Bring out your flashlights on National Flashlight Day to thank everyone involved in their creation! The product saves us in the darkest times, illuminates the path, helps to see what is hidden under the cover of night. Perhaps there is such an attribute in every family!
The flashlight era began in 1887. Scientist and inventor Carl Gassner of German origin received a patent for the created zinc battery. This was a real breakthrough, however, initially it was not clear where the best way to use it. The question was resolved by itself: Gassner remembered another wonderful invention – an electric incandescent lamp. By combining two products in one, you get an electric flashlight, a real helper in everyday life.
Today they are not as popular as they used to be. The flashlight is easy to turn on with one touch in our smartphones – it is always at hand. But a classic product is considered more reliable: the phone can be discharged at the most inopportune moment, and a flashlight with new batteries will work for a very long time. There are tactical, emergency, railway, tourist and other devices. Learn more about species on National Day!
Surprising moments about batteries:
- archaeologists recently found an ancient vessel with a prototype electrolyte. Perhaps he really could generate energy;
- if kept in constant cold, they will not work better – this is a common myth;
- leaked products do not harm a person even if they get on the skin. But the eyes need to be protected – the leaking electrolyte causes a chemical burn;
- there are special rechargeable batteries – the manufacturer will notify you about this. It won’t work with regular devices.
How to celebrate
Spend an entire evening without lights on National Flashlight Day! Turn off the power at home and have an unusual party. Go for a walk with your friends and light the way. Choose handheld flashlights, try not to use your phone.
When is National Flashlight Day celebrated in 2022?
National Flashlight Day is observed on December 21 each year.