Sure, you’ve got your Mag-Lites and your Surefires for your everyday and even tactical flashlight needs, but where do you turn when you’re looking for a little something extra? How about a light whose friends just call it “The Torch?” If you’re not careful, this light’ll catch newspaper on fire at close range, or it’ll cook scrambled eggs in about a minute and a half. A fully-charged battery pack lasts just about 15 minutes, so remember to keep it charged — and hide it from your kids.
Wicked Lasers built their reputation on high-powered laser pointers. They make The Torch with durable aircraft aluminum and a heat-resistant glass lens. Its 1,500mAh nickel-metal hydride battery powers a 100W halogen bulb. Wicked Lasers claim the output is 4,100 lumens. Compare that to the 700 to 2,100 lumens of an automotive halogen headlight, or the 2,800 to 3,500 lumens produced by a HID headlight.
Brightness comes at a cost — the torch will set you back $300, if you have the money burning a hole in your pocket.