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This thing is basically one step away from being a light saber. I spend a fair amount of time in pitch black, underground storage areas and using this makes the world of difference. Super bright and using the focus will send a tight beam well over a hundred feet.
Absolutely great torch, very impressed on the brightness too. Had noticed around a year after buying it my torch developed a fault, it started to eat batteries for fun. Checked once off but a faint dimming light came from the LED, so because of the 7 year warranty on their torches I got in touch with their customer services whom I described the fault to. They asked to see a verified purchase to confirm it was me that needed the help, ie showed them the amazon invoice as it confirmed against my online warranty registration with them and that was that. 2 days later (bearing in mind it was a weekend when I requested help) a new battery housing and switch received from them first class post. It's fixed the fault, happy guy and can't fault their service. So if you're after a new torch and worse case scenario, it requires any fix during the warranty I can vouch for their first class service/help and remedy. 5 stars on that.
I know this isn't a cheap torch for the given output compared to many of the £10 deals that are all over Amazon but this is an extremely well made item in comparison to some of those that I have tried (and broken). It feels precisely engineered with very fluid adjustment of the beam (diameter and length) and had a 7 year guarantee. Also came with 4 x Duracell AAA batteries. The gift box wasn't necessary for me but it was marked when it arrived so if I had bought it as a gift I'd be disapointed!
Nice torch, good brightness, nice size and weight, well made. Battery life is lacking though. Technically this torch should not run on rechargeable batteries (as it specs 1.5 volt batteries and rechargeables are 1.2 volt) but it does. BUT, it still will only last circa two hours on 240 ish lumens. If you factor in buying the torch, a decent set of rechargeable batteries and a charger, you might as well look at the MT14 (for the combined cost) which is rechargeable (although slightly bigger and heavier), but it runs at 200 lumens for 20 hours. I have both of these torches and would recommend the MT14 over this torch hands down.
Hi, I sent my first one back, as to get the Maximum light you need to touch the button but not so the torch is switched on. So if you press the button firmly the Maximum light comes on. The if you switch it all the way and let it go the brightnesses falls ever so slightly, the second press of the switch puts it in a dimmer mode. I don't know if there is a way that you can turn the maximum brightness on and keep it on as if you have heavy fingers as I do you may miss that function. Apart from that the torch is a good, good weight, well made a beautiful piece of equipment, if you wan't a good torch and your prepared to pay this much, so far so good you won't be sorry.
The Lenser 980 is a very solidly constructed torch. it's relatively small and can be easily kept in a pocket or handbag but still carries a bit of weight for its size.
The beam is extremely bright but there is a setting which reduces the brightness and so conserves battery life and it is that setting I use the most as it is perfect for walking down the dark country lanes near me.
The torch also comes with other functions such as a Morse code SOS signal and a strobe light effect which I guess could be useful in self defence or in case you fancy an impromptu disco. Personally for self defence I think the standard beam is enough and due to the solid build quality I'd be quite happy hitting a mugger with this knowing that the torch would be fine afterwards!
It comes in a matt black presentation box which makes it eminently suitable for a gift.
A really good torch but be aware that the high power mode does eat the batteries fairly quickly. Perfect for camping, in the car, round the house and exploring drains (if that's your bag).
The Lenser T7.2 is a small torch but don’t let the size fool you. The light it produces from its four AAA batteries is extremely bright!
The body of the torch feels like it is made from high quality steel or aluminium and is durable and tough enough to survive drops and rough treatment. All joints have rubber seals so it should be waterproof although I wouldn’t take it underwater!
There’s only one thing to be aware of: on high power mode it can eat through thoses AAAs. You’ll still get hours of continuous light but if you’re going camping you might want a backup set of batteries.
Great torch at a great price. Using this as a replacement for the police standard issue one we receive.
One small issue, it does not come with a '360 belt clip' as advertised. I made Amazon aware of this who kindly offered a small discount, I believe they plan to update the product description as a few others have reported this as a problem.
Small, light and with excellent uniform bright luminosity. Feels great in the hand and focus function is really useful. Brightness does wane slightly with the 4 AAA batteries, but I love this torch.
Can't wait for the invention/creation/release of a "T7R," with boosted lumens, maintained focal distance, and extended battery life from a rechargeable 18650 battery. I love the rubber end switch which makes the recharging option tricky and will take some solving, but this torch would be perfect if it could be enhanced with the incorporation of the features of the P7R (only brighter, further and with even longer burn times!!). The addition of a programmable side switch option would also be beneficial.
I've owned several LED Lenser torches like this one. They are excellent but if you accidentally leave a battery in them when not in use they seem to leak unexpectedly quickly. Once that happens it's hard to fix. Whether this is the fault of batteries (I live in a country where alkaline battteries could potentially be fakes) or something related to the torch I can't say.