torches

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.


15-Year-Old Invents Incredible New Kind Of Torch

Are you ready to play everybody’s not-so-favorite guilt game: what was I doing at that age? Ann Makosinski, a high school student from British Columbia, Canada, has created a simple LED torch powered by body heat. So instead of having to recharge it or swap in a fresh pair of AAs every so often, you literally just need to hold it in your hand for it to start glowing.


M3X Triton Review: A Svelt Tactical LED Torch

D-batteries haven’t been in your stereo since the late 1980s, so why are they still in your torch? It’s the 21st century, our batteries are smaller and our bulbs are brighter. So stop lugging around that unwieldy hunk of aluminium (no matter how tough it makes you feel) and pick up this 1000-lumen submersible spotlight.


Blind The Boogeyman With This Quad Beam Light Cannon

Similar to the megapixel arms race that digital camera manufacturers got caught up in, torch makers are instead hell bent on coaxing as many lumens from a handheld torch as they can. Even if it means massaging the definition of a compact torch like NiteCore has done with its portly TM26.