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What to consider when buying a flashlight?

What to consider when buying a flashlight?

One of the most indispensable items in any home is a flashlight.  There are many different types of flashlight and Lowes has a wide selection to choose from. You can save money on buying a new flashlight at Lowes by using one of the best Lowes Money Off Coupons from We Are Coupons. But what do you need to consider when buying a new flashlight?

Battery Type

Not so long ago there was limited choice when it came to flashlights and batteries; you either had small batteries or big batteries.  Today, you have a much wider choice and there is more consider. You may wish to consider a rechargeable flashlight, this can be solar too or you can choose conventional batteries. Even with conventional batteries, you have a choice of disposable and rechargeable. Then when it comes to the batteries themselves you have a wide choice of brands.  The choice of batteries and power source will, of course, depend on what you use the flashlight for.

Lumens and Light

How bright do you want your flashlight to be? Light and its brightness are measured in Lumens; the higher the lumens the brighter the light. For instance, 1000 lumens is considerably brighter than 180 lumens and it does make a big difference. Today, the best flashlights have LED lights that use less battery power but can shine much brighter. This has reduced the cost of many flashlights and improved them in general.

Durability and Toughness

What you need to use the flashlight for will ultimately determine how tough, strong and robust you need it to be. If it is just a handy pen-light or flashlight to look under the stairs then it may not need to be super-tough. However, if your flashlight is going with you up ladders or on camping trips where it may get knocked around you will need something tougher. You might even need a waterproof flashlight, in this case, you will need to look at the housing. You will find there is a very wide choice of flashlight and you may need more than one depending on what you intend to use it for,


The top factor that matters when buying a new flashlight is of course your budget.  Flashlights can range from around $1  to over $100. You can purchase a really good flashlight for far less than you think.  It is always worthwhile spending a little more on a flashlight, more expensive ones tend to be of better quality and last longer. Again, it all boils down to what you are going to use the flashlight for, how often and for how long you will need to use it and your personal preference.



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