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.
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.
When you shop for engraved flashlights, you are looking for 3 things. Price and brightness, and durability.
PRICE. From the high end of this spectrum is Maglite. Maglite flashlights are USA-made, which contributes to the higher price of this favorite flashlight. If you are using these as company give-aways, then you might consider some well-made Chinese LED flashlights for much less money. The Dako lights fit the bill for this category.
Neutron Rechargeable Triple Output CREE FL106
BRIGHTNESS. The new CREE LED bulbs give much more lumens than other LED bulbs. This new technology gives off an astounding amount of brightness. All LED bulbs are very bright, compared to the old incandescent bulbs.
DURABILITY. Many of today’s engraved flashlights are made with a durable aluminum case. It’s relatively easy to find a durable flashlight to show off your corporate logo on the barrel. Maglite is the expert in durability, with the knurled aluminum case and rubber gaskets.