LED Lenser V2 Flashlight

LED Lenser Flashlight V2note: article first appeared January 2015

Let me start this review of the LED Lenser V2 by describing what I was looking for in a flashlight.

The mission was:

“A single flashlight that was compact, lightweight and bright enough to standardize on a single brand & model.”

Here were the flashlight requirements:

  1. Metal & tough enough to handle any field or tactical handling.
  2. Lightweight & compact enough for pocket use.
  3. AAA or AA batteries.
  4. Water resistant/proof enough to handle any rain and momentary submersion.
  5. Bright enough for any tactical weapon usage. Minimum beam distance 100 yards. Narrow beam.
  6. Fit any 1” light mount.

To sum it all up – This flashlight does the job in every aspect, excels at each requirement.

So here are the technical details –LED Lenser Flashlight V2

  • Length: 4-1/2”
  • Diameter: 1”
  • Weight: 3.6oz
  • Tough aluminum housing with checker boarding for sure non-slip grip.
  • Uses 3 AAA batteries.
  • IPX4 water resistant rating (it’s not designed as a submersible light but is water resistant under pressure).
  • 94 – 104 lumens (brightness) in a narrow beam that can reach nearly 180+ yards.
  • 4 hour constant burn time with medium quality batteries.
  • Finish: Black matte

I first started using this brand/model of flashlight over 10 years ago and I’ve never been disappointed. Actually, I’ve been CAA Comand Arms foregrip flashlightthrilled with it! It is a great size for my pants pocket and fits any flashlight holder or belt mounted light/magazine holster that I use. I use a Command Arms Accessories Flashlight Holder Grip Adapter on my AR and this light fits it perfectly. The light shines a very bright narrow beam of light that exceeds my expectations of a tactical light. The light is not so bright that it will washout my vision in the dark but plenty bright enough for me to do whatever I need to with it. The distance the beam goes is amazing for such a little unit running on AAA batteries.

My Duracell batteries will last well over two years in the light depending on how much I use it. The battery carrier/cartridge is absolutely high quality, as is the entire housing. I felt the quality and close tolerances as soon as I began to unscrew the battery cartridge. This flashlight is a top-quality piece of equipment.

The checker boarding on the body is substantial but not uncomfortable, they struck a happy medium. It has never slipped in my hand under any conditions, wet or dry. The newer models have a thumb switch that has ‘nubs’ on it as well to ensure that your thumb won’t slip off. And speaking of the switch, it does have the momentary-on capability or the ‘click-on’ for a constant light.

This flashlight has replaced all my other flashlights except my big 4 x D-cell Mag light that I keep under the front seat of the truck. You won’t need another flashlight (other than a ‘tire checker’) once you’ve tried out this keeper.

LED Lenser Flashlight V2You’ll love it!

Use with absolute confidence.

The price on this can vary from about $28 – $40 out on the Internet so shop around. I’ve bought mine (6 of them now) off of eBay.

Note: If you are going to submerse your tactical light for any length of time you might not want to search elsewhere or waterproof the Lenser yourself. I don’t think it would hold up too long underwater but I haven’t done any conclusive testing on it for that particular mission. Why? I don’t swim underwater with my flashlight.

2019 NOTE: This flashlight is no longer retail available. However, I’ve seen them on eBay. I would not hesitate to buy a sued one as long as it worked and the insides were clear of corrosion.

 

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One thought on “LED Lenser V2 Flashlight

  1. Love this light. Found 3 of them in a Ross for 10 bucks apiece. Came with the case and wrist strap and batteries in a bubble pack. Read the package blurb…German designed and engineered though made in Asia and bought 3 or the 4 they had. Shoulda bought all 4. The focus and light spread is so umm right on! I have gone from this to a new brand called Factor. American made waterproof to 2 meters Screw it, 2 yards.Their Mizpah 160 is akin to the LED Lenser V2, except only AA. They also have a Mizpah 130–single AAA battery. I’m using a Duracell rechargeable . . . this light is so small and I clip it onto the corner of my front pants pocked. I use it constantly. Old eyes, you know? But if I can find more Lenser V2, new…..I’d jump on it. Wonderful flashlight. BTW, The Mizpah is a river in Montana

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