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Month: December 2017

Support the Flashlight Project!

In an article published in The Guardian in November 2016, Nick Dunn advocated walking at night as a way “to experience, in a powerful and visceral way, a much broader world than that which exists in the daytime.”

Good advice, indeed. But there’s also an element of risk.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2015 more than 5,000 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in the United States. And about a quarter of those accidents occurred at night.

To reduce the risk of injury or death, the CDC advises pedestrians to increase their visibility at night by wearing reflective clothing and carrying a flashlight.

This year, Yellow Springs resident Carlos Landaburu took it upon himself to promote pedestrian safety in the village by creating the Flashlight Project, a nonprofit program that distributes flashlights to increase the visibility of walkers, runners and cyclists at night.

“In the past I did a lot of running at night, and I always wore a reflective vest to be more visible,” Landaburu said. “But I also walked at night, and I never wore a vest because it was kind of clumsy.” He also tried reflective clothing, but he was never consistent with that practice. In due course he began carrying a small flashlight and quickly realized that it was something he could do on a regular basis.

Yellow Springs Police Chief Brian Carlson said pedestrians should take precautions when walking at night.

“Although there have not been any recent fatalities, a few years ago a villager was clipped by a side view mirror while walking at night,” he said.

Carlson advises villagers to use lights on their bikes and for pedestrians to carry a flashlight or a blinking light.

In recent years, technology has greatly improved the quality and efficiency of compact flashlights.

“Now they are very bright, relatively inexpensive, and based on LED technology,” Landaburu said. LED, or light emitting diode, flashlights provide lower energy consumption and thousands of more hours of uninterrupted use than standard incandescent ones.

“I always make a point of having one with me when I walk at night,” he said.

For the most part, Landaburu sells and distributes UltraFire flashlights, which are manufactured and donated to his project by a company based in Shenzhen, China.

Landaburu’s most compact and affordable model is a palm-size unit, powered by a rechargeable battery. It can project up to 1,200 lumens — approximately 18 watts — of light. That’s a whole lot of illumination: the kind that would suffice for caving or search and rescue missions.

Police Chief Carlson cautions villagers to keep their flashlights pointed down when walking at night.

“The new LED lights can blind a motorist. So the best way to use a flashlight is to have it in your hand, moving back and forth, in a natural motion, along the ground.”

Landaburu, who’s lived in Yellow Springs since 1987, grew up in Argentina, where he earned a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of Buenos Aires. Shortly afterwards, he lived and worked in Holland and then moved to the U.S. After completing a master’s degree program in regional planning from Ohio State University, he worked as an environmental scientist for the Ohio EPA and then for a consulting firm in Dayton. In the late 1990s he worked for the Miami Valley Conservancy.

“The job was part environmental and part computer support,” he said. “Eventually, the computer part of the job developed and eventually took over. So I ended up being the IT manager there for a number of years.”

In 2002, Landaburu started his own business, and for the past 15 years he’s been providing computer support for individuals and small businesses.

His son, Luciano, grew up in town and now lives in New York where he works as a computer specialist for the ACLU.

In 2016, Landaburu used Facebook to solicit feedback about his flashlight project.

“I got a lot of positive responses, and sensed that there was a lot of fertile ground out there,” he said.

In June of 2017, he spent about $600 out of pocket to buy flashlights and began giving them away, mainly to children and young people.

This past summer, he set up a table at the farmers market on Saturdays to promote his project.

“The response was very encouraging,” he said. “Kids would get the flashlights for free and adults would buy them. I got a lot of good feedback from the community.”

In the fall, after securing a permit from the village, he set up a table with an array of flashlights on Xenia Avenue in front of Dark Star.

Eventually, Landaburu realized he couldn’t continue funding his project out of pocket. He contacted Greene Giving, the Greene County Community Foundation, and they seemed willing to support his project. But in order to receive funding, he first needed to submit specific cost estimates to the foundation from venders like Amazon.

“But that was easier said than done,” he said. “Venders are reluctant to give quotes for large purchases. And that’s because these companies like to sell direct.”

