We often take lighting for granted since it is always there at the click of a switch; and, should something happen that causes the light to go out, it is relatively simple to have it fixed. However, when it comes to portable light sources; we expect them to be tucked away in storage for any length of time and only taken out when we need to move around in the dark without any other source of light.
We Have High Expectations
We expect that whatever type of battery powers our portable light, it will not deteriorate in storage; we also expect the bulb to be forever as bright as it was brand new. Then, once these expectations have been met, we take our flashlight outdoors, perhaps tripping over and bumping into things (possibly causing us to drop the light). We may even be stuck outside in the rain! A flashlight may be simple and straightforward, but to be called durable, it should be remarkably well protected (both from us and from the elements).
Are Our Expectations Too High?
At one time, they probably were; but today’s technology gets us pretty close to the perfect, long-living, instantly ready to go anywhere, portable lighting device. LEDs have replaced old style bulbs in most lamps because they give off brighter light for less power consumption. LEDs do generate some heat but they do not contain the fragile filament that breaks easily and causes failure in incandescent bulbs. Additionally, heat dispersal methods can now be incorporated into LED assemblies to further extend their life.
Batteries have been getting both smaller and capable of holding a charge much longer, and most of them can be recharged very easily (without removal from the device they are powering). Battery failure should not be a problem with today’s technology.
Likewise, when the cases of cellphones, cameras, etc. can be manufactured to be shock proofed to the extent of surviving a drop from your hand to a hard floor; there is no longer any reason for durable flashlights to fail when dropped – in fact, a good one can be dropped from a height of up to three meters.
Rubber O-Rings are the key to keeping water from entering through the likes of on/off switches or other openings in a flashlight’s casing, which can be easily applied to our portable light for on land use.
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