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Joby Gorillatorch Adjustable and Flexible Tripod Flashlight, Blue

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  • Flexible, wrappable legs and powerful magnetic feet allow users to attach Gorillatorch to just about anything
  • Illuminate target while keeping your hands free
  • Adjustable intensity allows users to dictate level of brightness for use
  • Water resistant for use in all environments
  • Compact and lightweight (1.6 ounces) for easy portability
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Product Description

Gorillatorch Flashlight - Blue

Flexible, wrappable legs and super-strong magnetic feet allow you to attach the Gorillatorch to just about anything. Illuminate your target while keeping your hands free. Rubberized ring and foot grips provide enhanced stability on slick or uneven surfaces and don't scratch paint. Dimmer switch allows you to dictate the level of brightness for use in any scenario. Control power and brightness with a twist of the wrist.


With Joby's Gorillatorch adjustable tripod flashlight, you'll be able to tackle a wide range of jobs in dimly lit conditions without having to balance a standard flashlight under the crook of your neck. With its powerful magnetic feet and bendable and flexible legs, you can illuminate virtually any target and keep your hands focused on the job at hand.

The Gorillatorch illuminates your target while keeping your hands free (see larger image).

Control the level of brightness with
a twist of your wrist.

The Gorillatorch offers a focused illumination thanks to its ultra-bright CREE LED--providing up to 65 lumens (1 watt) of lighting power--and high-quality reflector optics. A dimmer feature allows you to select the ideal brightness for any situation, and this also enables you to optimize battery life when needed. At its brightest setting, the Gorillatorch provides up to 20 hours of continuous use, while you'll get up to 80 hours of battery life when the dimmer is dialed to its economy setting. The Gorillatorch is powered by three AA batteries (included).

When it's time to turn off the lights, the Gorillatorch's adaptable form factor enables you to stow it anywhere--from a toolbox to a kitchen drawer to a camping backpack.

The light's water-resistant housing is made of durable ABS plastic and it has a polycarbonate lens with a 2.16-inch diameter bezel. It measures 7.87 x 2.95 x 2.56 inches and weighs 1.6 ounces (6.5 ounces with batteries installed). The Joby Gorillatorch is backed by a limited 1-year warranty.

Endless Uses

Based on Joby's award-winning Gorillapod tripod for cameras, the Gorillatorch can wrap its flexible legs around almost any surface to provide needed illumination--attach it to the bedpost for lights out reading, secure it to a tree branch or tent pole to illuminate your campsite. The rubberized rings around each spherical component of the leg helps the Gorillatorch to firmly grasp the surface it's clasped around, and they protect painted or varnished surfaces from getting scratched.

With the addition of its neodymium magnetic feet, the Gorillatorch can secure itself to metal surfaces such as car hoods while checking the engine, late night tire changes, or a fusebox door during power outages.

You can also use it as you would a normal tripod, such as for shining a light on night-time barbecues, or use it as a handheld with the legs straightened while walking the dog. The rubberized foot grips provide enhanced stability on slick or uneven surfaces.

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Technical Details

Part Number FL1-0BM5
Item Weight 5.6 ounces
Product Dimensions 2.6 x 3 x 7.9 inches
Item model number JB00132-CAM
Size One Size
Color Blue
Material Abs Synthetics
Power Source Battery-Powered
Item Package Quantity 1
Type of Bulb LED
Batteries Included? Yes
Batteries Required? Yes

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4.5 out of 5 stars 394 customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #221,183 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#1,164 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Camera & Photo Accessories > Tripods & Monopods > Complete Tripods
#3,945 in Home Improvement > Hardware > Flashlights > Handheld Flashlights
#35,103 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Hand Tools
Shipping Weight 5.6 ounces
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First Available September 14, 2004

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By Mark A. Adams on September 23, 2009
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I just received the Gorillatorch and have been testing it. In the short time I have tested it, I have found it to be an excellent idea with a good implementation.

* The LED used in the unit is very bright and in conjunction with the dimmer function allows an excellent range of illumination
* The legs consist of multiple ball and socket joints that allow easy positioning with good rigidity.
* Each ball has a rubber-like ring around it (the gray rings in the photos) which provides a good friction grip when wrapped around an object.
* The tripod feet have the same covering as the rings giving it a low slip tripod base.
* The tripod feet contain strong magnets that hold the tripod securely to a metal surface in any orientation (up, down or sideways).
* The Battery/Lamp reside in a single assembly so there is no restriction on rotating the light.

