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International and military customers only, please note the following important change:
As of 16 May 2012, revisions to US Postal Service regulations prohibited the export
of any item containing lithium metal primary batteries and/or lithium ion rechargeable
batteries. This change prevented us from using economical postal delivery methods
when shipping lithium-powered flashlights overseas (including military APO and FPO
and DPO addresses). As of 15 November 2012, the regulations have been revised
again, and the new rules are somewhat less restrictive, but they still place limitations
on the types and quantities of lithium-powered items that we can ship via postal mail.
These restrictions do not apply to customers who have non-military addresses located
within the USA (including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Guam). And only items that
have batteries containing lithium are affected by the new postal regulations, so we can
export items that do not have any lithium batteries via cost effective US Postal Service
methods as before. Domestic orders (to any USA delivery address) are not affected
by the new regulations. However, as before, any orders that contain bulk quantities of
uninstalled lithium primary lithium batteries (disposable types) must be shipped only by
surface methods (USPS Parcel Post & Parcel Select, UPS Ground or FedEx Ground).
However, customers who have only military mail delivery addresses (specifically APO,
DPO or FPO) cannot place any orders for uninstalled lithium batteries of any kind, and
if you order any product that includes more than two lithium batteries, we will be able to
ship it to you only if we first entirely remove all of the lithium batteries from the item. Any
single package cannot contain a total of more than two lithium batteries (disposable or
rechargeable), and they must be securely installed in the item that they will operate. So
for example, we can ship two 3-Volt flashlights (each having a CR123A battery), or one
6-Volt flashlight (with two CR123A batteries), but we cannot ship a 9-Volt model (using
three CR123A batteries) unless we remove all of the lithium batteries prior to shipment.
For non-military international customers who wish to order lithium-powered flashlights,
we can ship your order using one of three commercial carriers (UPS, FedEx or DHL),
but expect the shipping costs to be dramatically higher than they would have been for
postal delivery. For customers in Canada only, we can offer low-cost surface shipping
via the UPS Standard method. However, for most other international destinations, we
must use a commercial airfreight carrier, and the starting rates for small packages will
typically be US$100.00 or more. You can avoid the higher shipping charges only if the
total order includes no more than two installed lithium batteries, or if we remove all the
lithium batteries from your items prior to export (and then ship by postal mail methods).
Because the postal regulations regarding lithium batteries are complex, and because
our online shopping cart system applies shipping charges based upon postal delivery
methods, we strongly urge all military and international customers to contact us before
placing any order that contains lithium batteries of any kind. Otherwise, your order may
be delayed while we contact you to determine a suitable shipping method and its cost.
This is where we'll announce some exciting new promotional offers.
Check here often for details about our free gifts and special prices.
Be sure to visit the Discounts page for our fantastic package deals.
||Special Package Deals Available
From time to time, we put together special packages with some of our
most popular products. These may provide discounts for quantity pur-
chases, or special pricing for bundles with flashlights and accessories.
Just visit our special volume Discounts page, where you can review or
purchase the terrific package deals that we've prepared for customers.
Recent offers include INOVA products, and Montane Squid X tent lights.
||Custom Discount Pricing Available
We can provide pricing discounts for purchase quantities of six units or
more of any flashlight series, or twenty-four or more of any battery type.
This can be especially helpful for easing limited budgets in emergency
services departments, outdoor activity groups, or for holiday shopping.
Please contact us via email at
email@example.com, or use
our Feedback Form to describe your needs or request volume pricing.
Your special pricing arrangements can usually be made available from
this website on the same day (or the following day at the latest), so you
can use our PayPal shopping cart system and pay with your credit card.
This is where we'll announce the most recent modifications to our web site.
If you've visited us before and want to know what's changed, look here first.
See the Archives page for historical changes (some are no longer relevant).
||05 October 2012 - Mobile Website Added
It has come to our attention that our primary website can be difficult
to read and navigate when accessed from smart phones and other
mobile web browsers. So, with the excellent help of the fine folks at
Movylo Shop and PayPal, we have established a crisp new mobile-
friendly website. Viable for early feature phones as well as the very
latest smart phones, the new site provides both product details and
quick mobile purchase capability for a limited selection of our most
popular items. The visual style of the new site has been tweaked to
match our primary site as closely as possible (though it looks quite
different when viewed with conventional desktop browsers). Check
out the new website at flashlightsunlimited.mobi (and also note that
you will be redirected there automatically whenever you attempt to
reach our primary domain from most web-capable mobile devices).
