As people become more conscious about caring for the environment, they also find more ways to use solar power in order to lessen the use of energy coming from coal and fuel which have adverse effects on the environment.
One of the products used by a lot of people that can utilize solar energy is a solar powered flashlight. Instead of using batteries for this type of flashlight, solar powered flashlights use electricity coming from converted energy from the sun using a photovoltaic cell.
Using a solar powered flashlight has many advantages. For one, it has an unlimited power supply compared to a regular flashlight which depends on lithium ion or alkaline batteries. One will have to constantly change the batteries of a regular flashlight when the batteries become discharged.
Pollution from discarded batteries will not be a problem anymore as there won’t be a need for these batteries. One can also use this type of flashlight in case he ends up in a remote area where there are no other sources of power.
When choosing a solar powered flashlight, one should think about whether a flashlight with extra batteries or one without reserve batteries is more ideal. The latter is useful for cases when one discharges his solar powered flashlight and it’s too cloudy or rainy to get ample sunlight.
As mentioned, solar powered flashlights are ideal for use in remote locations where it’s impossible to find any source of electricity except for solar power. For such areas, the flashlight needs to be sturdy, shockproof and weatherproof. The charge should also last for an entire night.
One should also consider getting a solar powered LED flashlight instead of flashlights using halogen or krypton as LED is considered more energy efficient. LED flashlights emit brighter light compared to other types of flashlights so they can easily and efficiently illuminate large dark areas when used.