torches

Modern Conveniences Make This Retro Torch New Again

Whether you’re mining for gold deep in the heart of Western Australia, or trying to find your way downstairs to replace a blown fuse, this retro-styled lantern from Barebones will light the way without needing a single drop of kerosene. Because instead of a flame, it uses a three Cree LED bulbs powered by a rechargeable battery.


A Bolt-Action Torch Lets You Lock And Light

Instead of a more traditional push-button on/off switch, this 12.7cm torch from Foursevens uses a bolt-action mechanism to turn on and off, or toggle between one of four different output modes including an emergency SOS signal.


The World's First Inflatable Torch Never Needs New Batteries

There’s no point in keeping a stash of emergency torches around your home if the batteries inside them just end up getting stolen for TV remotes and the kids’ toys. So the folks who created the original LUCI, a dirt-cheap inflatable solar-powered rechargeable lantern, have tweaked its design for the new Luci EMRG so that it produces a more intense focused beam and can now double as an emergency torch.


Just Add Water And This Tiny Emergency Torch Glows For 72 Hours

Because batteries have a limited shelf life, that torch you’ve been saving for an emergency might not actually work when you need it to. So instead of stocking up on candles, grab a couple of these tiny emergency lights from Eton that simply need you to add water to keep them lit for three full days.


This LED Torch Is Powered By Spherical Solar Cells

Solar-powered torches consistently suffer from one glaring problem: They’re ugly as hell. But that’s nothing that a multidisciplinary creative collective from Japan can’t solve.


A Genuinely Smart Watch That Puts A Hands-Free Torch On Your Wrist

Nearly every non-mechanical watch comes with a light of some sort letting you read the time in the dark, but SureFire’s 2211 Luminox WristLight is the first to come with a built-in light that can illuminate an entire room in the middle of the night.


A Telescoping Torch Lamp Is The Perfect Camping Companion

There’s a lot to like about designer Antonio Serrano’s Lil Torch concept that extends and retracts like an old pirate spyglass providing a focused beam when needed, or a wide flood of illumination when collapsed. Powered by a rechargeable battery that keeps a set of LEDs glowing in its diffused dome, the torch is made from plastic with the electronic bits are all sealed so that it’s completely waterproof.


This USB-Friendly Torch Is So Bright It Hurts -- In A Good Way

Now that we all have pocket computers with camera flashes, the need for a good torch just isn’t what it used to be. But if you’re lost in the woods at midnight, that little LED is not going to cut it. The Maelstrom Regen MMR-X will.


Swappable Heads Make This Torch Six Lights In One

With the right app, our phones can become almost any device we need, and Light & Motion is taking a similar approach with its new GoBe torch. Except that instead of software, it uses a set of six swappable heads that allow you to customise the torch’s beam for specific needs — like a wide bright light when riding your bike in the city, or a soft red glow that protects your night vision when bushwalking.


This Picture Book's Adorable Secrets Are Revealed With A Torch

It’s pretty hard to tear kids away from their iPads and other electronic distractions these days, particularly when the alternative is a static picture book. But illustrator Rebecca Sutherland has come up with a clever way to make Hide & Eeek a little more interactive than just flipping the pages. Each illustration has secret invisible elements that are only revealed with the help of a torch.