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The Best Rechargeable Flashlights

Posted by Carl Fyffe on

Most high-end flashlights today use rechargeable 18650 lithium-ion batteries that require you to remove the battery to recharge it in a charger. For people that use their lights for long periods of time and have to swap out batteries, this is the best way to go. But for casual users who only need to use the light for a couple of minutes at a time then the convenience of a rechargeable flashlight out weighs the cost savings of an external charger. Connector Types Each manufacturer implements different methods for charging their flashlights. There are three primary ways manufacturers implement their...

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What are infrared lights good for?

Posted by Best Light on

To describe what infrared lights are good for would require an understanding of infrared technology. Infrared technology is described as invisible radiant energy, electromagnetic radiation falling within specific wavelengths, typically longer than the wavelengths than visible light. The typical range for infrared wavelengths are between 700 nanometers at a frequency of 430 terahertz (THz) to 1 millimeter at 300 gigahertz (GHz). A Brief History of Infrared Radiation Infrared radiation was discovered by Sir William Herschel, a British astronomer who is most famous for discovering the planet Uranus. Herschel observed a type of invisible radiation lower in the spectrum than red...

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What's the best light to use for camping?

Posted by Best Light on

One of the essentials for a multi-day camping trip is light—at night, it will help you see the surroundings around you and make your camp visible to all. However, another question is raised when it comes to lighting: what makes a good light? What should I get for my camping needs? Another key issue to consumers is cost. What is the best available product for my budget? Fenix CL25R Some may argue for a light with low lumens for maximum usage, or high lumens for the brightest light available, usually for shorter camping trips. Fenix's CL25R maxes out at 350 lumens,...

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Just announced: Nitecore MH27

Posted by Best Light on

Nitecore's MH27 (manufacturer's page) is a rechargeable tactical light with 1000 lumens for the primary emitter and three secondary color LEDs (red, green and blue). It is basically a rechargeable SRT7 without the selector ring. The primary emitter is the new CREE XP-L HI V3 LED. It has a flat dome to ensure the maximum brightness and throw. The MH27 will throw out to 462 meters. Check out our product page for Nitecore's MH27 to learn more.

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Win a free MH12!

Posted by Christian Fyffe on

And our winner has been decided! @heidtjj Congratulations on winning your new MH12! We'll hold another contest when we reach 2000 followers. — Best Light (@bestlightio) June 26, 2015 Nitecore's MH12 is a fantastic light with a mini-USB port to recharge the included battery. Whether you are a mom that wants a reliable flashlight for the car, or a dad that wants an awesome tactical flashlight, the Nitecore MH12 is for you! If you would like more information about the MH12, there's this review by Jeff Clark of Meanderthals and this review by one of our Reddit friends. Thank you to all entrants,...

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