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Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by edjo69, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. beast

    beast EDC Junkie

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    You know, of all the lights I own, none of them are Fenix. I need to get more lights! Can you run 18650's on any of the Fenix lights?
     
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  2. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Not so much?
    The LD09 has a momentary forward click switch making it a whole other beast on my belt!
     
  3. FenixArcher

    FenixArcher EDC Junkie!!!

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    I see how it is... :(
     
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  4. GatorMedic

    GatorMedic Loaded Pockets

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    You can on some of them, including the PD35 if I remember correctly.


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  5. beast

    beast EDC Junkie

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    I have been eyeballing a PD35 w/max 960 lumens but have read about issues with it! Seem really nice though!
     
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  6. Blerv

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    IMHO, Fenix lights have only come into their element in the past couple years (Circa PD32UE). Before that they were mainly a good brand of Chinese lights you could actually find at hunting & fishing stores (since all the other high quality Chinese lights sold to enthusiasts online) . They have been relatively slow to adapt high output LED binning and advanced user interface switching.

    Specifically the larger lights are the winners. Again, just me but for that EDC (AAA/10440-18650/AAx2) role I don't think they will ever touch Foursevens, Zebralight, Olight, Peak, etc. I will say the small Fenix lights seem much higher quality than years past but first impressions sometimes die hard.

    Again...just my 2 rustic pennies tossed from a dilapidated cardboard soap box. :p
     
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  7. rangetroop

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    I have a pd35 and I have had no issues, good light!

    However, have a look at the uc35, just got one for my BIL for his birthday, same but with usb charging and only 10mm longer, still waterproof etc.
     
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  8. beast

    beast EDC Junkie

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    I'll look into that.
    Thanks!
     
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  9. GatorMedic

    GatorMedic Loaded Pockets

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    I own two. Use one of them every shift for the last year or so as a medic. Never failed me and I trust my life--and others' lives--with it. Can't get higher praise than that


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  10. david57strat

    david57strat EDC Junkie!!!

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    I have eight of their lights, currently. They're really dependable, and reasonably priced, for what they are.

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    Left to Right:
    1. E15, running on a CR123 LiFePO4 battery (and it retains all the modes, without problems....yes!)
    2. E11, running on an AA Eneloop
    3. E50 (without the extension), running on a single 18650 (It can also run with 2 18650 batteries - same output, longer run times :D
    4. TK15, running on a 18650 lithium ion
    5. TK22, running on a 18650 lithium ion
    6. E40, running on four AA Eneloops
    7. TK41, running on eight Duraloops
    8. up front - HP25 Headlamp, temporarily running on the four supplied AA alkalines; but I'll be using Eneloops, soon!
    I also used to have the PD20, PD22, and PD30. Those three are on their way to a guy in another forum, in trade for a Spyderco Endura4. Really looking forward to using that knife. It's a real workhorse [​IMG]

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  11. david57strat

    david57strat EDC Junkie!!!

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    Yes - absolutely. Some of the PD and E series lights run on them. Almost the entire TK series runs on 18650 batteries, as well, if I'm not mistaken.

    I have the E50, TK15, and TK22, which are all running on 18650 batteries. The E50 can run on 2 18650 batteries, using the supplied extension tube - and it has a pretty amazing neutral XM-L T6 - the nicest, most pleasant-tinted T6 emitter I own, of all my lights.

    I love 'em!
     
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  12. david57strat

    david57strat EDC Junkie!!!

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    This is the one that actually started it for me:


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    Fenix E15 (shown next to U.S. Dollar bill, for size reference)

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    E15, being used to peer into a guitar sound hole. This is a super compact, but super powerful light (for its size) :D

    Both of these shots were taken, using the older 140 lumen version (I now have the 170 lumen version, since I lost the original 140 lumen light in the pictures :-(. I liked it so much, I bought another!

    Fenix do not recommend the use of a lithium ion battery (16340); but I'm using a CR123 LiFePO4 battery in it, now, and it seems to be working very reliably (all the modes work flawlessly); so no more of the dreaded CR123 primary batteries for me. They get super expensive, very quickly, having to constantly replace them.
     
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  13. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Me too!

    And I am not so sure I appreciate it either?

     
  14. edjo69

    edjo69 EDC Junkie

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    My TK15 and my TK32 use them. And they have a "smart' digital charger for them that will charger four 18650's all independently, its a really nice charger, ARE-C2 and a reasonable price to boot!!
     
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  15. Blerv

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    Technically an 18650 is a cylindrical cell of 18mm diameter and 65mm in length. In reality though they vary in size quite a bit, especially with high capacity cells that are protected (the PTC adds a few MM at least).

    In general with lights I do searches to what is recommended by the maker or at least is known to fit. Most lights are engineered with tolerances to spare for abnormal cells. I've never heard a protected AW cell not fitting a light designed for similar batteries. I've heard of some Sony's being a bit too fat and/or long for others.
     
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  16. JHGM

    JHGM Dinosaur Supervisor

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    Fenix fan reporting as ordered!

    ;)
     
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    Just a lone PD22 here, but it's always riding in my bag. Can't say enough good things about them, to be honest.
     
  18. edjo69

    edjo69 EDC Junkie

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    A PD22 is what prompted me to go through all my lights (and get rid of them), sell my 2 surefire G2's and then just replace what I felt I needed with Fenix.
     
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  19. OK_Lee

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    I EDC a Fenix E12, and I really like it. Just the perfect size for me. I bought the purple E05 for my wife to keep in her purse. Good sturdy flashlights!
     
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    The E01 is one of the greatest lights I have ever used. Pretty much the perfect key/backup light.
     
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