The beam is very bright. Got this because I work night's but the day's are getting longer and the night's shorter and lighter so won't get chance to use this propperly for a while.
All in all though a very good torch for the price.
Update on my review (09/07/2012)
Have had the chance to use this torch propperly now and the battery life is a little bit poor only last's for about 20 minuets and you can fissacaly see the beam getting dimmer. I could have got a set of dud battery's i suppose. Will update again later.