Question - Flashlights / Torches

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28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
What are the best flashlights / torches? I have been looking into a fair few but I can't seem to find one that is good enough for me. I explore very big areas and tend to explore outside / military / hospitals so it needs to be decent, can anyone please help?


I have a Fisheye problem
Regular User
Sep 21, 2014
I have a bunch of Torches including a Lenser M7, however my go to is a Thorfire / Convoy C8s. Its a cheapy Cree one, but its 900 Lumen and throws light much further than my Lenser. Very good for underground work.
That said, if you don't want to alert everyone of your position, an M7 or P7.2 is good enough for 95% of what you do as it dims nicely too.

My secret weapon is a CN-160 Video Light + Rechargeable batteries. It illuminates a room very well with nice even lighting.


28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Jan 25, 2009
Lenser P7.2 / M7, that sort of thing. I wouldn't recommend anything else to be honest.
If you need multi colour, then the P7QC is one of the best out there for reliability and consistency. I tend to also use a cheap Chinese as a backup or if I might have to sacrifice it.


28DL Maverick
28DL Full Member
May 7, 2014
The Black Lodge
I was told to get a P3 when i started out and didn't listen/couldn't afford one at the time, best torch I had the pleasure of using was a maglite, not only did it light the place up but it doubles up as a 'baton' should you run into any trouble