How to Choose a Suitable Torch?

How to Choose a Suitable Torch?

Jun 20, 2022, 12:00:00

Nowadays, torches have a wide range of uses in our daily life and work. However, it is difficult for beginners to choose a suitable torch. Although most torches have something in common, different application scenarios put a certain emphasis on lighting tools. Therefore, you need to take the needs of your own use into consideration when choosing a torch.

Household Torch

The household torch is an important and indispensable tool when the temporary power outage or sudden disaster occurs. What s more, it can be a rescue tool at some critical moments. Of course, when there is a breakdown in the home, the household torch can also provide strong light source.


Basic requirements: Practical, cost-effective, moderate brightness, comfortable to operate, easy to maintain, convenient to charge or replace batteries.


Use scenarios: Home emergency lighting, fault maintenance, etc.



Seeker Series: Seeker 2, Seeker 2 Pro, Seeker 3, Seeker 3 Pro

Baton Series: S1R Baton II, S2R Baton II, Baton 3, Baton 3 Kit

Others: Swivel, Nightour, Obulb, Obulb MC, Olantern Mini


Outdoor Torch

The outdoor environment is complex and changeable, such as the occlusion of jungle weeds, the low reflectivity of rocks in the cave, etc. Therefore, torch for outdoor-use needs to have a certain brightness and throw distance. In addition, it needs to have good waterproof performance and the unexpected dangerous situations also require the torch to be sturdy and durable, with the ability to withstand rock hits and falls without damage. If it is a light condition that requires freeing your hands, you can choose headlamps.


Basic requirements: Small size, high brightness, long throw range, long battery life, high waterproof level, stable performance.


Use scenarios: Hiking, caving adventures, wilderness survival, etc.


Recommendations: Seeker 3 Pro, Marauder 2, X9R, Warrior X 3, Javelot Turbo, Array2, Array 2S, Perun 2

EDC Torch

EDC torch is generally a miniature backup torch with small size and light weight that can fit your purse or pocket or on a keychain. The brightness of EDC torch is generally lower due to the limitation of the power supply volume, but it is bright enough for daily use. In some cases, it is often this kind of torch that would be of great help to protect you from danger.


Basic requirements: Small size, light weight, moderate brightness and good quality.


Use scenarios: Daily commuting, night walking, dog walking, etc.


Recommendations: i1R2 Pro, iXV, i3T, i3T Plus, i5T, i5T Plus, i5R, S1R Baton II, S2R Baton II, Baton 3, Baton 3 Kit


Torch for Repairing Lighting

If you are engaged in construction industry, a convenient and portable torch with enough brightness will be a great helper when you are doing checking or inspection work in the construction site. And keeping a torch with long runtime in the car can help a lot when encountering a vehicle failure or need help on the way.


Basic requirements: Small size, flexible and adjustable lighting angle, high brightness, long runtime.


Use scenarios: Construction work, emergency rescue, vehicle maintenance.


Recommendations: Swivel, Array 2S, Perun 2

Tactical Torch

Due to the particularity of the use environment, the biggest difference between the tactical torch and the ordinary torch is that the tactical torch can be used as weapon to protect users at special moments. Olight’s tactical torches are equipped with stainless strike bezel, which can be used as weapons to hit the enemies and make them instantly lose combat effectiveness. You can also quickly get access to the turbo or strobe mode to temporarily blind the enemies.


Basic requirements: Excellent quality, solid strike bezel, high brightness, easy and fast access to different modes.


Use scenarios: Close combat, searching and rescuing, law enforcement, self-defense.


Recommendations: Warrior 3S, Warrior X Pro, Warrior X3, Warrior 3, Warrior X Turbo, Warrior Mini 2, Javelot Turbo, Javelot Pro 2, Odin Turbo, etc.


Ambient or Office-use Torches

Warm white ambient torch is an ideal gear for creating harmonious and warm atmosphere and providing comfortable lighting source for your home, which makes you feel happy and relaxed. Olight has a wide range of ambient torches such as Obulb, Obulb MC, Olantern Mini, Nightour.


If it is for office use or business gifts, OPen Pro is perfect. It can play multiple roles such as signature pen, green laser pointer, or a good helper for night lighting.

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