Top 5 Emergency Evacuation Planning Tips

But this will require some forethought and planning to accomplish. Here are some tips to help you get your emergency evacuation plan in order. 1. Choose a meeting place. Your family might not be at home when an evacuation occurs. In this case, you need to have a safe place to meet - just in case phone lines are down and you have no other means of communicating with your loved ones. In fact, in the event that your original meeting place is inaccessible, it's not a bad idea to have a backup location as well.From there, your plan should include a safe place to relocate until the threat has passed - perhaps the home of a relative or friend that can be easily reached or maybe at a second residence like a family vacation home. Getting out of town is of little use unless you have a place to go.2. Go low tech. In the event of an evacuation, you may find yourself fighting traffic or other travele...more

Winter is Coming: 15 Tips to Keep you Comfortable During a Power Outage

Yes, winter is coming. And with winter comes the wind, the snow, the ice and the extreme cold. And, more likely than not, winter will also bring the occasional power outage. Have you asked yourself what you would do if the power went out for a day or two or for even a week? What would you do? Could you fend for yourself? Could you keep yourself warm in the winter and cool in the summer? What about food? Would your refrigerated and frozen items spoil? And yikes! What would you do about money if credit cards and ATMs no longer worked? Did I mention that in all likelihood you would not have internet access either? Today we would like to provide 15 tips for getting through short-term power outages. These are the power outages that occur during winter storms or when a vehicle hits a power pole. (Longer term, apocalypse type outages are a subject for another time.) Now if you have ...more

Nighthawk Lights Introduces The Revolutionary Beacon C-Squared LED Flashlight

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

Understanding Solar Power for Beginners

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 photovoltaic electricity 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? The process begins when sunlight is absorbed...more

Nighthawk White LED Flashlight

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

Nighthawk Green LED Flashlight

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. - See more at: http://nighthawklights.com/nighthawk-green-led-flashlight#sthash.BVdVW The military likes it for their night operations because, unless viewed straight on, i...more