The best safety torch for you depends on multiple factors. Will you need a handheld torch or a head torch? Where will you be using it? Does it need to have particular features, such as specific lumens value, beam distance, etc?

Which zone are you working in?

ATEX zones denote the hazardous environments, or ‘area zones’, in which a torch is safe to use.

Zone 0 torches are safe to use in areas where an explosive atmosphere of gas, vapour or mist is continuously present, such as inside a subterranean petrol tank.

Zone 1 torches are safe to use in an area in which an explosive gas atmosphere is likely to occur in normal operation, i.e. around a petrol pump.

While a Zone 0 torch can be used in a Zone 1 area, a Zone 1 torch is not safe to use in a Zone 1 area, so the best torch for you may simply depend on the environment in which you are working.

Take a look at our blog post to find out more about hazardous workplace environments.

Torch features

The best ATEX torch for you should embody each feature that you want it to have. If you know which features you require, you can use the filter while browsing the Peli range of safety torches to find the perfect fit. Simply select your chosen features and the qualifying torches will be displayed below.

Switch to table view if you're looking to compare beam distance, beam intensity or lumens. You can use the arrows next to each feature to order them from highest to lowest and vice-versa. This makes it much easier to identify the torch best suited if you know it needs to be over a certain lumen value, for instance.

Hall of fame

If you're not quite sure what you’re looking for, take a look at our recommendations below, which include the brightest torches, furthest beam distance and best battery life.

Starting with the brightest torch, the 9415 Rechargeable Zone 0 has a maximum of 392 lumens. If you’re looking for something more compact, the 3415 LED Zone 0 boasts a maximum of 336 lumens.

The 9415 Rechargeable Zone 0 also has the furthest beam distance, with a maximum reach of 392 meters, while coming in second is the 3765 Rechargeable Zone 0 at 296m.

The torch with the best battery life is the 2610 Zone 0 LED HEADSUP head torch with a whopping run time of 47 hours on low power mode.

Need more help?

Check out the full ATEX torch range, and use our filters and table view to help make your decision easier. If you’d prefer to speak to a member of our team before deciding on which ATEX safety torch is best for you, please feel free to get in touch and we’ll be happy to help!