LED Torches, Lamps and LED Replacement bulbs

The latest and best tested by Fred-in-the-shed

Updated 28th December 2017

 

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Best LED Torches

Best Handbag/ Small Inspection Torch

Best Key Ring Torch

Car Lighter Socket Torch

Head Torches

LED Decorative Wire Lights

Best Desk Lamp

 

 

Best torch ever?

Latest LED reflector technology

Years ago my metal bodied Maglite was my favorite torch because it was solid and reliable and didn't fall apart just when you needed it like many plastic torches. The other attractive thing about the Maglite was its "geek appeal". It felt hi-tech and cutting edge.

Sadly Maglite didn't move with the times and new technology bulbs and reflectors now enable torches to be significantly brighter AND last longer!

The smaller torch is my LED Lensor Police tech Torch. It is only 5 inches long and weights 148g but is bright enough to dazzle a crim at 100 yards. For the tech-heads this torch gives out 115 Lumens!

I have used this torch for 10 years now and it is something I would not want to lose. If you are looking for a practical present for someone look no further!

You wont see one of these in a charity shop along with the foot spas, electric steamers and other unwanted gifts.

NEW MODEL  EVEN MORE POWERFUL THAN THE POLICE TECH!

The image above shows the Led Lenser T7.1  tactical torch which is only slightly bigger than the police tech focus but is almost twice as bright!

This incredible torch uses 4 AAA batteries to give 320 Lumens and also has a very useful one handed sliding focus feature.

If you want a zoomable LED torch then I think this is the one and I absolutely love it. It comes with a sturdy case and presentation box if you want to give it as a present. I think using 4 AAA batteries instead of 3 is a great idea as they tend to come in packs of 4 anyway. Use the links opposite to buy the best LED torch available and also help my work testing products.

USE THE LINKS BELOW FOR THE EVEN MORE POWERFUL T7.2  TACTICAL TORCH

A FREDSHED TESTED AND RECOMMENDED TORCH 320 Lumens!

IF YOU WANT TO SPEND LESS HERE ARE LINKS TO THE BEST CHINESE OFFERINGS

The Chinese torches are brighter and come with rechargeable batteries and accessories.

The ones I have perform well and have lasted a year so far with no issues.

 

 LED Lenser P7.2 Pro Torch - Black, 320 Lumen

 Vansky Led Torch Pocket Torch 800 Lumen , 3 x AAA Batteries Included

 T6 Upgrade L2 LED Flashlight,Ledeak CREE 1200 Lumens LED Torch,5 Modes Zoomable Waterproof Tactical Flashlight with USB Charger,18650 Rechargeable Battery,Cycling Handlebar Mount, Flashlight Holster

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BEST SMALL TORCH USING 1 AAA BATTERY!

COAST PEN TORCH

This superb 3 inch Torch uses the latest LED bulb and can give an incredibly useful beam even though it is powered by just one normal AAA battery!

This torch is ideal for inspection work, car and lock emergencies and anything where you don't need to see hundreds or yards in the dark!

 COAST 1XAAA BLACK ALUMINIUM 54 LUMENS MAX BEAM INSPECTION PEN TORCH (CLAM PACK)

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Best Key Ring Torch for Car keys

Having a little torch on your key ring is so useful but most of them will only just about light up a keyhole.

Advances in battery and bulb technology now mean that you can have a proper torch measuring just 2 !/2 inches on your keyring and the great thing is the batteries will last ages.

I have been using this LED Lenser V9 for over 3 years on the same batteries and absolutely love this handy torch.

Now a new smaller brother is available which has 24 carat gold connections and the option of flashing mode.

This incredible torch weighs only 17gms, and is about the size of a little finger.

Buying  the new Led Lenser V2 nano keyring torch could be the best tenner you ever spent!

 

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Do you lose your keys all the time?     Find your keys in the dark - every time

Tritium Keyring Glowring

Being over 40 and slightly erratic I often forget where I put my keys and cant find them. If you frequently hear the words, "bollocks! where are my keys?

