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Nite-Ize Makes Innovative & Dependable Flashlights And Accessories

Updated on April 27, 2015

Flashlights and Accessories

Dependability is the reason most people hang on to a flashlight. Just change the batteries and go some more.

But what about customer support? Most flashlights on the market today are sold everywhere and made by a host of manufacturers. But can those flashlights stand up over time? Usually not. When a flashlight quits working, we usually just toss it and buy a new one.

What if there was a company out there that built flashlights and then stood behind them. A company that makes Flashlights that are not only dependable, but upgradeable for less money than the cost of a new flashlight? Would you consider that company? Of course you would

Nite-Ize designs and builds a complete line of products for anyone. Whether you enjoy the outdoors or just need some extra help with a chore at home or a collar for your pet, these products are built for superior functionality and wear and they are made right here in the U. S. A..

How about starting with a light for your hat?

Flashlights and Accessories - The Ultimate in Hands Free Lights

Nite Ize BMT-07-02 BrimLit
Nite Ize BMT-07-02 BrimLit

The light that began a company. The first "Hands Free" light. Clips to any hat brim and allows for two brightness settings. Broad for reading or focused for those nights walking down the trail to the old fishing hole or maybe looking for that part you dropped under your workbench.

Evaluation: The best hands free light around plus they Ship for FREE, right to your door. Buy it.

 

In case you don't have a hat to clip a light to?

Gerber Bear Grylls Hands-Free Torch [31-001028]
Gerber Bear Grylls Hands-Free Torch [31-001028]

If you don't wear a hat, just put this on and your hands are free to carry whatever it is you need to.The simplicity of that statement says it all. Why struggle with a standard flashlight when your hands are full?

Evaluation: This light eliminates all of the hassle if you need a hands free light and you don't have a hat to clip a light to.

 
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flashlights and accessories

Put a Hat light in your stash of Flashlights and Accessories?

It's a "Hands Free" light?

I've heard people ask: "Why would you want a light to clip on your hat?" Well, those folks have obviously forgotten the many times they needed a light when their hands were full. We are so ingrained with the idea of carrying a flashlight, that we ignore something so simple as a hat brim light.

Starting with the Brimlight, how about when they you're hiking down to the lake in the pre-dawn darkness with a pole or two, your tackle box, and a thermos of coffee, filling both hands? THAT....would be a time for a hands free light. Or, maybe that time you were climbing the trail up to your favorite hunting stand in the dark? There are literally hundreds of uses for a head/hat light.

Skipping from the outdoor uses to home uses, how about when you are crawling around under your car, or trying to see under your shop workbench? Just anywhere, that you need your hands free for something else.

Besides being born from the signature idea that began this company, the flexibility and lightweight design of this light is just short of extraordinary. Today's BrimLit Hat Light is an example of an idea that has evolved. This light now clips easily and securely to most any hat brim. Just slide this under the brim of your hat and you're ready to go. It's that easy.

At just over one ounce in weight, you won't know it's there. It's four LED's, with two modes give out plenty of light. A bright mode for when you want a direct beam of light, (like when hiking down that night or early morning trail) and a second mode gives you less light, that you might use for reading or just whatever. The lithium batteries are found pretty much anywhere.

If you wish to keep some spares, you can order them here, or purchase locally.

Flashlight and Accessories

Battery Life and Batteries

Everyone always wants to know how long the batteries last in this hat brim light? Well, the answer is: "How long your batteries last, depend on how you use your light." That's the truthful answer, but somehow not inclusive enough for the purist.

So....for the person who wants facts about the Lithium Battery life, here goes as close as I can figure:

"Using your light "only on high?"

Your battery will last roughly 8 hours. Now, understanding that, we move to the second part of this equation:

Using your light "only on low?"

You can (approximately) double that time from 8 hours to 16 hours.

Now: Real world? If you are switching from high to low and back to high, the life of the battery will be somewhere in between. It's a great light as I said, not only for camping or moving around in the dark, but around the home when you need a little extra light. It uses common batteries in today's world. Like what you see about the Nite Ize Brimlit light? Buy one out for yourself, you'll be glad you did.

