Posts Tagged ‘The Torch’

The X21 Light Cannon vs. The Torch

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

For readers who saw the previous post, I want to include a follow-up post today. Yesterday, I shared my thoughts on a new flashlight called The Torch that retails for $300. Needless to say, I wasn’t impressed with its perceived value. What I failed to mention, however, was that LED Lenser also produces a similar flashlight that retails for the same price — the X21 Light Cannon. As such, I thought I’d clear the air and share why, if you’re going to drop 300 bucks on a flashlight, the X21 is the way to go.

First, let’s look at battery life. I mentioned yesterday that the Torch lasts for a whopping 15 minutes before it needs a recharge. The X21 lasts 600 hours. Additionally, the X21 uses D-cell batteries, which you can pretty much find anywhere.┬áThe Torch uses a custom battery pack that looks like a pain to recharge. And what happens when that breaks? I’m sure the manufacturer would replace it for a small fee…