Check out these six items for DIY flashlight maintenance

You may not have thought of it before but yes you could and should perform some level of servicing on your lighting tool. From the basic wiping of moisture from the body to the disassembly and oiling of grooves, you should pay some attention to your flashlight to ensure maximum performance. One of the most important tips however is the removal of batteries from your flashlight or any other electronic device when not in use for a prolonged period of time. It can be pretty disheartening to unscrew your flashlight only to discover the damage wrought by leaking cells.

Here are six items for DIY flashlight maintenance

1. Zwipes Microfiber Cleaning Cloths









It is useful to have a cleaning towel at hand to clean or wipe your flashlight especially after working in the moist environments.

2. WD-40











Every home should have a can of WD-40 on the premises to assist with general household maintenance. This lubricant would also come in handy anytime you disassemble your flashlight to either clean or wipe dry. A little lubricant on the screw threads would help keep out moisture and ensure a smooth reassembly.

3. Winchester 22-41324 Brass Folding Knife, 2.5-In. Blade









A good blade is an essential part of any tool kit. There will always be something that needs to be torn, cut or adjusted.

4. TheLovelyBird 4PCS of AA / AAA 4 Cell Battery Case








Since it is not advisable to keep batteries in your flashlight for any extended period of inactivity, you would need to remove and store them for future use. A battery case/holder would secure your cells until you need to power your light again.

5. Gardner Bender GBT-500A Analog Battery Tester for 1.5 V Button Cell / 22.5 Photo / AA / AAA / 12 V / 9 V / Lantern Cells & More, Leads










Anytime you remove batteries from your flashlight for any prolong period of time it would be useful to test them to ascertain whether they need to be recharged or replaced.















A soldering kit can always come in handy since connections sometimes become underdone and only require a little solder here and there to become active again.

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