The best penlight I have ever seen.
I am a Security Officer working at a mall, so it isn't necessary for me to carry around a flashlight - except for when a situation occurs when I do (Murphy's law). We recently had a power outage and I was the only officer who had a torch on my duty belt. This, along with checking the outside perimeter of the building, warranted me carrying it every shift on the included holster.
The P3 is tiny - as in smaller than a large pen, however, it throws out a clear white beam visible for at least 50 meters. A simple twist of the torch head changes the...mode from wide to narrow, once again exceeding expectations and more than that, practical. I can't recommend this flashlight enough for people who "don't need one" - it is so small you won't notice it on your duty belt and when you need it, it'll perform to your expectations. One note - unlike other flashlights I've used there is no indication that the battery is low / running out of power. The flashlight either works or it doesn't - there is no gradual loss of light. The batteries (AAAs) must be of the highest quality (ultimate lithium) but with 6 hours run-life, you'll be going through 1 battery every 3 to 6 months. I make it a habit to change the battery every time I need a new notebook. Hope this review helps, I'd say go ahead and buy one (but make sure it has the included holster as the "metal pen holder" was the first thing I took off.
Purchased in July 2018 for $29.99.
The P7.2 has a nice white adjustable beam that is very good to see detail under 150 mtrs which is all you really need. Pocket size at 130 mm and under 200 grams. Might get a couple of hours on high mode, so I always carry spare batteries. It has a half push button function to give maximum brightness, releasing the button turns it off without having to operate the switch repeatedly. I use this function frequently. It has a nice smooth focus function which is easy to use but can’t be locked. It’s reasonably robust and all aluminium construction.
Purchased at Ebay for $50.00.
Best flashlight I have ever owned.
I recently replaced my earlier model P7 with the latest P7. The first one died after 9 years and a huge amount of use, and could not be repaired, but even so Zen Imports gave me a generous discount on the new one. Extremely bright and very reliable. The first one had a problem after about 5 years with the end cap switch, and a new one was sent overnight with no questions, no returning the unit etc. Just a phone call. These torches have a 7 year warranty and the company is great to deal with. I'm a happy camper!
Purchased in March 2019.
Great Torch and a Great Company who stand by their product
Bought the P17 about 5 years ago for my security work and used it then for about a year, and since then on and off only when needed. Recently the torch would only work intermittently and charge intermittently. Seemed the battery wasnt connecting or charging. I thought it would surely be out of warranty by now and tried to buy a battery off their online store, but unfortunately that type of battery was was no longer available.
Called their distributor Zen Imports only once, they made NO excuses and simply said send it back to us and we will h...ave a look. Within a week I had back a brand new current P17R. Their online booking and servicing system was easy, efficient and instant. I was very impressed at how they sorted this out and the ease that they did it with. Its funny but when I bought this brand torch the others laughed at how much I paid for it but now I know why I did, the products are great and are backed by a great company.
Purchased in March 2014 for $399.00.
Bright! And my warranty issue was dealt with perfectly.
I was given this as a gift many years ago. It gets intermittent use, but every time I use it I am impressed with how bright it is. A few weeks ago it wouldn't turn on. Playing with the switch showed the problem to be the switch.
I contacted the local distributer by the web interface, asking what can be done to repair or replace the switch, and received a mail moments later saying they had received my mail and would be in touch(it was Saturday).
Monday I get a mail asking for the model number and serial number. I sent a picture of the detail. ...
led lenser p 14
wow!! the brightest light I have ever experienced with a flashlight. We have two acres and this torch lights up the whole front yard. Boost function great! Have only just purchased this light but have several other model led lenser torches and have had no troubles with any of them.
Great when it works
Great features with 2 brightness settings and zoom focus function. Super bright with good battery life and small enough for the pocket. Unfortunately it is terribly unreliable. As a tradesman i was told these were one of the best on the market. Ive had 2 of them now and the swithes are pretty dodgy. Got to give the torch a knock after pushing the button to have it come on, even then its a lottery. As these are an expensive torch i wouldn't recommend buying one.
