The cross over appeal of the 5.11 Tactical Company stems, in part, to the innovative accessories they’ve produced to assist Law Enforcement and others in the line of duty. Fortunately for the company, as well as consumers, the quality standards and innovative products available through 5.11 Tactical have created lines of accessories that appeal to many people in diverse settings. The products receiving much acclaim include their lines of bags/backpacks, gloves, and flashlights. Continue reading 5.11 Accessories: Specialized Equipment for Everyman
Law Enforcement Officers use Police Patches, Insignia, Decorations and badges as signs of authority, rank, position, or standing that typically indicates authoritative positions and special recognitions. The American Law Enforcement ranking model is military-like by design and order. There are many large and differing divisions of federal, state, and local law enforcement, including sheriff’s departments and together, they have various ranks but operate using the insignia to uphold the basic command model. Continue reading Police Patches, Insignia, Decorations and Badges
Flashlights have become so commonplace and are used in so many situations; it is easy to take them for granted. Initially, the “electric hand-torch” was developed using a relatively simple design, intended to run on the then common zinc–carbon batteries. The term “Flashlight” was coined because Conrad Hubert’s original design required intervals of rest after short periods of use due to its inability to provide a continuous current of electricity. Although Mr. Hubert’s design was comparatively simple, the invention was due, in part to the then recent inventions of the electric battery and the electric bulb, respectively. Continue reading Flashlights: The New Tools of Trade
Flashlights, since the beginning of their invention have been tools for life-saving safety as well as equipment for recreational activity. Properly learning how to design products that meet all needs, applying the latest design and manufacturing developments has inspired companies like stream-light, mag-light, and others have created unique types of flashlights, never before available for civilian use at affordable prices. how to meet the needs for all types of people. The Company recognizes it diverse mix of customers such as Law Enforcement, Firefighters, Low-light shooting enthusiasts, Hunters, Fishermen, Outdoor and even Sports enthusiasts. Continue reading Flashlights, Light-bulbs, and Lenses: The Revolutions
When investigating modern flashlight technology, advances in bulbs and design are indeed revolutionary, but the most fundamental aspect of the flashlight, the power source, has also enjoyed the most remarkable change in design. Indeed, in the beginning of flashlight history was defined by the challenging aspect of reliable power. The initial flashlights used non-efficient carbon-filament type bulbs, “resting” was essential at short intervals. The name, flashlight, is in existence because, although a life-saving piece of equipment, the first design could only sustain its illumination in sporadic intervals… leading to the nickname highlighting a temporal ‘flash’ of light. Continue reading Flashlights: The Powering of Modern Illumination
Bright enough or super-bright
- Choose the correct level of light for the intended task. Too bright a light at night in a campsite or on a night walk will destroy your night-vision.
- The brighter the light, the more battery power you will need.
A penlight is a small, pen-sized flashlight, usually containing two AA batteries or AAA batteries. In some an incandescent light bulb has an integral lens that focuses the light, thus no reflector is built into the penlight. Others use incandescent bulbs mounted in reflectors, while LED lamps are becoming increasingly common. Low-cost units may be disposable with no provision for the user to replace batteries or bulbs, and are sometimes imprinted with advertising for promotional purposes. Continue reading New Applications: Non-Traditional Flashlight designs
To understand the advertising about lights which claim “80 lumens” or “1,000,000 candlepower,” you need to understand what those things are. To put it simply, lumens are a measurement of how much light a device produces, and candlepower is a measurement of concentration of the beam a device produces. These are not the same thing. Continue reading Flashlight Revolutions: Making Sense of New Power Technologies