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Getting the best value with LED Torches

How much money have you spent in the last year on Torch batteries? Are you sick of carrying a big, bulky and heavy torch around with you? When you see the advancements that have been made in LED Torches, you will throw your old torch away and upgrade without a second thought. Several years ago I purchased a Mag Lite; one of the ones that takes 5 big ‘C’ size batteries. I can only look back now, and laugh. The torch itself was bulky, heavy, had poor battery life and was expensive to run. A new set of batteries was over $12, and when you paid near on $80 for the torch every time the light started to dim I’d cringe!

My Recommendation:

7W Rechargeable Zoomable CREE Q5 LED 500LM Bright Flashlight Torch Set quanlity
7W Rechargeable Zoomable CREE Q5 LED 500LM Bright Flashlight Torch Set quanlity
AU $18.58
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7W Rechargeable Zoomable CREE Q5 LED 500LM Bright Flashlight Torch Set quanlity
7W Rechargeable Zoomable CREE Q5 LED 500LM Bright Flashlight Torch Set quanlity
AU $18.58
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500lum 7W CREE Q5 LED Flashlight Torch Zoomable Light Lamp Car wall charger set
500lum 7W CREE Q5 LED Flashlight Torch Zoomable Light Lamp Car wall charger set
AU $18.58
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Make sure you get one with both chargers and rechargeable batteries.

Today, however, most of the high quality torches that are on the market are LED or HID. Whether it’s multiple LED’s (generally the cheaper ones have many LED’s) or one, big LED you will find the difference remarkable. Gone are the days of Dolphin torches. Even if you are using rechargeable batteries the cost of running them is simply too high, and that isn’t to mention the size and weight. There are plenty of LED Torches on the market today which easily fit in your pocket and outshine a Dolphin torch several times over.

LED Torches and their benefits

  • Highly durable. LED Torches can often take some serious abuse before they give up. LED’s themselves tend to be much more forgiving than a normal incandescent, which is why they are so popular for industry use, travel and sports.
  • Very efficient. LED Torches tend to use less power for their output than HID’s and an Incandescent, which means you save money on batteries.
  • Limited heat. Have you ever burnt yourself on a torch? Some get incredibly hot, and can be dangerous to handle. Get LED Torches though, and you can say goodbye to most of that heat.
  • Long Life Span. LED’s last for a long time. People are using them in their homes, for industrial lighting and even vehicle lighting because they very rarely need replacing.
  • Compact size. Nothing was worse than lugging a big Mag Lite around, just to get some decent light. When torches not much bigger than a Hi-Lighter can outshine the big ones, what’s the point of a big torch?

LED Torches for Camping

Majority of my torch use is done when I am camping or fishing. Nothing is worse than not being able to see what you are doing, or tripping over hidden guy ropes! Having a little torch that you can keep in your pocket offers unprecedented advantages, and I won’t ever go back to my Mag Lite! You can even get some awesome quality head lamps, if you want to keep your hands free. See below for some great examples.

Buying LED Torches that are great value

I was fishing on the beach the other night in Kalbarri, when a mate pulled out his LED Torch, purchased on eBay. I had a quick glance, and was skeptical, until he turned it on! For $20 I highly doubt you could get a better torch. With rechargeable batteries, 240v and 12v chargers zoom and such a compact size, it’s certainly a great deal. The torch is a CREE 7 Watt, and can be purchase for anywhere in between $18 and $25 with free postage.  If you get another set of batteries , you should never run out of light, as you can just swap them over. They are well built, water resistant and the perfect size. You can find it below:

1x 7W 300LM Mini CREE LED Flashlight Torch Light Lamp Adjustable Focus Zoom
1x 7W 300LM Mini CREE LED Flashlight Torch Light Lamp Adjustable Focus Zoom
AU $6.70
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7W Mini CREE XPE Q5 LED Flashlight 14500 AA Battery Torch Lamp Light Convex Lens
7W Mini CREE XPE Q5 LED Flashlight 14500 AA Battery Torch Lamp Light Convex Lens
AU $3.79
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Zoomable 1200LM Mini CREE Q5 LED Flashlight Torch 7W Adjustable Focus Lamp 14500
Zoomable 1200LM Mini CREE Q5 LED Flashlight Torch 7W Adjustable Focus Lamp 14500
AU $4.74
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Make sure you get one with both chargers and rechargeable batteries.

If you are after something even brighter, the CREE T6 comes in a 1600 lumen waterproof torch for around $30 - I've just purchased one. You can find them below:

Super bright 35000LM LED Headlamp Rechargeable CREE XM L T6 Headlight Head Torch
Super bright 35000LM LED Headlamp Rechargeable CREE XM L T6 Headlight Head Torch
AU $18.99
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3X 21000LM LED Headlamp Rechargeable Headlight CREE XML T6 Head Torch light lamp
3X 21000LM LED Headlamp Rechargeable Headlight CREE XML T6 Head Torch light lamp
AU $43.48
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35000LM Zoomable LED Headlamp Rechargeable Headlight CREE XML T6 Head Torch
35000LM Zoomable LED Headlamp Rechargeable Headlight CREE XML T6 Head Torch
AU $19.99
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Head Lamps off eBay

Head Lamps are very handy, mainly because you have full use of both hands. There are just as many good deals on Head Lamps on eBay - have a look below

35000LM Zoomable LED Headlamp Rechargeable Headlight CREE XML T6 Head Torch
35000LM Zoomable LED Headlamp Rechargeable Headlight CREE XML T6 Head Torch
AU $19.99
Time Remaining: 26d 6h 44m
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20000LM X800 Shadowhawk TacticalMilitary CREE L2 LED Flashlight Torch Gift Kit
20000LM X800 Shadowhawk TacticalMilitary CREE L2 LED Flashlight Torch Gift Kit
AU $23.91
Time Remaining: 22d 4h 43m
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20000lm X800 Shadowhawk CREE L2 LED Flashlight Torch 2PCS 5000mAh 18650 Battery
20000lm X800 Shadowhawk CREE L2 LED Flashlight Torch 2PCS 5000mAh 18650 Battery
AU $30.89
Time Remaining: 26d 14h 16m
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3X 21000LM LED Headlamp Rechargeable Headlight CREE XML T6 Head Torch light lamp
3X 21000LM LED Headlamp Rechargeable Headlight CREE XML T6 Head Torch light lamp
AU $43.48
Time Remaining: 29d 1h 16m
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Ultra bright 20000lm X800 Shadowhawk USB Flashlight CREE XM L T6 LED Zoom Torch
Ultra bright 20000lm X800 Shadowhawk USB Flashlight CREE XM L T6 LED Zoom Torch
AU $22.07
Time Remaining: 26d 6h 41m
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Super bright 35000LM LED Headlamp Rechargeable CREE XM L T6 Headlight Head Torch
Super bright 35000LM LED Headlamp Rechargeable CREE XM L T6 Headlight Head Torch
AU $18.99
Time Remaining: 21d 13h 29m
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