1 September 1995

Samalite packs power surprise

FITTING a 12V DC accessory lead enables a torch to double as an electrical power pack.

The Samalite HD200 torch, from SMP Electronics, produces a 500m (1640ft) floodlight beam, but is also capable of powering 12V equipment such as a soldering iron and air compressor.

Supplied with the torch kit is a detachable telescopic floodlight, which gives hands-free light – ideal when dealing with a lambing or calving. The torch is claimed to be bright enough to illuminate a stable or outbuilding.

Price of the HD200, which is recharged by either 240V mains or a vehicles 12V supply, starts from £120 (01276-855166).