More products will be added to the mobile site each weekend, and
special offers will be posted there periodically for your review. Note
that the mobile website is intended only for purchases from users in
the USA (all international customers must use this primary website).
||15 February 2012 - Twitter Updates Added
We have been posting tweets to the Twitter micro-blogging web-
site on a regular basis, so we have added a new Twitter Updates
page to the website. Here you will find an easy-to-use continuous
scrolling feed of our most recent announcements and comments.
You can easily follow us on Twitter at any time just by clicking here
or using the handy link at the bottom of each page on this website.
||25 June 2010 - Search Page Repaired
Early in the month of June, our websites were migrated from an
older server at our website hosting service to a much newer one.
The new server offers dramatically faster load times for our site.
This server change resulted in implementation of a later version
of the Front Page web extensions, and caused the Search page
on our website to fail, usually with "404" (page not found) errors.
Correction required changes to be made at the server, and also
in our site code, but the Search page now works better than ever.
||01 February 2010 - Product Lines Restructured
Emissive Energy Corporation, creators of the highly-respected
INOVA brand of tactical and specialty flashlights, have officially
sold the entire brand line to Nite Ize Inc. Emissive Energy Corp
retains ownership of manufacturing and distribution operations
for the INFORCE line of premium military flashlights. Our web-
site has been restructured to differentiate the two product lines.
We are proud to offer both of these top quality flashlight brands.
||04 January 2010 - Shipping Charges Revised
We regret that as of midnight on Sunday, January 3 (Monday
morning) we must finally increase our shipping charges again,
to compensate for increases in parcel costs from commercial
carriers and substantial rate changes from the United States
Postal Service. Our standard charges for online orders have
increased by forty-five cents (US$0.45) for each merchandise
value tier. Click here to see our revised shipping charges. As
before, our actual shipping costs for the majority of orders we
process will continue to be higher than the amount you pay us
for delivery. Substantial ($1.95+) overpayments are refunded.
||01 January 2010 - ICON Products Added
We are pleased to announce the addition of the handsome and
versatile ICON line of premium quality designer flashlights. Our
first offerings are the superlative Rogue 1 and Rogue 2 models.
||01 July 2009 - FCI Subweb
With the addition of our unique new custom-designed FU-405
Deep Purple inspection flashlights and accessories, we have
taken the opportunity to overhaul and greatly expand our sub-
web for Fluorescent Coatings Inspection equipment. The up-
dated subweb provides additional details and more pictures.
||15 September 2008 - Coleman Section Expanded
Our listing of spare parts for the Coleman fluorescent lanterns
has been greatly expanded. New models have been added,
along with a much wider range of tubes and other spare parts.
||15 February 2008 - Product Lines Restructured
A new section has been added for the high-quality Olight line
of compact, high-power, multi-mode, tactical flashlights. The
Emphasis! line has been given its own section, with addition
of the new Light:Flash multi-purpose power-failure task lamp.
||25 June 2007 - Link Exchange Request
A new Link Exchange Request page has added to the web-
site. This allows legitimate commercial webmasters to easily
request reciprocal link arrangements with Flashlights Unlimited.
||31 May 2007 - HACKER SAFE® Certification
We are delighted to announce that the Flashlights Unlimited
website has achieved a HACKER SAFE® certification from
ScanAlert, Inc. The prestigious HACKER SAFE® mark is
the world's most recognized assurance of internet security.
Our website is scanned and certified daily by the ScanAlert
system. Look for the HACKER SAFE® mark at the bottom
of each page, and click it for info about ScanAlert services
HACKER SAFE® has since become McAfee SECURE®,
and their new logo link now appears on each of our pages.
||13 May 2007 - Shipping Charges Revised
For more than five years, we have maintained the same low
shipping and handling charges, although facing rising carrier
costs and fuel surcharges. We regret that as of midnight on
Saturday May 12 (Sunday morning) we must finally increase
our shipping charges, to compensate for increases in parcel
costs from commercial carriers and substantial rate changes
from the United States Postal Service. Our standard charges
for online orders will increase by fifty-five cents (US $0.55) for
each merchandise value tier. Click here to see the new rates.
As before, our actual shipping costs for most of the orders we
process will continue to be higher than the amount you pay us.
