Head Torch Tips

A head torch is perfect for all vacations and adventures! Torches have become quite advanced in recent years and quite smaller.

Features Of A Head Torch

There are many features to look out for:

  • Handy head strap that will keep you like strapped to your head.
  • Incandescent bulb or LED lights or sometimes even both.
  • Will require AAA batteries or small 12 volt lithium battery.
  • Different brightness settings that are easily changed with a button.

Handy Uses

  • Great for safety when walking at night.
  • Perfect if you get caught in the dark while hiking.
  • Don't wake your fellow travellers with the room light, use your own.
  • Always useful to find things, even in the day time, use your LED torch to search through your backpack or the boot of your car!
  • Don't leave it behind when you go camping, it will keep your hands free for cooking and much more after dark.

What You Need To Know When Buying

  • They have different wattages or power. The higher the wattage the more powerful the light. But a bigger battery is often required.
  • LED lights are brighter, lasts longer and uses less energy than incandescent bulbs.
  • They have different settings. You can adjust the brightness by changing the number if LED lights which are on at the same time.
  • It could have an emergency flash setting or a red light option.
  • Be careful using your torch in the wet conditions. It can cause damage to the circuits. You could however, purchase a water proof headtorch or you can even find one which is designed for diving!
  • Avoid salty conditions, it will rust! If it does get salty wipe it down with water and let it dry. Make sure that it is all dry inside before you turn it on again.

Whatever your plans, you will find use for a LED torch!

Use your head torch to find other essential travel products in your dorm room like an international power adapter, a sleep sheet, or even decipher your combination padlock.

Checkout more essential Travel Accessories, the best Security Accessories and importantly our Travel Packing Checklists.

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