A torch is an essential item for camping and you need one you can rely on, whatever the size, shape or style. You can get anything from a keychain or pocket sized ‘Maglite’ to a large hand held spot light. Ensure that you always carry enough batteries with you and for the smaller, more fragile models, perhaps a spare bulb. If you are worried about batteries not lasting, there are models which you can recharge or simply wind up.
If you are buying a new torch or headlamp, consider one with LED bulbs as high-intensity LEDs offer several advantages over conventional light bulbs:
- With LEDs, batteries can last many times longer.
- LEDs are long lasting, much less likely to burn out and are extremely shock-resistant.
- The brightness of LEDs fades gradually as do not emit all of their maximum light over their battery