Electric Torch

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Electric Torch
Type Emitter
Tech Level TL–5
Cost Cr10
Size 1.0 liter
Weight 0.5 kg

The electric torch (pocket lamp or flashlight) consists of a battery and light in a metal or plastic shell. There is a switch to turn the light on or off. The batteries last for about six hours. An electric torch produces a cone of light about 18 meters long and a radius of 6 meters at the end of the beam. More expensive models have adjustable beams, from a tight beam up to 36 meters long by 1 meter radius to illumination of a 10 meter radius. Other models have a switch which allows a variable brightness, with the dimmer settings allowing for a longer duration.

n.b. An electric torch can be seen by others in line-of-sight from many kilometres.

The duration of the torch will extend with higher technology levels, for equivalent illumination and for the same cost.

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