- on Home & Garden
- Published in issue 5/2000 on page 0
Soft start for torch
Increases the life of torch bulbs
The halogen or krypton bulbs in modern torches (USA and Canada: flashlights) have a limited life and are not particularly cheap. A simple modification in the torch lengthens the life appreciably.It is a fact of nature that any incandescent bulb has a finite life. However, the bulbs in modern torches (US and Canada: flashlight) have a less-than-average life. The reason for this is that the halogen or krypton bulbs used are operated at overvoltage to give as bright a light as feasible.