Time to Brighten Up Your Flashlight Game:

Why flashlights are so important in disaster scenarios

Flashlight, flash bright,
first flashlight I see tonight,
I wish I may, I wish I - wait,
that’s how it goes, right?

Flashlights are those little things most people forget about when they prepare for the worst.

Of course, first aid kits are crazy-important, and we can’t forget food and water, or the safety tools that help us wade through all the madness that may come at us. For whatever reason, though, flashlights are often forgotten. Perhaps it’s because when we’re in readiness mode, it’s usually in the happy light of day?

The funny thing about big natural events is that we really can’t predict the damage they might do to our cities - and our homes - or for how long, or at what time of day. They’re tricky things, and they can become seriously icky things when we aren’t prepared for them.

When a severe winter storm takes out power lines, a blistering heat wave overloads the city’s power grid, or a tornado, hurricane, or earthquake destroys vital infrastructure, the unknown is amplified. We can be stuck in the dark for hours, days, or even weeks with our families.


REMEMBER: Candles are Lady-and-The-Tramp cute, but they’re dangerous


Thousands of home fires are started every year from candle fires, often starting in bedrooms. This results in millions of dollars in damages and, unfortunately, loss of life too. That’s just not a risk we want to add on top of the risks associated with whatever natural hazards we might be dealing with.

TIP: Leave the candles, Take the batteries

Unless your flashlight is solar-powered or a crank-up (which we wholeheartedly recommend), then make sure you’ve got ample batteries stored with each of your flashlights. Remember, outages can last for weeks! Make sure you’ve got flashlights and electric lanterns - and batteries if needed - stored in every room of your home, ideally one for every member of your family.

Without further ado, here’s a few of our favorite flashlights just for you!

Waterproof LED Flashlight with Hand Crank and Solar Charging:

Why we love it: Well this one you don’t even need batteries! Reliable light + a 1-minute forearm workout = calorie-burning, smart readiness.

Waterproof LED Flashlight with Hand Crank and Solar Charging
Waterproof LED Flashlight with Hand Crank and Solar Charging
Waterproof LED Flashlight with Hand Crank and Solar Charging
Waterproof LED Flashlight with Hand Crank and Solar Charging
Waterproof LED Flashlight with Hand Crank and Solar Charging
Waterproof LED Flashlight with Hand Crank and Solar Charging
Waterproof LED Flashlight with Hand Crank and Solar Charging
Waterproof LED Flashlight with Hand Crank and Solar Charging
Waterproof LED Flashlight with Hand Crank and Solar Charging
Waterproof LED Flashlight with Hand Crank and Solar Charging

Waterproof LED Flashlight with Hand Crank and Solar Charging

$18.96

This LED flashlight is the perfect companion in any emergency situation, power outage or anytime you need light. Lasts up to 4 hours and provides timely illumination without the necessity of external batteries. 

Features:

  • High efficiency energy conversion cranking flashlight: Just 1 minute of cranking will generate enough power for 1 hour of use
  • IPX6 waterproof and submersible up to 45 feet
  • Equipped with a high quality LED bulb. Put it in the sun or wind it up to recharge
  • ThorFire will provide customers with one year after-sales service

 

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Tactical Flashlight:

Why we love it: These are great if you’ve got multiple family members. Store them in different locations around your home, so no matter where you roam, you’ll see things clearly.

Tactical Flashlight
Tactical Flashlight
Tactical Flashlight
Tactical Flashlight
Tactical Flashlight
Tactical Flashlight
Tactical Flashlight
Tactical Flashlight

Tactical Flashlight

$11.99

 

This waterproof flashlight touts a compact size, is convenient to carry and has five operating modes. Especially suitable for outdoor activities.

  • Super bright with 5 modes---Powerful 3000 Lumen LED generates a brilliant large area floodlight or a perfectly focused spotlight over a beam distance of 656ft/200m. Adjustable focus with 5 modes: (High, Medium, Low, Strobe, SOS/Emergency)
  • Adjustable focus-adjustable focus for use in different situations (just rotate torch head to adjust zoom). the LED flashlight allows you to select focus between spot and flood beams
  • Waterproof and it is made of aluminum alloy and rubber. Durable aluminum alloy crust, abrasion resistance
  • Easy to carry with you as a backup and is small enough to fit in your pocket, handbag, drawer, or car compartment. Takes 3 standard AAA or a single 18650 rechargeable
  • Portable mini size, length: 5. 39in, diameter: 1. 37; weight 185g, fits well in your hand or pocket. Compact to fit easily into your pocket wherever you Go.

 

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Goal Zero Lighthouse 400 Lantern and USB Power Hub:

Why we love it: This one’s amazing for the long haul. Not only does it provide reliable light, it also provides power to recharge your devices.

Goal Zero Lighthouse 400 Lantern and USB Power Hub
Goal Zero Lighthouse 400 Lantern and USB Power Hub
Goal Zero Lighthouse 400 Lantern and USB Power Hub
Goal Zero Lighthouse 400 Lantern and USB Power Hub
Goal Zero Lighthouse 400 Lantern and USB Power Hub
Goal Zero Lighthouse 400 Lantern and USB Power Hub
Goal Zero Lighthouse 400 Lantern and USB Power Hub
Goal Zero Lighthouse 400 Lantern and USB Power Hub
Goal Zero Lighthouse 400 Lantern and USB Power Hub

Goal Zero Lighthouse 400 Lantern and USB Power Hub

$69.95

 

Get bright light anytime, anywhere with this 400 lumen lantern by Goal Zero. Comes with dimmable and turbo settings for adjustable lightand ability to recharge the internal battery from any USB port or from a Goal Zero Nomad Solar Panel. Use the built-in hand crank to charge up instantly and never be left in the dark.

Features:

  • Highly adjustable 400 lumen lantern with USB output to keep your phone and other devices charged
  • Internal lithium battery boasts 4, 400mAh with a 1. 5A USB output, enough power to charge phones and tablets even off grid
  • Collapsible legs provide a stand for maximum light dispersion and fold in for convenient storage. Built-in handle for easy carrying and hanging
  • Utilize 360° of bright LED light, or save on power and extend runtimes by illuminating half the lantern. Unique reflection design allows for the optimal amount of quality, usable light
  • Run Time (2. 5 - 48 hours), Weight (1. 1lbs), LED Output (2x3w, warm white LED, 400 lumens)
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Last thing to remember:

Don’t worry.
Be ready.