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3 LED lights which give you a 16 foot beam reach with a total output of 6 lumens. LED lights are environmentally friendly because they can be recycled and they use less power than a traditional lightbulb. LED lights are also cheaper and more space efficient.<br>
Fully adjustable head band made of cotton. It can be recycled or reused. It is made of cotton because it is comfortable, expandable and cheap. Cotton is also useful because it is stretchy, so one size fits all.<br> arizonaexperience.org
Copper wire with rubber casing to connect the LEDs to the on/off switch. The wire is made up of lots of thinner strand to allow maximum conduction. The rubber casing insulates the wire so that any electricity in the wire doesn't cause the metal to over heat and burn your hands. The entire product can be recycled or reused without recycling.<br>
It is made of nylon which is hard and does not shatter. It is fully recyclable. This is useful because, as it is the outer casing, it needs to protect the circuits inside, so if you drop it, it will receive little damage. This particular product is designed for outdoors and harsh conditions, so it especially needs extra protection. www.bbc.co.uk This Revision Bite looks at the materials used in resistant materials, and their working properties
This button is made of silicon so that it can't break and leave the inner parts exposed or become jammed and not able to be turned on or off. It is also helpful that it is made of silicon because it is comfortable and easy to turn on and off. It is not recyclable or reusable.
This rod is made of steel because steel is durable and hard to break or damage. This is used to rotate different parts of the torch, so if it was plastic or a different material it might get worn down. It is completely recyclable.
Hard plastic or nylon which is fully recyclable and is difficult to shatter. It has a similar use to the outer casing, so needs to be hard and durable.
This is made of acrylic which is recyclable. It is tough and durable but scratches easily. It is usually used for light covers as in this case. www.bbc.co.uk This Revision Bite looks at the materials used in resistant materials, and their working properties