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This torch puts out a nice amount of light in white light mode but red mode is a bit underwhelming and contrary to what I’d hoped it still leaves my dogs temporarily blinded if I shine it at them. Also because of the string band it tends to jiggle up and down as you walk so I would recommend one of the ones with a proper headband although it’s not a big deal. Works nicely with the CORE battery but careful you don’t push the connectors out of alignment or the circuit won’t complete.
The brightness of the light is adequate to putz around camp or maybe hike on a groomed trail at night, but is insufficient for trail running at night or hiking on very rocky or rooted terrain. Additionally, the angle of the light cannot be adjusted so you are stuck with the beam being projected about 8ft ahead of you (from a standing position). While this is normally a good area to cast your light, there are certainly situations where you need it pointed closer which requires you to tip your head instead of just adjusting the light.