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Best torch for under £100
on 17 January 2009
I bought two of the T7 torches (the same innards, just a tactical body), one for home and one for work (police). I was an owner of a Surefire torch who are supposed to be the industry leaders. Surefire torches are good, but they cost a fortune in batteries as they take 123A ones which are £3+ each. I then had a LED Lenser V2, which was a great replacement, but then I saw this. The T7 / P7 is the best torch I have seen, and everyone is suprised when they see what output it is capable of. It is not going to compete with the larger LED Lenser X21, but for it's size and price you will not find anything better.
Included in the box are the batteries which should last you a good while, as well as a heavy duty nylon holster. I would recommend this torch to anyone who needs a light source, be it dog walkers, hikers, military, police, ambulance, fire and security personnel. I can also vouch for the personal security side, this torch will temporarily blind someone when used in the dark, they should be seeing spots for a couple of minutes! Surefire is still the industry leader, but i think the only reason for that is because LED Lenser have not developed the tactical side of their products such as gun mounts for military and special forces applications.
The reason I place LED Lenser ahead of Surefire is value for money. The LED Lenser costs less for the same power and build quality, comes with a holster included (which is an extra with Surefire) and the batteries are cheaper and more reaily available.
In summary, best torch of this size and under £100, stop looking for anything else because you have found what you a looking for.... buy it... actually, buy two, i did!