These lights are fairly bright. I think it also depends on the quality battery you use. I had used some cheaper batteries in one and better batteries in the other and definitely noticed a difference in light output. I was disappointed in the fact that they were listed as rechargeable and they are not. I did contact the company who responded that it was an error and I believe you may be able to purchase batteries for it that are rechargeable but I did not look into that. I rated the flashlights as if that was not a factor and still think they are tough little lights. The torch is a good feature because it works well for lighting up a broader area.