Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Daily Briefing For Tuesday, July 16, 2013

On Flashlights

This evening, I had dinner with some colleagues and had an occasion to use my flashlight. This generated questions as to why I carry a flashlight and about the particular one I was using.

These two are currently my favorites. The Fenix model on the right runs on two AA batteries.  It generates 205 lumens, has a steady and strobes setting, as well as high-power and low-power settings.  

The StreamLight model runs on 3 V lithium batteries and puts out a whopping 600 lumens.  It, too, has high-power and low-power settings, as well as a steady beam and a strobe light function.  Both flashlights will cost you about $60 on eBay.

Flashlights are invaluable. You can use them for a number of things, as well as a way to temporarily but safely blind someone who is threatening you.

If you are not carrying a flashlight with you on a regular basis, I highly encourage you to do so.


  1. Just found flashlight that claims 1000lumens for $9 at amazon. Ultrafire W502B

    Chinese but we shall see what it is like. No excuse if it even comes on that will be a bonus.

  2. I'm looking forward to reading your review of the Ultrafire.