LED Flashlights of quality are composed of potted circuitry and one of several types of LEDs. LEDs are basically bits of plastic coated with phospor. LEDs get their color from the type of phosphor and the manner of application. LED flashlights feature standard leds which run at sub-watt levels and Luxeon and CREE LEDs which are offered in multi-watt versions. LED flashlights come in many wattage versions, including 1 watt LED flashlights, 3 watt LED flashlights and 5 watt LED flashlights. Until recently, LED flashlights were only effective as a close range flood light, but they have much longer battery life than their incandescent counterparts. Obviously, battery life falls as the the watts increase. The design of the circuitry and the quality of the reflector effect projected light of any LED flashlight. New implementations of the LED, like the RUL-10 have stunning, tight, long beams that represent a whole new paradigm in the development of the LED flashlight and LED lights. In fact the RUL-10 is the first LED light that puts out a 500 foot spot (pencil) beam.
Pros of LED flashlights - unbreakable bulb, long battery life, lightweight, simple design, durable
Since 1967, Larson Electronics’ Magnlight brand lighting products have met the needs of the industrial, military and utility operators around the world. Larson Electronics’ Magnalight brand of portable and permanent mount lighting is not affiliated with Mag Instruments’ Maglite brand of flashlights.
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