Whether it’s to find your way around in the dark, or to search the bottom of your toolbox at night, a torch is a vital piece of kit for any professional. With the latest in modern LED technology, torches and personal lighting systems have become lighter weight, less expensive and longer lasting - not to mention more powerful.
Below we compare some of the latest hand-held and hands-free torches available in the Portwest range. From small pocket sized Tactical torches to bigger units that could easily be described as light-cannons! Keep reading to find the best fit for you requirements.
LED Pocket Torches
Designed to be small enough to fit into your pocket, but bright enough to not be a waste of time - here are 2 of the latest offerings available from XAMAX Workplace Solutions.
HIGH POWERED POCKET TORCH - PA68
The PA68 by Portwest is an incredibly efficient pocket torch with outstanding brightness and a long run time considering it only requires a single AA battery. A knurled aluminium casing provides fantastic grip and resistance to impacts in heavy duty environments. It has a compact design for portability in a pocket and comes complete with a removable belt clip, perfect for a uniformed professional.
Portwest PA68 Specs
Brightness: 300 Lumens Run Time: 4 hours Batteries Included AA x 1 Beam Distance 150m max Function High-Medium-Flash Wrist strap for secure handling Handy belt clip for easy transportation CE certified
PORTWEST TACTICAL TORCH - PA54
This strong and durable precision engineered aluminium shell torch, uses new CREE technology giving up to 10 times more brightness than current L.E.Ds. A telescopic zoom function allows adjustable focus from floodlit to spotlit settings. The rubber on/off button is ergonomically designed for easy use even when wearing gloves. The PA54 tactical torch has a built in hand strap and also comes with a useful belt clip.
Portwest PA54 Specs
Brightness: 180 Lumens Run time: 8 Hours Batteries Included AAA x 3 Beam Distance 300m max Function High-Medium-Flash Wrist strap for secure handling Handy belt clip for easy transportation CE certified
Portwest PA68 v Portwest PA54 - at a glance HIGH POWERED POCKET TORCH (PA68) PORTWEST TACTICAL TORCH (PA54) Image BRIGHTNESS 300 Lumens 180 Lumens BEAM DISTANCE 150m (max) 300m (max) RUN TIME 4 hours 8 hours FUNCTIONS High/Medium/Flash High/Medium/Flash BATTERIES AA x1 (included) AAA x3 (included) BELT CLIP ✔ ✔ WRIST STRAP ✔ ✔
LED Hand Torches
Hand torches are for longer range use than a pocket torch.
HIGH POWERED ENFORCER - PA61
Portwest's PA61 is a BEAST! The quite frankly staggering 800 Lumen beam from a single CREE LED can be focused to cast upto 500 metres - that's half a Kilometre (as if we needed to tell you). Of course all that light comes at a cost in both weight and power, but three D batteries will still give you 40 hours of continuous use. The aluminium construction is water resistant and you get 4 different light functions: High beam, Medium Beam, Flash and SOS. This unit is perfect for security personnel, rescue, law enforcement but can be useful for any professional who requires a long beam at night
Portwest PA61 Specs
Brightness: 800 Lumens Run Time: 40 hours Batteries Included D x3 Beam Distance 500m max Function High-Medium-Flash-SOS Wrist strap for secure handling Water Resistant CE certified
PORTWEST LED RUBBER FLASHLIGHT - PA60
This classic ergonomically designed torch has a rubberised body for extra grip - this is the kind of torch everyone remembers. Powered by 2x D sized batteries, the 7 LED cluster will emit a beam of 31 Lumens up to 50 metres for up to 8 hours. Being rubberised, the PA69 is impact and water resistant and includes a wrist strap for added secure holding.
Portwest PA60 Specs
Brightness: 31 Lumens Run time: 8 Hours Batteries Included D x2 Beam Distance 50m max Wrist strap for secure handling CE certified
Portwest PA60 v Portwest PA61 - at a glance PORTWEST LED RUBBER FLASHLIGHT (PA60) HIGH POWERED ENFORCER TORCH (PA61) Image BRIGHTNESS 31 Lumens 800 Lumens BEAM DISTANCE 50m (max) 500m (max) RUN TIME 8 hours 40 hours FUNCTIONS ON/OFF High/Medium/Flash/SOS BATTERIES D x2 (included) D x3 (included) BELT CLIP ✘ ✘ WRIST STRAP ✔ ✔
LED Head Torches
Waterproof headtorch - pa69
Portwest have created the PA69 head torch for all weathers and all applications. Waterproof to 25m, this head torch has 3 light functions with a 180 Lumen beam cast up to 300 metres. You can get 4 hours of run time from the 3x AAA batteries (included)
Portwest PA61 Specs
Brightness: 180 Lumens Run Time: 4 hours max Batteries Included: AAA x3 Beam Distance 300m max Function: High-Medium-Flash Rubber head strap Water Proof up to 25m CE certified
PORTWEST BEANIE RECHARGEABLE HEAD TORCH - BO29
This is not a head torch as you'd expect a head torch to be - it is a Beanie hat with a removable torch unit you recharge via USB. The built in battery pack will last up to 4 hours on a single charge, giving off a 150 Lumen light beam illuminating up to 15 metres. The hat itself is machine washable and comes in 5 colours: Black, Navy, Grey, Orange and Yellow
Portwest BO29 Specs
Brightness: 150 Lumens Run time: 4 Hours Batteries: Built in, USB rechargable Beam Distance 15m max Warm, Machine Washable Beanie Hat CE certified
Portwest PA69 v Portwest BO29 - at a glance WATERPROOF HEADTORCH (PA69) BEANIE HAT HEADTORCH (BO29) Image BRIGHTNESS 180 Lumens 150 Lumens BEAM DISTANCE 50m (max) 15m (max) RUN TIME 4 hours 4 hours FUNCTIONS High/Medium/Flash High/Medium/Flash BATTERIES AAA x3 (included) USB rechargable WATERPROOF ✔ - TO 25M ✘ MACHINE WASH ✘ ✔
So which torch is best for you?
We can't answer that here, but if you were to give one of our lovely team a call on 0333 920 5560 they'll guide you through what's on offer for the jobs you do.