Is there a long-lasting rechargable flashlight?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Sunny Side Up, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    I'd like to have a good, reliable light to keep handy for doing the chicken chores after dark, and also for night-time safety checks. All the battery-powered ones get lost, used & run-down by family members, and/or need frequent battery changes. And I'm such a cheapskate I'll keep using a light even when the batteries start to grow weak, but get annoyed by the dim light it throws.

    I just bought a B&D rechargable light and thought I'd found the tool I wanted. It's easy to plug in, flashes when its battery is full, and throws out such a bright beam when first turned on that you could signal passing aircraft with it.

    But the light only lasts for 20-30 minutes! I think, I haven't timed it with a clock. But it's awfully annoying to have it go from blazing-bright to dim to dark before the chicken chores get done. That's with a fully-charged battery, if it's partly full the light only lasts about 5-10 min.

    And I suspect that the duration of the light is growing shorter with each use, it seemed to last only about 15-20 min tonight.

    Why can't a rechargable light be made to last longer? Is there such a thing & if so, what's the brand & where did you get it?
     
  2. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    we bought crank up flashlights. You crank a minute ad have up to one hour of light. doesnt need batteries and when the light ets darker you just crnk some more and you have more light again. I bought them for 9.95$ (without radio) and 14,95$ (with radio, and alarm sound build in)at Walmart. handy to have i wouldnt trade them
     
  3. Rosebud75

    Rosebud75 Out Of The Brooder

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    We bought some hand crank flashlights too. They work fine, and I keep one handy for emergencies. No batteries!
     

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