Do you still use a flash light?

Philippines
November 17, 2017 12:34am CST
I have an old flash light that was brought along from the Balikbayan/repatriation box. Unfortunately, the battery turns rusty for years of being not used. There's another besides this one but battery still works, it's bigger than the double A type. But I've also seen newer ones that relies on Solar Power. I had those too but the flash flight gave in, not sure if I was able to save the solar panel. I only use them when there's a black out or there's an area with a busted bulb. Do you have one and what kind of Flash light do you have?
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@kepweng (6349)
17 Nov
we have flashlight that dont need battery only sun rays or heat !
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• Philippines
17 Nov
How much did you bought it? @kepweng I'm think of buying one of these.
@jstory07 (58202)
• Roseburg, Oregon
17 Nov
I have a flashlight with a big battery in it.
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• Philippines
17 Nov
Hello @jstory07 wow a big battery that's nice, i hope the battery is not expensive.
@lady1993 (15622)
• Philippines
17 Nov
we have a lot them since my father buys them until now..and we can't find a durable one, the light loses contact or something... i would like to buy a tactical one but they are quite expensive
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• Philippines
17 Nov
Hello @lady1993 What the hell is a tactical light? I have not really been searching for new and improve flash lights lately. maybe it's good to check it now.
@lady1993 (15622)
• Philippines
18 Nov
@Letranknight2015 they are flashlights used by military (i think) but their lights are much brighter and they are more durable
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• Philippines
19 Nov
@lady1993 First time I've heard of it, just didn't think that i have one.
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@just4him (92028)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Nov
I don't have a flashlight at the moment.
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• Philippines
18 Nov
Hello @just4him wow really? at least you have a candle, right?
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@just4him (92028)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Nov
@Letranknight2015 I have candles and oil lamps if necessary.
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• Philippines
19 Nov
@just4him I used to have oil lamps, they seemed useful too.
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• Pamplona, Spain
17 Nov
Have flashlights which wind up and also ones that have batteries in them too. A mixture of both kinds of flashlights never comes amiss. Use them for the blackouts also.
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• Philippines
18 Nov
Hello @lovinangelsinstead21 I wonder if the batteries ran out even if you don't use. They are important when it comes to black outs.
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• Pamplona, Spain
18 Nov
@Letranknight2015 Not usually because I have one of those battery testers and always keep cheap good batteries around us for the just in case. There are often power cuts here when you least need them like maybe where you are by the look of it.
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• Philippines
19 Nov
@lovinangelsinstead21 I hate power cuts, disrupts your time in the internet.
@JudyEv (100869)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Nov
We have a couple but they are just run-of-the-mill torches.
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• Philippines
17 Nov
Hello @JudyEv torches? you mean fire? I heard there light bulb torches out there. But not sure if it's true.
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@JudyEv (100869)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Nov
@Letranknight2015 We call flashlights torches. Just a difference in terms between our countries.
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• Philippines
19 Nov
@JudyEv I guess so, maybe I should look for it one of thse days.
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@cttolledo (2337)
• Batangas, Philippines
18 Nov
haha. believe it or not I have 3 flashlights, haha! First one- the old school type that my mom gave to me when I moved here, second one- rechargeable one, and the last one is a small type a gift to me by a friend. The last one is with my bag always for emergency purposes.
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• Philippines
19 Nov
Hello Batangas, what kind of bag? med kit of some sort? That reminds me maybe I should buy a new set of batteries.
@cttolledo (2337)
• Batangas, Philippines
19 Nov
@Letranknight2015 hello batangas? are you referring to me? My bag i use everyday, I always have small flashlight in it.
@Ithink (6846)
• United States
18 Nov
We have a lot of flashlights, battery, solar and crank ones. I have used them when we didn't have electric because of a tornado for almost 3 weeks, or just when we lose it for any old reason. I have used it to go out in the dark at times when I have heard something. Hubby has a huge one that acts as a spotlight with a siren and all on it. It is heavy!
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• Philippines
18 Nov
Hello @Ithink crank ones? Never one like that. I'm thinking of buying the solar ones because the battery can be very expensive. I think I had the one that has a siren before.
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@Ithink (6846)
• United States
19 Nov
@Letranknight2015 The crank can be work, but has a radio and other things too. I like it because no matter what I can use it, even if we have no batteries.
@cahaya1983 (9593)
• Malaysia
18 Nov
I have one but hardly use it except when there's a blackout. It's the kind that uses the normal battery.
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• Philippines
18 Nov
Hello @cahaya1983 Do you replaces battery when it's out? Same here.
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• Malaysia
18 Nov
@Letranknight2015 Yes that's what we do. But since it's rarely used we don't have to do that very often.
@allen0187 (27590)
• Philippines
18 Nov
Yes, I do. I have a number of flashlights at home and two in my emergency kit bag.
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• Philippines
18 Nov
Hello @allen0187 are those flash flights in the emergency kit require batteries?
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@allen0187 (27590)
• Philippines
18 Nov
@Letranknight2015 yes, one requires batteries while the second one is the rechargeable kind. I make sure I have a fresh set of batteries stashed as well and the rechargeable one is actually full recharged.
@ilocosboy (33280)
• Philippines
17 Nov
Definitely yes, I use battery operated and rechargeable flashlights.
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• Philippines
17 Nov
Hello @ilocosboy what kind of a flash light is that? maybe I should buy a rechargeable battery.
@ilocosboy (33280)
• Philippines
18 Nov
Oh there are so many rechargeable flashlights available now.
@dodoazo (11201)
• Philippines
17 Nov
Several flashlights at home for we are always experiencing unannounced brown out or a sudden brown out. I am a bit lucky for my cp has a built-in flashlight. I could use it anytime.
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• Philippines
17 Nov
Hello @dodoazo We used to have an emergency light but it doesn't work anymore for some reason it broke down.
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@dodoazo (11201)
• Philippines
18 Nov
@Letranknight2015 Recently I bought a set of medium emergency led light. Besides I have already installed a led light bulbs which light up when the lights goes out. They stay lighted for approximately 4 to 5 hours.
@prashu228 (22865)
• India
17 Nov
Yes I have two flash lights , they will be useful when there is sudden power off
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• Philippines
18 Nov
Hello @prashu228 We all need flash lights but that reminds me I should buy new batteries.
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@hereandthere (24138)
• Philippines
17 Nov
rarely since we seldom have brownouts, and when we do, it's like a minute, even less. however, we used to have this bright flashlight that you wear on your head that was very useful when we're looking for something or working on something that's in a dark or hard-to-reach area. sadly, it seems to have been misplaced.
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• Philippines
17 Nov
Hello @hereandthere I am not sure but I think it was called head light or something. maybe I should search on that too, I agree, that might be useful.
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@TRBRocks420 (62166)
• Banks, Oregon
17 Nov
Yes, I have a little blue one currently push button. I want one of those tactical flashlights though.
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• Philippines
17 Nov
Hello @TRBRocks420 Now that I have search this, it seems I have one sent to me but I haven't change the batteries. Which are similar to a watch's battery.
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17 Nov
We have 2 around the house for emergency.
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• Philippines
17 Nov
Hello @pitsipeahie two is good.
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• India
17 Nov
I have a very powerful rechargeable torch in working condition but laying idle
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• Philippines
17 Nov
Hello @ChoukseyMK Better change the batteries, if it's lithion the oil might damage it.
@sjvg1976 (14597)
• Delhi, India
19 Nov
I have a flash light having battery in it.