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Made in the Shades: Our Best Sunglasses and Optical Protection

We’ve selected some sunglasses for you with two factors in mind: we want you to look cool, and we want to offer you sturdy, serious eye protection. Everybody has to worry about UV, but if you live or work in challenging environments, then you need something safer than drugstore shades. Luckily we carry the top brands for eye protection in Wiley X and Smith Optics. This blog will highlight a few of the best of an extensive collection of quality sunglasses.

Wiley X Sunglasses:theshorelinemarket_2429_1320914638

It doesn’t get more hardcore than Wiley X. They were founded to produce shatterproof, impact-resistant sunglasses for government and military agencies. One of our favorite Wiley X lines is the Blink Climate Control Series with high velocity protection. The Climate Control series features a removable facial cavity seal which is prevents airflow inside the glasses. This seal makes your Blinks great at eliminating weather effects on your eyes, and reduces fatigue from peripheral light exposure. Bikers, motorcyclists, kayakers, and anyone who works in the sand & dust will appreciate the way these stunners keep the grit from their eyes. The Blink glasses feature highly durable Triloid nylon frames and optional shatterproof lenses. The Blink glasses are great for just about any activity and have a variety of color schemes making them perfect for just about anybody!

Smith Optics Sunglasses: theshorelinemarket_2430_1144057111

Smith Optics Factor Tactical Sunglasses come with interchangeable grey, clear, and ignitor lenses to suit different situations. While the frames are impact resistant, they are also comfortable with Megol nose and temple pads for long-term comfort. With a sleek design, high durability, and interchangeable lenses, these sunglasses are one of the top eye protection products out there.

Protecting the Sunglasses:


The next step after getting your sunglasses is protecting them. While some glasses will come with their own case, you know that they’re not always built sturdily. For superior protection look no further than the NiteIze Rugged Glasses Case. This case is durable and weather resistant, and features a zipper top to completely seal out the elements. The case also features a clip which helps to deal with accidentally misplacing your glasses, keeping them safe by your side. This case also includes a micro-fiber cloth so you can give the lenses a quick clean when is necessary.

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Guide to LED Lights

In this blog post I will talk about the reason your flashlight has so many colored LED options, and what situation each color is useful for.LED1

Red LEDs:

If your flashlight is going to have any extra colored LEDs, it is most likely going to be red. This color is useful for a couple reasons. Firstly, red is the universal color signal for caution. It also works well as an attention-getting color if you need to get help. Red LEDs also help to preserve your night vision. In a situation where your eyes are adjusted to darker surroundings the red LED will require less light adjustment than a white LED. This difference in color between white and red will help illuminate your surroundings while allowing your eyes to continue to see more clearly outside of the flashlight’s beam area.

hog_hunter_800x800__91742.1441049334.1280.1280-660x660Green LEDs:

Green LEDs are useful for hunters and fishers when they are outdoors. Fish, deer, and other animals have a harder time seeing green light than white or other colored lights. This advantage allows people who are in nature to illuminate their surroundings with a reduced risk of alerting nearby animals to their presence. Green LEDs also tend to have longer run times than other color LEDs which can be useful in a survival situation where saving battery power is important.

s2ee83Blue LED:

Blue LEDs are great for multiple applications ranging from nighttime map reading to easily identifying bodily fluids. They are often used for reading maps in dark conditions because they do not blend out the red colored lines on maps. Law enforcement and hunters use this light color because the LED illuminates blood and other bodily fluids. Blue LEDs accomplish this better than a red or white LED, but not as well as UV, which we will look at in a moment. Blue lights are also useful for low visibility situations because they cut through fog more effectively than other LEDs.

Infrared/Night Vision Green:

Infrared lights are used for seeing at night. The infrared beam will illuminate a relatively short distanceNightvision ahead of the wearer in most situations, and is great for remaining undetected as it is invisible to the naked eye. The green color that you see through most night vision goggles is due to the fact that the human eye is more sensitive to green light. When images are converted through night vision goggles they appear in black and white, but a green filter is applied because human eyes can look at green for a longer amount of time. (This is one of the reasons that many early computer screens used green text.) The combination of the two is common and leads to the best visual results at night, here is an informative thread with pictures of the differences.

Ultraviolet Lights:

Ultraviolet lights are common and can be used for a variety of applications. One of the most common uses is the ability to authenticate IDs, money, and any official document that uses a UV-sensitive watermark. Ultraviolet lights are even better than blue LEDs at identifying blood and other bodily fluids, making them a favorite of law enforcement and crime scene investigation workers. In an odd but potentially life-saving usage, UV lights can be indispensable if you live in a climate where you need to watch out for scorpions. Believe it or not, scorpions’ shells react brightly under UV light, making a UV LED a piece of helpful safety equipment. UV lights are also good for quickly recharging watch faces, compass needles, or other glow-in-the-dark items when the sun is down.

