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Fenix E35 V3.0 flashlight review

Luminus SST70 LED
3000 lm output
14400 cd intensity
1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery

The Fenix E35 V3.0 flashlight was released in 2020. It uses Luminus SST70 LED, TIR reflector and 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 3000 lm output, 14400 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 240 m.

Curious if this Fenix flashlight is a real gem? Keep following along!

Table of Contents

  • Fenix E35 V3.0 specifications
    • Body, materials, weight, colors
    • System, LED, lens, reflector
    • Performance, flux, intensity, throw
    • Software, user interface, modes
    • Features, battery, protections
    • Accessories, package contents
  • Conclusion, pros and cons
  • Photos

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Fenix E35 V3.0 / E35V30

The E35 V3.0 is a powerful and reliable flashlight. It has impressive illumination and durable construction. It is an exceptional lighting tool, it works in many situations and environments. TIR technology minimizes hotspots, dark spots, and irregularities in the beam of E35 V3.0. This light has 5 modes of lighting. The lack of mode memory means you need to adjust the flashlight's settings each time you turn it on. The strobe function produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern. It disorients or distracts potential threats or aggressors.

Fenix E35 V3.0 specifications

BrandFenix
NameE35 V3.0
TypeE35V30
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1712 user votes.
Launch2020
Formflashlight

Flashlights are unlike ambient or overhead lights. They let you aim the light where you need it.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight67 g
Length118 mm
Head diameter26.5 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The E35 V3.0 is small, compact, and designed for ultra-portability. Consider the length of the flashlight. It should fit comfortably in your chosen way to carry it. The aluminium body of the E35 V3.0 has excellent thermal conductivity. This means it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components. The body of E35 V3.0 flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish. The E35 V3.0 flashlight comes in a stylish black color.

Fenix E35 V3.0 / 1

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterLuminus SST70 LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorTIR
LensTIR
Switchelectronic side

People know Luminus LEDs for their efficiency, brightness, color accuracy, and long lifespan. The color temperature choice depends on the light's use and personal taste. The TIR lens of the E35 V3.0 can reduce light loss. To achieve high light output, it captures and redirects much of the emitted light. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features. They allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux3000 lm
Intensity14400 cd
Throw240 m
CD/LM factor4.8

With 3000 lm, the E35 V3.0 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The E35 V3.0 flashlight has 14400 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 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.

Software, user interface, modes

Modes5 modes
Mode memoryno
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconno

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences. Strobe mode on E35 V3.0 flashlight produces a rapid, repeated flashing of light.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP68
Impact resistance1.5 m
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The E35 V3.0 flashlight utilizes 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery as its power source. A battery indicator is a feature. It shows the remaining power level of the flashlight's battery. The E35 V3.0 cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. The flashlight detects when the battery's voltage has dropped to a certain level. Then, it reduces or cuts off the power. The E35 V3.0 has thermal protection feature. These mechanisms track and regulate the flashlight's temperature as it operates.

The "6" in the IP68 rating shows the level of protection. It's against solid objects, like dust and foreign particles. The "8" in the IP68 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress. This flashlight can withstand impacts. They can be up to 1.5 m without causing much harm.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents21700 battery with USB Type-C
USB Type-C cable
clip
lanyard
spare o-ring

The included battery lets you immediately use the flashlight for your desired applications. It saves time and allows you to focus on your tasks or activities. The clip provides flexibility in how you carry your flashlight. Attaching a lanyard to your E35 V3.0 flashlight provides an additional layer of security. It reduces the risk of accidental drops or loss. Instead of searching for matching O-rings, having spare O-rings allows quick fixes.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the E35 V3.0 flashlight 30 seconds after switching on the light. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

Conclusion, pros and cons

This Fenix flashlight, like any other, has its strengths and weaknesses. Let's take a close look at both sides to understand this flashlight better. I share my thoughts on its standout features and the parts that might need improvement. Keep in mind, these are just my opinions, and you might have a different perspective.

Pros

  • lightweight
  • aluminium body
  • TIR lens
  • side switch
  • multiple modes
  • tactical strobe
  • battery indicator
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • dust protected
  • waterproof
  • battery included
  • clip

Cons

  • cool light
  • no mode memory
  • no built-in charger
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

Fenix E35 V3.0 / E35V30 photo 1.
Fenix E35 V3.0 / E35V30 photo 2.
Fenix E35 V3.0 / E35V30 photo 3.
Fenix E35 V3.0 / E35V30 photo 4.
Fenix E35 V3.0 / E35V30

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