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Fenix E-Series LED Flashlights


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Today we're going to be going over a few of the E Series lights. E Series is more of a economy choice, their being smaller in size, also cheaper in price. But being cheaper in price doesn't mean you have to sacrifice brightness. These are going to be more of a everyday carry style of light, more economical use, depending on the situation that you may be in whether you're looking for something under a couch or something in your car. It really has minimalist possibilities so I'm going to have Jeremy go over the Fenix E12 (discontinued; recommended replacement Fenix E12 V2) first and give you a little bit of information on that.

The Fenix Flashlight E12 is one of our most compact flashlights. It's powered by a AA. The overall length of the flashlight measures 3.6 inches. It is waterproof and impact resistance. It has a waterproof rating of IPX8 for its standard. It can be submerged up to 2 meters under water for 30 minutes and it has an impact distance of 1 meter. The flashlight has a LED. That is a Cree XP-E2. It lasts 50,000 hours. The beam it produces provides a soft, even beam for close up illumination. It has three settings. The first setting is high at 130 lumens and that will last for an hour and 30 minutes with a throw of 289 feet. It's next setting is medium with 50 lumens and it will last 6 hours and 30 minutes. The lowest setting has 8 lumens and will last 40 hours and all of this is with a nickel battery, not alkaline.

The slightly recessed switch on it will prevent accidental activation and is located on the tail cap. It is made of lightweight aircraft grade aluminum and has a hard anodized anti-abrasive finish on it. The last thing we'll go over with this flashlight is the batteries it can use. It can use standard AAs. Alkaline are suitable but not recommended. The recommended ones are the nickel-metal hydride. You can use the rechargeable ones, however ones you cannot use would be the rechargeable lithium ion which are the 14500s. For an inexpensive reliable flashlight that will sit perfectly in your pocket and be used most often, I would suggest the E12.

next I'll be going over the Fenix Flashlight E15. E15 is probably one of my more favorite of the E Series flashlights. It's super compact. Overall length is about two and a half inches long and only weighs one ounce without the battery installed. However, the small size that it is, it does put out a maximum beam distance of 433 feet, which is pretty substantial for that size of flashlight. E15, it's incredibly easy to use twist interface so it does not have the button. So you just twist the head to turn it on and or off. So it kind of rules out the possibility of turning on in your pocket which is a great asset to have on a thin flashlight.

You've got four different brightness settings. First one would be low mode which is 8 lumens. That will run up to about 36 hours. Next setting would be mid, which is 50 lumens. The next one above that would be high at 110 lumens. And finally 450 as the turbo setting.

One thing I did want to go over with you is this flashlight does take two different styles of CR123. You can use a regular non-rechargeable CR123 which will only give you a turbo setting, the brightest setting, of 270 lumens. However if you use the rechargeable 16340, it will bop it up to 450 lumens. But you use the 16340 battery, you do cut down on run times pretty significant. So on turbo with the 16340 at 450 lumens only has a run time of 55 minutes. When you compare it to a regular non-rechargeable CR123 highest setting, it'll go to 270 lumens for an hour and a half. So you kind of sacrifice run time with that brighter output. But overall a great small flashlight. No button operation. Just has a twist head operated light. Maximum beam distance 430 feet. It does have intelligent drive circuit for better battery performance. It has a low-voltage reminder to indicate when the battery does need to be replaced. Typical overheat protection to avoid higher temperatures of the service just like any other Fenix flashlight.

So it's made for a one-handed operation, with the twist head operated light. So batteries that's recommended obviously is gonna be a regular non-rechargeable 123, a regular 3-volt non-rechargeable battery. But we do also have the 16340s that you could put in there for the brighter lumen output.

Overall great light. Hard to beat that E15 for that size at only two and a half inches long. So really great choice there for the economy choice. Back to you, Jeremy.

The next light we'll be looking at is the Fenix Flashlight E20 (discontinued; recommended replacement E20 V2), the 2015 edition. It is a very practical flashlight, holds two AA batteries. It has a user-friendly interface. It measures just over six inches in length. It has four modes when you hit the button. The first mode is turbo at 265 lumens which will last an hour and 20 minutes. The next one is high at 95 lumens which will last 6 hours and 45 minutes. You have mid which is 35 lumens at 22 hours and low which is 8 lumens at 75 hours. And that is with the nickel-metal hydride battery. The specs are much lower if you use normal alkaline batteries. It has a digital regulated output which maintains constant brightness. If you want to use it for filming it won't flicker.

