Friday, April 22, 2016

Hybrid solar flashlight could meet all needs

Charges with its own solar panel

USB port and micro USB port will recharge cell phones
I picked up HybridLight's 160-lumen Hybrid Solar flashlight recently and it seems to be ideal for fishermen, hunters, campers and, really, everybody.
It has a solar panel on its side that continuously recharges the flashlight. It is said to hold a charge for years.
It is made of very durable polycarbonate. It is waterproof and it floats.
If you unscrew the end cap there is a USB port to recharge digital devices like cell phones and a micro USB to rapidly recharge the flashlight, if needed.

I tried it out and the flashlight recharged my near-dead cell phone in just an hour or so.
The solar panel will charge the flashlight using any light source, even firelight!
With a full charge the flashlight is said to last 30 hours on low beam and seven hours on high beam.
That is exceptional all by itself and speaks to the efficiency of its LED bulb.
Imagine having a flashlight that never needs batteries and recharges from the sun.
HybridLight also makes a 250-lumen flashlight, an 80-lumen model, a headlamp and lantern models.
Their website is

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Buff Highland said...

Everyone headed your way early in the season interested in hearing about the ice situation and you talk about a flash light and fishing lures.
Fine to do that but keep us up to date on the ice. We can afford to buy lures and gosh lights but to get iced out and rebook is expensive.

Dan Baughman said...

Just three postings ago I speculated the ice would be gone about May 1. That would be three weeks before the fishing season begins! I don't think you need to be in a kerfuffle. Stay calm. Be brave. Wait for the signs!

Anonymous said...

I have been to Bow Narrows opening week for the past 16 years and have never been iced out. There is always a place to fish.
I think the flashlight is great. If you're ever hurt or stranded, it could certainly be a life saver. Not to mention that you don't have to worry about batteries.
Thanks Dan!
Indiana Dave