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How Do I Choose the Best Miniature LED Flashlights?

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Having miniature led flashlights handy can be a good idea whether at home or on the go. When you are shopping for mini led flashlights, try to pick ones that clip onto a key ring or backpack so they will be easily accessible. Waterproof flashlights are helpful if you plan to use them outdoors for activities such as hunting or camping. A metal led flashlight is more durable than a plastic one because it is less likely to break apart if dropped.

Miniature led flashlights can be easy to take with you no matter what you are doing. You may want to buy a very small one around 1.5 inches long (3.81 cm), as this size can be easily attached to a keychain to help you unlock your home at night. Ones that are around three to four inches (7.62 10.16 cm) long could be ideal for clipping onto a book bag, belt, or purse so you will always have one handy in the event of a power outage. Look for one that already has a hook on the end if this is something you would like to do.

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Waterproof flashlights can be a good idea if you would like to use these devices outdoors. When you are comparing models, look at the product label to see which miniature led flashlights have this distinction. These are often found at a camping supply store and may cost slightly more than flashlights that are not waterproof. The advantage is that you do not need to worry about ruining your led flashlight should you be caught in a sudden downpour.

Miniature led flashlights are normally made of steel, but may sometimes be plastic. Steel flashlights are typically more durable than plastic ones are, so you might consider one of these models if you plan to use it in rugged terrain. Generally speaking, the more durable an led flashlight is, the more it will cost, so you may not want to purchase a heavy-duty model if you are buying it for everyday use.

The LED technology found in most miniature led flashlights is sufficient to power the device for up to 100,000 hours. They typically require two or three AAA batteries in order to produce this candle power. Before you choose an led flashlight, it can be important to compare how many hours of light it can produce and how many batteries are required. Doing so will give you an idea of how long the device will last and how much it might cost to change the batteries.

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