Hopefully the information on the different LED colors and their individual uses can inform your next flashlight purchase, or introduce the potential you didn’t know your current flashlight possessed. And as always we have a large selection of LED flashlights at Battery Junction, so come by with your newfound knowledge and see what products we have to offer.

NiteIze Screen Cleaner

NiteIze Products You Didn’t Know You Needed

NiteIze is a great company that produces a countless number of handy products that you never knew existed but have the potential to change your life. In this post I will go through a couple of the best NiteIze has to offer.

Screen Skate Cleaner: NiteIze Screen Cleaner

The screen skate microfiber screen cleaner is the best alternative to your t-shirt that you can find for cleaning your cellphone or tablet screen. This microfiber cleaner helps remove dust, dirt, and fingerprints from your favorite electronic device with ease. The microfiber pad features a magnetic close to keep the elements from the cleaning side, is available in three colors, and includes a small s-biner allowing for easy attachment to key chains, belt loops, and zippers. At around $5 this microfiber pad is a no-brainer.

Knotbone Lacelock System:

NiteIze Knotbone sneaker laces The Knotbone is a revolutionary rubber shoelace replacement from NiteIze that will make sure you never go back to traditional shoelaces. The Knotbone eliminates the need for tying shoelaces by expanding and contracting to fit the contour of your foot. With a simple trim/size adjustment these laces will last through all types of weather and will give you a tight grip when running, but will expand when putting on the shoes. No more shoelaces coming untied, no more tripping on loose laces, no more bad friends tying your laces together! All of your problems are solved – pick up a pair of Knotbone laces now!

Gear Tie Cord Organizer: 

NiteIze Gear Tie Cord Organizer
Cord Organizer

This handy device will help you avoid the unbelievable annoyance of tangled cords. The Gear Tie Cord Organizer is a mountable rubber coated metal wire device which is meant for organizing and keeping ugly wires out of sight. Simply attach the acrylic backing tape to any surface, shape the gear tie to your preferences and you’re good to organize your electronic cords as you please. This product is ideal for organizing TV/cable/HDMI/power cords, and is perfect for keeping your phone charger at hand on your bedside stand or desk. You won’t realize how much you needed this cord organizer until you experience if for yourself.


Curvyman Cord Supervisor:

NiteIze Curveyman Cord Supervisor Have you ever wondered how headphone cords become tangled so easily? I do, all the time. Three minutes in a pocket or backpack and your headphones go from normal to having more knots than is physically possible – good luck untangling those for the next ten minutes. Ever wonder if there is a better way? I don’t, ever since I found the NiteIze Curvyman Cord Supervisor. This funny looking device will solve all your headphone problems by anchoring both ends of the headphones and providing a curved middle surface for winding the remaining length of the cord. The Curvyman comes with a small S-Biner for attaching the belt loops or keychains and is the perfect travel companion for avoiding the annoying headphone tangle.

NiteIze DoohicKey Tool:

6x Key Tool

The DoohicKey is the best keychain multi-tool you can get your hands on. This pint-sized tool comes has a bottle opener, scraper/tape cutter, flat-head screwdriver, pry tool, ruler, and a wrench. The DoohicKey is made of durable stainless steel and features a carabiner clip for easy attachment to key rings and belt loops. Airport friendly with a goofy name and great design, why isn’t this a part of your key ring already?


These are just a couple of the dozens of goofy, handy, and ingenious NiteIze we have here at Battery Junction. Come find a hidden gem today!

Glow in the dark Nite Ize dog collar

Dog Accessories – 5 Products your Pup will Love!

Dog Accessories you can count on.

Your dog is part of the family – so treat them like one! Outfit your pup by giving them one of these fun dog accessories. It is important to keep your pup happy and safe this summer season.

1. Don’t let them get lost.Dog Accessories that light up and can be worn around your dog's neck like a collar.

When it’s the middle of summer and everyone is outside, many pets like to run off, most of all now when fireworks are being set off left and right. Check out the NiteIze NiteHowl LED Safety Necklace. As far as dog accessories go, visibility is key. Featuring a normal and strobe mode, easily spot your pet in the dark! For smaller pups, clip on a light-up dog tag right to the collar!


