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4 Reasons to Carry a Flashlight Everyday

4 Reasons to Carry a Flashlight Everyday

Advances in flashlight technology have transformed the flashlight into a valuable multipurpose tool with so many benefits it might be more beneficial than carrying a pocketknife. Before the invention of long-lasting, high-output LED light bulbs and high-capacity rechargeable batteries, flashlights generally did not provide a significant light source and were basically intended to provide enough light to see in front of yourself for common uses like camping or a power outage. These new type of flashlights recommended for everyday carry (EDC) are called tactical flashlights and what makes these flashlights different from their predecessors are their smaller size, rugged waterproof aluminum construction, substantial brightness (typically a minimum of 250 lumens), and a high-capacity rechargeable battery.

Here are 4 reasons why you should always carry a tactical flashlight:

1. To Light Up Darkness

The primary purpose of a flashlight is to provide you light in darkness whether its finding you the right key, looking for something under the car, sofa, or bed, hiking at night or an emergency light source during a power-outage, you will always have a use for a flashlight in your pocket. While most people have a flashlight on their smartphone these days, you wouldn’t want to use it for an extended period and risk draining your battery, especially in a power-outage. Most importantly, the flashlight on your cellphone is simply not bright enough to provide you enough light if you were to need it for self-defense. Evil hides in the dark and a quality flashlight will enable you to identify threats hiding in the dark and possibly retreat before they have a chance to strike.

2. It Could Prevent a Fight

A tactical flashlight should be your primary self-defense weapon. It is a force option if you ever need to defend yourself. The blinding light tactical flashlights offer will immediately cause most people to stop and cover their eyes. So if someone approaches you and you shine your light in their eyes, maybe they will walk away and not fight. Additionally, many tactical lights have a strobe feature which can be even more disorienting to an attacker. If you ever have to fight, it is much easier to fight someone if they can’t see you.

3. It’s an Improvised Self-Defense Tool

If your flashlight’s blinding light wasn’t enough to stop an attacker or give you enough time to retreat, then the rugged aluminum construction of a tactical flashlight allows it to be used as a striking weapon. Additionally, many tactical flashlights have sharp bezeled edges (sometimes referred to as DNA collectors) to further enhance its function as a striking tool.

4. It’s Legal to Carry in Every State

Unfortunately, many states limit what their citizens are allowed to carry for self-defense. If you are unable to carry a gun or knife and don’t like the risk of spraying yourself with pepper spray, then a quality tactical flashlight is an excellent choice for self-defense and currently legal in every state to carry.

There are many different styles and sizes of tactical flashlights to fit your lifestyle and needs. Some of our most popular flashlights for EDC are the E5, E9 which also come in rechargeable versions and the Sabre. We’ll go over what features to look for when selecting a tactical flashlight in another article, but the best flashlight is the one you have on you. Remember, it’s always better to have it and not need than need it and not have it.

Article Posted: 10/30/2017 04:07:06 PM

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