The job of a flashlight is to provide light but did you know you can use a flashlight for self defense? With June being National Safety Month we wanted to share five ways you can use a flashlight to protect yourself. We’re also giving you the chance to win a Fenix UC30 LED flashlight this week in conjunction with our Night Owl Sweepstakes. Make sure to enter!
Five Ways To Use A Flashlight For Self-Defense
When it comes to using a flashlight for self-defense, bigger and heavier lights like the UC45 and the LD75C are the best. However, most people aren’t carrying larger flashlights when they jog at night or jump out of bed to see about the noise in the backyard. The smaller, go-anywhere sized lights like the Fenix UC30 LED flashlight can protect you just as well if you’re faced with a difficult situation. Here are few tactics for using a flashlight for self-defense. 1. The easiest way to use a flashlight for self-defense is to shine the light directly in the attacker’s eye’s. Flashlights with different modes allow you to up the power – aka brightness – of the flashlight. Shining 960 lumens directly in someone’s eye’s will blind them temporarily and give you a chance to get away. 2. Smaller lights like the UC30 LED flashlight and even the tiny E05 can pack a punch. Use these pocket lights as “fist fillers” to make your punch’s even more powerful. Simply close your hand around the flashlight, make a fist and you have a more powerful punch. 3. If you can unscrew the lens and expose the bulb of the flashlight use this end to poke your attacker. The heat of the bulb and possible jaggedness (if it breaks) can serve as an excellent weapon. 4. If you are carrying a larger flashlight such as the UC45 and the LD75C use the flashlight itself to hit your attacker. 5. Depending on the material of your flashlight and the thickness of the handle, you can remove the batteries and stomp on it to create a sharp, pointed more dagger-like weapon.
We hope you never have to use these tactics but knowledge is power and so is a flashlight.
Are there other ways you’ve used (or know of using) a flashlight for self-defense? Please share in the comments and don’t forget to enter to win a Fenix UC30 LED flashlight for this week’s Night Owl Sweepstakes. a Rafflecopter giveaway