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Shelf life of batteries in promotional products.

There is a wide variety of battery-powered promotional products. Flashlights, flashlight key chains, laser pointers, and even handheld fans run on either AA, AAA, or watch-sized batteries. Before purchasing these products, many shoppers wonder how long the stock batteries will last. Though it may seem like a simple question, the answer is fairly complicated. Battery life actually depends on a number of different factors. It depends on the product in question, how long the product is used, and of course how often the holder uses it. It may also depend on whether or not the product includes an on/off or power switch.

The battery lasts the longest when it’s used properly. That means turning off the battery when not in use, not letting water or other types of liquid get inside the casing, and also replacing the battery when needed. This also helps prolong the life of the promotional product. Remember that these steps depend on the user of the product and not the buyer of the product!

For example, a flashlight key chain with an on/off power switch can have batteries that last several months (or even a year) if you turn the flashlight off every time it's not in use. If you leave it on for extended periods of time or forget to turn it off, then the battery may drain out in just a few weeks.

Battery life also depends on the type of battery used. A battery that is AA or AAA will last for a shorter time than the smaller watch-sized battery. This is often misconstrued as the opposite, but the smaller battery is actually more concentrated and holds power longer than the larger ones. The batteries found in laser pointers and other smaller products will generally last for up to six months with proper use. Anyone who’s interested in buying battery-powered promotional products should pay attention to the type of battery used in the product. Even though the smaller batteries tend to last longer, the larger batteries are typically found in the better and more expensive products. Flashlights and handheld fans, for example, usually run on a AAA or AA battery.

Shoppers should keep in mind that most of the batteries found in promotional items have a shelf life of up to six months, and in some cases up to a year. The products are meant to be used frequently and serve as constant reminders of the company or business. When the product is used frequently and consistently, even lesser quality batteries have a shelf life of several months. Whenever the battery finally does give out, the owner can simply replace it and continue using the product to extend the life of the brand recognition.

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Bubba is the Quality Logo Products mascot. He may have started out as "just a stress ball," but he's come a long way since the company's launch in 2003. Bubba has been immortalized in numerous vector artwork designs for internal and external promotions, and you can see him change outfits on the Quality Logo Products homepage whenever a holiday rolls around. Oh, and he thinks pants are for the birds. You can connect with Bubba on Google+.

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