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. 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. Go low tech. In the event of an evacuation, you may find yourself fighting traffic or other tr...more

19 Hot Tips to Stay Cool This Summer

As temperatures soar and thousands head off on holiday to make the most of the long, hot summer days, we discover 19 ways to keep your cool in the heatwave: Eat small meals and eat more often. The larger the meal, the more metabolic heat your body creates breaking down the food. Avoid foods that are high in protein, which increase metabolic heat. Run your wrists under a cold tap for five seconds each every couple of hours. Because a main vein passes through this area, it helps cool the blood. Eat spicy food. Although this may be the last thing you fancy in hot weather, curries and chillies can stimulate heat receptors in the mouth, enhance circulation and cause sweating, which cools the body down. Take a tepid bath or shower just below body temperature, especially before bedtime. Although a cold shower might sound more tempting, your body generates heat afterwards to compensate for...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 a...more

Nighthawk Lights to Exhibit At National Prepper and Survivalist Expo with Special Guest

Nighthawk Lights will be participating in the up-coming National Prepper and Survivalist Expo in N. Atlanta, GA October 19-20 2013. We will be displaying and selling all of our latest flashlight and solar products. Plus you will have a chance to meet and spend time with our special guest Chad Weatherford Saturday October 19 from 12pm to 4pm (see snipet below). Stop by, say hello and pick-up your own Nighthawk Light or Solar Battery Charger. They are sure to go quickly, so get yours early. "Meet Chad Weatherford, Two Time Field & Stream Total Outdoorsman Challenge Champion. Stop by Booth #534 between 12pm and 4 pm on Saturday October 19 to say hello and receive an autographed gift from Chad". “Nighthawk Lights is thrilled to announce that Chad Weatherford a Field & Stream two-time Total Outdoorsman Challenge Champion has teamed-up with Nighthawk Lights to promote our great line of pr...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...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. 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 env...more