As like all of our flashlights, it's made of high grade aircraft aluminum with a hard anodized anti-abrasive finish on it. Like most of our other flashlights, it is waterproof, dustproof, and will be waterproof up to two meters for 30 minutes. It has an intelligent memory circuit which automatically enters the previous used output when you flip the switch. The switch is located on the tail cap for easy tactical use. What makes this different from the previous version of it is, it is no longer a shake. It is just a click button. Overall it's a great flashlight to carry in everyday life. Back to you, Brad.

Thank you for the good information, Jeremy. I appreciate that. So next I'll be going over the E25 ultimate edition (discontinued). It's an upgraded model from the old E25. It has a new Cree XP-L (V5) LED, powerful circuitry to improve outputs while maintaining impressive run times. This new E25 ultimate edition is able to accept the lithium ion AA which is a 14500, as some of you recognize it. E25 is about six and a third inches in length. Head diameter is one inch, slightly smaller on the body at .65 inches which is about 19 1/2 millimeters. So pretty long light, little bit bigger than any other E Series lights. This one would take two AAs. We'll go over the run times next.

This one has five different brightness settings. Starts off with eco at 5 lumens, has a run time of a hundred hours. The next step up from there is low which is 50 lumens, has a 13 hour and 25 minute run time. Next one up from there is the mid setting, 160 lumens for 4 1/2 hours. And the next one would be high at 350 lumens for an hour and a half.

Another cool feature of this light is with the accepting the 14500 battery, you will be able to get a lumen upgrade or boost up to a thousand lumens. So it will put out a thousand lumens strictly using a 14500 battery. It would take two of those. 14500 is again a rechargeable lithium ion AA-sized battery. So you really get choices there as far as batteries compared to lumen output. Maximum beam distance is 656 feet. So not bad out of a AA-powered light at all. This light does have a memory circuit so just like any other Fenix light you turn it off on low, it'll turn back on in that same low setting. Same goes if you turn it off on high it'll turn back on in high, which is a really useful asset with any of the Fenix lights.

Three different batteries it'll accept regular non-rechargeable alkaline battery. You could also use the nickel-metal hydride rechargeable. And ultimately the 14500 which would get you the brighter lumen output at the thousand lumens. Our light also will have a lockout feature which will disable or prevent the light from accidental activation while in your pocket or in a backpack where all of your other goods are stored. So really another cool feature there with being able to lock out to prevent accidental turning on. So that pretty much sums up the E25 ultimate edition. Hopefully that gave you some good information as far as how to make your selection.

Now it's on to the E35 ultimate edition (discontinued; recommended replacement E35 V3). It's now available with a powerful thousand-lumen output. It is powered by an 18650. It is just under five inches overall. It has five outputs plus an SOS and a strobe. The five outputs, you have turbo at a thousand lumens at an hour and 15 minutes. You have high at 450 lumens at 4 hours. Medium is 150 lumens at 11 hours and 50 minutes. Low is 50 lumens at 45 hours and a half. Then you have eco which is 8 lumens at 150 hours. It has strobe and SOS which pulsates at 1,000 lumens for the strobe and 150 for the SOS. There's a dual-side switch for fast and convenient operations. A maximum beam distance of 524 feet.

It's waterproof like all of our others up to 6 1/2 feet for 30 minutes. It has an intelligent memory circuit that automatically remembers the previous brightness selected. There's an overheat protection, reverse polarity protection. The body is made just like all the others, tough and durable. Did I mention it takes 18650s? Which comes in three capacities. Fenix sells all three in 2600, 2900, and 3500 milliamps. They have protective circuits to protect against combustion which most other batteries don't. CR 123As are suitable as long as they are the non-rechargeable batteries. There you have it with the E35. It's one of the most capable flashlights on the market and has made its name for itself being reliable and straightforward.

All right, so that concludes our discussion over the E Series or economy series. We really hope that you got some good information.