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I'm a little disappointed with this torch if I'm to be honest. I use a very similar size and shape torch outside at work to read small details and numbers. Because it's something that I need and use regularly I thought I'd upgrade my cheap unbranded one and treat myself to a Ledlenser, assuming it would be far superior. So when my Ledlenser 8404TP arrived I couldn't wait to test it against my cheap previous torch. First impressions are that it's better made, it's smother and manufactured with more precision and just looks overall much better made and better quality than my cheap one. It's the light quality which disappointed me. It was obviously not as bright or as white as the light produced from my cheap torch. I had fitted both torches with new lithium batteries too. The Ledlenser has a much more crisp edge to the beam, zooming in to a perfect circle whereas the cheaper torch has a more broken light , even though outside in the dark it's clearly the brighter of the two. So I now have a very bright cheap torch and a not so bright but much nicer to look at and touch torch. I still use the cheap one until it fails. I would say though, that if I didn't already have a torch, I'd probably be writing a blinding review for the Ledlenser.
I properly used the Led Lenser P4BM Pen Torch last weekend for the first time. I participated in a 2 day airsoft game and the torch came very handy during the night when w had to read maps, instructions or simply look in the backpack for snacks.
Firstly, I like how this torch fits onto my chest rig molle. There is a very nice, strong pocket clip that held the torch nicely in place during the two days of running and crawling without me worrying about it falling. The torch is built from high quality aluminium that makes it very rugged. The surface of the torch is textured for extra grip and the pack included a wrist strap to avoid loosing it in case it was dropped. The light is not extremely bright but considering the intended use for the torch it's more than adequate. If it was any brighter the light reflected off the illuminated surface would blind the user. Also, in my case, it would have given away our position. The tail switch is covered by a rubber protective membrane and has a nice click when turning it on and of. The beam can be zoomed in and out by twisting the torch head. The cap has an o ring to prevent water and dust from getting inside the torch, which is always a bonus.
Given my experience with the Led Lenser P4BM Pen Torch I have to say that I am 100% satisfied and do not regret buying it. If you're a mechanic, electrician, paramedic or anything in between and need a small and reliable torch this is the one for you.
I am a helicopter pilot, who living in Scotland, required to inspect the aircraft in the dark. This torch has a clear white beam and when set to the most focussed mode is good enough for me to see detail 6m above me. It fits nicely into a pen pocket and has had a few drops, which it has survived. The battery life is incredible. I actually bought another one for home. Yes you can get some VERY cheap LED torches (I have in the past) But sometimes it IS worth paying a bit more for something.
Certainly a well made torch, supplied with two sets of batteries and useful accessories. The fancy retail packaging must be costing the buyer though. A decent level of brightness but not outstanding - but I expect battery life to be good.
Pretty good on the flood setting, with a nice even light and a sharp spotlight type pattern. The blue edging is nice enough but you suspect its a by-product of the LED and lens, explained away by some creative marketing.
The disappointment is the spot setting. The beam takes on a nasty looking yellowish splodge, with not much of a tighter pattern. Plus, unlike old style Maglites or some LED makes, the beam doesn't get brighter on the spot setting. Please see pictures (torch about 60cm / 2ft from wall).
I have a Couple lenser brand, especially like the M7, very powerful torch. However wanted something lightweight for the car or the office. P4 was just the job. I have to admit, i do not see much difference between flood and spot, but the spot is fine for the use around the home or car. Good price and appears well made. Bonus as well, it comes with batteries and spare batteries, pouch and a wrist strap, so for the price i think its a good deal.
Had 2 of these off the Snap On van for years when i eventually lost one and broke the other one .Replaced them with a Coast rechargeable pen torch had it repaired 3 times I've given up with it now,back with the tried and tested Ledlenser brill product.
A nice slimline well constructed torch. The beam is very bright and adjustable. I use mine on night shift for checking on occupants in cells and find that it more than adequately illuminates the areas into which I check. The torch is lightweight and not as bulky as the mag lite that I previously used. As it comes with a cordura pouch and a pen clip, it gives me a couple of options on how to carry it. An added bonus is the 7 year warranty that Lenser give to it once registered. All in all a very nice bit of kit.
This torch is very bright, so bright intact that it is not suitable for what I wanted. I bought it to use during ophthalmolical exams to check PLR but packaging explicitly states it should not be used for this purpose. It is incredibly bright and produces high intensity blue light which would be damaging if shone directly into the eye.
Having tried cheap torches and ended up disappointed my last torch was a Maglite torch and this torch is perfect for the top pocket of my overalls, bright enough and in my opinion is well made and tough.