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 Lamp Type Luminosity Batteries Hazardous Area Certification IP Rating Hazardous Area Zone Wattage Range Beam Type Length Case Material
RS Stock No. 792-4234
Mfr. Part No.501046
BrandLed Lenser
$110.92
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Torch No LED 320 lm AAA - - No - - 260 m Flood, Spot 130 mm Aluminium
RS Stock No. 715-7718
Mfr. Part No.8404 - P4BM
BrandLed Lenser
$50.15
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Torch No LED 18 lm AAA - - No - - 25 m Flood, Spot 146 mm Aluminium
RS Stock No. 797-3403
Mfr. Part No.500895
BrandLed Lenser
$127.56
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Torch No LED 140 lm AA - - No - - 120 m Flood, Spot 113 mm Aluminium
RS Stock No. 715-7709
Mfr. Part No.500882
BrandLed Lenser
$26.58
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Compact Torch No LED 25 lm AAA - - No - - 31 m Flood, Spot 96 mm Aluminium
RS Stock No. 104-496
Mfr. Part No.SP2201H
BrandMag-Lite
$87.71
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Torch No LED 77 lm AA - - No - - 141 m Flood, Spot 167 mm Aluminium
RS Stock No. 890-2935
Mfr. Part No.5507R
BrandLed Lenser
$143.92
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Torch Yes LED 220 lm AAA - - No - - 180 m Flood, Spot 130 mm Aluminium
RS Stock No. 625-9523
Mfr. Part No.M-60
$125.25
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Torch - LED 90 lm LR1 ATEX - Yes Zone 0 - 2.5 m Spot - Plastic
RS Stock No. 817-1532
Mfr. Part No.019200-0000-110E
BrandPeli
$50.70
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Pen Torch No LED 120 lm AAA - - No - - 87 m Spot - Aluminium
RS Stock No. 778-5193
Mfr. Part No.SP32012
BrandMag-Lite
$51.04
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Torch No LED 84 lm AAA - - No - - 31 m Flood, Spot 129 mm Aluminium
RS Stock No. 853-1745
Mfr. Part No.9804
BrandLed Lenser
$98.13
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Torch No LED 280 lm AAA - - No - - 220 m Flood, Spot 116 mm Aluminium
RS Stock No. 917-6645
Mfr. Part No.TS-24B
$69.11
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Torch No Xenon 230 lm D ATEX, IECEx - Yes Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 21, Zone 22 - 5 m Spot 200 mm Plastic
RS Stock No. 827-6422
Mfr. Part No.7008
BrandLed Lenser
$92.88
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Torch No LED 115 lm AAA - - No - - 225 m Flood, Spot 133 mm Aluminium
RS Stock No. 890-2923
Mfr. Part No.5606R
BrandLed Lenser
$121.62
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Torch Yes LED 120 lm AAA - - No - - 100 m Flood, Spot 170 mm Aluminium
RS Stock No. 333-640
Mfr. Part No.K3A016
BrandMag-Lite
$27.05
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Compact Torch No Incandescent 2 lm AAA - - No - - 20 m Flood, Spot 81 mm Aluminium
RS Stock No. 808-7709
Mfr. Part No.P7QC
BrandLed Lenser
$190.65
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Torch No LED 320 lm AAA - - No - - 260 m Spot 132 mm Aluminium
RS Stock No. 795-6496
BrandRS PRO
$143.98
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UV Torch No LED 410 lm AAA - - No - - 50 m Spot 115 mm Aluminium
RS Stock No. 762-1027
Mfr. Part No.8252 - K2
BrandLed Lenser
$31.91
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Compact Torch No LED 25 lm Coin Cell - - No - - 20 m Spot 60 mm Aluminium
RS Stock No. 797-3419
Mfr. Part No.500903
BrandLed Lenser
$205.37
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Torch No LED 400 lm D - - No - - 300 m Flood, Spot 306 mm Aluminium
RS Stock No. 827-6441
Mfr. Part No.9807
BrandLed Lenser
$144.03
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Torch No LED 320 lm AAA - - No - - 260 m Flood 130 mm Aluminium
RS Stock No. 333-628
Mfr. Part No.M3A016
BrandMag-Lite
$35.10
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Torch No LED 9 lm AAA - - No - - 31 m Flood, Spot 127 mm Aluminium