Functions and precautions of the flashlight
It is well known that flashlights are common and practical tools in our daily life. They provide us with mobile illumination in low-light settings. Nowadays, flashlights show up in many aspects of life and are designed for many different situations. However, some are designed to be suitable for certain situations and environments, while others are not. As we light our way into the future, flashlights not only meet our daily needs, they also become more and more powerful. Even though almost everyone has used a flashlight, do you truly understand them?
To begin, we need to know the classification of flashlights. According to different usage scenarios, they can be classified as an outdoor flashlight, EDC flashlight, or tactical flashlight. Flashlights can also be classified as rechargeable or non-rechargeable, based on the different properties of the flashlights.
Most flashlights feature a corresponding level of waterproofing and the highest possible level is IPX8. The rating of IPX8 means the flashlight can be placed at a depth of 2 meters for half an hour. Most of our flashlights generally meet this level. We take pride in meeting this rating with outdoor and tactical flashlights, as they are regularly used to save lives and be used in extreme or special conditions. To meet these harsh requirements, the level of waterproofing must be very high.
Outdoor flashlights are reliable illumination tools for outdoor camping or hiking adventures. The long-distance bright light beam will provide clear vision when you’ve lost your way in the dense darkness of night.
As they are commonly used by law enforcement personnel, tactical flashlights need to adapt to various environments. Therefore, the performance of these flashlights (temperature, waterproofing, anti-corrosion, durability, etc.) is much higher than ordinary flashlights. Tactical flashlights also have self-defense functions (SOS and strobe), and a strike bezel designed to protect yourself or prevent emergencies.
EDC flashlights are designed to be convenient everyday carry devices to provide quick illumination throughout your daily routines. Made to assist with looking for small items, walking the dog at night, emergency household lighting, etc. EDC flashlights are to make our daily life easier.
Ordinary EDC lights may not be enough to meet the requirements of outdoor and tactical use. The situations we face outdoors are complex and dangerous. To meet the usage demands, high lumen values are a high priority in the functionality of our lights. The higher the lumen value, the farther and wider the lighting range of the flashlight will be, providing safer vision.
While high-lumen flashlights can illuminate everything around us, they also consume much power and require a higher quality battery. If you are going to use a high lumen flashlight, you need to know how to use them properly, so you can avoid accidents. If you want them to be your reliable illumination tool, please pay attention to the following:
1. Avoid exposure to human eyes
Flashlights are getting brighter all the time. 1000 lumen and higher output flashlights are now the norms; be sure to avoid shining direct light into someone's eyes, especially in a dark environment.
2. Flashlight heating
If you have ever used a high-lumen flashlight, you know they can get very hot. The inside of the flashlight will heat up quickly as well as the outer surface. This is a normal phenomenon, indicating that the flashlight is expelling energy. This energy turns into light, but also heat. Some flashlights have a temperature control function inside, which can automatically sense the change of heat and reduce the output of the flashlight. However, if the flashlight does happen to overheat, please adjust the output level immediately. If necessary, turn off the flashlight completely.
3. Always properly maintaining the battery
For rechargeable flashlights, the battery must be properly cared for and maintained, which will maximize the safety and longevity of the flashlight. When you do not use the flashlight for a long time, please remove the battery or be sure to charge the flashlight regularly.
4. lock mode
To give more control over your high-lumen device, most of our outdoor and EDC flashlights now have lock-out mode, which can prevent the flashlight from being accidentally activated and improve the overall safety.
The above are the precautions for the use of high-lumen flashlights. Flashlights are very useful in life, and they can illuminate the dark and save lives. But if you use it incorrectly, some unexpected circumstances will happen. We should try to avoid these and make them our reliable and practical daily tools to illuminate your world.
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