To select the right flashlight or headlamp, you have to ask yourself: should I buy alkaline or rechargeable batteries?
Although alkaline lights can be a good choice in certain circumstances, they aren’t appropriate for all situations. It’s easier to recharge lithium batteries than alkaline batteries since their lifespans are longer. Then they are ideal for an old emergency light you’ve been keeping around. It is important not to store alkaline batteries in the torch to protect the light from being damaged by leaks. Batteries with alkaline cells are a good choice for people who use flashlights or headlamps occasionally.
Our company believes that rechargeable lights have a bright future since they have so many advantages. Hence, we have listed 5 reasons why you should choose rechargeable flashlights or headlamps over alkaline ones.
1. Producing More Lumens
Rechargeable lithium batteries have a larger capacity than alkaline batteries, and since they draw more current, they are recommended for products such as flashlights and headlamps. Choosing the best rechargeable flashlight will result in higher lumen output.
2. Rechargeable Batteries End Up Being Cheaper Over Time
Unlike alkaline headlamps, rechargeable flashlights are more expensive. Nevertheless, rechargeable lights become more affordable over time.
A standard alkaline headlamp costs €2 to change the batteries, which give off about 2 1/2 hours of light. Changing batteries once a week would result in €109,20 in battery expenses for a year. By comparison, the S4 rechargeable costs less than €1 a week to charge for a year.
On the Suprabeam webshop, you can purchase an S4 rechargeable battery for less than the cost of an alkaline battery a year.
3. Stable Lighting Output
Batteries used in rechargeable Suprabeam products provide constant illumination and ensure the highest level of product quality without compromising LED luminous efficiency.
The electronics in some products work by dramatically dimming the light so the battery life will be increased. Controlling the brightness and duration of the battery life are simple thanks to Constant Current Technology. It works the same way as a waterproof smartwatch.
The environment benefits from batteries that can be recharged because they are longer lasting. Therefore, utilizing rechargeable batteries lessens the need for disposable batteries.
5. Rechargeable Batteries are the Best Choice for High Drain Devices like Flashlights and Headlamps
Since lithium batteries have low resistance, they are ideal for devices that require a constant power source, such as flashlights or headlamps. There are a lot of devices that consume very little power, like remote controls. An alkaline battery, however, has an extremely high internal resistance. Alkaline batteries generate heat when they are rapidly discharged, due to the high resistance inside. With such a design, a flashlight or headlamp would not be as effective as they should be.
The Use of Rechargeable Batteries is Beneficial for Draining Devices
Alkaline batteries enable you to replace them in seconds, as opposed to charging rechargeable batteries, which require more time. This problem can be solved using fully charged replacement batteries or products such as the Dual Energy Concept S-series. If you are running low on rechargeable batteries, you can replace them with alkaline batteries using the Dual Energy Concept.
Whether you choose rechargeable or alkaline batteries is entirely up to you, but we would encourage you to go with rechargeable batteries for good flashlight or headlamp performance.