Flashlights come in all shapes and sizes. Some traditional models still use incandescent type bulbs, while the newer versions utilize LED’s. Many still require batteries, while others are rechargeable, either by plugging into an electrical outlet using a low-voltage adapter or by a USB cable connected to a laptop or car charger. Some are even capable of being recharged with solar energy, using a built-in accessory solar cell. This has become a common feature on several brands of camp lanterns.
Keychain flashlights are useful tools for those needing help finding door locks at night. They provide low-level light of approximately 100 lumens, similar to a night light in brightness. Slightly larger flashlights use 2 AA or 3 AAA batteries, generally have aluminum cases, and provide from 100 to 250 lumens of light for up to 3 hours. The largest multi-cell flashlights use up to 6 D-cell batteries. Wearable headlamps are usually 150 lumen LED lights and feature options such as high and low beam white light, red beam, flashing red light, and white strobe lighting for emergencies. Battery or solar-powered camp lanterns provide light levels ranging from 100 to 1000 lumens. Most of the brighter lanterns have 2 or 3 intensity levels to provide camp lighting options depending on need.
In circumstances where maximum light is needed, tactical flashlights are definitely the way to go. Tactical flashlight brightness ranges from around 750 to over 1200 lumens. These flashlights will light up a large area, but can be focused down to become more of a searchlight beam. They are very useful for spotting game and for nighttime car repairs, as well as for search and rescue missions. Most are weatherproof, with some diving flashlights being waterproof down to a depth of 150 meters.
There are also other types of flashlights that don’t fit into any of the aforementioned groups, such as lanterns designed to plug into your 12 volt car charger to provide light for roadside vehicle repairs, and glowing LED slap bracelet lights which are available in multiple colors. While all of these variations are not featured, each of them is available on the GarysProStore site, so feel free to browse through our products to find the ones best suited for your needs.