This category of products has developed rapidly over the past 10 years. With so many new, exciting and flexible options, it can be very overwhelming to not only a first-time buyer but an experienced outdoors person as well looking to expand their existing inventory.
Historically conventional battery, gas, candle or liquid fuel were the standard. While all of these options are still widely used, much safer, portability, significant durability, sizing options, flexibility and environmental options have evolved to enhance your selection and overall experience. The intent of this article is to touch on some of those options available to buyers today.
With the invention of the rechargeable batteries, solar, hand-generated power and other flexible applications have added greatly to the popularity of rechargeable battery powered lighting. These options have been particularly popular for hikers and off-road bikers, who are always short on room and looking for lighter overall weight and durability options in their backpacks. Whether you are Camping, Hunting, Fishing, Off-Road biking or Bird Watching there is always a time and place for hands off lighting applications. Options available can be for helmet, caps, headband style, mounted on handlebars of bikes, or even remote controlled directional on boats.
The flexibility now in lanterns spotlights, floodlights, flashlights, and torches are numerous as well. They can be hung from a tent, tree, collapsible, expandable, and handheld!
The invention of LED bulbs has had a dramatic had an impact on both outdoor and indoor lighting applications. LED bulbs to provide not only great lumen performance but life, duration, and durability over the typical filament bulb. A typical LED bulb has the life expectancy 40 times that of a traditional bulb. That coupled with the hardness contributes to their advantage over a filament product. A LED bulb has a greater upfront cost but your return on your investment far outweighs the durability and reliability of the typical filament bulb.
Lighting Power Options
The ongoing upgrades for a buyer’s rechargeable battery options continue to evolve greatly as well. There are a number of rechargeable lighting options that depend on a charging unit that can be connected to recharge a user’s power. A buyer using this type of lighting option in the outdoors as your main source of lighting may be suitable depending on the life of the battery and whether ready access to the main power source is readily available to use in conjunction with their recharging unit.