Let’s be honest, buying a new flashlight is confusing. What the heck is wattage, candlewatt, and lux, and why do they matter? How on earth do I choose the right flashlight for my needs?
Turns out, there are simple standards to help consumers compare flashlights: the ANSI FL1 flashlight standards. We test and retest our RAYOVAC® lights against the ANSI Standards in our own R&D lighting test lab.
A measure of the total power of light emitted. The higher the number, the brighter the light.
The length of time the flashlight will run with the batteries provided.
The degree of which a device resists damage from dropping on a solid surface.
The distance the light travels. A measure of how far from the device the beam of light reaches.
Water splashed against the device from any direction shall have no harmful effects.
WATER PROOF/ SUBMERSIBLE
Ingress of water in quantities causing harmful effects shall not be possible when the enclosure is temporarily immersed in water under standaradized conditions of pressure and time.
If you’re a science geek and want to learn more about ANSI testing,
check out the National Electrical Manufacturers Association to learn more