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Battery-powered or rechargeable; what's the best option?

Electricity is hard to come by when camping or exploring the great outdoors. With the evolution of technology over the years, portable lighting has reached new heights. There are a range of options to choose from to keep your area well lit, including battery power and rechargeable. But what is right for you? We’ll take you through a few benefits to help you choose the best option for your next journey.

Do you prefer battery-powered or rechargeable portable lights?

The benefits of rechargeable portable lighting include:

1. Cheaper over time

Although generally more expensive at the outset, their rechargeable nature could save you in the long run.

2. Higher lumen output

Rechargeable lithium batteries have a higher lumens output than battery power lights due to their power capacity.

3. Constant light output

Rechargeable battery power lights do not diminish their output during run time. So, your area will continue to have the same brightness until it needs recharging.

4. Better for the environment

As rechargeable batteries have longer lifespans, there is less battery waste that needs to be discarded.

We have our own Dorcy battery range

The benefits of battery-powered portable lighting include:

1. Longevity over time

Disposable batteries last longer than their rechargeable counterparts for extended lengths of time. This makes it an excellent option for low-power devices such as spare torches for a power outage.

2. Easy to find

As they are a very popular portable lighting option, they are quite easy and accessible to purchase when you need spares.

3. No need to rely on electricity

As electricity is not required, batteries can be replaced as soon as they run out.

4. A cheaper solution

Generally, battery power products are more affordable than rechargeable options and are great if you’re not looking to spend too much money.

Dorcy offers a wide variety of rechargeable products

At Dorcy, we understand the importance of choice, which is why we offer a wide variety of portable lighting products in battery-powered and rechargeable forms. From flashlights and lanterns to headlamps and more, the opportunities are endless. Here are a few of our favourites.

Rechargeable options:

4000 lumens of bright LED light. This high-powered flashlight is a must-have item for any work site. It's compact, water-resistant, incorporates an emergency power bank for on-the-go charging and has three powerful light modes.

This impressive headlamp goes the distance. With 650 lumens and a 4-hour run time, the LED rechargeable headlamp is essential on any adventure. It offers a 130m beam distance, instant flood and spot modes, red night vision mode, 1m impact resistance and hands-free motion activation.

Battery power options:

This popular torch features a waterproof and floatable design, so it's the perfect portable light to have onboard your boat. It's constructed with shock-absorbing rubber, ensuring a slip-free comfortable grip that offers stability and durability. This torch has a uniquely built-in tail cap carabineer clip and comes with three AA cell batteries.

This lantern offers high-tech built-in features, takes batteries and includes a handy emergency USB power out port. With both high, low or red night SOS modes, this lantern can assist a variety of circumstances. Its extended low run time saves battery use making all the difference if you're unsure when the electricity will be reconnected.

To view more of our extensive range, click here. Happy Shopping!


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