I had a trekking trip planned out in the summer and when I was considering which flashlight should I buy, I came across some of the latest and most advanced flashlights that do more than just shine a light and lead the way.
The usual features of flashlights
Normally one should buy a flashlight based on the size, the battery life, and the light output. The price will vary based on the quality and additional features in the product. The better the bulb, the longer the range of the beam the more advanced the circuitry and technology involved the higher the price. There are several models which are constructed to withstand shock and water; they are also designed to dissipate heat effectively leaving the gadget cool in your hand. More advanced models come with strobe lighting in addition to multiple lighting modes.
Advanced flashlights are life savers
While it does pinch the pocket to spend a significant amount on a flashlight, the latest models can be your saviors in times of trouble. For example, if in the middle of a jungle you slip and fall into a stream or even a rivulet with your gear on you, you must bid goodbye to the normal flashlight but those with advanced features will withstand the fall and the water and will continue to function efficiently.
In another case, if you are confronted by an attacker the strobe lighting feature will disorient the attacker and give you precious time to escape or incapacitate the attacker. And finally, if you are ever marooned in a deserted region your flashlight will truly be a savior. Models with high beam distance and light intensity can be shone into the night sky and that will be a signal for rescuers to identify your location and reach you.
Flashlights are versatile not only outdoors but within the confines of homes. If ever a natural disaster strikes and the power lines are down your flashlight will be there to light up your abode.