Soon after a boat passes, its wake has vanished. But as boaters we do impact the waters we love, and there are ways to keep our “wakeprints” invisible. Anglers, it seems, have a special stake. They have extra potential to have negative impacts through bait, gear and fillet knives as well as a special interest in keeping waters and their inhabitants healthy. But all boaters have both the opportunity and the responsibility to leave their waterways and world as unsullied as possible. Fortunately, it’s not as painful as it sounds. Often, going green and boating in a thoughtful way makes it more pleasant, more affordable and more fun. Start with these 11 tips:
1. Repel Invaders
Help keep invasive alien species — both plants and animals — from spreading. Clean and dry your boat and trailer between outings. Don’t move live fish from one body of water to another. Dispose of bait ...more
The best life jackets have pockets for a reason -- Mario Vittone explains what to keep in them in case of an emergency.
When it comes to life jackets, there can be a big difference between what the U.S. Coast Guard requires and what you may need in an emergency. The requirement for having life vests aboard is obvious, but should you go overboard, staying above the water isn’t your only goal. First, you have to be found. That’s why my favorite life jackets have something in common: pockets.
Having a brightly colored life jacket is important, but no matter how bright the material, it gets dark at night. Rescuers searching for even the most colorful life vest will have to put a light directly on you for the color to matter. Pockets allow you to tie in a few modern and extremely effective active signals so that your life jacket, and you, will get found easier and faster.
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Revolutionary Flashlight; Perfect for Every-day Carry, Outdoor and Emergency Lighting Uses
Charleston, SC – Nighthawk Lights, LLC a leading provider of high-performance lighting and Solar Chargers announced the introduction of its newest LED Flashlight. The Beacon C-Squared™ is a rugged, micro-sized, USB rechargeable battery powered LED flashlight designed for a wide variety of every-day, outdoor or emergency lighting uses. The versatile, easy-to-carry flashlight boasts 5 beam modes, a max output of 100 lumens and can provide a boost charge to cell phones and other USB chargeable devices.
Crafted from aerospace grade aluminum the Beacon C-Squared features an integrated stainless steel clip, high powered magnet and ballistic nylon wrist band. It is waterproof (IP67), shock proof, drop proof and can throw a high powered beam 80 meters or over 260ft. All this a...more
Crafted from hard anodized aerospace aluminum with an orange metal reflector. The Bantam HB-62 is the toughest, brightest and most reliable #flashlight in its class....more
And rounding out our UltraLight colors, the ever popular the Nighthawk UltraLight – WHITE
Ok, so you want to know why we produce an UltraLight with White Light?
Well its no surprise that white light is the most common and used light color in the world. Human eyes see things best (in most environments) with white light. It is also our most requested color for UltraLight use.
But white Led light may not be exactly what you think it is or even expect.
Here’s an Led industry tid-bit that’s not to so well known to the general public (although with a few minutes of research you can find plenty of articles on it) There is no such thing as a “white” LED. The color that you see appears to be white, however it usually starts out as a Blue LED and then a phosphor coating is applied changing the color spectrum from blue to white. - See more at: http://nighthawklights.com/nighthawk-whit...more
he Nighthawk UltraLight – GREEN:
Ok, so you want to know why we produce an UltraLight with Green Light?
A green LED light was one of the first in the spectrum to be used for natural night vision. It helps preserve night vision while allowing for some illumination. Hunters and fishermen etc. prefer the green light because it is less likely to spook the fish or game. It also does not attract insects the way a white light does.
Green light is also used by the military and outdoor enthusiasts for electronic night vision equipment, which is less sensitive to green light. However a green light can still have a bad effect on your natural night adapted vision, just like any other color of light unless it is kept very dim.
The military likes it for their night operations because, unless viewed straight on, it is difficult to pick up with the human eye. Green is also useful in smoke-filled e...more