Most flashlights use a fixed focus because an adjustable focus without distracting artifacts is not as easy as it sounds, but the LED Lenser M7R, which uses an optic that is both a lens and a reflector, is one of the few that can be focused quickly for a smooth beam in both spot and flood mode. The M7R has a maximum output of 210 lumens and uses a lithium-ion battery, which is recharged using a magnetic charger that attaches to the tail cap of the light.
- Output: 210 lumens boost, 165 lumens standard, 27 lumens low
- Intensity: 13,800 candela
- Runtime: 3h constant current, 12h energy saving, 20h low
- Battery: Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery
- Length: 6.14″
- Diameter: 1.4″ bezel, 1.1″ body
- Weight with Batteries: 7.27 oz.
- Warranty: 5 years
- MSRP: $150
- Actual Pricing: ~$105
Pricing & Ordering
MSRP for the LED Lenser M7R is $150, and the light is only available in black.
In The Box
Included in the box (which is a carrying case) are: LED Lenser M7R, Li-Ion rechargeable battery, USB magnetic charger, charger mount, 2 x mounting screws and sleeves, AC adapter, belt clip, lanyard, and user manual.
A rechargeable 2200mAh lithium-ion battery is used in the LED Lenser M7R.
To charge the light, attach the tailcap to the magnetic charger. Charge time can take up to five hours.
The head features a plastic total internal reflection optic.
To adjust the focus of the light, the head can be moved forwards for a tighter beam or backwards for a wider beam.
The light is made of type-II anodized aluminum inside and out with knurling along the entire body.
On the tail cap is a momentary-capable clicky switch, which also doubles as charging contacts.
The switch is a little firm but has good tactile response with a solid click.
The LED Lenser M7R features seven modes, which are divided into three function sets. Modes can be changed with a half press of the switch at any time.
A half press of the switch activates boost mode for the maximum output of 210 lumens.
A full click activates power mode, which is 166 lumens.
Professional and Easy: After turning the light on, hold the switch halfway to activate the adjustable dim mode. The light will continuously fade between low and high, and release the switch to select the current brightness level.
Professional and Easy: After turning the light on, one half click activates the 27 lumen low mode.
Professional: After turning the light on, two half clicks activates a 3Hz blink.
Professional: After turning the light on, three half clicks activates SOS mode.
Professional: After turning the light on, four half clicks activates a 20Hz strobe.
Tactical: After turning the light on, one half click activates a 20Hz strobe.
Function sets can be changed with four half presses followed by a full press.
Professional mode offers all available modes to the user.
Easy mode is designed for simple operation, in which only boost, power, low, and dim are available.
Tactical mode is designed for easy activation of strobe, and only boost, power, and strobe are available.
Energy Management Modes
Energy management modes can be changed with eight half presses followed by a full press.
Energy Saving Mode
First 2 minutes: 100% brightness. Next 5 minutes: 100% to 50%. Next 25 minutes: 50% to 15%. Remaining Runtime: 15%. Total Runtime: 12 hours.
Constant Current Mode
First 2 minutes: 100% brightness. Next 5 minutes: 100% to 60%. Remaining Runtime: 60%. Total Runtime: 3 hours.
The LED Lenser M7R is rated for up to 210 lumens with its Cree XR-E LED.
In spot mode, the beam pattern of the M7R has multiple rings around the hotspot. However, in flood mode, the best feature of an LED Lenser light, the beam is almost completely smooth. With the new Speed Focus, adjustment from spot to focus is quick and can be done with one hand. Just twist the head to unlock, and slide the head back or forth.
Low battery is signaled by a 3Hz blink. The light is rated for IPX4 water-resistance, which means it can withstand splashing water from all directions, and rainfall would be nothing to be worried about.
If you haven’t read our article about runtime graphs and the ANSI FL1 Standard, please click here.
The LED Lenser M7R comes with several useful accessories included in the package, consisting of a mounting bracket, swiveling belt clip, and lanyard.
One interestingly compatible accessory is the Streamlight anti-roll ring (part #75702), which will stop the light’s tendancy to roll around when set on its side.
During our testing of the M7R at night, a power system transformer blew and sent the entire community into pitch darkness, giving us a great opportunity to test out both focus modes of the light. Needless to say, we’re fairly impressed by the flood mode of the LED Lenser M7R. Usually we have to remove a reflector or bezel to get a flood beam, which is easier on the eyes, but the M7R’s adjustable focus makes going back to a tighter beam extremely easy.
In addition to the useful flood mode, the LED Lenser M7R includes a self-aligning magnetic charging system and the choice of several different function sets, so this versatile rechargeable flashlight would be great for simple tasks at home or heavy-duty use in the field.