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Originally posted by wcssar
what's your experance with shak/ wind up lights i had a small one that i sacrificed and it had coin cell battries in it. so will this last? i've always heard they had capictors or something inside. hat's the real deal with "self" charging lights in the long tre?
Originally posted by spacedoubt
I haven't had any of the wind up lights for very long..Probably under a year.
But my experience is that they should be used for lighting in a pinch..or for short periods. There is one type..made by BayGen, where the energy is not stored in a capacitor/coil circuit, but it's stored mechanically, in a spring.
Those last much longer when fully cranked.
I use the shake up flashlight, all the time..in the garage, or for checking things quickly in the dark. It also come in handy during power failures, I use it to help me find the way to the candles!
See I disagree with that I find that the wind up LED lights are far supiorier to the shake lights. Every shake light Ive had has crapped out on me.
For christmas I got 3 wind up lights my wife paid very little for them. For every one minute of winding I get 30 minutes of light. However that is not true. I wound them each up on christmas day and I use them daily and I havent needed to wind them again. Keep in mind these are the cheapest of the cheap. bought at one of those home centers. Just my opinion.