Always carry spare batteries.

a flashlights and accessories guide
a flashlights and accessories guide

Flashlights and Accessories

Don't buy a new flashlight, upgrade your old flashlight's bulb.

Nite Ize has been designing new products as well as redesigning older ones for over 20 years. For one simple reason. Stay ahead of the competition and maintain responsibly, the life of their products for us, the consumer.

As an example, they make and market, LED upgrade bulbs. If you have an old flashlight, but you really like it and don't want to spend the money to buy a new one? Nite Ize makes an upgrade designed to bring your flashlight up to modern standards for less money.

Upgrading:

If the light source of your old AA flashlight is just not bright enough? Upgrading is as simple as replacing the bulb. You remove the old incandescent bub and put in the LED upgrade, that's it. What you now have, is a bright, clear LED source of light instead of your normal old flashlight. A newly focused bight, clean, modern flashlight.

LED's have a long life:

Upgrading to them means you'll probably never have to get new bulbs. They use less power, so your AA batteries last longer. After all, what good is a flashlight that doesn't work when you want it to, or is not up to the task at hand? As you look through their vast library of lights and accessories, you will find one or two or maybe even more, products that you can use or that you did not know were available.

Order this bulb, to see how easy it is to "upgrade" your old flashlight.

Flashlights and Accessories - Upgrade bulbs

Nite Ize LRB-07-PR1W 1-watt LED Bulb Upgrade/Replacement for Most C/D-Battery Flashlights
Nite Ize LRB-07-PR1W 1-watt LED Bulb Upgrade/Replacement for Most C/D-Battery Flashlights

Upgrade your old flashlight bulb with a new LED bulb. Why settle for that old yellow light from your old flashlight? Don't buy a new flashlight, just upgrade the one you have. The Nite Ize kit will make your old light like a piercing arrow in the dark. So simple to do. Unscrew the cap, take out the old bulb, put in the new? You're done!

Evaluation: Don't toss that old flashlight, upgrade it----It's as easy as changing a bulb and ypu'll receive FREE Shipping right to your door. Buy yours today

 

A Light Up Frisbee

Nite Ize Flashflight LED Light Up Flying Disc, Glow in the Dark for Night Games, 185g, Green
Nite Ize Flashflight LED Light Up Flying Disc, Glow in the Dark for Night Games, 185g, Green

Now, play frizbee in the dark. Finally, the ultimate in entertainment. Not just for your dog, but for you and your friends as well. This LED frizbee is the greatest ever.

Evaluation: Now you can continue playing frizbee long after dark. It comes in a variety of color choices. Just specify when ordering.

 

Nite Ize 'Pet' Accessory Corner - See the latest items for your pets

Listen, many of us have pets and we take them with us, even at night. Wouldn't it be great if you could SEE your dog? A Nite Ize Lighted Collar Ball is the answer. Now you can see where your dog is in the dark. Or....best of all??? A Lighted Frizbee that we ALL can see in the dark. Nite Ize has a product for you.

A Light Up Dog Ball

Nite Ize MTLP-08-07 MeteorLight K-9 Led dog ball, Disc-O
Nite Ize MTLP-08-07 MeteorLight K-9 Led dog ball, Disc-O

Both you and your dog can now keep your eye on the 'ball' in the dark. Well now you can help your pet reduce some of that energy with this LED Dog Ball. It's about the size of a tennis ball and it works great.

Evaluation: Add the lighted dog collar safety light (below), and you have the winning combo.

 

Find Your Dog In The Dark

Dog Collar Safety Light - Red
Dog Collar Safety Light - Red

See your dog easily at night. No matter where I am or if my Lab runs off, I can easily spot where he went.

Evaluation: I use this collar and the ball and my Lab has a great time chasing the ball and even the frizbee (described below) to his hearts content, plus I know exactly where he is at all times.

 
a flashlights and accessories guide
a flashlights and accessories guide

Flashlights and Accessories upgrade

How about variable power modes?

How about variable power modes? Buy an I. Q. Switch to replace the tail cap of your old mini flashlight, With this new cap, you now have 5 different modes. Three modes that are for power reduction and two that are for a strobe, (fast and slow). This simple add on, allows for longer battery life, because YOU can reduce the amount of light, simply with a click.

