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Review of LED Dynamo Wind-up Torch - no Battery Needed

Updated on May 4, 2018
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What do you do in an emergency, when the power suddenly goes off, and all the lights go out?

Look for a torch, of course!

I bought my wind-up torch in London a few years ago, when they were new on the market. I was fascinated with the idea that you could actually get a torch which didn't need batteries and, even in the shop, I could already see the possibilities, because nearly every time I've needed a torch in an emergency, it had a flat battery - but not with this one, which worked by a dynamo which just had to be wound up.

This torch is always good in an emergency, because it always works - no worries about dead batteries just when you need your torch most

This is My Wind-up Torch
This is My Wind-up Torch | Source

I Loved it so Much that I Bought Several as Christmas Presents

I bought one, took it home to try, and was so impressed that I went back to the shop the very next day, and bought one for each of my grandchildren for Christmas, and an extra spare for myself, so that I could keep one in the car and one in the cupboard under the stairs, in case of a power failure.

The children were all delighted with their presents, especially after I explained to them that they could take their torch with them when they go camping, and didn't need to worry about getting flat batteries, or replacing the battery. That was a great plus, just for novelty value, never mind the convenience.

The handle has a little pull-out knob, which makes it easy to wind up the torch, and all you have to do to get a very bright light is to wind up the dynamo by giving a few turns on the handle, and then rewinding when the light grows weaker.So it's a great money-saver as well. I have found it very hard-wearing as well - I still have my two wind-up torches working after eleven years - not bad, eh?

This is what it's like when there's a big power outage:

And This is Why You Need to be Prepared -

Nothing fancy, just a torch that doesn't need batteries

Have you ever been caught without a torch when you needed one?

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© 2013 Diana Grant

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    • boutiqueshops profile image


      5 years ago from Corpus Christi, Texas

      They're also great to keep in your disaster emergency kit for when there are storms (hurricanes for us) or other emergencies that take out the power for long periods of time. Great page!

    • Gloriousconfusion profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Grant 

      5 years ago from United Kingdom

      So pleased to get such a good endorsement of this torch - thanks Emese

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      Emese Fromm 

      5 years ago from The Desert

      I noticed this hub on the facebook page; and I realized that you are talking about the same torch that we have several of. All three of my kids got one from their grandpa a few years ago, and yes, they are still working (the ones they didn't loose). We also bought some as presents for other relatives who like camping, that's what we use them for most. I agree with you, they are great!

    • Sara2901 profile image


      7 years ago

      We have one as well. Have used in couple of times when I couldn't find my flashlight :)

    • Gloriousconfusion profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Grant 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      @MelRootsNWrites: Go on, be a devil, and if you do, get one via the links on this page

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      Melody Lassalle 

      7 years ago from California

      This is the big improvement over the one I have that is several years old. With mine, you have to continually press the handle to keep the light on. I think it might be time to replace it!

    • Gloriousconfusion profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Grant 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      @Merrci: Yes, and you can get wind-up radios as well - apparently they're popular in isolated areas in Africa where they don't have electricity

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      Merry Citarella 

      7 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Great invention!

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

      7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      a very handy item!

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      7 years ago

      I have one very much like that one. Handy little thing.


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