Winter Weather is Taking Its Toll

Vortex Crank Flashlight
Vortex Crank Flashlight

Winter is Taking Its Toll

Left in the Dark? Welcome to the club. So far this winter 6 major snow, sleet and ice storms have brought the country to a standstill leaving millions of homes without power, commuters stranded in their vehicles during dangerous winter storm conditions and countless folks relegated to staying home and hunkered down until circumstances improve.

Schools, government and private sector offices have shut down, at times to late into the winter weather crisis leaving thousands stuck in dangerous conditions. New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois and other states struggle to get salt and sand for winter road maintenance and power crews work long hours to repair downed lines. People in the Midwest struggle to acquire enough propane to keep homes from freezing. What a winter it’s been and weeks remain before spring. In the meantime what preparations have you made to keep your family safe?

Introducing a revolutionary new portable light, the Vortex Flashlight, which NEVER requires replacement batteries, recharges by cranking and is super bright.

The Vortex Flashlight has 3 light modes and charges cell phones and other devices too.

In Floodlight Mode two .5 watt LEDs emit a broad beam of light that provide general floodlight illumination to a distance of 30 feet. Switching to Spotlight Mode a high brightness 1 watt center mounted LED generates a powerful ray of light, which can illuminate objects over 120 feet away. Stranded and need to summon help then switch to Emergency Beacon Mode. The 1 watt spotlight flashes SOS with the light beam capable of being seen from miles away. In addition to operation as a flashlight the Vortex crank generator also charges a variety of low power devices most importantly your cell phone. Always stay connected with love ones without depending on the power grid or car battery to recharge your mobile device.

Vortex is manufactured to provide years of reliable use, one of the reasons the U.S. Army selected the flashlight for their emergency kits. The impact resistant housing is rugged and withstands underwater submersion to a depth of 33 ft.

Vortex is a “tool” designed to keep you and your family safe and comfortable during emergencies or whenever a flashlight is needed for activities including camping, working around the house or as a contractor work light. Need “Light”… choose the Vortex Crank Flashlight and Phone Charger.

November is Warming Up

November is Turning Up The Heat

The cold November chill that captured much of North America was apparently not the big chill the planet needed to reverse the trend of global warming.  In a press release from Cape Canaveral, FL on Tuesday government scientist reported that November was the warmest on record dating back to 1880 when record keeping began.  Average temperature measurement data that combines both water and land temperature readings showed the month of November was 1.4 degrees above the 20th century average. The trend of increasing temperatures in November has been ongoing for the past 37 years and is symptomatic of the general trend of increasing temperatures over the past 29 years.

Is energy conservation and efficiency the lynch-pin to stabilizing or even reversing this trend? What role will LED technology play in obtaining energy management goals?

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Good-bye Incandescent Light Bulb

Incandescent Light Bulb

Audios Incandescent Light Bulb

When the ball drops in Times Square and countless other venues across the U.S. on New Year’s Eve not only does the landing of the orbs represent the end of 2013 but also the end of the incandescent light bulb? At least bulbs that use 40 watts or more of power. This phase out is the result of implementing the third leg of Congressional legislation, passed in 2007, aimed at transitioning the incandescent light bulb of Edison to more efficient new lighting technologies. The purpose of the law is to drive consumers to purchase lighting products such as fluorescent bulbs and as prices continue to drop to LED lights where energy saving of 75% and higher result from the changeover. In addition, huge savings from maintenance service reductions at commercial properties are also realized. How many more drops of New Year’s Eve globes will there be before fluorescent lamps go the way of incandescent light bulbs and the only lighting device future generations know is LED? Fortunately, many of the New Year’s Eve globes have already been converted to LEDs so no need to worry about “seeing” the start of 2014.

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Labor Day Sale Specials

Save $$$ on Sale of Select Flashlights

Enjoy discounts on NightStar JP No Battery Flashlight, Vortex Crank Flashlight and the 6 in 1 Vehicle Flashlight. Our renewable energy flashlights, NightStar JP and Vortex, light the way in every imaginable condition. With zero maintenance our flashlights will always work and provide peace of mind.

As the days grow shorter it’s time to make sure your vehicle flashlight is ready to go. Check out the 6 in 1 Vehicle Flashlight. This handy little flashlight also operates as a lantern, emergency beacon, seat belt cutter, window breaker and is equipped with a magnetic base to allow hands free operation.