Bought this torch as a replacement for my older rather large torching that I use to walk the dogs at night and was I surprised even on the lowest setting it is very bright. It feels really well made, strong and reliable. I've only charged it up once so l can't comment much on the battery life but so far it seems brilliant, I have used it for 3 long night time walks without needing to recharge. It's great value for money, it has the feel and performance of a much more expensive torch. Would definitely recommend.