Torches

Torches, or flashlights, are small lamps that are generally powered by batteries. They provide lighting for small areas where the light beam reaches and are ideal for maintenance, outdoor activities, emergency services and general-purpose illumination.

How does a torch work?

A traditional flashlight is battery powered and is operated by an 'on/off' switch to turn the light on or off. You can also use rechargeable batteries in them to help them last longer and save on the cost of batteries.

Torches have two main ways of illumination:

  • An incandescent bulb with a tungsten filament - the older, more traditional torch or flashlight with a softer amber glow
  • A solid-state bulb that is normally a light-emitting diode (LED) - the newer bulb that is used in torches that emits a bright light and can come in varying colours
  • What are the key features of a torch?

  • LED torches are more common now because the technology in the LED bulb allows for a very compact size and bright light output and the bulbs last much longer than the traditional incandescent bulbs
  • Torches have different beam distances, run time and light output so it is important to select a torch based on the application it is required for
  • The light output of a torch is measured in lumens (lm); the higher the lumen rating, the brighter the light is that the torch emits
  • Some torches are impact-resistant and water resistance to ensure they are suitable for using outdoors in extreme elements
  • Size, weight and functionality is also important to ensure that it meets the requirements of the user
  • What different types of torches are available?

    There are many different types of torches available, each of them useful and beneficial depending on the application they are required for:

  • Handheld torches - the most common type of torch because it is versatile enough to be used across most applications. They can range from being used as a general-purpose household torch or a rugged torch for use in harsh environments
  • Head torches - these types of torches feature a headband or strap style attachment as a hands-free solution when the user requires both hands to be free at all times, for example, surgeons, search and rescue operations, or extreme sports like caving or mountain biking
  • Hat torches - these are very similar to head torches, but the torch is built into a hat instead. They are ideal for outdoor working that requires both hands to be free as they keep your head and ears warm too
  • Penlights or pen torches - these pocket torches are a compact device that can be easily carried around in the user's pocket or toolbox. They are sometimes limited in their brightness in comparison to handheld torches, but they are ideal for when only a small area needs illumination for closer inspection. They are commonly used in the medical industry by nurses and GP's

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    Description Price Torch Style Rechargeable Lamp Type Plug Type Luminosity Batteries Hazardous Area Hazardous Area Certification IP Rating Zone Range Beam Type Length Head Diameter
    RS Stock No. 881-3942
    Mfr. Part No.ATEX-RA2
    BrandUnilite
    £62.95
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    Right Angle No LED - 350 lm AA Yes ATEX - Zone 0 250 m Spot 174 mm 47mm
    RS Stock No. 881-3946
    Mfr. Part No.ATEX-H2
    BrandUnilite
    £64.95
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    Head Torch No LED - 225 lm AAA Yes ATEX - Zone 0 115 m Flood 80 mm -
    RS Stock No. 801-1339
    Mfr. Part No.HV-RT1
    BrandUnilite
    £29.95
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    Straight No LED - 300 lm AA No - - - 200 m Spot 215 mm 85mm
    RS Stock No. 801-1345
    Mfr. Part No.ATEX-FL4
    BrandUnilite
    £44.95
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    Straight No LED - 150 lm AA Yes ATEX - Zone 0 235 m Spot 174 mm 47mm
    RS Stock No. 801-1358
    Mfr. Part No.HV-FL4
    BrandUnilite
    £38.00
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    Tactical No LED - 220 lm AA No - - - 128 m Flood - 32mm
    New
    RS Stock No. 193-8295
    Mfr. Part No.HL-5R
    BrandUnilite
    £46.99
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    Head Light Yes LED - - Li-Polymer - - IK07, IP65 - - - 48 mm -
    RS Stock No. 146-4745
    Mfr. Part No.PS-HDL6R
    BrandUnilite
    £61.99
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    Head Torch Yes LED - 350 lm Li-Ion No - - - 27 m Spot to Flood 65 mm -
    RS Stock No. 172-1184
    Mfr. Part No.ATEX-PL1
    BrandUnilite
    £40.00
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    Pen No LED - 65 lm AAA Yes ATEX - Zone 0 30 m - 142 mm 30mm
    New
    RS Stock No. 193-8296
    Mfr. Part No.HL-7R
    BrandUnilite
    £57.99
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    Head Light Yes LED - - Li-Polymer - - IPX5 - - Flood 33 mm -
    RS Stock No. 177-4446
    Mfr. Part No.HL-1R
    BrandUnilite
    £29.99
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    Head Torch Yes LED - 125 lm Li-Polymer - - - - - Flashing - -
    RS Stock No. 146-4746
    Mfr. Part No.PS-HDL9R
    BrandUnilite
    £105.95
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    Head Torch Yes LED - 750 lm Li-Ion No - - - 100 m Flood 60 mm -
    RS Stock No. 177-4447
    Mfr. Part No.HL-4R
    BrandUnilite
    £41.99
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    Head Torch Yes LED - 275 lm Li-Polymer - - - - - Flashing - -
    RS Stock No. 146-4750
    Mfr. Part No.UK-F4
    BrandUnilite
    £45.95
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    Pocket No LED - 450 lm AAA No - - - 285 m Spot to Flood 129 mm -
    RS Stock No. 187-3772
    Mfr. Part No.FL-11R
    BrandUnilite
    £79.99
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    Straight Yes LED - 1100 lm Li-Ion - - IP67 - 270 m - 139 mm -
    New
    RS Stock No. 192-8767
    Mfr. Part No.CT-2
    BrandUnilite
    £17.99
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    - - LED - 250 lm AAA Alkaline - - IK07, IP20 - 12 m - 127 mm -
    RS Stock No. 146-4744
    Mfr. Part No.PS-HDL2
    BrandUnilite
    £28.99
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    Head Torch No LED - 200 lm AAA No - - - 90 m Flashing, Spot to Flood - -
    RS Stock No. 184-6796
    Mfr. Part No.HL-6R
    BrandUnilite
    £75.00
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    Head Torch Yes LED - 450 lm AA - - IPX6 - - Flood, Spot 50 mm -
    New
    RS Stock No. 193-8292
    Mfr. Part No.PL-3
    BrandUnilite
    £11.99
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    Pen - LED - 275 lm 3 x AAA - - IPX4 - - - 154 mm -
    RS Stock No. 146-4749
    Mfr. Part No.UK-F2
    BrandUnilite
    £41.95
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    Straight No LED - 375 lm AA No - - - 175 m Spot to Flood 158 mm -
    RS Stock No. 187-3771
    Mfr. Part No.PT-2
    BrandUnilite
    £29.99
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    Pen No LED - 275 lm AAA Alkaline - - IP66 - 90 m - 137 mm -