Flashlight Care

Flashlight Do’s and Don’ts

Does storing a battery in the refrigerator help extend its life? Learn some helpful tips on the best way to store, handle and care for your batteries, whether at home or on the road.
  • DO store your flashlight in a dry, cool location that's convenient and easy to reach in an emergency or power outage.
  • DO replace the batteries in your flashlight or lantern every few months if it isn't used for extended periods of time. This insures that it has fresh, working batteries and prevents battery leakage.
  • DO keep flashlights stored in multiple locations in your house and car – in a cabinet or drawer, near all beds, and in your glove compartment – in case of emergencies.
  • DO keep a fresh package of Energizer® batteries next to your flashlight. Families often find that batteries haven't been replaced frequently or that children have removed the batteries to use in games. Keeping an unopened package of batteries where you store your flashlight gives you peace of mind that you'll never be left in the dark.


  • DON'T store your flashlight in high temperatures. This could accelerate defects in your flashlight, including possible battery leakage.
  • DON'T leave your flashlight under the seat in your car, or in direct sunlight.