Then you need the amazing tritium filled Nite Glow keyring. I own  4 of these and have bought them as presents for many people too.

I have tried all 3 colours and my advice is only buy the green ones as they are the brightest. Blue and Pink just don't give out enough light.  The Tritium gives out a powerful glow and lasts up to 10 years. There are no batteries and if you cant find your keys at night just turn the lights off and look for the green glow! My Nite Glow has stopped me losing my keys on numerous occasions.

p.s I also bought one of those voice activated keyfinders -but it was set off by random noises and was a total waste of time and money.

 Nite Tritium Gadget Keyring Glowring New Colours! Glow Stick Cat Pet Blue

See in the dark and never lose your keys with the Photon pump torch and Nite Glow keyring.

 

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Rechargeable Torch for Car Lighter Socket

LED Automotive Rechargeable Torch 

This little torch makes good use of your lighter socket if you are not a smoker and was wondering what to do with it.

The  version I have fits the sockets in both my cars and works very well. 

If you need to use the torch just pull it out of the lighter socket and twist the head. The beam is fine for most emergency jobs but do be aware that it does have small batteries so wont last too long

 Rolson 61670 One LED Rechargeable Light, 12 V

I also have the Rolson one which works just as well butwithout the cute blue charge-up light of the LED Lenser version sadly now discontinued.

 

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Head Torches

Ideal for electricians when the power has to be off!

Being a keen gardener, DIYer and a wheelchair user I use a head torch a lot as it keeps my hands free to push the wheelchair, use my tools and crucially - hunt snails at night!

For so many jobs a head torch is more useful than a normal hand torch and you don't have the problem of dropping it.

If you do drop the Petzl Pixa is wont break as this one is designed to survive explosions!

Over the years I have tried many makes and types of head torch and my favourite is my Petzl Pixa because it is comfortable to wear, bright, easy to adjust and the batteries last ages. It has 3 LED bulbs and runs off 3 AAA batteries that are securely held in a watertight rubber box at the back of the headband. It has a simple, easy to access on/off switch and the lamp can be tilted up or down to throw the light beam exactly where you need it.

Many cheaper, (and some more expensive) head torches are as powerful but are either uncomfortable to wear, difficult to adjust.

Best DIY Headtorch - Petzl PIXA 3 Multi-beam Headlamp

Waterproof, dustproof, shockproof - Fredproof!

 

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OUTDOOR WALL MOUNTED SOLAR SECURITY LIGHT-

12 LEDS.  2 PIR SENSORS

 COLOUR CHANGING OPTION!

 

This latest model has 12 colour changing LEDs !

It can be set to white if you don't want colours.

The 2 side facing PIR sensors pick up movement from further away.

Colours cannot be set but cycles through green, blue, orange, red, purple.

The mode button is easily located and this is a well made product that is simple to fit.

 Aglaia Solar Wall Light with Dual Motion Sensors, 12 LED  5 Lighting Modes and RGB Color Changing

LED COPPER WIRE DECORATIVE LIGHTS

For a superb indoor or outdoor lighting effect this string of 150 micro LED bulbs in a thin copper wire is awesome.

The 15m length can be hung around pictures, mirrors, trees and furniture.

It is mains powered and also has a remote control to set different effects such as flashing and dimming.

Although the wire is waterproof the plug and control box is not so will have to be inside.

 

 Aglaia LED String Light 15M 49ft, 150 LED Dimmable Waterproof Copper Wire Light, Warm White Outdoor Lighting for Christmas Wedding Decoration

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LED DESK/ BEDSIDE LAMP WITH 1 HOUR TIMER

This new lamp uses LED bulbs and has easy to use touch controls for brightness levels.

It also has a one hour timer button so you nod off to sleep and not worry about turning the lamp off.

 Aglaia Desk Lamp, 7W LED Eye-Care Dimmable Table Light with Touch-Sensitive Control Panel, 1-Hour Timer, 6-Level Dimmer (Black)

 

 

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