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Fenix E16 700lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

Cree XP-L HI LED
700 lm output
5050 cd intensity
1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery

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 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

BrandFenix
NameE16
TypeE16
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1365 user votes.
Launch2018
Formflashlight

Flashlights enable you to navigate in the dark, locate supplies, signal for help, or provide comfort and security in challenging circumstances.

Body

Weight21 g
Length51 mm
Body diameter19 mm
Head diameter21 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

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. 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.

System

EmitterCree XP-L HI LED
Color temperature4500 K
ReflectorTIR
LensTIR
Switchelectronic side

Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer. 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. The electronic switches may have a higher likelihood of standby drain compared to mechanical switches.

Performance

Flux700 lm
Intensity5050 cd
Throw142 m
CD/LM factor7.21

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. The throw distance refers to the maximum distance at which the flashlight can effectively illuminate an object or target. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) is a measure of a flashlight's beam intensity relative to its total luminous flux or output.

Software

Modes4 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconno

Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. 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. Strobe can be used for signaling purposes, self-defense, or attracting attention in emergency situations.

Features

Battery1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationno
ProtectionIP68
AUX LEDsno
Magneticyes

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. LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery from being over-discharged, which can lead to reduced battery life or even permanent damage. This flashlight doesn't have built-in temperature control. The "6" in the IP68 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles.

The 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 possesses a magnetic feature that allows it to securely attach to metal surfaces.

Accessories

Package contentsclip
key ring
lanyard
spare o-ring

When the flashlight is clipped to a suitable location, it can be angled or positioned to provide hands-free illumination. By securing the flashlight with a lanyard, you can free up your hands for other tasks while keeping the flashlight within reach. When using spare O-rings, it's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions and guidelines for proper installation.

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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