It is SO bright, very light to carry, and has the extra advantages of the flashing red light and side light if needed. Previously we have bought the "Lighthouse" torch but they have not lasted very long. This torch is similar and just as bright. Hopefully it will last longer. It's perfect for finding a mooring on the water on a dark night when you have a boat!! and for chores on deck at night. It's reasonably priced too.