Spotlight on flashlight apps for the iPhone

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Spotlight on flashlight apps for the iPhone

Can't find a real flashlight? Try a virtual one.

(Credit: Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET)

iPhone owners bracing for possible power outages from the “storm of the century” can make sure a flashlight is handy by downloading a virtual one to their devices.

No matter how much I try to prepare for an impending storm and loss of power, I can never seem to find a flashlight when I need one. That’s why I always keep at least one flashlight app on my iPhone , which I’ll certainly use if Sandy yanks my power today or tomorrow.

Flashlight apps work by tapping into the iPhone camera’s LED flash, so the light is fairly bright. Most of these apps offer similar features. You can often vary the intensity and change from a constant light to one that blinks every few seconds. Most also support the iPad and iPod Touch.

Several of them cost 99 cents, but there are enough good free ones that you don’t need to spend your pennies. However, many freebies do include ads, some of them rather annoying, so you may find it worth it to cough up the extra cash for an ad-free version.

You’ll find a variety of flashlight apps at the App Store. Just run a search for “flashlight.” For now, though, here’s a quick look at five flashlight apps that can serve in a pinch when you can’t track down a real one.

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Spotlight on flashlight apps for the iPhone

Spotlight on flashlight apps for the iPhone

Spotlight on flashlight apps for the iPhone

Spotlight on flashlight apps for the iPhone

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