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. 192-1695
Mfr. Part No.1178600601
MYR234.13
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Torch Yes - LED 860 lm - - IP67 - - - 320 m - 250 mm
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RS Stock No. 209-9930
Mfr. Part No.1175670100
MYR196.08
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Handlamp Yes - LED - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 180-6087
Mfr. Part No.9170100100
MYR659.04
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Torch Yes - LED 920 lm Li-Polymer - - - - - 225 m Spot 188 mm
RS Stock No. 128-8582
Mfr. Part No.1675480
MYR282.47
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Inspection Lamp Yes - LED - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 192-1693
Mfr. Part No.1178600201
MYR147.68
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Torch Yes - LED 430 lm - - IP44 - - - 215 m - 138 mm
RS Stock No. 192-1696
Mfr. Part No.1178600800
MYR280.15
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Torch Yes - LED 1250 lm - - IP67 - - - 220 m High 250 mm
RS Stock No. 192-1694
Mfr. Part No.1178600401
MYR165.08
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Torch Yes - LED 630 lm - - IP44 - - - 175 m High 184 mm
RS Stock No. 128-8787
Mfr. Part No.1678600200
MYR280.50
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Torch Yes Type C - Europlug LED 350 lm Li-Ion - - No - - 200 m Flood, Spot 184 mm
RS Stock No. 192-1691
Mfr. Part No.1178690
MYR89.45
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Torch Yes - LED 360 lm - - IP67 - - - 200 m - 155 mm
New
RS Stock No. 209-9929
Mfr. Part No.1175590
MYR88.80
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Handlamp Yes - LED - - - - - - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 209-9928
Mfr. Part No.1175580
MYR111.45
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Handlamp Yes - LED - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 192-1692
Mfr. Part No.1178600162
MYR106.43
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Torch Yes - LED 350 lm AA - IP54 - - - 180 m - 172 mm
RS Stock No. 128-8584
Mfr. Part No.1678600051
MYR76.77
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Pen Torch No - LED 100 lm AAA - - No - - 60 m Flood, Spot 146 mm
RS Stock No. 128-8786
Mfr. Part No.1178600160
MYR186.29
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Torch Yes Type C - Europlug LED 250 lm Li-Ion - - No - - 160 m Flood, Spot 136 mm
RS Stock No. 128-8785
Mfr. Part No.1178600161
MYR101.28
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Torch No - LED 250 lm AAA - - No - - 160 m Flood, Spot 130 mm
RS Stock No. 128-8791
Mfr. Part No.1678680
MYR814.72
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Torch Yes Type C - Europlug LED 850 lm Li-Ion - - No - - 270 m Spot to Flood, Strobe 160 mm
RS Stock No. 128-8789
Mfr. Part No.1678600600
MYR334.56
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Torch Yes Type C - Europlug LED 700 lm Li-Ion - - No - - 300 m Flood, Spot 250 mm