I am no fan of gleam torches at all.
Well, I guess the purpose of a gleam torch is to spend more light on a higher distance but in same distribution like the normal torch. Just with a certain Color taint. Is my thought right?
So but what could be cooler for spending light and play with especially in the toolset of boundless? I tell you: lanterns! Think of oil lanterns you carry. The full and materials they are made of like iron or copper with glas or kristall could change intensity of lights and distance, the distribution should be as for torch I guess.
And for really far distances you could use oil lanterns too but with the function of nowadays torch lights. So, you have a very far light, but just within a cone before you. Also this can be influenced by materials.
And think of the possibilities you have in a decorative way if you could place the lamps in your house / cave so on. The "shadow games" you could create.
Also good for miners would be helmets with those lights, so they have both hands free for tools!
Well think of it and give me feedback..
But imo @yota , @James I'd rather carry and oil lantern instead of a gemtorch...