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I bought one of these back in 2013 and I have just ordered a second. Please note the original torch is still working perfectly, I am just so impressed with it that I felt I needed one for upstairs.
Don't be put off by the fact that this has a single LED, it is very, very bright. The focus on the beam is also adjustable so that you can have anything from a near spotlight to a fairly wide beam. The packaging says the beam will go 388 metres. I don't know if this is true and I don't really have any way of testing it but on the tight focus I can certainly shine a light on nearby trees and houses so it must be going at least 100m.
This torch feels very sturdy; it has a metal casing with a purposely roughened area so that you won't lose your grip in the wet. In spite of that, it has survived me dropping it without even a scratch. If anything, at 665g, it is possibly a little too heavy for prolonged use but apart from that, I can think of nothing to criticize.
It uses two 'D' cell batteries. Mine are still going strong after three years but in fairness I don't use the torch very often. I suspect that at my current rate of use, the batteries will expire before the torch drains them.
All in all, if you want a very good, bright torch then buy this one.
Oh dear oh dear more junk don’t waste your money it’s pathetic and as the other guy wrote it does also leave a big black whole when on wide beam ,what a shame nothing like my original of many years why bother making it and ruining a good name ?
These torches/flashlights are very sturdily made and have an excellent battery life using 2 off D type battery cells. Straightforward operation (on and off) and feeling that it will survive anything make them an excellent torch/flashlight.
Pros: 1. Well made. Solid metal case with rubber seals. 2. Excellent battery life. 3. Bright light with controllable coverage.
Cons: 1. Quite large (necessitated by the use of D type batteries). 2. Darkish hole at the centre when using wide coverage.
With the proliferation of small bright torches with unnecessary options for flashing, SOS etc. and short battery lives, this torch makes a welcome change. It is a straightforward, bright, robust and long battery life torch that just works. Love it. Thoroughly recommended.