Those who carry a pocket-sized flashlight on them every day (which should be everyone) understand the benefits of having access to light at a moment's notice. But what if your needs go beyond illuminating the dark corners of a room? What if you need to see well beyond the reach of your everyday-carry (EDC) light? EDC flashlights are convenient to carry and use, but the distance their beams cover can be limited — especially when compared to dedicated spot-beam-style flashlights.
Why pack these larger torches? Perhaps you need to see what's going on across a field or to investigate movement on the roofline of a multistoried building. Lighting up areas at greater distances doesn't necessarily mean that the flashlight needs to be large and unwieldy. A recent boon in lighting and battery technology means that lights are constantly getting smaller, brighter, and more efficient than ever before. Many different lights of differing shapes and sizes on the market can fill a spotlight or searchlight role. Let's explore a few of the options.
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