Fenix E12 V2.0 160lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

Match CA18 LED
160 lm output
1133 cd intensity
1 x AA battery

The Fenix E12 V2.0 (E12V2) released in 2020. It uses Match CA18 LED, TIR reflector and 1 x AA battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 160 lm output, 1133 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 67 m.

This flashlight has a wide range of applications across various domains. It is an indispensable tool for outdoor activities like camping, hiking, or night-time exploration, offering guidance and safety. TIR lens plays a significant role in shaping the beam pattern of the E12 V2.0 flashlight. This light has 3 modes of lighting. Without mode memory, each time you turn on the E12 V2.0, it will start from the default or first mode in the sequence.

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Fenix E12 V2.0 (E12V2) specifications

NameE12 V2.0
Rated 3/5 based on 1259 user votes.

This Fenix flashlight offers portability, versatility, and reliability in providing illumination.


Weight27.3 g
Length76.6 mm
Body diameter17.6 mm
Head diameter19 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish

The 27.3 g flashlight would be considered extremely lightweight for a handheld flashlight. The length of a flashlight can also impact its balance and weight distribution. A well-balanced flashlight, where the weight is evenly distributed, can be more comfortable to hold for longer periods and reduce hand fatigue. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for E12 V2.0 flashlight. The HAIII coating often has a matte or textured finish, which enhances grip and provides a comfortable feel in the hand. This can be particularly useful in situations where a secure grip on the flashlight is essential, such as in wet or slippery conditions. This flashlight comes in a sleek black color option.


EmitterMatch CA18 LED
Color temperature6500 K
Switchmechanical rear

Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is measured in units called Kelvin (K) and is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources, particularly white light. The TIR lens of E12 V2.0 consists of a single-piece lens made of a transparent material, typically acrylic or polycarbonate. Its shape and internal geometry are designed to achieve specific light distribution patterns, such as flood or spot beams, by manipulating the behavior of light rays.

The E12 V2.0 has mechanical switch. Mechanical switches often offer tactile feedback, allowing users to feel a distinct click or resistance when the switch is pressed. This feedback helps users confirm that the switch has been activated or deactivated, providing a reassuring sense of control and awareness. The placement of the rear switch at the end of the E12 V2.0 flashlight facilitates a secure forward grip. This grip allows for better control and handling of the flashlight, especially in situations where precision and stability are important.


Flux160 lm
Intensity1133 cd
Throw67 m
CD/LM factor7.08

If you mainly need a flashlight for basic tasks like finding keys, navigating in dimly lit areas, or occasional use around the house, 160 lm can be adequate. 1133 cd can provide a reasonable level of luminous intensity for many everyday lighting tasks. The throw distance refers to the maximum distance at which the flashlight can effectively illuminate an object or target. The stated throw distance typically indicates the point at which the brightness falls below a specified threshold, such as 0.25 lux. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam. Well-focused spot beams can be over 100 cd/lm, tactical flashlights are typically between 20-100 cd/lm, and work lights are less than 10 cd/lm.


Modes3 modes
Mode memoryno
Ramping modeno

Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences.


Battery1 x AA battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
Thermal regulationno
Impact resistance1 m

The Fenix E12 V2.0 flashlight is powered by 1 x AA battery. The E12 V2.0 doesn't have charger port. A charger port is a designated connection point or interface where you can plug in a charger to recharge the flashlight's battery. This flashlight has a built-in low voltage protection (LVP) to prevent damage to the cell from over-discharge, so protected cells are not necessary. This light does not have temperature control feature.

The "6" in the IP68 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles. It indicates that the E12 V2.0 flashlight, is fully protected against the entry of dust and other solid objects. The E12 V2.0 flashlight with IP68 rating can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period, typically specified by the manufacturer. It is important to consider the impact resistance rating when selecting a flashlight, especially if you anticipate using it in situations where accidental drops or impacts are likely to occur.


Package contentsAA battery
key ring
spare o-ring

Obtaining a flashlight with an included battery saves you the time and effort of searching for a compatible battery or waiting for a separate battery to arrive. The clip provides flexibility in how you carry your flashlight. When gripping the flashlight with the lanyard around your wrist, it provides a more secure and stable hold. Regularly replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps maintain the overall durability and performance of the flashlight.

The performance of the Fenix E12 V2.0 flashlight is measured according to the ANSI / NEMA FL1 Standard 30 seconds after switching the light on. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

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