Torches

Torches, or flashlights, are small lamps that are most commonly powered by batteries or battery packs. They provide lighting for a range of applications such as small areas where the light beam reaches into smaller darker space and are ideal for maintenance as well as for outdoor activities, emergency services and general-purpose illumination in case of power failure.

How does a torch work?

A traditional torch is battery powered and is operated by a simple '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.
  • 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?

  • 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. 679-6029
Mfr. Part No.1-95-154
MYR392.74
Each
units
Torch Yes - LED 70 lm Li-ion - - No - - - Spot 165 mm
RS Stock No. 701-2842
Mfr. Part No.H251ALED
MYR1,615.95
Each
units
Handlamp Yes - LED 60 lm Battery Pack ATEX - Yes Zone 1, Zone 21 - 5 m Spot -
RS Stock No. 797-3407
Mfr. Part No.500897
BrandLed Lenser
MYR601.31
Each
units
Torch Yes - LED 420 lm Battery Pack - UK Charger - - No - - 240 m Flood, Spot 117 mm
RS Stock No. 104-496
Mfr. Part No.SP2201H
BrandMag-Lite
MYR163.70
Each
units
Torch No - LED 77 lm AA - - No - - 141 m Flood, Spot 167 mm
RS Stock No. 625-9523
Mfr. Part No.M-60
MYR277.16
Each
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Torch - - LED 90 lm LR1 ATEX - Yes Zone 0 - 2.5 m Spot -
RS Stock No. 701-2833
Mfr. Part No.R-55H
MYR2,245.75
Each
units
Right Angle Torch Yes CH Plug, DE Plug, FR Plug, GB Plug LED 80 lm Battery Pack ATEX, IECEx - Yes Zone 0, Zone 1, Zone 2 - 5 m Spot 195 mm
RS Stock No. 914-5017
Mfr. Part No.033150-0102-241E
BrandPeli
MYR491.43
Each
units
Torch No - LED 110 lm AA ATEX - Yes Zone 0 - 164 m Spot 156 mm
RS Stock No. 625-9494
Mfr. Part No.M-10
MYR219.09
Each
units
Compact Torch No - LED 0.7 lm Coin Cell ATEX - Yes Zone 0, Zone 1, Zone 2 - 2.5 m Spot 68 mm
RS Stock No. 701-2839
Mfr. Part No.R-50H
MYR2,021.47
Each
units
Right Angle Torch Yes CH Plug, DE Plug, FR Plug, GB Plug LED 80 lm Battery Pack ATEX, IECEx - Yes Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 21, Zone 22 - 5 m Spot 195 mm
RS Stock No. 917-6632
Mfr. Part No.TR-24B
MYR229.12
Each
units
Right Angle Torch No - Xenon 230 lm D ATEX, IECEx - Yes Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 21, Zone 22 - 5 m Spot 195 mm
RS Stock No. 715-7709
Mfr. Part No.500882
BrandLed Lenser
MYR99.02
Each
units
Compact Torch No - LED 25 lm AAA - - No - - 31 m Flood, Spot 96 mm
RS Stock No. 701-2867
Mfr. Part No.XT-70H
MYR4,254.25
Each
units
Handlamp Yes - LED 350 lm Battery Pack ATEX - Yes Zone 1 - 5 m Spot to Flood -
RS Stock No. 701-2864
Mfr. Part No.XT-50H
MYR3,624.12
Each
units
Handlamp Yes - LED 350 lm Battery Pack ATEX - Yes Zone 1 - 5 m Spot to Flood -
RS Stock No. 379-9876
BrandRS PRO
MYR17.496
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Glowstick No - Glowstick - - - - No - - - Flood 152 mm
RS Stock No. 379-9882
BrandRS PRO
MYR17.564
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Glowstick No - Glowstick - - - - No - - - Flood 152 mm
RS Stock No. 379-9898
BrandRS PRO
MYR17.496
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Glowstick No - Glowstick - - - - No - - - Flood 152 mm
RS Stock No. 625-9517
Mfr. Part No.M-20
MYR144.26
Each
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Torch No - Xenon 15 lm AAA ATEX - Yes Zone 1, Zone 2 - 2.5 m Spot 145 mm
RS Stock No. 890-2991
BrandRS PRO
MYR123.39
Each
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Torch No - LED 133 lm AA ATEX - Yes Zone 0 - 172 m Spot 174 mm
RS Stock No. 778-5199
Mfr. Part No.SJ3A012
BrandMag-Lite
MYR141.32
Each
units
Compact Torch No - LED 37 lm AAA - - No - - 55 m Flood, Spot 81 mm
RS Stock No. 729-9939
Mfr. Part No.XL50
BrandMag-Lite
MYR298.49
Each
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Torch No - LED 104 lm AAA - - No - - 145 m Flood, Spot 122 mm