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TORCH: Faraday Flash Light | Hand Powered LED | Lamp average life: 10000 hours | Excellent for scientific demonstrations

$ 18.90 excl. GST

TORCH – Faraday Flash Light (LED)

Great to demonstrate energy transformation i.e mechanical to chemical to electrical to light energy.
Requires no batteries. To use torch simply shake it longitudinally.
This action charges a small rechargeable cell which, in turn, lights the LED’s. When the light starts to dim shake the torch again and full brightness is restored.
Transparent case means internal parts are visible.

In stock (can be backordered)

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Description

[Wikipedia excerpt:   ‘…A mechanically powered flashlight is a flashlight that is powered by electricity generated by the muscle power of the user, so it does not need replacement of batteries, or recharging from an electrical source. There are several types which use different operating mechanisms. They use different motions to generate the required power; such as squeezing a handle, winding a crank, or shaking the flashlight itself. These flashlights can also be distinguished by the technique used to store the energy: a spring,[1] a flywheel, a battery or a capacitor. Since they are always ready for use, mechanically powered flashlights are often kept as emergency lights in case of power outages or other emergencies. They are also kept at vacation homes, cabins, and other remote locations because they are not limited by battery shelf life like ordinary flashlights. They are considered a green technology, because the disposable batteries used by ordinary flashlights are wasteful in terms of resources used for the amount of energy produced, and also contain heavy metals and toxic chemicals which end up in the environment……’]

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