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. Many modern torches also include a flash or SOS feature, allowing the user to engage SOS when in distress without the need to repeatedly switch the torch on and off in sequence.

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.
  • 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?

  • 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 are 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.
  • Penlights or pen torches - easily carried around in the user's pocket and often feature a pocket clip. Sometimes limited in their brightness but they are ideal for when only a small area needs illumination for closer inspection.
  • Compact torches - a compact torch, often under 100mm in length, is a torch suitable for everyday use. Suitable to be carried by the user in a bag or pocket but still boasting a powerful light output for the user.

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Description Price Type Rechargeable Plug Type Lamp Type Luminosity Batteries Hazardous Area Certification IP Rating Hazardous Area Zone Wattage Range Beam Type Length
RS Stock No. 890-2941
Mfr. Part No.5609R
BrandLed Lenser
TWD3,657.00
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Torch Yes - LED 400 lm C - - No - - 260 m Flood, Spot 187 mm
RS Stock No. 797-3407
Mfr. Part No.500897
BrandLed Lenser
TWD3,728.00
Each
units
Torch Yes - LED 420 lm Battery Pack - UK Charger - - No - - 240 m Flood, Spot 117 mm
RS Stock No. 901-4976
BrandRS PRO
TWD1,207.00
Each
units
Torch No - LED 500 lm AA - - No - - 200 m Spot 123 mm
RS Stock No. 817-1532
Mfr. Part No.019200-0000-110E
BrandPeli
TWD1,463.00
Each
units
Pen Torch No - LED 120 lm AAA - - No - - 87 m Spot -
RS Stock No. 914-4124
Mfr. Part No.779.CBTPB
BrandFacom
TWD2,593.00
Each
units
Torch No - LED 309 lm AAA - - No - - 48 m Flood, Spot -
RS Stock No. 805-2251
Mfr. Part No.8407R - M7R
BrandLed Lenser
TWD5,080.00
Each
units
Torch Yes Type G - British LED 400 lm Battery Pack - - No - - 280 m Flood, Spot 153 mm
RS Stock No. 792-4234
Mfr. Part No.501046
BrandLed Lenser
TWD1,713.00
Each
units
Torch No - LED 320 lm AAA - - No - - 260 m Flood, Spot 130 mm
RS Stock No. 125-0304
Mfr. Part No.NSSTARBUDDY
TWD543.00
Each
units
Safety Portable Lamp No - LED - AAA - - - - 1.5 W 5 m - -
RS Stock No. 890-2939
Mfr. Part No.5507DR
BrandLed Lenser
TWD2,844.00
Each
units
Torch Yes Type G - British LED 220 lm AAA - - No - - 180 m Flood, Spot 130 mm
RS Stock No. 729-9939
Mfr. Part No.XL50
BrandMag-Lite
TWD1,864.00
Each
units
Torch No - LED 104 lm AAA - - No - - 145 m Flood, Spot 122 mm
RS Stock No. 914-5017
Mfr. Part No.033150-0102-241E
BrandPeli
TWD2,248.00
Each
units
Torch No - LED 110 lm AA ATEX - Yes Zone 0 - 164 m Spot 156 mm
RS Stock No. 901-4954
BrandRS PRO
TWD229.00
Each
units
Compact Torch No - LED 9 lm Coin Cell - - No - - - Spot 66 mm
RS Stock No. 679-6029
Mfr. Part No.1-95-154
TWD1,898.00
Each
units
Torch Yes - LED 70 lm Li-ion - - No - - - Spot 165 mm
RS Stock No. 827-6432
Mfr. Part No.8251
BrandLed Lenser
TWD323.00
Each
units
Compact Keychain Torch No - LED 13 lm Coin Cell - - No - - 16 m Flood 44 mm
RS Stock No. 333-684
Mfr. Part No.M2A01HU
BrandMag-Lite
TWD849.00
Each
units
Torch No - Krypton 14 lm AA - - No - - 96 m Flood, Spot 146 mm
RS Stock No. 827-6482
Mfr. Part No.9421R
BrandLed Lenser
TWD15,873.00
Each
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Torch Yes - LED 5000 lm Battery Pack - - No - - 700 m Flood, Spot 407 mm
RS Stock No. 126-9352
Mfr. Part No.HP7R
BrandCoast
TWD3,683.00
Each
units
Tactical Torch Yes - LED 300 lm Battery Pack - - No - - 352 m Flood, Spot 156 mm
RS Stock No. 125-0312
Mfr. Part No.NSEXPL50
TWD1,548.00
Each
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Pen Torch No - LED 50 lm AAA ATEX, IECEx - Yes Zone 0 - 30 m Spot 142 mm
RS Stock No. 827-6441
Mfr. Part No.9807
BrandLed Lenser
TWD2,437.00
Each
units
Torch No - LED 320 lm AAA - - No - - 260 m Flood 130 mm
RS Stock No. 125-0305
Mfr. Part No.NSSTARBOOSTER
TWD4,408.00
Each
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Safety Portable Lamp Yes Type G - British LED - - - - - - 5 W 5 m - -