National Flashlight Day is an annual celebration observed on December 21st of each year. Imagine how we would see things during the night without the flashlights? It is quite a difficult thing, right? Without light, it is impossible to identify things. Technology invented tools for every need with which flashlight is one among the development. A flashlight is usually a hand-held portable electric-powered light source. National Flashlight Day celebrates the invention of first battery-powered flashlights.
“Everywhere in a day there is light. Look around. Everywhere. Look at your smartphone. It has a flashlight, an LED flashlight. These are potential sources for high-speed data transmission.” – Harald Haas
History of National Flashlight Day
The history, origin, and the founder of the National Flashlight Day are unknown. A flashlight is a portable electric-powered light source. The light is usually a light-emitting diode (LED) or incandescent light bulb. It consists of a light bulb fixed in a reflector, the light source, and reflector, battery, and a switch are protected with a transparent cover. A case will support and protects all of them. The first battery-powered flashlights are made possible around 1899 with the invention of the dry cell and miniature incandescent electric light bulbs. The present-day flashlights mostly use the incandescent lamps or light-emitting diodes. They run on disposable or rechargeable batteries. Head or helmet-mounted flashlights, underwater or inflammable atmosphere flashlights are the special purpose flashlights designed in addition to the general-purpose hand-held flashlight.
Other Celebrations on December 21
December 21 is also celebrated as
- Humbug Day
- Crossword Puzzle Day
- International Dalek Remembrance Day
- National Short Girl Appreciation Day
- Ribbon Candy Day
- Look on the Bright Side Day
- Short Story Day
How to Celebrate National Flashlight Day
Celebrating the National Flashlight Day is very simple. Get to know more about the flashlights and its development that has taken place at every stage. Make use of the flashlights when you go out for trekking, cycle riding and in such times. Make people know the importance of flashlights and its how to use it. Enjoy looking the nature with the help of a flashlight. Share your thoughts and celebrations on social media using the hashtag #FlashlightDay.