How to Recharge a Glow in the Dark Flashlight

How to Recharge a Glow in the Dark FlashlightPacking a flashlight for adventure travels is always a good idea, whether camping in the woods or spending the night in a hotel in a third-world country where the electricity may be sketchy and unreliable. Glow-in-the-dark flashlights rely on phosphorescent chemicals coated on the surface to provide that ethereal, green glow when the power goes out. Follow these steps to charge the flashlight so you'll be ready when the lights go out.


Difficulty: Easy

Step 1
Place the glow-in-the-dark flashlight under a reading lamp or windowsill where it will receive bright light daily.
Step 2
Leave the flashlight in direct light. Most flashlights will fully charge in about two hours to provide glow-in-the-dark illumination for two hours, gradually fading.
Step 3
Keep rechargeable flashlights installed in the charger when not in use so the batteries are always fully charged. If the flashlight is placed in the charger and left in a windowsill, both the lamp and the glow-in-the-dark feature will be fully charged whenever you need the flashlight.
Step 4
Place the charging flashlight behind a curtain for aesthetic reasons if clutter is a concern. You'll know where it is and be able to grab the flashlight quickly if the power goes off.
Step 5
While camping leave the flashlight in direct sunlight such as the back window of your car or next to the camp stove. Just remember to bring it with you into the tent at night.

Tips & Warnings

Keep spare batteries in a kitchen utility drawer or other easily accessible storage area.
Pack extra batteries while traveling.

Article Written By James Clark

James Clark began his career in 1985. He has written about electronics, appliance repair and outdoor topics for a variety of publications and websites. He has more than four years of experience in appliance and electrical repairs. Clark holds a bachelor's degree in political science.

Don't Miss a Thing!

All our latest outdoor content delivered to your inbox once a week.



We promise to keep your email address safe and secure.