As a last resort, Landaburu asked for a donation directly from UltraFire. He explained the project, and that it was in a small town, in a local market, and mostly for kids. After several email exchanges the company agreed to donate flashlights, along with batteries and chargers. Over the past few months Landaburu has received more than 150 flashlights and accessories from UltraFire. And while he charges adults for the flashlights, he puts all proceeds back into the project, and does not make any profit.

He expects the relationship with UltraFire to continue indefinitely.

“It was a lucky thing for me and the community that I ran into these people,” he said. “They have a very good product and they’re relying on me to help promote it.”

To learn more about the Flashlight Project, call or text 937-319-1033.

Source: http://ysnews.com/news/2017/12/hes-making-light-of-the-darkness

Best Survival Flashlight for Winter

Do you live in an area that is often hit with large amounts of snow? Do your lights ever go out? What will you do when your flashlight batteries die? That is why today we are featuring my absolute favorite survival flashlight! The Cynergy Lifelight Waterproof Rechargeable Crank Flashlight with Window Breaker, Seatbelt Cutter, Compass, USB Cell Phone Charger, and Red Light Flasher

This flashlight is simply amazing and it has everything you need to survive! It even has a cell phone charger built in! Read the description below and make up your own mind. Don’t take my word for it!

Complete with sturdy, safe, and high quality materials, the Cynergy Lifelight All-in-One Waterproof Emergency Crank Flashlight will never run out of power! Just turn the crank to keep yourself, family, and friends safe in any type of emergency or rescue situation. This waterproof safety tool features a rechargeable LED flashlight, emergency power for handheld digital devices (iPhones, Smartphones, and more!) from the built in USB port, a compass, a seat belt cutting knife, a safety window breaking hammer, a red light flash, and magnets for easy mounting. Key Product Features Stay in touch with family and friends during an emergency with the built in hand crank cell phone charger Don’t leave yourself stranded in a wrecked vehicle, get this and make sure you can free yourself from the restraints meant to save you! Take control of your rescue with the beacon light without worrying about battery loss! Keep yourself from worrying about getting lost on the trail with the built in compass to guide your movements! Rechargeable flashlight never runs out of power Its compact, water-resistant design is also great company for any type of outdoor and adventure activity – take it camping, hiking, climbing, etc. This self powered emergency flashlight is something you can depend on, anytime anywhere, and in any type of weather!

Product Review:

Great product I hope I never need! Ha 🙂
Bought it for our storm shelter for tornado season and plan to move it to the car during ice storm season. Great features, especially the cell phone charger.

Buy the Cynergy Flashlight!

Our Favorite Headlamp!

Today I wanted to share my absolute favorite headlamp! It is very light and comfortable on the head, very bright and yes, it is rechargeable! It is the GRDE Zoomable 3 Modes Super Bright LED Headlamp with Rechargeable Batteries, Car Charger, Wall Charger and USB Cable!

If you have a flashlight but do not have a headlamp you are really missing out! There is nothing better than hands off light that always points to where you are looking!

Product Notes:

Includes Headlamp , 2 rechargeable batteries, Wall charger, Car Charger, Usb cable, User book.

Please remove the plastic wrap off the batteries at first time use, otherwise it cant recharge.

Battery lifespan can reach up to 100,000 hours. The Brightness is up to 1800 lumens.

3-in-1 Multi-Function Capability; Can use as headlamp, Waist lamp or a Desk lamp.

This Headlamp is Zoomable, Adjustable, Durable, Hands-free and Comfortable! It has 3 Modes: Low; Mid and Strobe.

