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Clio Chintis ENG3050 A FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION OF A FLASHLIGHT Introduction: General Description The flashlight is a handheld portable electric spotlight that transfers light to a specific area. Its function is to direct light when needed without having to use a lantern. In today’s society, flashlights have advanced and are now used in most agencies such as the FBI, police departments, and firefighters. The flashlight was not invented until the late 1800’s. Though the flashlight is a fairly simple device, it was not invented earlier due to its dependence of the invention of the battery and incandescent light bulb. Upon invention, the flashlight received its name because the original batteries were not able to hold as much use and the common method of operating the flashlight was to flash it just long enough to accomplish the task at hand. Most flashlights are roughly 3 to 10 inches long and weigh anywhere from 1 to 10 pounds. The outside casing is usually made either from titanium or plastic. They contain
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This essay was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course ENG 3050 taught by Professor Masood during the Fall '08 term at Wayne State University.

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