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Flashlights 101: Flashlight Care

Is your flashlight at hand and ready to use when you need it? Get the facts on proper flashlight care and storage, so you'll never be in the dark.


Caring For Your Flashlight — Do's and Don’ts



  • DO store your flashlight in a dry, cool location that's convenient and easy to reach in an emergency or power outage.
  • DO replace the batteries in your flashlight or lantern every few months if it isn't used for extended periods of time. This insures that it has fresh, working batteries and prevents battery leakage.
  • DO keep flashlights stored in multiple locations in your house and car – in a cabinet or drawer, near your bed, and in your glove compartment – in case of emergencies.
  • DO keep flashlights stored in multiple locations in your house and car — in a cabinet or drawer, near your bed in case of home emergencies and in your glove compartment.
  • DO keep a fresh package of Energizer® batteries next to your flashlight. Families often find that batteries haven't been replaced frequently or that children have removed the batteries to use in games. Keeping an unopened package of batteries where you store your flashlight gives you peace of mind that you'll never be left in the dark.


  • DON'T store your flashlight in high temperatures. This could accelerate defects in your flashlight, including possible battery leakage.
  • DON'T leave your flashlight under the seat in your car, or in direct sunlight.