Product Type: PK Green gadgets
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Hand Pump Dynamo Torch
Member Name: SusanLesley
Hand Pump Dynamo Torch
Advantages: Bright light, green energy, helping the RNLI, easy to use
Disadvantages: None at all!
Have you ever had the problem where you have a battery powered item that you only use infrequently and when it has been left in the cupboard for any length of time the batteries go all funny? Yes? Well let me tell you about the green torch.
The torch in question is the Hand Pump Dynamo Torch and, you guessed it; we sell them in the RNLI shop! We have them in four colours pink, purple, yellow and blue and they cost just £3.95 each. They are also available from Amazon at a cost of £4.99 although these are nothing to do with the RNLI.
The torch is made from tough plastic and it measures 10cm by 5cm by 2cm and it weighs just 82g. Each torch also has a strap which will fit over your hand so you can carry it on your wrist.
So, if it doesn't have batteries - how does it work then?
Well this is the clever bit - on one side of the torch towards the back there is a sliding switch and when slid it releases a handle on the other side. You then grip the torch in your hand pumping the handle into the torch and allowing it to come back out - this powers up the dynamo. When you have finished powering it up you just push the handle back inside the torch and slide the switch back again to hold it in place and out of the way. This is really easy to do and would be no problem for a child or an older person to do. You don't have to pump it for very long to get a really bright light.
On the same side of the torch as the first switch there is another at the top of the torch which switches it on and off. When it is switched on you will get the light from three high intensity, virtually indestructible LED bulbs and these bulbs will last for 100,000 continuous hours and can allegedly be seen from a mile away although I haven't actually tried this so cannot prove or disprove this claim!
Being compact this torch is ideal to keep in your bag, the car, the caravan, the kitchen drawer, the bedside drawer - the list goes on. I bought one for my nephew to keep on their boat. Considering the price you could afford to keep one wherever you might need one.
Being dynamo powered with no batteries they are eco friendly and of course save you money. They are always ready to go so you know that you can rely on these torches in an emergency.
So this is one I would recommend without hesitation, especially if you buy it from the RNLI because that way you would be helping to save a life too!
Summary: A brilliant idea!
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