Rechargeable Torches – What’s The Best?

We have picked out our best rated products for October 2019.

Best UK Rechargeable Torch: Our Score = 90%

Best Value
NOVOSTELLA Rechargeable CREE LED Torch, Multi-functional Camping Light, Waterproof...
  • Searchlight Mode: Two brightness levels (650lm and...
  • Lantern Mode: Each side has lights, a white light on...
  • Rechargeable: 2000mAh rechargeable battery; Build-in...
  • Power Indicator: 4 blue LEDs indicate you the battery...

Best Rated Rechargeable Torch: Lots Of Satisified Customers

Best Reviewed
xtralite NiteSafe Rechargeable Nightlight & Torch-4 Function LED Power Failure Light,...
  • Torch with 1 super bright LED - 40 Lumens
  • 4 Mode push button activates light on hi/lo/flasher/off
  • Automatically turns on when the power goes out
  • Induction charging technology

Best Cheap Rechargeable Torch: Still A Great Option

Best Budget
[Rechargeable LED Torch] Super Bright LED Flashlight for Camping, Hiking,...
  • 【USB Rechargeable】 The LED flashlight use USB...
  • 【Adjustable Focus】The flashlight adjust the...
  • 【Super Bright】The LED torch have 600-Lumen cree...
  • 【Advanced Design】This rechargeable flashlight use...

How to Choose a Rechargeable Torch In October 2019

Between winter power cuts, blown bulbs in garages, breakdowns on country roads, or even just trying to open your door in a dark hallway, torches are vital both at home and away. However, too often we reach for them only to find the batteries flat and none handy in the drawer.

A simple solution to this problem is to invest in a rechargeable torch that can be kept in a charging cradle at home or easily charged up in the car, or even via solar power. As well as ensuring we always have a light to hand without worrying about spare batteries, choosing rechargeable is an environmentally friendly option. So how do we decide which torch is best?

Use

The first consideration will always be where and when we’re expecting to use it. A traditional cylinder-type torch is perfect for keeping in a charging cradle in the kitchen or garage, ready to go at any time, and can also be good for casual walking. In these situations it’s worth finding a model with a wrist strap or lanyard to prevent dropping it. If we’re expecting to need to keep our hands free (such as changing a tyre on the car, or setting up camp after dark) a headlamp with adjustable bands may be best.

Solar-powered keyring torches are perfect to keep handy attached to bags or keys for easy access at any time, and if we’re expecting to do extensive work a heavy lamp with a comfortable pistol grip, or that can be set up and left to illuminate the scene will be best.

Light output (lumens)

A further consideration regarding our intended use for the torch will be the light output it offers. This is measured in lumens, and begins from 10-20 lumens, for a small torch that is perfect for finding keys in your bag. 20-150 lumens is good for around the house or walking the dog, while 160 to 200 lumens will be sufficient for setting up camp and hiking after dark. Beyond that torches begin to be perfect for lighting large areas such as workshops and outdoors.

Battery life

For in-home and occasional use, the battery life will not be as important, especially as many home torches can be left charging either in a cradle or plugged directly into the mains. However, for torches that will be carried on hiking trips or in the car it’s worth checking the manufacturer’s guidelines and making sure they are charged and discharged regularly.

Additional factors

The build and weight of rechargeable torches can vary considerably, from solid metal cases to lighter plastic ones. If you expect to be carrying it for a while, make sure it’ll be comfortable to handle, either with a good grip or mounted on a headband. If you expect to use the torch camping or hiking, it’s best to look for some weatherproofing, and for fishing or other watersports complete waterproofing may be best, along with some flotation qualities. Also consider charging – some torches can be charged both on mains power and 12V, while others are more specific.