flashlight.

How bright is it?

I do not have a lumen output to give you, but, from my non-scientific tests in a pitch black room, the keychain LED flashlight that I tested helped me see all large objects across the full length of the room, which was about 50 feet away. It was definitely bright enough to maneuver around comfortably. Had I had a longer distance to test, the light easily would have shined further. I would guess that it would work to illuminate to distances of about 75-100 feet and probably more, which is really amazing for something so small and cheap. For close-in work, this light is definitely bright enough to do what needs to be done. Heck, it beats nothing.

Now, a keychain led light is not as bright as some flashlights, by any means, but it may be just enough to help you out when you don't have any other options. Think of it as insurance. Buy one, or seven, and throw one onto your keys for those moments when you do not have a flashlight and absolutely need to see at night. It will probably end up saving you a lot of headaches.
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  [EDC Items] Flashlight Belt Wear bot 0 395 07-28-2011 01:08 AM
Last Post: bot
  [EDC Items] Fenix TK40 Flashlight bot 0 373 07-28-2011 01:08 AM
Last Post: bot
  [VolkStudio Blog] A less expensive laser option for P32 and LCP bot 0 278 07-28-2011 12:49 AM
Last Post: bot
  [Gear Reviews Blog] Ultraviolet Flashlight & Scorpion bot 0 308 07-21-2011 10:18 PM
Last Post: bot
  [Flashlight Blog] Welcome bot 0 274 07-21-2011 05:34 PM
Last Post: bot
  [EDC Blog] The Importance of a Flashlight bot 0 445 07-21-2011 04:54 PM
Last Post: bot
  [Flashlight Blog] Review - 4Sevens Preon Flashlights are Awesome! bot 0 422 07-21-2011 04:54 PM
Last Post: bot
  [Flashlight Blog] Review - 4Sevens Maelstorm is a Blast! bot 0 302 07-21-2011 04:48 PM
Last Post: bot
  [Flashlight Blog] The Devil - Movie Thoughts bot 0 266 07-21-2011 04:38 PM
Last Post: bot
  [Flashlight Blog] Every Day Carry Flashlight Thoughts bot 0 301 07-21-2011 04:30 PM
Last Post: bot

[Flashlight Blog] A Look At Some Less Expensive Lighting Options
Current time: 08-20-2019, 12:45 AM
User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
Author: bot
Last Post: bot
Replies 0
Views 261


Forum Jump:


User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

Welcome, Guest
You have to register before you can post on our site.

Username
  

Password
  





Links
Budget Light Forum

Search Forums

(Advanced Search)

More
Gearoo - EDC Shop
Gearoo - Tienda EDC

Latest Threads
Happy New Year
Last Post: tam
01-03-2019 10:57 AM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 0
Caravan Designs Brand Sug...
Last Post: Caravan-Designs
11-05-2018 09:34 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 0
Hello From Caravan Design...
Last Post: Caravan-Designs
11-02-2018 01:54 AM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 0
Hello Everyone
Last Post: KenkoyCreator
10-07-2016 12:21 AM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 0
Hello everyone
Last Post: eirselloo
03-08-2015 05:57 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 1
Greetings fellow EDCeers
Last Post: tam
01-02-2015 07:17 AM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 4
Greeting from Virginia
Last Post: Gsd2012
07-08-2014 10:14 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 4
Wenger Evolution ST 10 mi...
Last Post: tam
03-07-2014 05:10 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 10
Which one from Maglite li...
Last Post: tam
03-05-2014 04:52 PM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 7
The falshlight batteries ...
Last Post: Tibo
01-14-2014 06:19 AM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 107

Online Users
There are currently 18 online users.
» 0 Member(s) | 18 Guest(s)