Leroy this is recurring topic which a number of members such as myself have raised multiple times, and to me is the Quality of Life improvement which got away. There have been a number of alternate solutions proposed in the past, such as this one from my first suggestions list:
9. Radium Gem as Portable Lighting:
It would be highly beneficial if we could forge a helmet or crown (similar to the Atlantean Crown) with a radium gem mounted into it (or on the bracelet) to serve as a source of light in the dark. This would make life sooo much easier when dragging a captured thrall back to ones base at night time. You wouldnt believe the number of times I have literally ran straight of a cliff, and plummeted to my ultimate demise! This would leave both hands free.
I think that the reluctance may stem from concerns that the Torch wil become redundant. If we could craft a Circlet/Mask/Helmet with a Radium Gem mounted into it, which could be readily equipped much like the Sandstorm Mask. This would free up both hands and leave their current allocations unchanged. I proposed that the trade off would be that the Radium Gem would give corruption while worn. Furthermore, this would actually be accurate to their item description:
“The product of a science long vanished in the ancient past, these gems seem to glow indefinitely when activated. There is a cost, however, as those who use the Radium Gems seem to slowly lose their grip on sanity, whispering to themselves of green stoned cities and the nameless horrors that stalk them.”