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. 379-9898
BrandRS PRO
MYR14.644
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Glowstick No - Glowstick - - - - No - - - Flood 152 mm
RS Stock No. 379-9876
BrandRS PRO
MYR15.074
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Glowstick No - Glowstick - - - - No - - - Flood 152 mm
RS Stock No. 379-9882
BrandRS PRO
MYR17.13
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Glowstick No - Glowstick - - - - No - - - Flood 152 mm
RS Stock No. 890-2991
BrandRS PRO
MYR123.39
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Torch No - LED 133 lm AA ATEX - Yes Zone 0 - 172 m Spot 174 mm
RS Stock No. 890-2995
BrandRS PRO
MYR161.73
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Torch No - LED 157 lm AA ATEX - Yes Zone 0 - 117 m Spot 172 mm
RS Stock No. 901-4954
BrandRS PRO
MYR27.49
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Compact Torch No - LED 9 lm Coin Cell - - No - - - Spot 66 mm
RS Stock No. 795-6496
BrandRS PRO
MYR205.57
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UV Torch No - LED 410 lm AAA - - No - - 50 m Spot 115 mm
RS Stock No. 901-4976
BrandRS PRO
MYR159.77
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Torch No - LED 500 lm AA - - No - - 200 m Spot 123 mm
RS Stock No. 890-3008
BrandRS PRO
MYR178.93
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Torch No - LED 130 lm C ATEX - Yes Zone 0 - 140 m Spot 225 mm
RS Stock No. 111-5772
BrandRS PRO
MYR171.05
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Torch No - LED 179 lm AA - - No - - 138 m Flood 172 mm
RS Stock No. 901-4988
BrandRS PRO
MYR291.00
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Flexible Neck Torch No - LED 400 lm AA - - No - - - Spot 580 mm
RS Stock No. 901-4966
BrandRS PRO
MYR56.30
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Torch No - LED 12 lm AAA - - No - - - Spot 103 mm
RS Stock No. 192-3680
BrandRS PRO
MYR134.58
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Pen Torch No - LED 100 lm 2 x 1.5V AAA - - - - - - - 145 mm
RS Stock No. 176-6034
BrandRS PRO
MYR170.13
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Torch No - LED 1400 lm - - - No - - 200 m Flood, Spot 174 mm
RS Stock No. 133-6301
BrandRS PRO
MYR986.30
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Torch Yes - LED 157 lm Li-Ion ATEX, IECEx - Yes Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 21, Zone 22 - 200 m Flood, Spot 156 mm
RS Stock No. 176-6035
BrandRS PRO
MYR130.21
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Compact Torch Yes - LED 300 lm - - - No - - 100 m Flood, Spot 93 mm
RS Stock No. 136-3601
BrandRS PRO
MYR149.90
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Compact Torch No - LED 410 nm AAA - - No - - - Ultra-violet 95 mm
RS Stock No. 901-4972
BrandRS PRO
MYR142.15
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Torch No - LED 400 lm AAA - - No - - 100 m Spot 138 mm
RS Stock No. 901-4979
BrandRS PRO
MYR120.72
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Torch No - LED 400 lm AAA - - No - - 100 m Spot 144 mm
RS Stock No. 192-3681
BrandRS PRO
MYR209.24
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Torch No - LED 105 lm 3 x 1.5V AAA - - - - - - - 135 mm