There’s nothing more frustrating when you go out hiking or camping in the dark, and the batteries of the torchlight you brought with you have died and you’re stuck in the middle of nowhere without having a clear vision of where you are headed. In the same time, having a torchlight that will require you to buy new batteries for it every few weeks will surely take a toll on your budget.
The solution to all of this is very simple – rechargeable torches. These torches combine the battery and the torch into one unit that can be charged from the mains which makes them an excellent choice for a portable light source for many campers and hikers. Charging your torchlight before you go on a trip will ensure it won’t let you down while out.
The most important thing about rechargeable torches is their battery. Not only do these torches use rechargeable batteries over alkaline disposables, but most of the models have them as sealed units, with the batteries being permanently installed. This allows the torch to be more flexible in design and size because it doesn’t have to be designed according to the standard battery sizes.
You can use rechargeable batteries in any torch, however, this is not quite the same as using a rechargeable torch. For instance, the normal torch with rechargeable batteries adds a layer of complexity that the rechargeable removes. When using a regular torch with rechargeable batteries, you have to handle the torch itself, the batteries, and the charger. A person using a rechargeable torch only has to handle the torch, and possibly the charger which makes it much easier because the torch itself can be plugged into the mains directly.
Furthermore, rechargeable torches last longer than most torches, but are often times more expensive. That expense will become worth overtime as the life of the torch will be longer and you won’t have to buy batteries that often. This makes these torches great for people who use them on regular basis. The LED power bulbs have low power drain and ensure hours of continuous service.
To conclude, buying a rechargeable torch is a simple proposition that sometimes gets mistaken for a hard task. All you have to do is take the time to figure out what you want and what you need. The first thing to have in mind is your budget. After you decide on it, figure out how frequently and how you are going to use the flashlight the most.