Maglite flashlights are some of the best and most dependable light sources a school police officer or security guard can carry. They are big heavy beasts which can be used partially as a nightstick for emergency situations or to tap out a window to escape fires or rescue people. But those big dependable flashlights also have a dark side – they can become a burden to carry 8 to 12 hours a day. Grab three, four or five “D” size batteries and you will quickly see what I mean. But there is a simple solution….
Sanyo developed an excellent rechargeable battery when they created the Eneloop. Then they went a step farther and created the perfect accessory – a “C” and “D” size adapter that utilizes the power of a “AA”. That simple little invention drops the weight of the battery by 75%. And when you replace three “D” batteries, it’s like you are carrying 3/4 of one “D” battery. The weight drops immediately. A picture from Sanyo of the adapters is featured to the right.
Dropping that weight can have a long-term effect on the officer carrying the flashlight 8 to 12 hours a day. If the officers are worried about being able to use their flashlight as a tool for more than light, then they can choose to replace the butt cap with a “Bust A Cap Glass Breaker” http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001DZPEDE/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2OIKIN5EFE5DR&coliid=I1OPDD9BT8XGNJ