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Torches & Lanterns

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Light the Way

There is nothing worse than arriving at your campsite a bit later than expected with the sun going down. As it begins to get dark and setting up becomes harder and harder, you start to really wish you bought that rechargeable LED torch. Outdoria features a huge variety of camping torches and lanterns for any situation.

Energy Efficient Choices for Outdoor Lighting

Camping torches and camping lanterns are lightweight, durable and have been designed to be as energy efficient as possible. Bringing multiple light sources means that you will always have the right tool for the job. At Outdoria, our vast range encompasses many different styles.

A headlamp is a small torch on an elastic strap which goes on around your head. This allows your hands to be free while still providing light.

Lanterns are larger and provide a wider, more evenly dispersed area of light compared to a torch. They are perfect for hanging up inside a tent or above a large area to provide maximum coverage. Most lanterns are battery powered, as they require more power to operate than a torch.

Torches are hand-held, compact light sources. Most are very powerful for their small size and some feature dual-stage lenses where you can quickly transition from a wide area of light or a narrow beam when needed.

Other consumable light sources such as candles are a great way to create soft, natural light around your campsite. This means you can still have light while being able to view the stars at night.

Powering Up

Most light sources use replaceable or rechargeable batteries as their power supply. AA and AAA batteries are the most common types for headlamps and torches, while bigger batteries such as C and D are used in large hand-held spotlights and lanterns. Some light sources also use alternative methods of charging them such as solar power, kinetic energy through winding them or small propane canisters to fuel them. Rechargeable camping torches are great as they don’t require any batteries to use and can be quickly charged by winding the. Be sure to check what power source you need before you head out with your new torch. Bringing spare batteries or fuel means you won’t run out of light when you need it most.

Bulb types

LED - The modern lighting choice. Light emitting diodes (LED) lights are fast becoming the norm in high powered torches and lanterns. Their lifespan is far longer than a standard halogen bulb and offers an incredibly energy efficient light output. However, it takes multiple LED bulbs to produce the same amount of light as a halogen bulb. If you are looking at a small hand-held light source, a LED camping torch or lantern is the way to go.

Halogen - Halogen bulbs are larger and tend to be more powerful than LEDs. Replacement halogen bulbs are cheaper than LEDs but do require changing more often. Halogens are typically found in larger torches and spotlights due to their high power output and produce a warmer, more natural light compared to LED torches.

Need more ideas on what to bring next time when camping? Check out How to Plan a Camping Trip that Actually Goes to Plan to help prepare you for your next great adventure.

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