Joby Gorillatorch LED Flashlight

Joby Gorillatorch LED Flashlight

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  • The possibilities are endless! Use the Gorillatorch while camping, reading in bed, working on the car, waiting out a power outage or setting up the perfect photograph
  • Flexible legs wrap around just about any pole, post or tree branch; magnetic feet help you position the Gorillatorch on metal surfaces, such as cars and fuse boxes
  • LED has an adjustable output up to 65 lumens; brightness is easily adjusted with the integrated dimmer switch
  • 3 AA batteries (included) provide up to 80 hrs. of use on economy setting, 50 hrs. on optimum and 20 hrs. on maximum
  • Rubberized ring and foot grips enhance stability on uneven surfaces and won't scratch paint
  • Water-resistant construction withstands use in inclement weather

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Joby Gorillatorch LED Flashlight

Specification Description
Best use Camping
Bulb type LED
Beam type Flood
Max light output (lumens) 65 lumens
Max beam distance (m) Unavailable
Brightness levels Variable
Strobes No
Average run time High: 20 / low: 80 hours
Regulated output No
Rechargeable No
Batteries 3 AA (included)
Material(s) (Housing) ABS plastic / (grips) rubber
Dimensions 7.9 x 3 x 2.6 inches
Weight with batteries 6.5 ounces

Joby Gorillatorch LED Flashlight

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Rated 2out of5
by fromcheap quality flashlight The Gorillatorch legs are great and extremely versatile, as other users have pointed out. If you need a flashlight that you can attach to multiple objects, this may be the light for you. However, I was very disappointed in the cheapness of the actual flashlight. Try it before you buy it.
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 2out of5
by fromDesign Flaws After a year of ownership, here are the design flaws as I see them: 1. The battery cap dislodges easily 2. The on/off/variable-beam switch goes from off to high to low. i.e. the switch turns on to high intensity, then as you continue to turn the switch, the beam fades to low intensity. Reverse the procedure to turn it off. A blinding pain in the eyes at night. I end up setting it to a low intensity and using the battery cap as a switch. 3. Nice idea on the spider legs, but harder than you think to get it to stand on three legs and be pointed to where you want it. However, if you are using it on steel plate, the magnetic feet make it easier to stand. But then...I rarely camp on a steel plate.
Date published: 2011-10-03
Rated 3out of5
by fromWith a few changes this could be amazing Joby makes great products and this light has potential to be great. However, it does need a few improvements. As others have stated the beam is very focused and could use some diffusion. One point others have not mentioned is the switch. It works opposite from what you would expect. You dial it on and it starts at the brightest setting then as you turn the dial away it darkens. Most dimmer switches start dim and progress brighter. Many times you will find yourself turning it off when trying to get your highest light output. Fix that and I would recommend the Gorillatorch to a friend.
Date published: 2011-01-31
Rated 4out of5
by fromNice Light, One Flaw Great design, well made. Magnetic feet are super idea. Easy to use. Rotate end to turn on and dial down in LED brightness. Too bright to look at directly!! Only problem, small flats on battery cap are not aggressive enough. The cap rotates closed and sealed but the last 1/32 inch takes a lot of force, and the plastic cap is too slick to get the firm grip needed for the final locking twist. Needs more aggressive ribbed or grooved design. Had to use a device for opening tight jar lids to close it all the way. Other than that, this is a great general purpose long burning (20 to 80 hours depending on brightness setting) light that only uses 3 AA batteries.
Date published: 2009-12-04
Rated 4out of5
by fromVery useful and cool! We go for extended cruises in our 21' sailboat and the Gorillatorch is great for the galley and for lighting up the deck at night. It would be nice if a diffuser were included since it is focused like a spotlight and is extremely bright in the center of the beam. I made a diffuser out of a 5"- diameter circle of wax paper that covers the lens and is secured around the perimeter with a rubberband. The result is a softer, more diffuse light that is still plenty bright enough to read by, even at a distance of 3 feet from the source. One other very minor complaint: The on-off/dimmer knob is easily confused with the battery cover. I personally think a better design would have incorporated the on-off/dimmer into the lamp hood.
Date published: 2010-05-21
Rated 5out of5
by fromVery versatile flashlight Great little flashlight. Very strong magnetic legs that sticks to anything metal. I also have the camera tripod like this design and love the way it can twist and connect to just about anything. I bought one and then ordered another. Very bright light that also has a dimmer type on/off twist knob. I have a center console boat and will also be attaching to the console grips while out night fishing. The only issue I see is use caution if you stick in your back wallet pocket, or pocketbook. The magnet may mess up your cards. Besides that its a awesome light.
Date published: 2010-01-27
Rated 5out of5
by fromSurprisingly Awesome and Useful This was a gift from my wife after I got a Gorilla Pod for my camera. I was skeptical about its usefulness and planned to return it. But I have found myself using it all the time! It has a wickedly bright LED, is incredibly compact, and with its articulated legs and strong magnetic feet attaches to just about anything. I use it near my grill when the days are short and I'm finishing cooking dinner. It has served as a temporary nightlite. I will even wrap it around one wrist to illuminate something I'm working on with both hands in a dark room. Awesome.
Date published: 2010-03-24
Rated 5out of5
by fromGreat light This is great. There are so many uses for it. I bought it for camping but I can see that I will be using it for many things such as reading in bed or out in the hammock. It will be invaluable during power outages as I discovered when my husband stuck it to the medal strips in the suspended ceiling. I have the camera tripod and now I wish that it had the magnetic feet.
Date published: 2010-05-19

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