How many lumens do I really need?
While buying your next flashlight, one of the key factors you need to consider is its lumen count. The lumen count of your flashlight determines how much light you are able to get out of the flashlight. What do lumens represent? The term lumen was derived from luminous flux and is an SI unit that represents the total amount of visible light emitted by a light source per unit of time. That means a flashlight or bulb with more lumens will emit more light than one with fewer lumens.
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Tips for choosing a flashlight with the lumens you need
While buying a flashlight, the main thing to consider are the usage scenarios. Someone going to hike at night will likely need a flashlight with more lumens than someone who needs one to use as an emergency solution when grid power is off at their home. Below are some of the common flashlight usage scenarios and the ideal number of lumens for each.
Choose the suitable Lumens for you.
Use any of the four scenarios above to determine the ideal lumen count for the flashlight you need. You should also bear in mind that the lumen count will affect the price of the flashlight. So, don’t spend more money buying one with a high lumen count, yet you intend to use it for indoor tasks only. That’s overkill and a waste of money. So, know why you need the flash it first; it will be easier to determine the ideal lumen count of the flashlight.