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. 739-3138
Mfr. Part No.PS-L3
BrandUnilite
SGD124.66
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Handlamp No - LED - PJ996 - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 801-1345
Mfr. Part No.ATEX-FL4
BrandUnilite
SGD84.17
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Torch No - LED 150 lm AA ATEX IP67 Yes Zone 0 - 235 m Spot 174 mm
RS Stock No. 187-3774
Mfr. Part No.FL-4R
BrandUnilite
SGD128.63
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Torch Yes - LED 450 lm Li-Ion - IP67 - - - 210 m - 113 mm
RS Stock No. 193-8292
Mfr. Part No.PL-3
BrandUnilite
SGD28.06
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Pen Torch - - LED 275 lm 3 x AAA - IPX4 - - - - - 154 mm
RS Stock No. 187-3773
Mfr. Part No.FL-2
BrandUnilite
SGD85.37
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Torch No - LED 220 lm AA - IP67 - - - 117 m - 109 mm
RS Stock No. 881-3942
Mfr. Part No.ATEX-RA2
BrandUnilite
SGD122.64
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Right Angle Torch No - LED 350 lm AA ATEX IP54 Yes Zone 0 - 250 m Spot 174 mm
RS Stock No. 187-3772
Mfr. Part No.FL-11R
BrandUnilite
SGD187.10
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Torch Yes - LED 1100 lm Li-Ion - IP67 - - - 270 m - 139 mm
RS Stock No. 146-4749
Mfr. Part No.UK-F2
BrandUnilite
SGD82.73
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Torch No - LED 375 lm AA - - No - - 175 m Flood, Spot 158 mm
New
RS Stock No. 212-1784
Mfr. Part No.L-1000
BrandUnilite
SGD142.37
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Handlamp Yes - LED - - - - - - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 212-1785
Mfr. Part No.L-1800
BrandUnilite
SGD203.39
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Handlamp Yes - LED - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 187-3771
Mfr. Part No.PT-2
BrandUnilite
SGD70.15
Each
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Pen Torch No - LED 275 lm AAA - IP66 - - - 90 m - 137 mm
RS Stock No. 172-1184
Mfr. Part No.ATEX-PL1
BrandUnilite
SGD77.04
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Pen Torch No - LED 65 lm AAA ATEX IP67 Yes Zone 0 - 30 m - 142 mm
RS Stock No. 146-4751
Mfr. Part No.UK-P2R
BrandUnilite
SGD91.77
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Pen Torch Yes - LED 210 lm Li-Ion - IPX4 No - - 35 m Flood, Spot 128 mm
RS Stock No. 122-3114
Mfr. Part No.PS-L3RK
BrandUnilite
SGD230.44
Each
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Handlamp Yes - LED - Li-Ion - - - - - 250 m - -
RS Stock No. 146-4750
Mfr. Part No.UK-F4
BrandUnilite
SGD80.62
Each
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Torch No - LED 450 lm AAA - - No - - 285 m Flood, Spot 129 mm