Package Includes: 
1 x Headlamp
1 x Wall Charger
1 x Car Charger
2 x 3.7V 18650 Rechargeable Batteries
1 xGRDE Headlight Special USB Cable
1 xGRDE English manual book

Product Review:

I own few emergency lights and regular flashlights,and I don’t seem to get enough of them! So when I was given the opportunity to test and review this free sample of the zoom able light,I just had to add more to my collection of battery operated lights,and here is my humble opinion of this Headlight:

Product Quality:
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By far, this one gets my highest approval rating due to its decent quality and practicality,not to mention the great price!
Battery comes wrapped in hard protective plastic that makes it look like it should stay on,and that is why the manufacturer posted a note inside the box to remove the plastic wrap!! The two batteries are rechargeable,non of that bank breaking battery replacement expense!
Head strap is adjustable to fit around your head accordingly as not all heads created equally! It is very comfortable and snug around the head to keep the light in place. Now the most impressive part is the many ways of charging the headlight,besides the rechargeable battery it comes packed with three different charging cables! Cigarette Lighter Cable to charge in your car or RV. Wall Outlet Charger,to charge at home or work. USB Charging Cable to be plugged into any USB charging source. The zoom function is a great feature for working on small projects,so you can focus your light on a smaller area,not having to light up the whole room.Or you can widen your light for outdoor use.

Final Thoughts:
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Although the light lens might look small in appearance,not to be fooled by the size,this light can be extremely bright when its on the higher level of brightness (see my pictures bellow) I forgot to mentions that it comes with three lighting mode,Low,High and pulsating or emergency signaling mode which can be handy when Cycling or in an emergency situation. All and all this light is of a great quality and is heavy duty to last for long time,having said all of that,I highly recommend it to my fellow Amazon shoppers.I did get this product as a test sample free or at a discounted price. Also worth noting that I am an Amazon shopper just like the rest of you and depend on reviews for full-priced purchases using my hard earned money too! So I do NOT falsify my reviews for the purpose of receiving products at a discount because I trust & hope that others are giving honest reviews on products I’m looking to purchase as well! With that said, I hope you find my opinion helpful in making or breaking your buying decision, if so please return the favor by hitting the YES button bellow while you’re at it 🙂

Are you interested in this outstanding head lamp? Get all the details and specs here while it is on sale! Buy This Headlamp

What is the best Tactical Flashlight to use in a wildfire?

If you have seen the news at all then you know all about those raging wildfires in California. Hopefully you will never face an emergency like this but you should be prepared either way with a very powerful flashlight!

One of the most powerful tactical flashlights you can but is the FENIX TK35 Ultimate Edition!

This flashlight can deliver up to 2,000 lumens! It also has sos abilities and even strobe!

If you find yourself in an emergency or a wildfire situation this would be a great flashlight to have!

Here are some details:

Product Features

Modes of Operation
>Eco: 20 Lumens (160 hours)
>Low: 120 Lumens (33 hours)
>Mid: 380 Lumens (9 hours 15 min.)
>High: 1050 Lumens (3 hours 10 mins.)
>Turbo: 2000 Lumens (1 hour 15 min.)
>Strobe: 2000 Lumens
>SOS: 380 Lumens

Lossless orange peel reflector makes for a soft, uniform beam
Powerful maximum beam distance of 1050 feet
Strobe ideal for disorienting or signaling with 25600cd peak beam intensity
SOS for emergency situations
Digitally regulated output–maintains constant brightness
Reverse polarity protection to offer protection to from incorrect battery installation
Low-voltage warning function to remind users of low power
Intelligent memory circuit
Water-resistant to 6.5 feet/2 meters for 30 minutes
Premium Type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish
Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating

New 2000 lumen version Utilizing Cree XHP 50 LED with a lifespan of 50,000 hours
Uses two 18650 rechargeable batteries (Li-ion) or four 3V CR123A batteries (Lithium)
Orange-peel reflector which produces a 75-degree wide beam angle which will provide you with maximum mid-range coverage
Dual tail button switch for easy and fast operation
Bundle includes four EdisonBright CR123A lithium batteries

Review:

Amazing light, battery can go fast on turbo setting but throws light for amazing distances! Get rechargeable batteries for this and it will treat you right. Great build quality, nice durable aluminum case-body and decent sized lanyard on end of light. It will probably be the most expensive flashlight of its size you will ever have bought but if you need it for whatever you won’t be disappointed!! Only con is it gets quite warm on the lens end when operating so be care not to burn yourself.

Interested? Go to our product page right now and buy it! FENIX TK35 Ultimate Edition 2015 version (TK35UE) 2000 Lumen CREE XHP 50 LED