From the candy to the costumes, Halloween is a fun-filled time for kids and parents. While the kids will be focused on scoring the most candy possible, it will be up to the parents to help keep them safe during their adventures. It’s important to take some time to talk to your children before going out on Halloween. Go over the basic safety tips with your kids about staying out of the street, going to the houses with porch lights on, and sticking with your group.
With the days getting shorter, most trick-or-treating will be done after the sun has gone down. Visibility is critical, as costumes and masks can make it more difficult for kids to be aware of their surroundings. In addition, drivers will need to be on the lookout for excited children who may be moving erratically in dark costumes.
A great solution to these visibility issues is to provide your child with a bright LED flashlight before they go out. Yard decorations and jack-o-lanterns can create additional hazards for children. A high power flashlight will allow them quick and easy access to a light source and help them navigate the dark with ease. A child with a good flashlight can also help guide their friends and spot any potential hazards for others. In addition, the bright flashlight will help make them more visible to vehicles that are out during that chaotic time. This can be especially useful for kids who are wearing darker costumes.
There are a number of great small LED flashlights on hand for just such an occasion. The Fenix E01 LED Flashlight is reliable, compact, affordable and comes in a variety of colors - so your child can pick a color that complements their costume. The Fenix CL09 is a great light to hang on the child's costume. Coming in at only 3 inches long, this light can deliver max 200 lumens and also includes a red flashing LED. Finally, the Fenix UC02 Rechargeable LED Keychain Light is our pick for Halloween safety. At 1.7 inches, it’s even smaller and easier to carry. But don’t let its size fool you - the UC02 can produce 130 lumens with a beam distance of 157.5 feet. With both a low and high mode, and easy twist switch operation, it’s a perfect choice to keep your child safe.
All of these lights are reliable, durable, and easy to use, creating less stress for both parents and children on Halloween night.
Make the right choice and choose Powerful and bright Fenix flashlights this year for Halloween.