From survival to s’mores, here’s everything you need to know to ensure a flawless camping trip.
By Kate Morin | June 28, 2013
After spending the day wandering wooded paths, watching a family of deer leisurely grazing in a field of wild flowers, and dipping a toe or two in the frigid crystal clear creek, you curl up in a warm down sleeping bag next to a campfire to peer up at the glowing stars and enjoy a few (hundred) s’mores. Ahh, peace and quiet! You zip up into your tent for a few (mosquito-free) hours, and wake to the birds chirping and the faint hint of early morning sunlight. This is what camping is all about.
While camping itself is wonderful, getting there can sometimes be a challenge. For National Camping Week (and because summer is a perfect time to camp), we’ve done the digging for you. We've figured out where to camp, how much it costs, and what to look out for during your stay (we've also included lots of pretty pictures). Here are 26 stunningly gorgeou...more
For Immediate Release: 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 and ...more
A Brief History: The history of Solar power (photovoltaics or simply “PV”) dates back to 1839 when the first photovoltaic effect was discovered by Alexandre Becquerel, a 19-year old French experimental physicist. The discovery came as a surprise when Becquerel found a rise in the conductance of metal electrodes under illumination. Little had happened on the solar power development front until 1954 when Bell Labs announced the invention of the first modern silicon solar cell with an efficiency index of 6%. However, the high cost of solar photovoltaicelectricity was made it impossible to be sustained commercially. In 1957 it cost 1,785$ for 1 watt of photovoltaic energy. So the use was limited to laboratory experiments and space engineering only. The first solar-powered satellite was Vanguard I which ran for eight years. So How does it work?he process begins when sunlight is absorbed a...more
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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....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 environm...more