Just Add Water and This Tiny Emergency Flashlight Glows For 72 Hours

Because batteries have a limited shelf life, that flashlight you've been saving for an emergency might not actually work when you need it to. So instead of stocking up on candles, grab a couple of these tiny emergency lights from Eton that simply need you to add water to keep them lit for three full days. » 10/02/14 10:46am 10/02/14 10:46am

An Always Charging Flashlight That Could Serve As a Centerpiece

The only thing worse than the power outage that has you reaching for a flashlight in the middle of the night is finding that it too is out of power. But the Trioh is a flashlight you don't have to hide away in a drawer, it's designed to be as aesthetically pleasing as it is useful, remaining perpetually charged on its… » 8/13/14 10:01am 8/13/14 10:01am

A Flashlight That's Powered By the Sun (Or Your Strength)

Is there anything scarier than the thought of being out in the woods at night with a dead flashlight? Of course there is; your smartphone could be dead too. That's why GoalZero's latest flashlight, the Torch 250, can be recharged with a built-in solar panel, or simply your muscles using a pop-out hand crank. » 7/31/14 3:47pm 7/31/14 3:47pm

A Snowboard With Headlights Keeps You On the Slopes All Night Long

There are very few sports you can't play at night, thanks to the magic of gigantic stadium floodlights. But if your hunt for fresh powder leads you to the dark side of the mountain after the sun has set, careening down the slopes blind is a terrible idea. So the ever-innovative folks at Signal Snowboards decided a… » 5/15/14 3:01pm 5/15/14 3:01pm

A Clampable Lantern That Stays Perched Wherever You Need Light

A headlamp is the ultimate hands-free flashlight when you're going toe-to-toe with mother nature, but you don't necessarily want to wear one 24/7. For those times when you're hanging out at a campsite, or getting ready for bed in your tent, Blackfire's Clamplight Lantern also seems like a great alternative to trying… » 3/25/14 5:40pm 3/25/14 5:40pm

A Double-Filtered Water Bottle That Lights--and Lightens--Your Load

It's rarely the case that buying a two-in-one product is better than purchasing each component separately. But ÖKO makes a strong case for merging your flashlight and water bottle when you're heading off into the wilderness. Its Odyssey provides both safe hydration and ample illumination when you'e trying to keep your… » 3/19/14 10:00am 3/19/14 10:00am

A Soft Squeezable Flashlight That's Safe To Keep In Bed

For those who need to make frequent trips to the bathroom every night, designer Jung Soo Park has created the Molli flashlight, which is only as bright as you need it to be. It's also the first flashlight that feels like a stuffed animal, so you can actually sleep with it beside you so it's always easy to find. » 3/18/14 12:20pm 3/18/14 12:20pm

This Headlamp's Tilting Beam Always Matches the Angle Of Your Eyes

A headlamp can keep your hands free while you're out exploring in the night, but sometimes you really have to angle your head to get the beam exactly where you want it. So Snow Peak came up with its new Mola headlamp that features an automatically tilting LED, which better matches the angle of your eyes, rather than… » 2/04/14 5:00pm 2/04/14 5:00pm

A CO-Detecting Emergency Flashlight That Could Actually Save Your Life

Eton Corporation has updated its outlet-mounted emergency backup flashlight with a built-in carbon monoxide detector that will trigger both an audible and visible flashing alarm when CO levels reach dangerous levels in a room. It's particularly well suited for home use since it's best to mount carbon monoxide… » 1/07/14 2:41pm 1/07/14 2:41pm

Swappable Heads Make This Torch Six Flashlights-In-One

With the right app, our phones can become almost any device we need, and Light & Motion is taking a similar approach with its new GoBe flashlight. Except that instead of software, it uses a set of six swappable heads that allow you to customize the flashlight's beam for specific needs—like a wide bright light when… » 11/20/13 4:20pm 11/20/13 4:20pm

This Flashlight Bulb Keeps On Shining During a Power Outage

Everyone knows they should keep a flashlight on hand in the event of a power outage, but how many of us remember to check its batteries, or ensure it's always charged between emergencies? With this brilliant Bulb Flashlight, you never have to worry about such responsibilities, because it's always charged. » 9/16/13 8:46am 9/16/13 8:46am

A Flashlight Reveals This Picture Book's Adorable Secrets

It's pretty hard to tear kids away from their iPads and other electronic distractions these days, particularly when the alternative is a static picture book. But illustrator Rebecca Sutherland has come up with a clever way to make Hide & Eeek a little more interactive than just flipping the pages. Each illustration… » 8/27/13 11:21am 8/27/13 11:21am

Squeeze and Glow: The Battery-Free Flashlight of 1923

Mechanically-powered flashlights — be they shake, crank or squeeze varieties — are one of those must-have items for every emergency kit. When a tornado knocks out power, or the Big One hits, it's nice to know that you won't be fumbling around in the dark looking for batteries. But you might be surprised to learn that… » 7/17/13 5:56pm 7/17/13 5:56pm

A Fifteen-Year-Old Has Invented an Incredible New Kind of Flashlight

Are you ready to play everybody's not-so-favorite guilt game: what was I doing at that age? Ann Makosinski, a tenth grader from Victoria, British Columbia, has created a simple LED flashlight powered by body heat. So instead of having to recharge it or swap in a fresh pair of AAs every so often, you literally just… » 6/28/13 12:30pm 6/28/13 12:30pm