Currently being reviewed by The Guinness Book of World Records, The
Torch is the world's brightest and most powerful flashlight. This
flashlight is easily capable of melting plastic, lighting paper on
fire within seconds, and if you want, frying an egg or a marshmallow
on a stick! At 4100 lumens, The Torch is 100 lumens more powerful than
The Polarion Helios, the former most powerful flashlight. Looking to
buy a bright flashlight? This flashlight torch will not disappoint
So how did we make such a powerful, bright flashlight? The Torch uses
an incredible halogen light bulb rated at 100 Watts and runs on a
custom built high voltage rechargeable battery. To keep the front lens
from shattering due to the immense heat generated, The Torch
flashlight is equipped with a specialized heat resistant glass lens
and is encased in a durable, military grade aluminum case. Check out
The Torch flashlight in action below.
I consider 4100 lumens to be an incredibly tall claim for a 100 watt
halogen bulb, even one that is run very aggressively.
The highest luminous efficacy I have heard of so far for tungsten
incandescent lamps is 35 lumens/watt. One that gets close to this is
the EHJ halogen lamp, a 24 volt 250 watt one. That one achieves 32
lumens/watt. Even with its very thick filament, it is only rated to
last 40 hours.
I have heard various figures in the 32 to 35 lumen/watt range for
the #2 and #4 photoflood lamps, 500 and 1000 watts respectively, and
rated to last 6 and 10 hours respectively.
So, maybe a 100 watt halogen lamp with short life expectancy would
produce 3500 lumens, minus losses in the flashlight's optics.
- Don Klipstein ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
On Tue, 16 Mar 2010 20:09:59 -0400, "Stormin Mormon"
"The Torch" flashlight scrambled an egg in a tuna can (video).
Problems - they cost $300 dollars and the battery ONLY last 15
Check it out :-/
Yeah, my friends' "tactical" flashlights were well over $100, and they
use relatively expensive CR-123 batteries. Customary issue for police
dept though. I think part of the cost is for more reliable switches,
better contacts, etc. That's important in that case.
For regular use, the ones on that site are fine. And under $20 with
shipping included. Some of the laser hotrodders buy those just to get
The Cree LEDs are surprisingly bright. I researched that a bit before
ending up with the Q5, but they may have newer brighter ones now.
I may look into this flashlight.
"Streetwise Rechargeable 1 Million Volts Mini Stun Baton 10""
* Item #: SWMB-1000R
* 1 Million Volts
* 4 LED Flashlight
* 10" Long
* 9 oz
* Safety Button
* Manufacturer Limited Lifetime Warranty
* $12.00 Holster with belt loop included for FREE!
For cheap light to use occasionally and briefly. Ebay has
Xenon lights. Light is about $15 postpaid. They take the
camera batteries, expensive. But once in a while to find a
house number at night, they are excellent.
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