Spotlight on the Saint Torch 31 from NEXTORCH Industries

Are you a person that ventures into remote outdoor locations, believes in being prepared, spends time on the water via a boat, or perhaps assists with search and rescue efforts? Then no doubt you appreciate a quality handheld light source. Most outdoors folks have a flashlight available in the 300 to 800 lumen categories. How about a 20,000 lumen handheld light? Enter NEXTORCH Industries and their new Saint Torch 31 Searchlight.        

The Saint Torch 31 searchlight can provide all the illumination you could ever hope for and then some. Crafted from 6061-T6 aircraft grade aluminum, this light produces an ultra-bright 20,000 lumen output thanks to 8 high-output LEDs and its extra-large battery pack.

Saint Torch 31

Capable of casting a beam over 2800 yards, the Saint Torch 31’s battery pack consists of six 4800 mAh Li-ion cells, providing an amazing 80 hours of run time on low. The battery pack also works as a high-capacity power bank that can be used to recharge electronic devices up to four times on a single charge via a standard USB cable…a very useful feature indeed.

The “Smart Output Adjustment” is another great asset of the Saint Torch 31. Because of its exceptionally high output, the light has the potential to generate considerable heat and reflected glare. As a safety enhancement the Saint Torch 31 provides a temperature sensor and photodetector to automatically adjust the output when the temperature increases or detects an object within 6.5 ft. This allows the Saint Torch 31 to remain at a safe operating temperature and reduces the glare from the light contacting reflective surfaces

The attachable handle makes it easy to use in many locations

The LED status indicator will show you remaining battery life, and the waterproof/dustproof covers for the battery pack and flashlight head can be combined to create a small waterproof storage container for matches, medicine or other survival items.

Overall features include:

  • Light output: 90 to 20000 lumens
  • Built-in 6 x 4,800 mAh rechargeable battery pack
  • 4 brightness modes plus monetary on function
  • Smart output adjustment
  • LED battery indicators
  • QC 3.0 fast battery charger
  • IPX7 rated, waterproof to 3.5 ft.
  • Runtime: 2.25 to 81 hours
  • Weight: 52.9 ounces
  • Lens Diameter: 106 mm
  • Body width: 50 mm
  • Length: 285 mm

Included accessories:

  • Nylon carrying case
  • USB-C charging cable and 3.0 fast charger
  • Waterproof storage case
  • HM30 carrying handle with tripod socket
  • Shoulder strap
  • Hex key (2.3mm, for the handle)
  • Manual

We tried this light out in numerous outdoor settings and found it to be impressive. I actually ran several dim light pistol qualifications for security officers using the Saint Torch 31 in place of headlights on high beam from a patrol vehicle. This light is a great emergency illumination tool to have in your home, vehicle, business or hunting camp.

Using the USB charger to charge the Saint Torch

The Saint Torch 31 has an MSRP of 578.99 but can be found online for around $425. NEXTORCH is a manufacturer of professional portable lighting products for law enforcement, hunting, tactical, outdoor & everyday carry.

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About the Author:

TERRY NELSON – is a 30-year veteran of law enforcement with police and sheriff agencies, including SWAT and sniper roles, and has served as a state game warden. Nelson also served seven years with New Mexico State Guard. A lifelong hunter, guide, tracker and firearms enthusiast, Terry is sought for training in multiple disciplines by both civilian and police-serving agencies and companies. Nelson also holds a Basic Tac Med instructor certification from Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.