Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Days are getting shorter - Keep the darkness at bay!

Now that we are losing about a minute of daylight every day (until December 21st, the shortest day of the year), it is important to check our flashlights and stock up on spare batteries!  Think of where you keep a flashlight - In the car (heat kills batteries), in a drawer in the kitchen, and in a hall closet.  
Take a moment to check the light - Does it have a strong, bright beam?  Check the batteries for leakage, and make sure you have spares handy.
Now if you don’t have a flashlight, it is time to consider buying one (or several).  Here is a list of basic lights on Amazon: LED Flashlightshttps://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=cmkingcom-20&l=ur2&o=1
My preference are the rechargeable ones, so fewer dead batteries end up in landfills:  Rechargable LED Flashlights https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=cmkingcom-20&l=ur2&o=1


My favorite Light is the MAGLITE Flashlight, kind of heavy and “old school”, but usually reliable, bright, and sturdy enough to club somebody if you needed to defend yourself. 

If you buy a Maglite, consider NOT using standard D cell batteries; They can leak and jam in the flashlight, making an expensive light very useless and difficult to fix.  Consider using Rechargable Batterieshttps://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=cmkingcom-20&l=ur2&o=1 , or Lithium Batteries Lithium Batterieshttps://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=cmkingcom-20&l=ur2&o=1. Lithium batteries are lighter and longer lasting than the standard alkaline batteries, and they do not expand or leak – so your batteries will never make your flashlight unusable!

If you need a flashlight for work, I like the Tactical Ballistic Flashlights: Tactical Flashlightshttps://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=cmkingcom-20&l=ur2&o=1
These are lightweight, powerful, and come in many different configurations and styles.  Flashlights make great gifts for the holidays (hint) and will brighten the day of anyone who gets a new light as a gift!

Hoping you see the light,

Alan



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