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Active Products 3 LED Dynamo Wind Up Torch
Member Name: newby2
Active Products 3 LED Dynamo Wind Up Torch
Advantages: Cheap and handy
Disadvantages: Not as bright as a regular torch
==Dynamo LED wind Up Torch==
When Woolworth's was still about they used to do some great deals and at the time I came across this LED as one of them. They were a relatively new thing out onto the market and they were being sold at the time I purchased mine at half price at £5 and I felt such a bargain I picked one up for mum and dad as well.
This LED torch is different from other torches because it is wind up and has no need for batteries at all. The charge works on turning round an arm which is situated on the topside (or underside depending on how you hold it!). The arm can be fitted away snugly when you have charged it up enough which means that it is comfortable to hold and easy to use.
There are three LED lights in the front of the torch and these let out a blue bright light and you can choose to have all three lights illuminated at once or have a lesser light by opting for just the single LED. This can easily be changed by pressing in the rubber type of button that is located on the opposite side to the wind up arm. Apart from choosing the light settings this button will also turn the torch off when not in use.
The look of the torch is really rather good and the silver effect makes it look modern and up to date. The slight curvature of the design means it is comfortable to use and to wind up also. It doesn't take that long to charge the torch up for use and a few turns will give it enough juice to light the LEDs for a couple of minutes. To get a good charge that will last up to 20 minutes you only need to keep turning the arm for a mere 30 minutes which is easy to do and quite fun too!
The lights of the LED are large which means that the beam of light that the torch gives out is really rather impressive. The fact that you don't need batteries makes this torch a super hand one and ideal for in the home, in the car or out camping. I keep mine in the kitchen "junk draw" so that if the fuse flicks I can find my way to the mains without too much trouble or when Hammy the hamster decides to escape down behind the kitchen cabinets and I need to haul them all out to rescue him (even though he doesn't want to be rescued!).
The torch works really well and has lasted many years already and I can see it lasting plenty to come! Not needing batteries means it is a great item although perhaps the light is not as bright as a light bulb and a battery torch but for small general use it is perfect. The price I paid was cheap but I imagine you can pick this up for a bit of a cheaper price now as they are not a new idea.
All in all apart from not being the best torch you can get I can't find fault with it. The real selling point of this torch has got to be the fact that it is wind up and means that it can be used anywhere any time and there is no worry it will die out. It is affordable and really a must have for any home. For these reasons I feel a top score of 5 out of 5 stars and a high recommendation is well deserved!
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Summary: A worth while item for any home
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