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. 104-496
Mfr. Part No.SP2201H
BrandMag-Lite
MYR163.70
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Torch No - LED 77 lm AA - - No - - 141 m Flood, Spot 167 mm
RS Stock No. 778-5199
Mfr. Part No.SJ3A012
BrandMag-Lite
MYR141.32
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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
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Torch No - LED 104 lm AAA - - No - - 145 m Flood, Spot 122 mm
RS Stock No. 899-8438
Mfr. Part No.ST33016L
BrandMag-Lite
MYR650.85
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Torch No - LED 625 lm D - - No - - 406 m Flood, Spot 298 mm
RS Stock No. 899-8422
Mfr. Part No.SP2P01H
BrandMag-Lite
MYR315.90
Each
units
Torch No - LED 226 lm AA - - No - - 140 m Flood, Spot 168 mm
RS Stock No. 333-684
Mfr. Part No.M2A01HU
BrandMag-Lite
MYR136.30
Each
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Torch No - Krypton 14 lm AA - - No - - 96 m Flood, Spot 146 mm
RS Stock No. 333-640
Mfr. Part No.K3A016
BrandMag-Lite
MYR69.50
Each
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Compact Torch No - Incandescent 2 lm AAA - - No - - 20 m Flood, Spot 81 mm
RS Stock No. 174-189
Mfr. Part No.S2D016U
BrandMag-Lite
MYR193.98
Each
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Torch No - Krypton 19 lm D - - No - - 229 m Flood, Spot 254 mm
RS Stock No. 899-8407
Mfr. Part No.SP32016
BrandMag-Lite
MYR168.77
Each
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Torch No - LED 87 lm AAA - - No - - 116 m Flood, Spot 127 mm
RS Stock No. 778-5193
Mfr. Part No.SP32012
BrandMag-Lite
MYR159.16
Each
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Torch No - LED 84 lm AAA - - No - - 31 m Flood, Spot 129 mm
RS Stock No. 899-8444
Mfr. Part No.XL200-S3016
BrandMag-Lite
MYR531.32
Each
units
Torch No - LED 172 lm AAA - - No - - 138 m Flood, Spot 122 mm
RS Stock No. 899-8447
Mfr. Part No.SG2LRE6
BrandMag-Lite
MYR774.18
Each
units
Torch No - LED 310 lm CR123A - - No - - 182 m Flood, Spot 131 mm
RS Stock No. 333-628
Mfr. Part No.M3A016
BrandMag-Lite
MYR109.18
Each
units
Torch No - LED 9 lm AAA - - No - - 31 m Flood, Spot 127 mm
RS Stock No. 174-167
Mfr. Part No.K3A012U
BrandMag-Lite
MYR56.09
Each
units
Compact Torch No - Incandescent 2, 2 lm AAA - - No - - - Flood, Spot 80 mm
RS Stock No. 778-5206
Mfr. Part No.SG2LRA6
BrandMag-Lite
MYR675.58
Each
units
Torch No - LED 320 lm CR123A - - No - - 193 m Flood, Spot 134 mm
RS Stock No. 899-8400
Mfr. Part No.SJ3A092
BrandMag-Lite
MYR169.49
Each
units
Compact Torch No - LED 37 lm AAA - - No - - 61 m Flood, Spot 81 mm
RS Stock No. 899-8425
Mfr. Part No.SP+P01H
BrandMag-Lite
MYR377.64
Each
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Torch No - LED 245 lm AA - - No - - 150 m Flood, Spot 168 mm
RS Stock No. 899-8390
Mfr. Part No.SJ3A032
BrandMag-Lite
MYR166.91
Each
units
Compact Torch No - LED 37 lm AAA - - No - - 61 m Flood, Spot 81 mm
RS Stock No. 899-8396
Mfr. Part No.SJ3A016
BrandMag-Lite
MYR169.49
Each
units
Compact Torch No - LED 37 lm AAA - - No - - 61 m Flood, Spot 81 mm
RS Stock No. 899-8403
Mfr. Part No.SJ3A112
BrandMag-Lite
MYR166.91
Each
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Compact Torch No - LED 37 lm AAA - - No - - 61 m Flood, Spot 81 mm