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Fenix flashlights?

Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by redbeard_actual, May 17, 2013.

  1. Slayer2003
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    Just got a Fenix E15, and am uncertain if I'm going to keep it. It seems to only use the bottom 2 threads to keep the head on, and doesn't engage the rest unless screwing down the head fully. However I cannot fathom ever needing to screw it all the way down to use. In order for it to not turn on in my pocket/fondling, the "Hot" logo on the head needs to match up at the end of the "FenixE15" logo on the body, doing this i can see the top of the rubber o-ring on the head. Not sure how "waterproof" this is...

    I carried this little guy in my pocket for a night out with some friends, and the plastic lens already has a nice gouge. The black coating on the body seems fine with no signs of wear, but I'm wondering how long that lens is gonna last. :unsure:

    Know I shouldn't really expect much from a $30 light, but I mean, sheesh. Really like these tiny lights, but not if they're all gonna be like this.

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  2. kwispelhond

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    A plastic lens on a 30,- light sounds very disappointing, I have much cheaper ones but all have a glass lens. The short threads are also very disappointing on a twisty but to be fair: I doubt the waterproof abilities on any twisty because they're not really screwed together tightly most of the time.

    Personally I wouldn't buy the E15 myself anyhow but that's because it only can have 3v, I'd opt myself for something that takes rechargeable too. There's more than enough small lights around that are very rewarding, the top of the hill at this moment in my personal opinion for these super-short and small and still affordable lights is the new Olight S-1.
     
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  3. edjo69

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    Just did a review of it in "what lights do you have incoming" . dpadams6
     
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    That makes:
    2 TK32's
    2 PD22's
    1 TK15 (soon to be mounted on AR with pressure switch)
    1 HL50 (use this light more than any of them at the moment)
    1 FD40
    My only other decent light is a Sunwayman V11r
     
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    I have a relatively ancient Fenix P2D. The clickie still works. I have newer and MUCH brighter (and dimmer) 4Sevens 123 but the P2D is still my primary EDC light.
     
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    I have a PD35UE, LD10, HL21, LD41 and a TK22. I gave a TK11 to my brother. They have all been very good.


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    I have a PD35UE, LD10, HL21, LD41 and a TK22. I gave a TK11 to my brother. They have all been very good.


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  8. Halden

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    OK so any recommendation between the UC30, LD12 and PD22?

    My only current light is a mini Maglite so I am sure any of the three will be an improvement but what are your opinions on these three lights?
     
  9. edjo69

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    PD22, excellent little light, of course the Sunwayman V11r is close in price and more versatile, but of those three, PD-22
     
  10. Halden

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    edjo69 what do you prefer of the Sunwayman?
     
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    I prefer the selector ring and the true moon-light low and close to 500Lm with a rechargeable 123 cell and the multi chemistry operation and the ability to use a AA batt. with the adapter. Also its important that it has a tail cap on/off switch so there is no parasitic drain from the selector ring. Don't get me wrong though I have two PD-22's and they are great, my main dislike of them is the lack of a sub lumen low so I can walk around the house at night and not wake anyone up.
     
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    Hummm, I accidentally (really) put my LD02 through the washer and dryer. Other than the paint chipping around both ends it works perfectly. And was completely dry inside when I pulled it out of the dryer.
     
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    I've actually heard quite a few stories of peoples Fenix going through the washer and dryer and surviving.

    Pretty remarkable and personally I'm more interested in a rugged light than one with bells and whistles.
     
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    My E12 survived washer and dryer. Still works, plus it was clean#

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    Just don't fluff and fold. And bleach won't improve the tint.
     
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    Decided to dig out my Fenix LD05.

    Excellent 2AAA penlight. A bit thick for a penlight and just a tad slippery. But excellent in every other way. Highly recommended. Practically bomb-proof.
     
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    I have an E12 as a general around the house light, and a Stainless E05 in my pocket every day. I am not a "light" guy, but these have been dependable and seem like good value to me.
     
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    I concur, was die hard PD22 EDC until I started carrying the V11R, I tried to go back to the PD22 because I really liked it but ended up going back to the V11R after a week.

    I just ordered the HL05 headlamp, hoping it works out to be a good fak headlamp, also may use it for biking.
     
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    I have an HL50, I love it, though I use it as a flashlight, my favorite head lamp so far is a Petzl MYO xp from about four years ago, might not work for you though because it has a battery pat in the the rear. But the HL50 is an awesome super small light, totally bright enough to bicycle with. kensington
     
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