The series will start today and go on for the next 12 days to make the 12 Days of Prepper Christmas. Outside idea submissions are welcome and if we get a lot of ideas for gifts this series can and will be extended.
Enter in LED technology. It seems that flashlights and lots of other lighting is moving over to LED. There are many advantages to having your flashlights with LED instead of incandescent bulbs. The two main reasons are the life span and energy consumption. Current LED bulbs have a life span of over 100,000 hours. Enough for 11 years of continuous use. LED bulbs also use a fraction of the energy that incandescent bulbs use and will make batteries last, in some cases, twice or three times as long. LED bulbs are available in a variety of colors, emit no UV radiation or heat, are very rugged (as opposed to filament in incandescent bulbs that can be damaged by shock), and are small and simple.
Golden Gadgets, a website that sells LED flashlights, has a great selection of different models ranging from very bright to all purpose flashlights. Meritline is also a great vendor of a variety of LED flashlights.
For general purpose, and to get your family members started with LED lights I would recommend the 9, 12, or even 21 LED flashlights available from the formentioned vendors. These have a long battery life, and would last the recipient years of use. Most of their flashlights require 3 AAA batteries to power them. The multiple LED flashlights provide a good beam of light and are great for general purpose lighting. The brighter lights do provide a very powerful beam of light but wouldn't be a good for battery life and ultimately not as good for emergency situations. Make sure you get what you think the recipient of the light will like the best, and stay tuned for more great holiday prepper gift ideas.