Elements and Activities – P7 Core Ledlenser Safari Torch:
Quick Facts: ⊙ Weight: 175g; ⊙ Length: 13cm; ⊙ Lumens: Up to 450lm; ⊙ Range: Up to 260m; ⊙ Power Supply: 4 x AAA batteries; ⊙ Battery life: Up to 25 hours; ⊙ Our overall rating: 9.5/10
Activities: ⊙ Safari; ⊙ Night drives; ⊙ Camp/hotel/lodge staff; ⊙ Travel; ⊙ Outdoors; ⊙ Expeditions; ⊙ General safety and security; ⊙ Emergencies; ⊙ Camping trips; ⊙ Everyday use; ⊙ Gift; ⊙ Survival; ⊙ Construction and auto repairs; ⊙ Early morning or evening jogging, walking, biking; ⊙ Recreation
⊙ Outstanding Light Quality: with brightness, beam range and run time ideally matched to the energy source
⊙ Weight: 175g.
⊙ High-performance LED for impressive light.
⊙ Casing made from light, strong aluminium.
⊙ Splash-proof end cap and body.
⊙ Advanced Focus System: Can focus the light beam as a spot or flood, without losing quality of light.
⊙ Three power settings to suit your lighting needs (Power, Low Power, and Boost for those times when extra brightness is required).
⊙ Switch between light settings in seconds through full- or half-clicks of the tail switch with the Dynamic Switch System.
⊙ Modular System means fewer points of electrical contact and so a far reduced chance of faults.
⊙ End Cap Switch: A switch located at the end of the of the light –popular in many tactical fields of application, e.g. police and security for easy use.
⊙ Rapid Focus for a one-handed, seamless transition from floodlight to spotlight.
⊙ IP54 - Protection against water projected in powerful spray.
Going on safari or using your torch around wild animals? Torch etiquette on safari and around wild animals: Please note that one should never shine a torch into the eyes of diurnal animals such as deer, antelope, gazelles - and even up to animals as big as elephants. This may result in them becoming dazed, leaving them vulnerable to predators. It may also upset larger mammals such as hippo and elephant, which could cause them to run. Please do not shine on birds at night.
Packing notes for torches from our experts:
• Packing a high-quality torch is essential on all safaris. This is important for your safety at night.
• Not only will a high-quality torch, such as the range we stock from Ledlenser, ensure that you avoid stepping on any reptiles, arachnids, or insects at night when walking back to your room or tent, but you are also able to spot and avoid wildlife which may have wandered into the camp area in the evenings, as most camps are unfenced.
• Spotting wildlife is also good fun at night. Please ensure that you do so from a safe vantage point such as from the lodge or from the comfort of your room or tent. Your guide and lodge staff should be able to assist you in finding the safest position from which to view the animal.
• For guidelines on which animals you should not shine on at night and for other useful torch usage information, please see the section on this page called "Torch etiquette".
General notes from our experts:
• Our expert, honest advice has the sole intention of increasing your enjoyment and safety whilst on safari and comes from years of experience on all types of safaris and adventures in Africa.
• Natural behaviour: For all the activities you enjoy on your safari, please remember that the ultimate safari involves seeing natural behaviour from the animals you have travelled so far to spend time with. What we mean by this is that you and your guide should not confront any animal while on safari, but rather stay a safe distance away from the animal so that they continue with their habits as if you were not there. The holy grail of safaris is to use the wind, sun, and your guide's skills to try view the animal without it ever becoming aware of your presence. Watching an intimate moment between an elephant cow and calf beats an elephant charging you when you venture too close and she feels threatened. Please bear this in mind when viewing animals during the day and at night - no matter how great or small. Wildlife observations in an open, natural habitat are a privilege and leaving animals as undisturbed as possible by our encounters is what we should all strive to achieve.