* The unit I received has a battery compartment electrical contact issue. The battery compartment cover contains contacts that connect the battery (+) terminals with the unit body. This contact can be affected by tapping on the case, turning the lamp off and back on when it is switched on.
* The dimmer works well, but is non-linear in operation. The dimmer/switch rotates over approx. 220 degrees, but the dimmer operates over the last 90 degrees.
* The light produced is very similar to a flashlight - a bright center with a less bright surrounding light ring. As the primary use for the unit is as a work light a change to create a more uniform lighting area would allow the LED's brightness to be better used.

Overall this is a very good product that with minor gripes, delivers what it promises
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This is a great idea that is well implemented - mostly. The standard Gorilla three-legged grips are great, and the magnetic feet have a stronger attraction and holding power than I expected. Where this falls down is the light. It casts a wide, but very uneven beam. It is super bright in the center, but falls off quickly to very little illumination beyond that. As an example; from two feet away, the super bright center is about 2"-3" in diameter. Immediately past that, the output falls by 80-90%. And there is no way to adjust that, something that is common with many flashlights. There is no adjust-ability of the reflector to broaden or tighten the beam. You're stuck with that hot center.

All in all, I'd call it a good attempt marred by lack of one major feature. It's still a potentially great product if that one issue isn't important for you. But the addition of that one adjustment would make it a truly great item.
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I have used this for camping, reading, and electrical work. I am amazed by how strong the magnets are and they attach easily to metal. It's not large so you can carry it like a regular flashlight and use it in tight spaces. Also, the bulb is a Cree which is more expensive than a LED. You can dim the light by turning the knob instead of having to click to pre-set light levels. I highly recommend this as a gift if you don't know what to give.
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A bendy-legged light should make itself handy. And the Gorillatorch can hold itself in position in some situations. But the product design could be improved.

* The switch has a very light detent so it's easy to accidentally turn the light on and drain the batteries.

* The light focus is too tight for many uses. An adjustable beam would be nice but failing that a wider beam would be more versatile.

* The light and its legs are quite bulky, even when scrunched up.

A good LED headlamp is a much better alternative for the majority of uses this light might serve. I'm a bit of a flashlight gadget nut and would be hard pressed to recommend this light. Perhaps if you often have to open your car's hood and you can frequently use the magnetic feet. Most of the time, I'm having to pull steel tools and hardware from the light so I find the magnets more of an annoyance than a cool feature.
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I got this at an Amazon lightning deal for about $20. For $15 to $20, this a decent light with magnetic legs that stick to metal, and from there, the legs can be bent so that the light points in whatever direction you want. With that out of the way, there are a couple of things things that should be mentioned. First, it's much smaller than I expected. Rather than "Gorilla Torch," it should be called something like "Monkey Light." At its tallest, it is 8 inches. Once you spread the legs out, it's down to 6 or 7 inches tall. Second, as has already been pointed out, it is a spot light. It is not for illuminating a wide area. Whatever it is pointed towards, the light will be adequate in the immediate area of the target. The area around the target will not be well-illuminated. There is no way to adjust this. It is thus not a good substitute for a flashlight or lantern. Third, I always have a little trouble finding the control dial. It's not where I would intuitively expect it to be, and also, it's not prominently marked. I usually have to stop for a moment and think about where the dial is. Not a major problem, but I would have done it differently. Also, as you turn the dial from left to right, it goes from the off position immediately to maximum light, then all the way down to minimum light, and then it stops there. To turn the light off, you have to turn the dial in the other direction, all the way to maximum light, and then to the off position. A lot of people may prefer it that way. For me, I'm not yet appreciating the ingenuity. Overall, this device can be real handy when you need a small spotlight, can't hold one in your hand, and there's metal nearby that this can be attached to. I don't, however, think it's worth anything close to the $35 list price.

December 2011 UPDATE: After a year or two, it has yet to come in handy for me. Because it lights up a very small area, it's usefullness is limited.
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