Below are articles that look at potential uses of products we carry or major trends relating to the products we carry. Like most articles, these are mostly about opinion and might include some actual data.

How does an article differ from a blog post, news post or information?

- News postings are about recent events. If read later, they can have some useful information but usually most of the information gets out dated eventually. These might still be 'current' for only a few days, weeks or months.
For example: When we post about getting in a shipment or a new product is announced.

- Blog postings are also about recent events, but are usually more opinion. Just like news postings, they can be useful or interesting when read later, but eventually can be out of date - either data or the opinion of the author. These might still be 'current' for only a few days, weeks or months.
For example: If we post our thoughts on recent trends in the manufacture of products we carry.

- Information postings are intended to be about providing information. While it is hard to avoid having opinions in them, the information provided should be good for some time to come. These can often still be 'current' for years and might still be useful even when no longer 'current'. These may also get updated from time to time. For this reason, they are best posted where they can be reasonably tracked down in the future instead of falling away in a list of postings.
For example: Information on handling particular chemistries of battery or maintaining a flashlight.
Another example: Providing data for various LEDs used in flashlights for comparison purposes. Will likely include opinions about what situations flashlights using particular LEDs would be good for.

- Articles are postings that are mostly opinion. While data and other 'solid' information will be used to support the opinions, the focus is on the opinions of the author. These can remain 'current' for months or even years, particularly if occasionally updated. Usually these will only expire if the author learns something new or forgets something and doesn't read their own article. Because of their extended life, having them more easily referenced is also useful.
For example: Opinions on what beam angles are best for various situations - this is mostly down to opinion that is influenced by data.



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