The 10 Best Torches

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1. Lakeland

£4.99, lakeland.co.uk

Many keyring torches are so shoddily made that they last all of five minutes. This more robust option boasts a solar panel for charging and a handle to wind it up.

2. Halfords

£9.99, halfords.com

Ideal for walking, working in the garage and for indoors, the Halfords Rechargable One Million Candlepower torch will give you 45 minutes continuous use.

3. Animal torch

£5, myecostore.co.uk

Chase away those night-time ghosts and ghouls with this dinky children's torch. Just squeeze the torch's body for one minute to give five minutes of shine time.

4. Frogman

£65.95, farlows.co.uk

The Frogman LED Neon Torch is so watertight that even divers and snorkelers use it underwater. It also boasts super bright LED chip and lens technology.

5. LED Lenser

£299.99, halfords.com

The epitome of state-of the-art German engineering, the X21 Xtreme provides 1,000 lumens of exceptionally bright light. You can illuminate entire gardens.

6. Stanley

£24.99, Stanleytools.co.uk

This shockproof and weatherproof FatMax pocket sized torch from Stanley has a specially designed reflector for a strong, focused beam.

7. Energizer booklite

£4.99, cvbmedia.co.uk

The Energizer Booklite is a handy reading torch, with a flexible neck and large spring clip to attach to your book. It has a slide switch and 800 hours of life.

8. Lites

£14.99, lakeland.co.uk

The hands-free LED Head Torch, complete with adjustable strap and 20 hours burn time is an ingenious solution to those moments when you need both hands.

9. Maglite

£43.99, screwfix.com

Designed for optimum output, the tiny Maglite XL100 LED torch delivers advanced lighting in a sleek design. There are five selectable modes and a "lock-out" function.

10. Energizer

£52.60, amazon.co.uk

The 100 Hour Lantern is a great option for campers. Light up the entire tent with this safer-than-gas torch. Other features include a shatterproof lens and rubber base.

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