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Choosing the right Lumens for your Flashlights

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In everyday life, when you need a led flashlight, how many lumens are best for you? This question will have many difference answers. Maybe you want a flashlight with the bigger the better in the lumens and other just needs lumen enough.

Right Lumens for your Flashlights

So, How many Lumens of Led Flashlight is Best for you?

In my opinion, I like the led flashlight which has output for the biggest possible – the bigger, the better and it built in some mode for range of difference brightness. Remember that the max of output that may be cause to reduce lifespan of led bulb.

Although the producers say that the life span of led bulb is very long (over 50.000 hrs) but when you put your flashlight in operation condition of overdrive the led will reduce life-time and efficiency.

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Depending on the situations, you may want to use flood or throw mode of flashlight. Generally, you will need max output for watching objects at long distance. The bigger lumens the longer distance in watching objects are better.

For choosing right max output (max lumens) most of people based on the demand about the distance that need to monitor in the darkness night, the necessary runtime and lightweight.

There are several points to note as follows, the eyes will adapt well with the amount of light from small to large. If the light is large, the pupil (the dark dot in the middle of the eye, called the pupil, will make your eye muscles adjust to the sudden flash of light) will adjust to open larger for adapting with the darkness and opposite the pupil will adjust to narrow for reduce the light come to your eyes.

So that you can see, high lumens sometime are not necessary because the part of excessive light that wont received by the eyes and make your eyes don’t adapt with the darkness.

I’m a person who had liked a flashlight with “as bright as possible” and I purchased some led flashlight has lumens from 80, 100, 280 and then 450 lumens. In practice, however when using it, sometime I had some “half-crying half-laughing” situations because of max output.

For example, one time in the midnight, I was wake up and thirsty, I didn’t want to wake up my husband so that I didn’t turn on the light instead I take FOURSEVENS Quark AA² and turn it on (set at 115 lumens). It took me a while to see everything because my eyes dazzled and blinded by the strong light of FOURSEVENS Quark AA² and then I set it at 24 lumens – my eyes were become fine.

What are the best Lumens?

Please see two situations (with the same led flashlight) below:

Situation 1: You are walking in the darkness and turning the flashlight on with max output. You heard a sudden noise in the middle distance. You forwarded your flashlight to the noise to find out what happen.

Situation 2: The same situation 1 but you set your flashlight at low lumens that just is enough light to see some meters ahead and when you heard the sudden noise you will set max lumens for watching in long distance.

The same flashlight, the same max output, which situations will get you looking farther? At first view, may be you think two situations get the similar looking farther because of max output.

However, in fact the situation 2 is farther watching than the situation 1 because your eyes adapted well with the darkness so it is very sensitive. With the situation 1 because you using max output from starting so your eyes won’t adapt quickly enough.
Choosing the right Lumens for your Flashlights

Moreover, the eyes sense the light in logarithm line not straight lines. When increase a large number of lumens, the eyes will sense a bit different. That meant with each lumens level you need x1.4 which give you a different. For instance, it is hard to see the difference between 100 and 120 lumens.

If you want to see the difference, you need to increase for 140 lumens comparing with 100 lumens and the farther watching that you get about 19%. If you want to increase farther watching in double, you have to need 400 lumens.

Conclusion

  • In bedroom, you just need about 10 lumens that not wake up other people.
  • Turn on the room at lost power or waking in alley at night: 30 lumens
  • The street at twilight: 50 – 150 lumens
  • The street without the light: 200 – 400 lumens
  • For outdoor: 400 – 1200 lumens
  • For search and rescue operation: 1200+ lumens

What Guitar Accessories Do I Need?

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How Accessories Can Help Your Guitar Playing? Hearing the unique sounds that emanates from your guitar is always motivating to someone who has just picked up the instrument for the first time and is learning how to play. Why not take that experience to a new level with some guitar accessories to give it a boost?

There are many guitar accessories out there to choose from. Each one has a specific purpose in enhancing the guitar’s attributes. You can find accessories to help protect your guitar investment and some that enhance the acoustic sounds.

You can also have some extra items on hand, such as picks and strings in case the ones you have get damaged or lost. Having them handy is helpful in keeping your momentum going so you won’t lose interest easily when you’re forced to run out and get more on short notice.

Consider purchasing some of these best cheap acoustic guitars accessories and see how you can improve your guitar playing skills.

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Even the more experienced players use them to improve their style. Sometimes these little aids can help you become a better player and increase your confidence level to become the kind of guitarist you’ve always wanted to be.

The Most Common Guitar Accessories to Choose From

As a beginner or novice guitar player, you’re faced with so many choices of guitar accessories to choose from. You may be wondering which ones you should consider getting and which aren’t necessary until you’re further along in your skills.

Here is a guide to some of the more popular accessories most guitarists choose:

The first things you should consider buying for your guitar are items to help protect it. Most guitars aren’t cheap, so you want to protect your investment as much as possible. There are many guitar carrying cases you can choose from. These will help you carry your guitar around and protect it from scratches and dents when you travel with it.

You should also have some extra items on hand for when they’re needed, such as guitar strings. The strings can easily break after much use and it’s nice to have some extras on hand. Guitar picks are also good to have to help save wear and tear on your fingers and hands. Having several of those can be a lifesaver.

There are some guitar accessories that can help you improve your unique playing style. Metronomes, tuners, amplifiers, guitar slides and foot switches are extremely helpful in adding zest to your rhythm and musical style.

Some other guitar accessories that are popular for guitarists are headphones, guitar straps, cleaning and maintenance kits, string winders and music stands for holding your sheet music.

You can buy many guitar accessories cheaper online than you’d find them in your local music store.

Saving Money on Your Guitar Accessories

While having an ample supply of guitar accessories is beneficial to your playing experience, they can add up in cost and put a dent in your wallet. You can find ways to get guitar accessories and save money doing it.

When starting out, it’s best to not spend too much on accessories until you know that you’re serious about learning the guitar. You can start with some essentials and work your way up as you go along.

In the beginning, concentrate on getting extra strings, picks, metronome and a tuner. The other items are more or less luxury items that aren’t necessary for your learning experience. When your budget allows you to get more accessories for your guitar, you might want to consider going with used items instead of going with expensive new ones.

You can “test drive” these items and get a feel for them before actually throwing your hard earned money away on new ones. To find these cheaper guitar accessories, check out some discount guitar accessory stores online.

The prices are lower than you would normally find at big name local music stores. Second hand stores and pawn shops also carry some guitar accessories for a cheaper price. Flea market and garage sales are another good option to try for used guitar equipment and accessories.

Consider going with second hand items whenever possible. Save a little money so you can figure out which items are worth your money in the long run to get new.

The money you save buying used in the beginning, can help you out when it comes time to buy the new products down the road.