Absolute waste of money, owned 2 and both had switch failures early in their life. Great torch for the short time it worked but only got a 3 months of use. Warranty seems non existent and after the 2nd failure I didn't even try. I have collegues that have had similar experiences so I am baffled by the 4/5 star ratings.
Expensive, but a great torch
Picked this up online after buying the smaller P7.2 version to carry in my work bag. Nice and bright, beam is easily adjusted between spot and flood by sliding the head forward and backward. It doesn’t seem to generate much heat while in operation. It has 3 modes of operation - boost, which is achieved by holding the tailcap button in. Releasing it leaves it in high power mode, and pressing it again puts it in low power mode. Press again to turn it off. Anodising durability is dubious - it scratches easily. I also own the P7.2 model, which is v...irtually the same but approximately half the size. It has the same power and projection in all modes, but the beam is narrower due to having a smaller head/reflector assembly. The P14.2 & 7.2 both use 4 alkaline batteries installed in a cartridge which slides into the torch via the tailcap.
Awesome product and great customer service!
Purchased a P5.2 with a custom inscription initially but then decided I wanted to buy another smaller torch (the P3) to replace one I had lost last month. I sent an email to the company asking if I could make a swap and also cash in on the free shipping over $100 deal and they immediately cancelled the order and refunded the payment. I then purchased two torches on a Thursday and they were delivered via Australia Post on Tuesday.
BUT the small torch was missing its carry pouch on arrival :( Sent another email and they're now sending me a ne...w one. GREAT productand awaesome customer service to back it up. Couldn't recommend higher. Reading other reviews here it seems pertinent to buy only from the supplier's website (ledlenser.com.au). Awesome experience, very happy customer. Pricey, but QUALITY!.
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Very Nice Torch P7R
I have several torches and this is the one i go to everytime.
love the magnetic charging base.
easy to change from spread to pencil beam.
pricey but worth it.
ebay is full of counterfeit led lensar products,they look exactly the same, this would explain some bad reviews, only buy their products from re-sellers or distributors as determined from their web site
When I first used it, the torch worked very well, and threw out a lot of kit. However when it came to change the battery the screw cap on the rear broke under very little effort and I could not change the battery. When I attempted to get access from the front of he torch, I found it to be poor made with cheap/weak parts and glue.
This is a very powerful torch
Brought the P17.2 after buying 20plus chinese 18650 torch and this thing eats 99% of them.Was quite expensive at $157 but u get what u pay for. The throw on this torch is unbelievable,i can see foxes eyes at 300mtrs easily.IT is the size of a maglite 3d size torch so is a good size torch and have found battery life is good.Also own the P7.2 which is a fantasic torch that can fit in most pockets.
All this from a single AAA??!!
We are dyed in the wool Led Lenser owners, having a big X21, a P7 (with order just gone in for 2 more for kid's bike lights), and a H7 headlight. Love the quality of them, and their focus system is the best I've seen.
Bought the P2 to replace a P3 that some mongrel workmate lost on me. I use these things in my work ... and need to shine them in people's eyes a bit (healthcare), so didn't necessarily want the zombie-blasting power of the P7's.
The P3 was a beaut unit, but I felt that the P2, with its single AAA battery would be better for...the application than even the P3 with its single AA. The P2 comes with a battery, a pocket clip, a lanyard, a decent carabiner, and and a quality nylon belt pouch. Well presented. Battery easily inserted by unscrewing the base, which is protected by a rubber O ring. Switch is incorporated within a rubberised mounting on the base. I like the fact that the battery size is readily available. Very easy to always have a spare on hand, or to buy in some far flung speck of a town.. Switching for this model is simply on or off - there is no boost function ... and I don't need one. It also has the capacity to send morse or to signal by pressing the button lightly.
