Flashlights: Pros and Cons of LED Flashlights

There has been a recent surge in the market for LED lighting. There are many reasons for this occurrence. One can receive many advantages from using an LED flashlight. Light Emitting Diode (LED) flashlights are typically more reliable than the other options that are available on the market. This is important because if you are reaching for your flashlight, it is because you NEED it to work. We will go over some of the pros and cons of choosing an LED flashlight.

LED flashlights

Some of the downsides to using an LED flashlight are that they could seriously damage your eyes if you look directly at them. This is because they generate a lot of light. They are also very susceptible to static electricity. They are also typically more expensive than conventional flashlights. This should not be a huge issue because they will have life spans of 50,000 hours or more. Another disadvantage is that if you do not supply the flashlight with the correct voltage, at a constant rate, you run the risk of it becoming damaged. This is not as big of an issue for you to be thinking about, but make sure to get your flashlight from a good manufacturer. If you get a bad LED flashlight, you can be almost certain that it came to you that way.

LED flashlights also turn on in nanoseconds, so that is a big “pro.” They also use less energy and some of them can product 135 lumens per watt! These flashlights are also very resistant to breaking. The bulb on the LED’s aren’t exposed but rather they are housed in a plastic coating that lessens the impact that a fall. This is important if your flashlight were to be dropped. They are commonly referred to as Solid State Lighting for this reason. They heat up (or turn on) at a very low temperature so their shelf life is much longer than that of an older bulb.

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