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How To Choose The Right LED Torch

There are so many advantages that come with owning a LED torch. These types of torches are much stronger than their older counterparts and have a longer life to them. You don’t have to worry about having spare bulbs handy – as long as you have some batteries close by. LED torches come in useful for a large number of reasons, from helping navigate your way through blackouts, to seeing at night time, or finding your way under the house or in other dark spaces. LED torches can also come on trips with you, such as camping, so you can make your way around the site or through the bush. However, they come in so many different types and sizes, depending on their intended use. Here are some of the things you need to consider when it comes to finding the right LED torch for you.

What do you need the light for?

The first question you need to ask yourself is what you need the torch for. Of course, it can be used for a variety of reasons, but it is always a good idea to have one thing in mind when it comes to choosing the right torch. This will ensure you find one that is the right brightness, size and weight for your needs.

How big is your budget?

When it comes to shopping, you should always set a budget to stick to. As you can imagine, there is a huge variety of torches on the market to choose from. The size and style you go for, will largely depend on how much you are willing to spend. It’s sensible to invest in a quality piece that will last you, but beyond that it is up to you to choose how far the budget stretches.

Choose the brightness

Now you know what you need the LED torch for and how much you are willing to spend, you can start looking at specific features. The first one is how bright you need the torch to be. The brightness of your LED torch is measured in lumens. If you are just using it indoors, then it won’t need to be as bright as one you take camping with you. The higher the number of lumens, the brighter the light. The average torch will output about 50 lumens and can go right up to 1,000 lumens. Generally, around 150 lumens is enough. Along with brightness, you also want to know the distance of the light. This will determine how far ahead of you the light will illuminate.

What is it made of?

You want to pay attention to what the torch is actually made of. Plastic is often a popular choice for a torch, because it is so lightweight. However, at the same time it is much cheaper than other materials and won’t last the distance. If you drop the torch, it is more likely to break and not survive the fall. A better choice is usually aluminum, which is heavier, but also more durable and likely to last you for much longer. This also makes it better value for money. Another thing to think about is the size of the torch. If you are planning on taking it camping with you, then you want it to be small enough to fit in your backpack. If you are only using it around the home it may not matter how big it is.

Battery type

You are going to need torch batteries on hand when using your LED torch to make sure it is always working. Different torches take different batteries, so you need to work out what suits your needs best. Choosing a torch with rechargeable batteries can save you plenty of money down the track, however being able to replace with new batteries as you need can be more convenient when you are out and about.

There are many things to consider when it comes to buying an LED torch for your specific application. At the end of the day, it is about working out when you will be using it and picking the features that best suit your needs. With careful consideration, a good LED torch should last you for years to come.

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