Top Fenix Keychain Flashlights
Today we're going to be going over some of Fenix's keychain flashlights, and choosing what we think is the best keychain flashlight. They offer a wide range from a few lumens to several hundred lumens depending on what size and battery type the light uses.
Fenix E01 V2 Small Keychain Flashlight
We'll start off with one of the cheaper lights - the Fenix E01 V2.0. The Fenix E01 V2 is $12.95 and is one of the better value lights Fenix offers. It has three brightness levels: High of 100 lumens and a 50 minute working time, Mid of 25 lumens and a 4 hour and 50 minute working time, and Low of 5 lumens and a 25 hour working time. It's got a twist head and operates with a AAA battery. And at 67 millimeters it's certainly small enough to fit on your keychain.
Fenix E05R Rechargeable Keychain Flashlight
Next, we've got the upgraded version of the E05 called the Fenix E05R, which costs $29.95. It too has a side switch with a lockout function and runs on a built-in rechargeable battery. You can charge the E05R using a micro USB charging cable. This Fenix light has three output modes plus a burst mode that only lasts a short while. The Bust mode is 400 lumens, high is 150 lumens, mid is 25 lumens, and low is 3 lumens. The run times for high is 55 minutes, mid: 5 hours, low: 30 hours. It's got a diffused lens which gives you a broad beam that provides soft and even illumination. Perfect for up close reading or anything else you're trying to illuminate up close.
Fenix CL05 Keychain Light and Mini Lantern
Next we have the Fenix Flashlight CL05 (discontinued; recommended replacement CL09 mini lantern). This is a pretty unique light. Fenix calls it the lip light and the reason is it resembles a stick of lipstick. It comes in multiple colors. There are three LEDs, white, red, and green. It's got seven output modes; moonlight, high, red, red flash, green, green flash, and SOS. We'll run down the lumen output and the run time for each of these. Moonlight runs at .8 lumens for 40 hours. High: eight lumens at 4 hours. Red: two lumens at 11 hours, and the red flash: 2 lumens at 22 hours. Green: five lumens, 10 hours and 30 minutes, and the green flash, five lumens and 21 hours. The SOS mode runs at eight lumens. It's got a maximum beam distance of 11 feet so it is truly a pure flood light. Also has an IP86 rating. It’s operated by one AAA battery.
Fenix LD02 AAA Keychain Light
Next we have the Fenix LD02 (discontinued; recommended replacement LD02 V2 penlight). Possibly Fenix's most popular keychain light. Probably because it functions via tail switch which is unique for a light that is only three inches long. Three modes of operation; high, mid, and low. On high you have a hundred lumens of output which is very good for a light this size and on high at hundred lumens it'll run 45 minutes. Mid: 25 lumens at four hours and 15 minutes. Low: eight lumens, 14 hours and 30 minutes. The LD02 also has a diffused lens which provides a broad beam for soft and even illumination for close-up applications. This light is water proof up to IPX8 standard and operates on one AAA battery. The LD02 retails at $29.95 and in my opinion is the best keychain flashlight that Fenix makes.
Fenix E02R Rechargeable Keychain Flashlight
Another great keychain light is the E02R. The Fenix E02R is $24.95 and is the smallest light Fenix offers. The E02R has two output modes – High: 200 lumens with a 25 minute run time and low: 15 lumens with a 6 hour 30 minute run time. The E02R throws its beam 159 feet and is the perfect minimalist keychain light only 1.89” long. It has a built-in battery makign the light a micro USB rechargeable keychain flashlight. With an IPX-8 waterproof rating, this thing is also nearly impenetrable. I’d rank this as the second best Fenix keychain flashlight.
Fenix E03R 260 Lumen Keychain Light
The Fenix E03R is another rechargeable keychain light. At $26.95, the E03R is possibly the best value out there for keychain lights. It operates with 5 modes of brightness including a red mode. High: 260 lumens for 45 minutes. Medium: 80 lumens at 1 hour and 15 minute run time and low: 30 lumen at 3 hours. Eco: 5 lumen at 18 hours. Red: 4 lumens at 5 hours and 30 minutes. It houses a built-in li-polymer battery and like I said before, is rechargeable. This light is perfect for a someone with a budget that wants a great keychain light.
Fenix E18R Ultra Bright Keychain Flashlight
Finally, the brightest and most unique keychain light Fenix offers is the E18R. The Fenix Flashlight E18R runs on a CR123 battery or a 16340 making it's output greater than the rest of these by quite some margin. It has four brightest levels; turbo, high, mid, and low. With turbo, you've got 750 lumens with a 45-minute run time with a 16340 battery which is a rechargeable battery. On high you have 150 lumens with a 2 hour 35 minute run time. On mid you have 30 lumens with a 13 hour and 50 minute run time. On low you have 5 lumens with a 70 hour run time.
The E18R actually has a pretty great beam throw as well at 446 feet. It has a side switch for on off function and to cycle through the brightness levels and it's a great light to use single handed. This light too is up to the IPX8 standard which for each of these is water proof up to two meters and 30 minutes. Like I mentioned before, the E18R is capable of running on 16340 rechargeable battery and a three volt CR123 battery. The Fenix E18R runs at $64.95.
Fenix Flashlights offers a wide range of the best keychain flashlights. Keychain lights are a growing market in the flashlight industry and Fenix is consistently developing and coming out with higher lumen outputs in smaller packages. I've gone over several of Fenix's best sellers although there are many other lights that in a similar EDC category that many people choose to use as keychain lights. Feel free to experiment yourself and see which is the best keychain flashlight for you. And as always, thanks for visiting Fenix Store and take care.