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The DIY LED Flashlight, the 1000 Watt Torch…

Have you ever been hiking and needed to light up an entire side of a mountain, nup me either, but if you ever do YouTuber and compulsive DIY’er rctestflight has built a torch for such an occasion. Using 10 massive LED chips each drawing 100 Watts of juice this monster torch can throw out 90,000 Lumens of pure white light. A standard home LED bulb uses between 15 -30 LED chips (depending on the bulb) and uses between 10 and 20 Watts of power to produce a measly 800-1000 Lumens of light.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is one of the most extreme home-made torches seen in many years. Now that the hard work designing and assembling the torch is complete the fun can begin, working out what the hell to do with 90,000 Lumens of light power. Sit back relax and don’t forget to turn off the lights when you leave.

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Vodafone’s Inspector Gadget Booster Brolly…

Vodafone, European mobile phone network operator have given the world a glimpse inside their R&D labs, revealing a high-tech multi-purpose inspector gadget umbrella.

Not only is the umbrella a signal booster for your Vodafone mobile but it will also charge your phone using the integrated solar cells and battery. But wait there’s more, it can also guide the way around the midnight munchies run at the festival with an integrated torch and it will even keep you dry in an English summer storm, being an umbrella.

The booster brolly was on display at this years Isle of Man TT. While it may still in testing at the R&D labs of Vodafone, as long as Inspector Gadget doesn’t kill anyone with it a retail version will be released in time for the European summer festival season, it is currently only a PR tool. Don’t be surprised to see the Vodafone Umbrella in the background of the Olympics.

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