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 Lamp Type Torch Style Rechargeable Plug Type Batteries Luminosity Weight with Batteries Hazardous Area Hazardous Area Certification IP Rating Number of Batteries Range Beam Type Zone
    RS Stock No. 742-8414
    Mfr. Part No.779.PEN
    BrandFacom
    £27.22
    Each
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    LED Pen No - AAA 36 lm 65g No - - - 1 m Flood -
    RS Stock No. 865-9815
    Mfr. Part No.9802
    BrandLed Lenser
    £38.20
    Each
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    LED Pocket No - AAA 240 lm - No - - - 180 m Flood -
    RS Stock No. 489-131
    Mfr. Part No.GLI PocketLED
    BrandBosch
    £45.86
    Each
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    LED Pocket Yes - Battery Pack 80 lm 300g No - - - - Flood -
    RS Stock No. 479-623
    Mfr. Part No.560355
    BrandMTI
    £43.96
    Each
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    LED Inspection Torch Yes - Battery Pack - - No - - - - Spot to Flood -
    RS Stock No. 902-0757
    Mfr. Part No.LEDPUCK
    £9.38
    Each
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    LED Inspection Torch No - AAA - 100g No - - - - Flood -
    RS Stock No. 787-8888
    Mfr. Part No.1600-0044
    BrandAnsmann
    £22.45
    Each
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    LED Head Torch No - AAA 150 lm 82.5g No - - - 200 m Flood -
    RS Stock No. 917-6632
    Mfr. Part No.TR-24B
    £32.67
    Each
    Units
    Xenon Right Angle No - D 230 lm 490g Yes ATEX, IECEx - - 5 m Spot Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 21, Zone 22
    RS Stock No. 174-189
    Mfr. Part No.S2D016U
    BrandMag-Lite
    £26.85
    Each
    Units
    Krypton Straight No - D 19 lm 674g No - - - 229 m Spot to Flood -
    RS Stock No. 827-6463
    Mfr. Part No.500921
    BrandLed Lenser
    £39.07
    Each
    Units
    LED Straight No - AA 200 lm 115g No - - - 120 m Flood -
    RS Stock No. 899-8438
    Mfr. Part No.ST33016L
    BrandMag-Lite
    £77.92
    Each
    Units
    LED Straight No - D 625 lm - No - - - 406 m Spot to Flood -
    RS Stock No. 732-0140
    Mfr. Part No.DCL510N
    BrandDeWALT
    £53.50
    Each
    Units
    LED Right Angle Yes - Battery Pack 130 lm 350g No - - - - Spot -
    RS Stock No. 890-2954
    Mfr. Part No.5602
    BrandLed Lenser
    £25.21
    Each
    Units
    LED Pocket No - AAA 105 lm - No - - - 170 m Spot to Flood -
    RS Stock No. 869-7472
    Mfr. Part No.E78BHB 2 RS
    BrandPetzl
    £61.85
    Each
    Units
    LED Head Torch No - AA 80 lm 160g Yes ATEX - - 55 m Flood Zone 2/22
    RS Stock No. 869-7488
    Mfr. Part No.E78CHR 2UK RS
    BrandPetzl
    £132.75
    Each
    Units
    LED Head Torch Yes - Battery Pack 90 lm - Yes ATEX - - 90 m Spot to Flood Zone 2/22
    RS Stock No. 125-0315
    Mfr. Part No.NSRUNSMART
    £13.25
    Each
    Units
    LED Head Torch No - AAA 40 lm 69.3g No - - - 6 m Spot to Flood -
    RS Stock No. 111-6701
    Mfr. Part No.5603 - iSE03
    BrandLed Lenser
    £29.42
    Each
    Units
    LED Head Torch No - AAA 100 lm 105g No - - - 100 m Spot to Flood -
    RS Stock No. 708-2655
    Mfr. Part No.5816483
    BrandAnsmann
    £5.00
    Each
    Units
    LED Straight No - AA 25 lm 90g No - - - 65 m Spot -
    RS Stock No. 787-7450
    Mfr. Part No.POWERSTAR
    £42.78
    Each
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    LED Pocket Yes - Battery Pack 180 lm 16g No - - - - Spot to Flood, Strobe -
    RS Stock No. 890-2923
    Mfr. Part No.5606R
    BrandLed Lenser
    £42.05
    Each
    Units
    LED Pocket Yes - AAA 120 lm - No - - - 100 m Spot to Flood -
    RS Stock No. 625-9494
    Mfr. Part No.M-10
    £31.24
    Each
    Units
    LED Pocket No - Coin Cell 0.7 lm 25g Yes ATEX - - 2.5 m Spot Zone 0, Zone 1, Zone 2
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