I bought this as a gift for my father and he loves it. As promised, it really is incredibly bright. In spotlight mode it projects a narrow spot that lights things up even from 50 to 100 meters, with a wider, less bright, circle around it. We've stood on the top of a hill and used it to look at rocks on the beach below. We've used it to look for animals in bush on the other side of a valley. It's a remarkable torch that lights things up like day.