Solar Pull-String Flashlight Is Super Handy

It’s a common scenario: You need a flashlight, and when you go to your closet, or wherever you keep flashlights, you find that the batteries have died. Now you’re pawing around in the dark for batteries. But what if you didn’t have to go through any of this? This solar and pull-string LED flashlight looks to eliminate the need for batteries, and falls to another form of renewable energy if solar fails.

A solar panel on the back allows the flashlight to be charged in the sun, letting you save the energy for later, darker times in its built-in lithium battery. Simply leave it in a bright place to make sure you’ll always have light in case of emergencies.

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And if there’s no sun, or you simply don’t want to leave your flashlight lying around? No worries, as the flashlight can also be charged by way of a pull-string, which converts kinetic energy into light.

Besides being able to be charged anywhere, the flashlight is designed to be used on the go, with a weather resistant and splash proof case, and a compact size that allows it to be carried in a pocket. It prices around $25.

Laura Caseley is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz and a resident of New York State’s Hudson Valley. She writes for several publications and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found painting in her makeshift studio or enjoying the scenery of her hometown.