For example, we now charge $4.50 to ship a pack of MagLite
bulbs, but your speedy Priority Mail delivery will cost us $4.60.
||25 March 2007 - Product Lines Restructured
The listing of product lines has been restructured so that
there are separate sections for Night-Ops and NightStar
The Night-Ops section has subsequently been removed.
||10 March 2007 - AddThis Button Implemented
AddThis, the one-button social bookmarking adjunct,
has been implemented at the bottom of every page,
for the convenience of users of this popular widget.
This is where we'll provide suggestions for better use of our web site.
If you're having any problems with navigation or viewing, look here first.
See the Archives page for historical notes (some are no longer relevant).
||05 June 2010 - Website Availability & Response Time
During May and June of 2010, several very intensive Denial of
Service attacks have been launched against one or more of the
domains managed by our web hosting provider. These attacks
flood the hosting servers with enormous numbers of page calls,
in an attempt to overload the servers and render their websites
unusable. Although our hosting provider makes every possible
effort to recover quickly from these assaults, they have resulted
in several brief service outages of Flashlights Unlimited and its
sister websites (see names listed below). During the outages,
our websites may become completely inaccessible, or loading
intervals may stretch to several minutes per page. If you exper-
ience these problems, please try to visit with us again in about
one hour, as most attacks will be resolved and abolished within
that timeframe. Rest assured that the McAfee Secure (formerly
Hacker Safe) system continues to scan this website every day,
searching for any signs of corruption. Look for McAfee Secure
certification marks at the bottom left corners of all pages on the
Flashlights Unlimited website (click one for additional details).
The following websites have experienced brief service outages:
flashlightsunlimited.com (this website)
flashunltd.com (redirects to flashlightsunlimited.com)
thegypsygripper.com (redirects to thegypsyquilter.com)
||30 January 2004 - Website Content Improved
The text content of every page has been analyzed and adjusted
to ensure that only web-safe (216-color palette) colors are used
throughout the site. This may improve readability for some web
browsers and operating system platforms. The size of the page
header has been dramatically reduced, so that less scrolling will
be required for access to navigation features and page contents.
Structure and content of the Home page have been reorganized.
||20 May 2002 - Browser Compatibility Issues Eliminated
In order to ensure that the web site is consistently accessible to the
greatest possible number of users, hover buttons and certain other
exotic web elements have been replaced with conventional images.
Hyperlink buttons incorporating custom graphics have replaced the
auto-generated navigation bars and the problematic hover buttons.
||15 May 2002 - Thumbnails Reduce Load Times
Page loading times have been greatly reduced through the use of
thumbnailed images, for the individual product description pages.
In addition, you can now click on most of the product images to get
an enlarged view of the picture for more detail. You can close the
additional browser window that is opened, after viewing the picture.
||10 March 2002 - Suggested Display Settings
This web site works best at 800 by 600 pixels or higher resolution.
It can also be viewed at 640 by 480 pixels without lateral scrolling.
The images and manuals look best with High Color or True Color
rendition. 16 and 256 color settings will misrepresent the images.
||05 March 2002 - Suggested Web Browsers
This web site works best with Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or later.
Microsoft Virtual Machine extension is required for Java elements.
Keep your operating system and web browser and virus protection
software upgraded to the most recent versions for optimum results,
and to protect against malicious websites and other online threats.
This is where fellow geeks can review all of the juicy numbers for the Flashlights
Unlimited web site. These statistics are tabulated with Front Page 2000 reports.
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Below is a running digital clock which displays the current calendar date and local time.
The clock source is your own computer system. The time is shown in a 24-hour format.
Current Date And Local Time
click here for world time ticker
This display is provided for the convenience of our visitors. Click the underlined link to
open a useful global time map web site (web browser must have Shockwave capability).
Below is a widget that delivers important food safety recall information and alerts, plus
handy food safety tips for consumers, provided totally free of charge by foodsafety.gov.
This display is provided for the education of our visitors. Click on the widget link above
to visit the web site, for additional information and resources about food product safety.
Below is a running total of the amounts of funding approved for expenditure by the US
Government to finance the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, based on estimates from the
Congressional Budget Office and other sources. These amounts are calculated from
prior spend plus the prorated portions of current allocations to end of fiscal year 2012.
This display is provided for the education of our visitors. Click the underlined link to the
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