Fenix E16 700lm review. Is it worth it in 2023?
The Fenix E16 (E16) released in 2018. It uses Cree XP-L HI LED, TIR reflector and 1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 700 lm output, 5050 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 142 m.
The E16 flashlight is an indispensable tool in various situations, from everyday tasks and outdoor adventures to emergency preparedness and professional use. TIR lens plays a significant role in shaping the beam pattern of the E16 flashlight. This light has 4 modes of lighting. Since the E16 flashlight automatically recalls the last used mode, there is no need to access higher brightness levels or additional features unless specifically required. The strobe function can be utilized as a self-defense tool, providing a non-lethal means to deter or disorient attackers
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Fenix E16 (E16) specifications
Flashlights enable you to navigate in the dark, locate supplies, signal for help, or provide comfort and security in challenging circumstances.
|Body diameter||19 mm|
|Head diameter||21 mm|
|Material||aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish|
The 21 g flashlight would be considered extremely lightweight for a handheld flashlight. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip and maneuver it. A longer flashlight may provide a more substantial grip, making it easier to hold and control, especially if you have larger hands. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for E16 flashlight. HAIII coating is widely used in the flashlight industry due to its durability, corrosion resistance, improved grip, and aesthetic appeal. This flashlight comes in a sleek black color option.
|Emitter||Cree XP-L HI LED|
|Color temperature||4500 K|
Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer and has a track record of delivering high-quality and innovative lighting solutions. Warm white light is generally considered more comfortable and less harsh on the eyes compared to cool white light. The TIR lens of E16 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 E16 has electronic switch. The electronic switches may have a higher likelihood of standby drain compared to mechanical switches since they require a small amount of power for operation.
The 700 lm output of E16 provides greater versatility, as you can adjust the brightness levels to suit different lighting needs. With 5050 cd, the E16 flashlight provides a noticeably brighter and more intense beam of light. It can illuminate objects or areas with greater clarity and visibility, even at longer distances. 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.
Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. The E16 has mode memory. Mode memory means that the flashlight will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. The strobe function on the E16 flashlight is a feature that produces a rapid and repetitive flashing of light. It is designed to create a disorienting or attention-grabbing effect.
|Battery||1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery|
The power source of the E16 flashlight is 1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery, providing reliable and long-lasting energy for optimal performance. The E16 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. When the E16 flashlight detects that the voltage of the battery has dropped to a certain threshold, it automatically reduces or cuts off the power output to prevent further discharge. This helps to preserve the battery's capacity and prevent it from reaching a critically low voltage level.
Flashlights without thermal protection may be more susceptible to overheating under extreme conditions, such as prolonged high-output use or exposure to high ambient temperatures. The "6" in the IP68 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles. It indicates that the E16 flashlight, is fully protected against the entry of dust and other solid objects.
The E16 flashlight with IP68 rating can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period, typically specified by the manufacturer. The E16 flashlight effortlessly clings to metal surfaces, granting you the freedom to go hands-free and explore versatile mounting possibilities.
With a clip, you can securely fasten the flashlight to a reachable location, ensuring it is easily accessible whenever you need it. By securing the flashlight with a lanyard, you can free up your hands for other tasks while keeping the flashlight within reach. Regularly replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps maintain the overall durability and performance of the flashlight.
The performance of the Fenix E16 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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