Be Prepared with the Explosion-Proof Flashlight

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Image: Larson Electronics

If you’re preparing for the end of the world, you should pack this explosion-proof flashlight in your emergency kit.

The rechargeable LED flashlight from Larson Electronics is rated Class 1 Division 1 and Class 2 Division 1, able to operate in hazardous conditions, such as gas leaks, without a risk of its innards igniting an explosion, Gizmodo explains. (It is not, as you might infer from the term explosion-proof, able to withstand a blast — bummer, I know.)

The EXP-LED-51 has an operational life of 50,000 hours. Though it’s capable of outputting 180 lumens, it also includes a low-energy mode producing 50 lumens, which prolongs the battery life to 12 hours (versus four hours in high-performance mode). The flashlight includes two charging bases as well as a 12V in-car cigarette charger.

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