Joby Gorillatorch Flare Review

Posted: Jul 30 2010, 12:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 9:32am CDT, in Reviews | Misc


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The Joby Gorillatorch Flare sells for $34.95 and has 100 lumens of light output. It operates on three AA batteries and measures 20 x 7.5 x 6.5 cm and weighs 6.5 ounces with the batteries. The flashlight has an articulating tripod with magnetic feet and multiple light modes with red LEDs and white LEDs.

In Use
The Joby Gorillatorch Flare looks almost identical to the original Gorillatorch flashlight from Joby. Visually the differences are than the Joby Gorillatorch Flare is black with red feet and a red rim around the light bezel. Rather than having a rotating knob that dims the light and controls the on/off functions, the Joby Gorillatorch Flare has a single push button.

Pushing the button controls the three brightness levels for the white light through low, medium, and high. It also cycles through strobing white light, solid red light, and strobing red light before turning the Joby Gorillatorch Flare back off.

The Flare uses very bright CREE LEDs and produces 100 lumens on its brightest setting. The three AA batteries will last for 20 hours on their brightest setting, 50 hours on the medium setting, 80 hours on low, and 80 hours on the strobe setting. The red light is good for 60 hours on solid and 240 hours on strobe.

The little feet of the Joby Gorillatorch Flare are magnetic and will hold the Flare to any surface including upside down surfaces and vertical surfaces. The articulating tripod also lets you adjust the light to any position you need and the legs can be wrapped around non-magnetic surfaces like trees or aluminum tubes.

The Joby Gorillatorch Flare is much more versatile than your typical flashlight allowing for hands free use. This would be a fantastic flashlight for leaving in the car. The red lights and strobing settings will ensure that other drivers see you at night. One of the things I really like about the Joby Gorillatorch Flare is that the white LEDs are very bright and give you more natural light than the yellow color you get with normal flashlights. The LED power efficiency also helps the Joby Gorillatorch Flare get its long battery life. The only thing that can be said to be a downside to the Joby Gorillatorch Flare is that you have to repeatedly push the button to turn the light off.




  • Very adjustable stand
  • Magnetic feet
  • Very bright
  • Strobe settings


  • You have to go through all settings to turn it off

The Joby Gorillatorch Flare is a fantastic flash light that is perfect for those times when you need both hands to work. The magnetic feet and articulated tripod legs make it a snap to get the light exactly where you need it.


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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
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