Gives a good clear bright light. Batteries were already charged when delivered so haven't tested the charger yet. Torch only required one of the batteries supplied. There does not seem to be an zoom adjustment to control the beam as stated, but may be it needs more investigation. There is a solid feeling on/off button on the base of the torch and a clip to be able to clip on to clothes which is handy. One thing I noticed is that the torch battery seems to get warm to the touch after a minute.