When you are shopping for Maglite flashlights, you will be faced with the decision of whether to get an LED (light emitting diode) or incandescent bulb. Which one should you choose? It’s kind of like choosing between a Lincoln Navigator and a Ford Fusion. There’s a difference in price, and a difference in
The LED bulb is much brighter, but more expensive than the original incandescent bulb. So, do you want more quality, or more economy. Both types of Maglite® are popular, and as far as I know, neither one is destined for cancellation.
Another feature of the LED Maglites is the ability to have different modes. You can have different brightnesses, strobe, and SOS. All this is possible because of an advanced electronic circuit.
I hope this makes it easier to make your decision.
The new Halcyon Collapsible Engraved Flashlights will be your best friend in a power outage. When the electricity goes out, just lift the top of this lantern and it turns on. Adjust the brightness by sliding the top up or down. The folding steel handles allow you to hang it, or you can place it on a table. The COB bulb is bright, and the design gives you brilliant light for the whole room, tent, or camper. The entire surface is coated with the new rubbery finish, to prevent slippage.
Maglites are the best USA-Made flashlight. They are built tough, and will last a lifetime. But, here are 5 secrets you probably didn’t know about Maglite Flashlights.
LED (the bulb on an LED Maglite, or any LED flashlight) doesn’t last forever. It doesn’t burn out. It just gets dimmer and dimmer with age. Don’t worry. Depending on your usage, it should remain very bright till a time between 50 years and 2,000 years from now.
Maglites® are designed to be highly water resistant. However, they are not advertised to be waterproof.
Maglites® are not tested to be explosion-proof or intrinsically safe. Some workers who use a flashlight in highly volatile environments need that type of flashlight.
There are flashlights made for that purpose.
Old and weak alkaline batteries can damage your Maglite® just as they can damage any other flashlight. Maglites® are built tough, but guarding against a leaky battery is above and beyond the call of duty. Many battery manufacturers have a repair/replacement policy if your flashlight is damaged by one of their leaky batteries.
The ANSI standard of rating the power of flashlights was started only in 2009. Mag Instrument has agreed to abide by the ANSI standard, and rates its flashlights so you can compare one with another. ANSI stands for American National Standards Institute. The parameters used are:
Promotional flashlights not only spread the image of your logo to everyone you give them to. They also are useful tools. They “brighten the lives” of your customers, figuratively and actually. Here are the steps to give your customers a flashlight with your corporate logo…..
Find your best company logo to place on a flashlight.
Find the best promotional flashlights company on the internet. Choose one that has an easy-to-use website. One that is easy to navigate, and to order.
Decide your budget. Remember, most flashlights will last a very long time. So your investment will last many years.
Decide what size of flashlight you want to give. Is it for both males and females. Is it for all ages?
Do you need a simple incandescent bulb, or LED, or the new CREE bulb, or the newer COB (chip onboard) style of torch? How about a Maglite®?
If you can’t answer these questions, just phone the company and discuss your needs.
After you place your order and receive your flashlights, it’s time to do the fun job. Pass them out in person to all the customers on your list. It’s time to “make your customers’ lives a little brighter with promotional flashlights.”
Brian Debottis (of Starline) showed me the best and brightest engraved flashlights at the OPPA show in Cleveland Ohio last week. I have one of these Triple Output LED CREE FL142 flashlights, and tried it out one night. It can light up the complete side of a building. It’s bright enough to be able to paint the side of your house at night! Currently, I keep it in my boat. When working in the engine compartment, you need a super bright light, and this flashlight fills the bill.
There are 2 secrets to its brightness. First, is the CREE bulb. CREE bulbs are extremely brighter that an ordinary LED bulb or an incandescent bulb. Second, there are 9 AA batteries inside. If they are all connected in series, that would give it 13.5 volts to work with. No wonder it is rated at 1050 Lumens.
The FL142 can be laser engraved with your corporate logo. This makes for a long-lasting, appreciated gift when you present it to your best customers.