Largest Flashlight: Germany breaks Guinness world record (HD Video)
SOLINGEN, Germany -- During the Lichternacht (Festival of Lights) in Solingen, in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Zweibrüder Optoelectronics unveiled a four meters long flashlight wich features 19 high-powered LED lights and sets the new world record for the Largest flashlight, according to World Record Academy (www.worldrecordacademy.com).
Photo: The World's Largest Flashlight it's as long as a VW Golf car, consumes the same amount of energy as a typical 1-litre capacity kettle, and can provide 11 years of uninterrupted illumination. Made by Zweibrüder Optoelectronics, the flashlight features 19 high-powered LED lights. (enlarge photo)
The previous Guinness world record for the largest torchlight measures 227 cm (7 ft 5 in) long and 55 cm (1 ft 9 in) in diameter and was created by Moon Way General Trading LLC (UAE).
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most people dressed as Robin Hood: 1,119 at Castle Green, Nottingham, UK.
"This flashlight isn't just a high performer, it came about thanks to high performance - 230 hours of work went into its production," says Sven Objartel, managing director at Zweibrüder Optoelectronics.
Facts and Figures:
- Length approx. 400 cm, roughly equivalent to a VW Golf car
- Energy consumption 1300 watts, equivalent to the energy consumption of a typical 1-liter capacity kettle.
- LED life expectancy c. 100,000 hours, equivalent to over eleven years of uninterrupted illumination.
The lamp wasn't just devised with its size in mind - it also makes a strong statement for energy efficiency.
Today's LED lights are up to 13 times more efficient than conventional light bulbs, and last 1000 times as long.
LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) are electronic light sources - based on semiconductors - that give off light when supplied with energy. If a luminous flux of 100,000 lumen is supplied to the flashlight, it consumes 1000 watts of energy. In comparison, 250 conventional 40-watt light bulbs consume 10,000 watts of energy.