Also, finding your flashlight in the dark is easy. The I. Q. switch has a flashing LED, nearly eliminating losing your flashlight in the dark. Once more, another of the many innovative, simple and creative ideas from Nite Ize.

Now that you know the story, check out these simple yet inexpensive flashlight upgrades.

An Upgrade Bulb For Your Old Flashlight

Nite Ize LRB-07 3-LED Bulb Upgrade/Replacement for AA Mini Flashlight
Nite Ize LRB-07 3-LED Bulb Upgrade/Replacement for AA Mini Flashlight

The Nite ize LRB-07 is a complete upgrade kit for your old mini flashlights. When I spoke earlier of replacing your old incandescent bulb with a new LED, well, this is it.

Evaluation: This is a CampingmanNW recommendation

 
a flashlights and accessories guide
a flashlights and accessories guide

My final thoughts about Flashlights and Accessories

Why go anywhere else?

Nite Ize was born from a night fishing trip many years ago, but the company has spent the last 20 some years, becoming a leader and innovator in their field of Flashlights and accessories.

Think about it, take a look at the picture to the right. Those can be used as tent tie downs or whatever . I'm telling you, this company is a leader in innovation.

My Grandfather used to say: "When you're good at something, the best thing to do, is continue doing it."

The Nite Ize company does just that. As you read today and if you have clicked on any of the links, you realize I have covered but a few of the many items they make. Items that they make are not only good for us, but good for the environment. They try to not just be a responsible and strong leader and manufacturer, but a leader in environmentalism, quality and longevity. All the while, continually improving and upgrading current products to support their current user's. Imagine that!

Thanks for reading, stay safe and I'll see you on the trail--CampingmanNW

(For more information, take a good long look at their product line. There is something for everyone.)

What are your favorite flashlights or accessories? - Drop a line and leave your comments.

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      seahorse60 3 years ago

      I'm sure my husband would find the hat light very useful and I would love one of the iphone cases. A great selection of flashlights and accessories, thanks!

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      @a2zcamping: Gotcha about the age. I have a couple of wind up lanterns myself as backup when the batteries die on my regular lights on extended trips. They are really handy. Thanks for the read.

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      a2zcamping 4 years ago

      Great lens, thanks for sharing. We love the wind-up camping lanterns for emergencies at home and for those trips to the loo in the middle of the night ! (It's my age you know).

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      @annharrison85: Excellent idea. Way to be prepared.Always stock fresh batteries for those flashlights. Keep up with the great safety ideas.

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      annharrison85 4 years ago

      We keep flashlights handy for power outages. Thanks for sharing!

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      @TransplantedSoul: Yes they have come a long way. thanks for your visit.

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      TransplantedSoul 4 years ago

      These are "Not your father's flashlights" - They have come a long way recently with the new bulbs and great battery life.

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      @MBurgess: They really are, and the batteries must be fresh also. You sound like someone who is prepared. Thanks for your visit and your comments.

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      Maria Burgess 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Flashlights are a must have for emergency equipment both in a bug out bag and in every room in the home. Love the light for the hat brim! Very handy lens!

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      @webmavern: Very good idea. Being prepared has always been the best motto. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment

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      webmavern 4 years ago

      Great lens! We like to keep flashlights and candles around the house as we sometimes loose power during the winter storms.

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      @RuralFloridaLiving: Thanks for the positive post. I understand totally about rural areas as I grew up on the side of a mountain in the Pacific Northwest. You could look out and see the lights of the city way below, but it was dark as the dickens where we lived. Take care and thanks for the read. Rural Florida sounds great.

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      RuralFloridaLiving 4 years ago

      Wow. You have some neat items here. We always can use another flashlight. You'd be surprised on how dark it can get at night in rural areas! Loved your selections of accessories!

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      @Michael Oksa: LED lights have changed out lives from the days of the yellow glow Cub Scout flashlights of my youth and even those five cell flashlights we carried in the service. Glad you liked the lens. Thanks for visiting

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      Michael Oksa 4 years ago

      I'm a big fan of just about any LED flashlight.