The torch is very sturdily built, quite heavy, and gives a very strong bright white (rather than yellowish) light, which can be focussed or used to cover a wider angle. When it arrives, it appears to have no bulb or LEDs fitted, but it has! I can imagine the alternative 3 battery Maglite being long, heavy and unwieldy, so I pleased I "made do" with this one. Very pleased. It arrived in two days, post free.