Lenser Head Lamps H7 / H7R series
I've used 2 of the expensive LENSER head lamps. The worst was the H7. The actual LED lamp is very bright and the dimming function is handy but the build of the head lamp as a whole is very cheap. The battery case which sits on the back of the head band has cheap tin parts that quickly corrode. The AAA batteries don't sit properly in the case and after a few uses the cheap thin lead conductor failed and repair is not possible. The cheap elestic head strap stretches and rots from your sweat. The second older model LENSER head lamp I have also ha...s a cheap elestic head strap that rots. Whilst the LED lamp is fine, the head lamp soon becomes useless as the parts that make up the overall headlamp fail. My advice is to buy a cheap version and carry a spare or use a professional head lamp not a LENSER. unreliable, cheap components that corrode, cheap elestic head strap that rots, cheap conductor lead that breaks.
We use these torches on daily base. We have 2 of them including the h7 (which is a head torch)
We love to work with them they are tough and provide long Battery life (we use rechargeables as cost of AAA batteries is high).
The only issue is the on/off Switch which stop functioning every couple of months. We send it back to "zen imports"the agents. And receive it back couple of weeks later.
For this reason we bought an "eagle tac " torch for these times the p7 is "off duty".
(The eagle tac has lower run time and lower lumens incl it does not focus).
battery life. lumens . company warranty service.
on/off switch. changed every couple of months
Nice and bright!
These torches are expensive for a reason - they're fantastic! I have a P7 and it puts out an unbelievable amount of light. Great for spotlighting if you forgot your big torch, and is guaranteed to impress friends. From fresh batteries you can get about 10 mins of seriously bright light, a good 20-30 mins of still very bright light, and from there the light gets dimmer and dimmer.
Don't get one as your primary torch for camping as it will eat through batteries fairly quick - although I used mine camping for a couple of nights (about 20 mins ...continuous use each night) and the output was still pretty good at the end of it. But that first spectacular light that you get from fresh batteries is worth buying a cheapo head torch and then using the Led Lenser for 'extra' activities. Light output = spectacular Relatively short battery life, will do a good couple hours continuous use, fine for this type of torch!
As soon as I saw this torch wash away the light from my big LED mag-lite I wanted one. I paid a little too much for it, but I don't care. I haven't picked up my mag-lite since I bought my P7. That's not to say mag-lites are no good. They've just been superseded by new technology from Germany. Kind of blown away in fact.
The P7 is just so much brighter and lighter. Don't look into the light though!!! It's like looking at a welding arc. I love mine and take it with me always.
Light weight, carry it in your pocket. Ultra bright light, spot to flo...
We have a P7 and also the H7R headlamp. Like the person before me said, the P7 certainly matches the light output of a great big MagLite (I had the maglite rechargeable) and really yes the P7 is expensive but if you consider the fact that the rechargeable maglite sold for something like $360 then perhaps it's not so bad. Besides the batteries last you a lot longer (maglites run time I think is around two hours) and you have equivalent or better light output from something that is a hell of a lot smaller. Also you don't get the shadows, dead spo...ts or whatever they're called when you go from spot to flood. I know we will certainly be getting a 2nd headlamp from LED Lenser. I have put some electrical tape near the bottom of my P7 for those times when one needs to hold the torch in their mouth! Yes there are a few small things I'd change just for personal preference but overall I think it's a fantastic product and well worth the money. It certainly lived up to my expectations of being a replacement for the big old maglite. Great light output and duration for the size of the torch and batteries! I would prefer if the on / off switch wasn't at the bottom. Also would find it better if it cycled through the settings from low to high to off rather than high to low to off, but I guess it depends on the circumstances it's used in, not so great if you use it to go from bed to the toilet but it would make sense if you were a policeman or something ha ha. I find that with the low setting I have to double check that I've turned it off rather than left it on low.
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need the measurements of the P17 to make a pouch as the original pouch is stuffed , 320 mm long with a 31.5mm shaft but my question is what is the diameter of the lamp end and length of this?
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