The electricity just went out, and you’re searching for a light. What are the odds you have a working flashlight in that cabinet? The NightStar CS2 is charged by shaking, so it’s the flashlight you’ll want on hand, even if it’s been sitting un-used for years. You don’t have to worry about dead batteries, because there aren’t any batteries in this flashlight. You just shake it, and the energy generated is converted into electrical energy via a magnet that’s passed back and forth through a coil of wire. Roughly ninety seconds of shaking yields about twenty minutes of illumination.
The co-inventor of the world’s first renewable energy shake flashlight and co-founder of Applied Innovative Technologies, Inc. is Steve Vetorino. His flashlight is known for its resilience and reliability, along with its use by the military, emergency personnel, and outdoor adventurers around the world. Last year AIT donated hundreds of NightStar flashlights to the non-profit organization Village of Hope. Their donation allowed both children and grownups to walk safely at night in a village surrounded by forest dangers and no lights.
A NightStar flashlight is durable, lightweight, and waterproof. And it’ll float if you drop it in water. In fact, there’s not much you can do to destroy the NightStar. So ignore it, abuse it, forget about it—it doesn’t matter, NightStar will be there for you when you really need it.
Originally published on Daily Grommet