Not too long ago, buying a flashlight was a simple process, mainly because there weren’t that many choices. The most challenging decision was the number of batteries you need. Traditionally, you had the option of selecting a large, rectangular 6-volt battery for extra power or units with 2, 4, or 6 D-cell batteries.
Today, the choices are wide and varied. Kaufmann has a range of different models, sizes, and styles to choose from, including the recently launched high-power Kaufmann spotlight. The user is confronted with more choices concerning the light source: a traditional tungsten bulb, or how about Xenon, Krypton, Halogen, or LEDs?
Further confusion arises when you realize that flashlights, spotlights, and headlamps are measured in a number of different ways and the output of any light is affected by the quality of the reflector, amount of battery power available, quality of the bezel, and the output of the bulb or LED. Tremendous advances have been made in light technology in just the past five years.
LEDs are basically light bulbs without a filament. They are very efficient at creating light and they don’t get hot. LEDs are nearly indestructible, are environmentally friendly, and operate at low temperatures. LEDs have an average lifespan of 100,000 hours of continuous or cumulative use, operate on low voltage DC power, and produce no UV light. The light output of LEDs is measured in lumens, while energy input to a lamp is measured in watts.
The best way to choose a flashlight is to determine what you will use it for. If you need it for hunting or night drives you will need a spotlight with a lot of brightness, like 650 lumens. If it is for camping or using around the house, a light with 300 lumens should be efficient.
The Kaufmann headlamp offers 250 lumens and has an adjustable spot offering excellent optical clarity and a bright evenly lit beam.
This high power spotlight comes with the latest LED technology and provides up to 4000 lumens output and lights a beam of up to 650m. It also includes a Red and Green filter for the avid night hunter or fisherman and can be operated while charging on a 12V DC.