x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Travel essentials: Headlamps

For moments expected or unexpected, it's a good idea to travel with some kind of light.

Maglite mini flashlight. This diminutive version of the classic flashlight is as robust and durable as its larger siblings. The anodised aluminium case is resistant to water and corrosion. Turn the top of the torch to adjust the beam from narrow to wide and remove the top and fix it to the bottom of the torch to create an electric “candle”. Available from www.amazon.com from $19.99 (Dh73), plus shipping.
Maglite mini flashlight. This diminutive version of the classic flashlight is as robust and durable as its larger siblings. The anodised aluminium case is resistant to water and corrosion. Turn the top of the torch to adjust the beam from narrow to wide and remove the top and fix it to the bottom of the torch to create an electric “candle”. Available from www.amazon.com from $19.99 (Dh73), plus shipping.

The image of our planet with its lights on, made popular during Earth Hour, puts darkness on the endangered list. This view from space shows whole continents bathed in a fluorescent glow and gives the impression that the world is alight day and night. Yet the view on the ground can still be different. Toe-stubbing darkness is alive and well, and moonless gloom is possible to encounter even on the fringes of a city. For those moments – expected or unexpected – it’s a good idea to carry some kind of light.