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