Are you looking for a tactical flashlight, but you don’t know what to look for? Then we have a number of tips here that will help you make the right choice.
You have a flashlight in different models, brands and therefore also in all kinds of price ranges. As of 2012 it is prohibited to sell light bulbs in the EU. This is done because the incandescent lamp consumes quite a lot of energy and certainly because there are good alternatives in circulation. Today, an LED has become the standard. The advantages of LEDs are great. They use little energy, they hardly get warm, they are shock resistant, they last a long time and they are easy to process because they are so small. You see a lot of flashlights with LED lamps, precisely because they take so little energy. The development of LEDs is still in full swing. Especially in terms of the amount of light that an LED provides, how much energy it consumes and the color of the light. The production of white light in particular is in full swing. The C4 LED is the latest development in LED technology based on a new diode chip. As a result, the type of light, color temperature and brightness of the C4 LED is in many cases much better and more effective than the light of a conventional type of lamp.
In general, the following properties are important to consider when making the right choice. Not every flashlight, not every brand, pays attention to all the points mentioned. As far as possible, we sketch an overall picture here. You may also be able to make your choice if you have only been given a number of properties.
- Reliability: The flashlight must be able to take a beating and the switches must continue to function properly for a longer period of time.
- Reliability: The flashlight should always work no matter where you are.
- Water tightness: The flashlight must at least be splash-proof, so that you can always use it in light rainfall.
- Lumen: This is the light output and indicates the total amount of light that a light source emits. The higher the number of lumens, the greater the range and the wider the light beam at a shorter distance.
- Lux: The LUX value says something about the luminosity, because it is expressed in an amount of light per surface unit. (1 LUX = 1 LUMEN per M²)
- Battery power: Does the flashlight itself have to be rechargeable or do you like to change the batteries in between?
- Energy-saving circuit: This ensures that the lamp does not always draw full power from the power source when this is not necessary.
- Weight: Do you want a lightweight flashlight or do you want a heavier flashlight with which you can also defend yourself.
- Dimensions: Are you looking for a pocket flashlight that you can carry in your pocket or do you want a flashlight that you can attach to your belt in a holster?
- Explosion safety: Explosion proof lamps all comply with the standard. There is a solution for every zone. Companies are legally obliged to take an explosion-proof lamp.