Did you know children are four times more likely to be in fatal pedestrian accidents on Halloween night than on any other night of the year? This means we need to take every precaution before sending our little ones out to go trick-or-treating.
Besides dressing children in bright costumes and teaching them to look both ways before crossing the street, it’s a great idea to equip them with a flashlight or lantern for walking around neighborhoods in the dark. It will help them see their way from house to house, while also making them more visible to others on the sidewalks and roads around them.
Flashlight – Designed to withstand rugged handling, this virtually indestructible flashlight is ideal for scampering around in the dark trick-or-treating or playing Ghost in the Graveyard. It has a rubber exterior to absorb the shock of most drops, kicks and tramples. With high performance LEDs that light-up a distance of 160 meters, its functionality matches its durability. Its battery run time is 5 hours and 40 minutes, and it comes with a lifetime guarantee.
Lantern – Like the flashlight above, this virtually indestructible lantern is built to withstand the elements associated with just about any outdoor experience. Again using energy efficient LEDs for illumination, this device can shine a beam up to 350 meters, making it ideal for parents who want to keep an eye on things from the street while their little ones go from door to door collecting treats. With over 20 hours of run time and a handle for easier carrying, this handheld lantern is as versatile as it is practical.
Keychain flashlight – This tiny flashlight can be held or clipped onto your child’s clothing. So if you’re looking for something to free-up one of their hands while still shedding adequate light on the situation, this mini Nano flashlight from Streamlight is extremely convenient. It’s also extremely functional, delivering 10 lumens of white light from a high quality LED bulb, running for roughly 8 continuous hours and offering weatherproof durability. Another great feature of this little gem is its pink color. After all, for every one of these purchased in October, Streamlight will donate $1 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Now that you and your children can find your way in the dark, the big decision is what “to be” this year for Halloween. For some ideas, here are some of the most popular costumes so far this year. Test your knowledge and see if you can match the description in column B with the costume in Column A. Answers below.
A. Adolescent evolved martial-artist reptiles
B. The Mistress of All Evil
C. Marvel Comics’ First Avenger
D. A cast of female inmates who vie for power in a New York state prison
E. He’s from Krypton and she rides around in an invisible jet
F. From the 3D Computer-animated musical film from Walt Disney that grossed more than $1.2 million at the box office in 2013
G. From the post-apocalyptic horror TV drama on AMC
H. Raccoon-like character who is the Monarch of Planet X
I. From the HBO show that takes place on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos after a decade-long summer
J. They live in caves and/or climb on buildings in Gotham
Answers: 1.F 2.C 3.G 4.I 5.A 6.E 7.J 8.D 9.B 10.H
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