You've seen them on T.V. many times. Shake flashlights-just shake one for a
few seconds and voila! Instant, bright light. But besides the novelty of it all,
are these things for real or even practical? The answer is yes, they are for
real and extremely practical for everyday application. Here are seven good
reasons why you need a shake flashlight:
1. Needs no batteries. A flashlight with dead batteries is useless. An old
stick is just about as useful as a dead flashlight. And there's probably nothing
more frustrating than reaching for a flashlight, only to find out it is
completely dead. With a shake flashlight, dead batteries are never a problem. A
shake flashlight needs no batteries because it uses the Faraday Magnetic Method
to recharge the flashlight again and again. Different brands and models of shake
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Lighting Manufacturers in effectiveness but some of the better ones can give
light for hours with just a few seconds of shaking.
2. Rugged construction. There are several different brands of shake lights,
and they are not all constructed equally, but it's fair to say that many of them
are built for rugged use. While it's probably not a good idea to use one as a
hammer, shake flashlights can nonetheless take some abuse like being dropped on
the floor without damage. Housed in a clear shatterproof high-tech casing, a
shake flashlight can operate in extreme hot or cold environments without
3. Water resistant. Drop a regular flashlight in the water and it won't
work anymore, at least not until the batteries, bulb, and other components are
dried out. That's not a problem for a shake flashlight however, which is water
resistant to 20 feet or more.
4. Long Life LED bulb. The long-life LED bulb illuminates up to a 30 ft.
radius or more, depending on the model and can withstand light drops and bumps.
Because the LED lamp consumes very little energy, it doesn't generate heat,
which is the enemy to standard light bulbs.
5. Set it and forget it. It doesn't need batteries, so you can store your
flashlight and literally forget about it until you need it. Put one in your
car's glove box, one in your kitchen, one in the tool box, one in the garage,
one in your R.V., one in your boat etc.
6. Environmentally friendly. In many areas batteries can't be thrown away
with the common trash, even though many people do so. Batteries contain toxic
chemicals that can leach into the ground and cause contamination of the soil and
ground water. Because there's no batteries in shake flashlights, there's not the
disposal problem you have with regular batteries. This makes shake lights more
environmentally friendly than battery powered flashlights.
7. Because they're way cool! These aren't you grandfather's flashlights
(although your grandfather may have one by now). A shake flashlight is one of
those items that always gets attention, a real conversation piece. Models that
come in various translucent colors look especially cool when they're on. Why
settle for one boring color when you can have several!