2. Play with them!

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Many of us are lucky to have full time jobs and are not available during the day. With the DogDiscuit light up LED flying Frisbee, you can play with your pooch even after the sun goes down. Fido doesn’t like Frisbees? The NiteIze LED Ball works just as well and shines bright with multiple colors!

3. Keep them comfortable.

Dog Accessory used to remove ticks from your pet.

In this nice weather, your pup is bound to explore in the woods or in fields. Even with special ointments and collars, ticks always find a way onto dog’s fur. Pull them off without hurting your dog with the Tick Wrangler by UST. Plus, if you’re anything like me and hate ticks, this is perfect since you don’t have to touch them with your hands!



4. Take them on a nice walk.Light-up LED Leash Dog Accessory

Nature calls and your yard does not have an electric fence. Consequently, you’re going to need to walk your pup! This is one of the best dog accessories if it is dark outside. Stay safe from cars and be noticed with your Nite Dawg LED leash. You might know the rules of the road, but your dog doesn’t. Keep them safe from cars by using a light up leash.


5. Fun Dog Tags!

Have the cutest dog on the block with one of these fun dog tags! Easily clipped onto your dog’s collar as an added safety measure, the benefits of this go far beyond a normal dog tag. Not only do the NiteIze ClipLit tags come in fun and unique shapes, but they also light up in a multitude of colors making your dog easily identifiable to yourself and others.

Dog Accessories - Dog Collar clip in red flower design. Dog accessories - dog tag clips right onto dog collar - blue peace sign designDog accessory clip for dog collar - earth pattern.



Furthermore, when you’re outside at night with your dog, it is important to carry a flashlight with you. The Nitecore MT1C is perfect for that as you may take it out Powerful Nitecore MT1C Flashlight perfect for when you are outside with your dog at night.
in the rain, it features a lanyard attachment if your hands are full, and it is small enough to fit inside your pocket! Plus, as an added extra, it has a strobe mode to scare away raccoons and other animals that might bother you!





Light up Frisbee

Five Summer Cookout Essential Items

Summer is here! Burgers are grilling, hotdogs are roasting, the potato salad is getting hot, and you’re thinking about how great your cookout is going thanks to Battery Junction! In this short blogpost we will go over some cookout essentials that can make your summer BBQ one to remember.

GetLit!GetLit Bottle Opener, Cookout

Yes, GetLit is the best bottle opener/S-Biner/light source for your summer picnic purposes. This gear is a perfect keychain companion for opening bottles and finding your way around once the sun starts to set. Simply use the S-Biner clip to attach the GetLit anywhere you need continuous glow or flashing light for up to 20 or 25 hours respectively! Silly name aside, this weatherproof keychain is a sturdy and useful tool to have with you at your next cookout.

Niteize Flashflight LED Frisbee:

Light up FrisbeeThe Niteize Flashflight LED Frisbee is a light-up disc that is perfect for your next evening cookout. The Flashflight features a fiber optic array which lights up the entire disc making it easily spotted. The disc is made to ultimate frisbee regulations, meaning it is also great for use during the day even when you won’t need the light. This light up disc is perfect for playing with the dog, and comes with a replaceable battery that provides up to 20 hours of light.


UST KLIPP Utensil Set:

Cookout UtensilsThe UST KLIPP utensil set is a must have for any summer cookout. The KLIPP set has a fork, knife, and spoon made of durable and lightweight stainless steel. All the utensils are kept together with a handy carabiner which allows the KLIPP set to be attached to any belt loop, backpack, or gear that you can think of. This utensil set is an absolute essential if you are looking for an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic utensils at your next cookout.


UST Water Cube: 

The UST Water Cube is another essential for planning the best cookout. This water holder is a collapsing cube made from strong polyethylene plastic. It Water Cubeincludes an on/off spigot as well as an opening large enough to cool the water with ice cubes. The Water Cube is especially useful because when it is not filled the container can be collapsed to a smaller and lighter version. With a strong handle and dent/crack resistant plastic, this water cube is a necessity for a good cookout.

Fenix CL25R Camping Lantern:

theshorelinemarket_2425_258617078This Fenix rechargeable camping lantern is an unassuming lantern that packs a punch. Known as “The Little Penguin”, this lantern will give you 2.25 hours on the 350 lumen turbo mode or up to 600 hours on low mode. The Little Penguin can be recharged via USB, includes 6 output modes, lights up an area up to 25 meters in diameter, and has a hanging loop and magnetic base allowing for optimal placement. Small enough to easily bring anywhere but strong enough to light up almost any area, this light is a perfect cookout companion.


These are just a few of many cookout essentials that are sure to make your summer better than you imagined, all thanks to Battery Junction!