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Dark Nights, Bright Lights - the Portwest innovations you need to know about

Posted by Andy on 14/09/18 16:47

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Whether it’s to find your way around in the dark, or to search the bottom of your toolbox at night, a torch is a vital piece of kit for any professional. With the latest in modern LED technology, torches and personal lighting systems have become lighter weight, less expensive and longer lasting - not to mention more powerful.

Below we compare some of the latest hand-held and hands-free torches available in the Portwest range. From small pocket sized Tactical torches to bigger units that could easily be described as light-cannons! Keep reading to find the best fit for you requirements.

 

LED Pocket Torches

Designed to be small enough to fit into your pocket, but bright enough to not be a waste of time - here are 2 of the latest offerings available from XAMAX Workplace Solutions.

 

HIGH POWERED POCKET TORCH - PA68

The PA68 by Portwest is an incredibly efficient pocket torch with outstanding brightness and a long run time considering it only requires a single AA battery. A knurled aluminium casing provides fantastic grip and resistance to impacts in heavy duty environments. It has a compact design for portability in a pocket and comes complete with a removable belt clip, perfect for a uniformed professional.

Portwest PA68 Specs

Portwest PA68 - pocket Torch
  • Brightness: 300 Lumens
  • Run Time: 4 hours
  • Batteries Included AA x 1
  • Beam Distance 150m max
  • Function High-Medium-Flash
  • Wrist strap for secure handling
  • Handy belt clip for easy transportation
  • CE certified

 

 

 

PORTWEST TACTICAL TORCH - PA54

This strong and durable precision engineered aluminium shell torch, uses new CREE technology giving up to 10 times more brightness than current L.E.Ds. A telescopic zoom function allows adjustable focus from floodlit to spotlit settings. The rubber on/off button is ergonomically designed for easy use even when wearing gloves. The PA54 tactical torch has a built in hand strap and also comes with a useful belt clip.

Portwest PA54 Specs

Portwest PA54 pocket torch
  • Brightness: 180 Lumens
  • Run time: 8 Hours
  • Batteries Included AAA x 3
    • Beam Distance 300m max
      • Function High-Medium-Flash
  • Wrist strap for secure handling
  • Handy belt clip for easy transportation
  • CE certified

 

 

 

 Portwest PA68 v Portwest PA54 - at a glance

xamaxlogo HIGH POWERED POCKET TORCH (PA68) PORTWEST TACTICAL TORCH (PA54)
Image PA68 Torch in hand PA54 Torch in Hand
BRIGHTNESS 300 Lumens 180 Lumens
BEAM DISTANCE 150m (max) 300m (max)
RUN TIME 4 hours 8 hours
FUNCTIONS High/Medium/Flash High/Medium/Flash
BATTERIES AA x1 (included) AAA x3 (included)
BELT CLIP
WRIST STRAP

 

 

LED Hand Torches

Hand torches are for longer range use than a pocket torch.

 

HIGH POWERED ENFORCER - PA61

Portwest's PA61 is a BEAST! The quite frankly staggering 800 Lumen beam from a single CREE LED can be focused to cast upto 500 metres - that's half a Kilometre (as if we needed to tell you). Of course all that light comes at a cost in both weight and power, but three D batteries will still give you 40 hours of continuous use. The aluminium construction is water resistant and you get 4 different light functions: High beam, Medium Beam, Flash and SOS. This unit is perfect for security personnel, rescue, law enforcement but can be useful for any professional who requires a long beam at night

Portwest PA61 Specs

POrtwest PA61 Enforcer

  • Brightness: 800 Lumens
  • Run Time: 40 hours
  • Batteries Included D x3
  • Beam Distance 500m max
  • Function High-Medium-Flash-SOS
  • Wrist strap for secure handling
  • Water Resistant
  • CE certified

 

 

 

PORTWEST LED RUBBER FLASHLIGHT - PA60

This classic ergonomically designed torch has a rubberised body for extra grip - this is the kind of torch everyone remembers. Powered by 2x D sized batteries, the 7 LED cluster will emit a beam of 31 Lumens up to 50 metres for up to 8 hours. Being rubberised, the PA69 is impact and water resistant and includes a wrist strap for added secure holding.

Portwest PA60 Specs

Portwest PA60 Rubberised Torch

  • Brightness: 31 Lumens
  • Run time: 8 Hours
  • Batteries Included D x2
  • Beam Distance 50m max
  • Wrist strap for secure handling
  • CE certified

 

 

 

 

Portwest PA60 v Portwest PA61 - at a glance

xamaxlogo PORTWEST LED RUBBER FLASHLIGHT (PA60) HIGH POWERED ENFORCER TORCH (PA61)
Image PA60 Rubberised Torch PA61 ENFORCER
BRIGHTNESS 31 Lumens 800 Lumens
BEAM DISTANCE 50m (max) 500m (max)
RUN TIME 8 hours 40 hours
FUNCTIONS ON/OFF High/Medium/Flash/SOS
BATTERIES D x2 (included) D x3 (included)
BELT CLIP
WRIST STRAP

 

LED Head Torches

 

Waterproof headtorch - pa69

Portwest have created the PA69 head torch for all weathers and all applications. Waterproof to 25m, this head torch has 3 light functions with a 180 Lumen beam cast up to 300 metres. You can get 4 hours of run time from the 3x AAA batteries (included)

Portwest PA61 Specs

Portwest PA69 Waterproof Head Torch

  • Brightness: 180 Lumens
  • Run Time: 4 hours max
  • Batteries Included: AAA x3
  • Beam Distance 300m max
  • Function: High-Medium-Flash
  • Rubber head strap
  • Water Proof up to 25m
  • CE certified

 

 

 

PORTWEST BEANIE RECHARGEABLE HEAD TORCH - BO29

This is not a head torch as you'd expect a head torch to be - it is a Beanie hat with a removable torch unit you recharge via USB. The built in battery pack will last up to 4 hours on a single charge, giving off a 150 Lumen light beam illuminating up to 15 metres. The hat itself is machine washable and comes in 5 colours: Black, Navy, Grey, Orange and Yellow

Portwest BO29 Specs

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  • Brightness: 150 Lumens
  • Run time: 4 Hours
  • Batteries: Built in, USB rechargable
  • Beam Distance 15m max
  • Warm, Machine Washable Beanie Hat
  • CE certified

 

 

 

 

Portwest PA69 v Portwest BO29 - at a glance

xamaxlogo WATERPROOF HEADTORCH (PA69) BEANIE HAT HEADTORCH (BO29)
Image PA69 Headtorch from Portwest BO29 Beanie Hat Head Torch
BRIGHTNESS 180 Lumens 150 Lumens
BEAM DISTANCE 50m (max) 15m (max)
RUN TIME 4 hours 4 hours
FUNCTIONS High/Medium/Flash High/Medium/Flash
BATTERIES AAA x3 (included) USB rechargable
WATERPROOF ✔ - TO 25M
MACHINE WASH

 

So which torch is best for you?

We can't answer that here, but if you were to give one of our lovely team a call on 0333 920 5560 they'll guide you through what's on offer for the jobs you do.

Topics: New Technology, LED, Torch, Head Torch, Pocket Torch