– The incandescent flashlight: a traditional model that tends to disappear from shops because of its mediocre performance and its progressive ban by the European Union.

– The halogen torch: with lighting that can cover hundreds of meters, it also has a longer life than the incandescent.

– LED torch: the latest technology that offers both more energy-efficient lighting and more powerful (up to 1 km) than the other two solutions, while offering a much longer battery life (up to 10 hours).

Choice criteria

– Power source: batteries, batteries or photovoltaic cells. Battery and battery power is by far the most widespread, while solar lamps are still relatively rare even though they are becoming more popular. Rechargeable batteries have a better range and are more convenient in remote areas.

– The color lighting: halogen lights have a warm tint pulling orange, while the LED lamps provide a rather cold white.

– The width of the beam : a wide beam is recommended to illuminate correctly at a short distance (the cellar of the house, for example), whereas a narrow beam has a long range and corresponds more to an external use.

– Light output: 10 to 1,000 lumens. The lumen is the criterion for selecting the LED lamps which now replaces the watt (incandescent bulbs).

Where to find your flashlight?

You can buy a flashlight in all supermarkets or specialized in do-it-yourself, but also on most online shops. This site here has some good options

The price range

The smallest models of torch lights sell for less than 10 dollars. However, in order to benefit from a product with a good quality / price ratio, the average budget will be rather 20 or 30 dollars. Professional quality equipment such as high-power lamps and waterproof torches are priced from $100 to $150.