Leading light: 10 best torches
Don’t be caught out by dark nights and stormy weather, make sure you have a trusty helper to hand
Sunday 05 January 2014
This winter's stormy weather has meant power cuts for many. Then there are the short days and dark nights to contend with.
Most of us have got a torch stashed away somewhere, but will it do the job when the lights go out?
We've tried and tested ones of all shapes and sizes, from Karrimor's handy LED head torch to Halfords' hugely powerful LED Lenser X21 Xtreme, to find the best piece of kit for the job in hand.
Click on the gallery to see the IndyBest buys
You can't beat the Halfords Advanced Cree LED 2AA torch for value and an all-round good performance. The Maglite Pro LED 2D's worth splashing out on if you want something bright and robust that's not bulky to handle, and the Vango Beacon stands out for its usefulness for those fiddly tasks around the house.
1. Karrimor LED Head Torch, £8
2. LED Lenser X21 Xtreme, £168
3. Black Diamond Voyager, £35
4. Wooden Torch by Jonas Damon, £35
5. Vango Beacon Torch, £18
6. Lumlife Inflatable Solar LED Light Bag, £9.98
7. Halfords Advanced CREE LED 2AA Torch, £9.99
8. Varta Indestructible 3 Watt LED Lantern 4C, £24.99
9. Kelty Flashback, £27
10. Maglite Pro LED 2D Torch, £36
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