Founded in 2004, Fenix has ever since been manufacturing high quality illumination tools. Their first flashlight, called L1+ took the world by surprise back in 2005 and was considered the flashlight of the year by a lot of online media outlets, users and even competitors. In the following years, the company had multiple headline-worthy flashlights like the LD20, LD01 and the TK35. These numbers and letters probably don’t mean much at a first glance, but what’s behind them is what made Fenix lights what they are today.
Where Are Fenix Lights Made?
Fenix lights are made in China and are sold in more than 100 countries used by law enforcement, the military and for EDC. Fenixlighting flashlights are considered by many to be reliable, of good value and well-made.
Take this 50,000 hour flashlight for example, it is made of durable aircraft-grade aluminium and it has an anti-abrasive hard-anodised Premium Type III finish. It also has a digitally regulated output which allows it to maintain constant brightness. The TK41C is IPX-8 rated which translates to waterproofness of 2 metres underwater for up to 30 minutes. The toughened ultra-clear glass lens has an anti-reflective coating and behind it there’s a tri-colour light source. Yes, this 280g torch is capable of producing blue, white and red light whilst it also has 5 different modes.
Strobe, which is a flash of light operates at the full 1000 lm, low mode can produce 15 lm for 240 h and medium delivers 100 lm for 39 h 45 m. High mode works for 10 h 20 m using 350 lm and the turbo mode provides the maximum output for about 2 h 30 m. With a beam distance of 480 m and a candela peak beam intensity of 57,600 cd (white)/ 160 cd (red/blue), this LED flashlight has 60° beam angle for spill and 5° for spot.
Weighing 87 g – less than half the weight of the TK41C, the E25 is also capable of producing 1000 lm. Of course, this is the case if you are going to power it using 2 x 14500 Li-ion batteries. This Fenix torch also comes with the same construction as its heavier counterpart but it has a beam distance of 200 metres and a peak beam intensity of only 10,000 cd. While it has some features found on the TK41C, unfortunately for the E25, they vary from battery to battery. Something I didn’t mention for the TK41C and it is also present on this flashlight is reverse polarity and overheat protection as well as a lock-out function that prevents flashlight malfunction.
Whilst the Premium Type III hard-anodised anti-abrasive finish is not present on this Fenixlighting flashlight, it’s still made of aircraft-grade aluminium. It also has the same toughened ultra-clear lens with an anti reflective-coating on and the overheat protection. What is special about this torch is that unlike other Fenix torches it has two modes of operation. The first one is called general mode which gives you access to all 4 brightness levels, including strobe (the only option on most flashlights) and a simplified mode which only gives you access to Mid and Turbo alongside Strobe.
This IPX-8 rated torch is 205g heavy with an impact resistance of 1 m and a beam distance of 290 m. The RC20 runs on a specialised ARB-L1-2600 rechargeable lithium-ion battery and it has built-in overcharge and over discharge protective features. The anti-slip and anti-roll design features both a tactical and a mode switch, alongside a battery level indicator.
The same ultra-clear lens, aluminium-grade construction, impact resistance, IPX rating and anti-slip anti-roll design are all part of the TK16 but so is the tactical tail switch. This allows you to access the momentary-on function which allows you to quick access a mode without going through each one and then return to your current mode. The TK16 can be powered either by a 18650 Li-ion battery or two 3V CR123A lithium batteries. It also comes with a lanyard, two spare O-rings, a clip and a holster. The peak beam intensity is 14480cd and the maximum beam distance is 240 m.
The high-performance of this 89g torch is spread across 6 different modes. The PD35 TAC has a stainless steel switch and intelligent memory circuit which automatically enters the last used output when turned on. The least capable mode (eco) on this torch is capable of producing 8 lm for 140 h, low mode can produce 60 lm for 29 h 15 m. Medium mode gives you 200 lumens up to 8 h 30 m whilst high mode allows you to use 500 lm for 2 h and 55 m. Turbo will produce 1000 lm for 1h 10m.
This is the lightest 1000 lm Fenix flashlight on this list as it weighs only 72g with a 122mm length and a diameter of 24mm. Yet, the E35 comes with the same specs when it comes to construction and the features found here are the same as the ones on most 1000 lm Fenix torches. This compact torch can be powered by either 1x 18650 or 2x CR123A batteries and it has 5 output modes. Economy mode can last you up to 150 h because of the 8 lm it offers and low gives you 50 h for 42 h 30 m. Medium mode can produce 150 lm for 11 h 50 m, high 450 lm for 4 h and turbo mode lasts up to 1 h 50 m with the maximum 1000 lm.