As part of one of my volunteer activities I’m always on the lookout for new safety items, especially flashlights (which works out well because, as a subset of my Toolmongerish personality, I’m a flashlight junkie). So when I saw the L.E.D. Wand™ from Nite Ize, I was intrigued. It comes complete with an Inova® Microlight™ (the red version is shown above; you can also get white, blue, and green versions) that, when turned on and inserted in the wand’s cap (as shown below), makes the wand a high-visibility unit. The Microlight™ has four modes (high power, low power, strobe, and signal), is powered by two 2016 lithium batteries (included), and provides “up to 15 hours of light per battery set.”
The Wand™, as noted above, has a poly-carbonate body and an acrylic light transmitting rod with a polished end. The cap seals with an O-ring, comes with a wrist lanyard, and has two storage compartments (one for two spare batteries, and the other for a Microlight™ clip) in addition to the main compartment for the Microlight™. The Wand™ floats and is submersible (depth rated) to 1,000 feet. They can be found online for around $11.
I think the L.E.D. Wand™ would be a great addition to a vehicle emergency kit. What do you think?