Torches with broad beams give a greater impression of brightness but they don't shine as far as a "throwy" torch with the same number of lumens because their light is spread over a wider area, rather than being concentrated into an intense hot-spot. IMHO "floody" torches are the best choice for pretty much everything except game-viewing and hunting, although some of the models below are not too shabby in that department. Here your choice will probably be influenced by how small you'd like your torch to be and how much you're willing to spend.

At the budget end we have the tiny Sofirn SF14ii Edge and still-very-portable SP31 Hilt, offering unbelievable value for money, while the mid-range is occupied by the exquisite and versatile Q8 Quad. Acebeam dominate the high-end of this market with their K30 Energy, K40M Squire and awesome 18,000 lumen X45ii Eclipse. The B158 Bullseye is unique in many respects, not least that it is both an out-and-out thrower and the floodiest of flooders thanks to its adjustable beam.

Please click on the pictures below for photos, details and prices, and click on the links at the end of each product page for customer reviews. The drop-down list at the bottom of each page gives prices, or you can drop me a line to find out about a discount for payment by EFT-on-invoice.