The popular P17R is making a come back in the new CORE series and has been upgraded to the P17R CORE with plenty of new features to offer.
It now has an output selector ring design and a higher 1200 lumens boost output / 900 lumen maximum constant output, but still offers the much loved magnetic floating charging system. Like the majority of Ledlenser torches, the P17R CORE also has the advanced focus system that allows you to smoothly transition the light from spot to flood by sliding the head backwards and forwards, providing a maximum beam range of 560 metres when focused into a spot on the boost setting.
Smart light technology provides multiple modes of low, mid, high, boost, momentary, dim, blink, flashing, position, SOS and strobe that be be accessed with the fast action selector ring, and mode selections 1, 2 or 3 can be customised by the user to suit their needs. The modes are cycled through by single presses of the button within 3 seconds of each other and if in any mode for longer than 3 seconds the next press will turn the light off rather than cycling to the next output. The boost output can be activated at any time by double pressing the button and will illuminate for 10 seconds before returning to the previous setting.
The below Selector ring positions offer the following outputs as default
- Closed Lock: When in this position the light is locked and cannot be turned on with the button
- White Circle: Momentary high output when holding down the button, this mode cannot be customised
- Mode 1: Cycles through high, mid, low and off, this mode can be customised
- Mode 2: Cycles through SOS, blink and off, this mode can be customised
- Mode 3: Cycles through strobe, high and off, this mode can be customised
The light modes can be customised within mode 1, 2 or 3 by holding down the button for 5 seconds while the light is on and the LED in the button will blink once to show customisable light modes has been accessed. You can then cycle through 9 modes (excluding boost & momentary) and once you reach the mode you want to save first, simply press and hold the button for two seconds until the button blinks twice to indicate the mode has been saved. The light will revert back to the beginning of the 9 modes so you can go through and select the second mode you wish to save. Continue this process until you have as many or little modes in the order you require, and on the last output you wish to save press and hold the button for 4 seconds until the button blinks three times to indicate the customisation has been saved and exited.
One new feature that is prominent in the CORE series is the 15 lumen back up mode, which is triggered when the battery level drops to 25% or below, and will run for a further 2 hours to ensure you are not left in the dark and give you chance to recharge the battery. Other new functions include a memory mode that remembers the last used setting, a low power warning that blinks when the battery is low and emergency mode that automatically turns the light on in low when the power is cut while the torch is charging.
All these functions can be turned on or off individually within mode 1, 2 or 3 by holding the button down with the light turned on for 8 seconds until the button blinks twice. Then release the button and within 15 seconds either press the button once to toggle the memory mode, twice to toggle low power warning, three times to toggle emergency mode or four times to toggle back up mode. The button will blink red twice or green twice to show the function has been turned off or on, depending whether it was on or off previously. The functions can also be reset by holding the button for a further 5 seconds after the initial 8 seconds and the button will blink red four times. Only one function can be changed at a time, so the process needs to be repeated to alter each function.
The P17R uses a 5700 mAh LiFeP04 rechargeable battery pack that is charged inside the torch using the floating charging system. The charging cable consists of three sections, the UK mains plug which has a figure of 8 connection that fits into the power block, and the the power block cable connects to the final charging cable which features the magnetic end that attaches to the tail of the torch. Once connected together and the power is on the magnetic charger glows blue to show power is being provided and torch will begin to charge. The LED indicator built into the button will glow red while charging is in progress and turn green to show charging is complete after approximately 4 hours, 30 minutes for a full charge. The LED indicator also illuminates green, orange or red for 3 seconds when the torch is first turned on to display the remaining battery power.
A bracket is supplied that can be wall mounted and is designed to hold the P17R in place while on charge or it can also be used flat on a surface, but it is not required to charge the torch as this can be done with the torch lay down or even stood on its end if you prefer.
It is also supplied with a belt clip for easy carrying, which can be twisted to loosen so that it can easily slide on and off the torch, and twisted to tighten to hold the torch in place. When on a belt the diameter of the head prevents it from being able to fall through the hole, so it can be left untightened for quick access to the torch.
Customisable modes and functions
Flicker free and focusable beam
Memory mode, emergency mode and back up mode
Rechargeable with magnetic floating charge system
Transportation lock out function to prevent accidental activation
Features low battery warning, battery status indicator & charging indicator
Low: 15 lumens; 200 hours run-time; 50 m beam range
Mid: 350 lumens; 12 hours run-time; 270 m beam range
High: 900 lumens; 2 hours, 45 minutes run-time; 420 m beam range
Boost: 1200 lumens; 560 m beam range
Tested using the included rechargeable battery. These results may vary between torch, battery, environment and individual usage habits.
Type: Professional hand-held searchlight torch
Operating Modes: Low / Mid / High / Boost / Momentary / Dim / Blink / Flashing / Position / SOS / Strobe
Luminous Flux: Up to 1200 lumens
Lamp: 1 x Xtreme cool white LED
Colour Temperature: 6500 K
Colour Rendering Index: 65
Beam Range: Up to 560 m
Focus: Advanced focus system; spot to flood
Batteries Required: LiFeP04 battery pack (included)
Charging Time: 4 hours, 30 minutes
Overall Length: 290 mm
Head Diameter: 53 mm
Barrel Diameter: 39.7 mm
Weight: 715 grams (including battery)
Body Colour: Black
Body Material: Aircraft grade aluminium
Switch Type: Selector ring and push button
Impact Resistance: 1 m
Environmental: Dust and water resistant to IP54 standard
Warranty: 2 years standard (7 years with product registration)
Regulatory Compliance: CE / RoHS
Packaging and Contents
Supplied in retail packaging and includes:
LED Lenser P17R CORE LED torch x 1
Magnetic contact charger x 1
Power block x 1
UK 3 pin charging cable x 1
Wall mount x 1
Belt Clip x 1
Manual x 1