We’d recently updated our range of LED Lenser torches with all the latest models and I wasÂ mulling over what I could say about them that was a bit more interesting than just the usual tech specs. Then, out of the blue, I received this fascinating nugget directly from LED Lenser themselves.
Apparently their mad German designers have knocked up the largest torch in the world!Â This beast of a torch measures about 4 metres long (that’s about the size of a VW Golf).
Here is the press release straight from LED Lenser:
“LED Lenser, as the worldâ€™s leading torch brand, is no stranger whenÂ it comes to winning awards for design, technology and performance. Over the years our superb hand-held torches and head lamps have won numerous national and international awards.
Now LED Lenser is proud to announce the latestâ€¦and biggestâ€¦ addition to this ever expanding award collection â€“ that for the Worldâ€™s Largest Torch
On Sunday 25th September LED Lenser officially unveiled the Worldâ€™s Largest Torch in front of an expectant crowd in the German City of Soligen at the Night of Lights Festival which attracts around 30,000 visitors. The LED (Light Emitting Diode) torch, nearly 4 meters in length and weighing 216kg, incorporated 19 high-end LEDs that generated an awesome 100,000 lumens of light. On hand to witness and verify this extraordinary testament to LED Lenserâ€™s world-class engineering skills was a representative from the Guinness Book of World Records.
This record breaking torch was not only developed with size in mind, but also to highlight energy efficiency as well. Todayâ€™s LED lights are up to 13 times more efficient than conventional light bulbs, and last 1000 times as long. If a luminous flux of 100,000 lumen is supplied to the torch, it consumes 1000 watts of energy. In comparison, 250 conventional 40-watt light bulbs consume 10,000 watts of energy.
The design of the Worldâ€™s Largest Torch by LED Lenser is based on the powerful and widely available LED LENSER X21 which features a Dynamic Switch, Speed Focus and the patented Advanced Focus System. Powered by just four standard D-cell batteries, the X21 emits a breathtaking 1000 lumens of light that has a range of around half a kilometer.
This dedication to be the best, combined with a magnificent feat of engineering, truly reflects the nature of LED Lenser â€“ that of state-of-the-art innovation, technological superiority and world-class performance.”
Found a little video as well:
So there you have it.
For a range of slightly more practical (but still pretty impressive)Â torches, visit our LED Lenser section