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Fenix HT32 flashlight review

1 x Luminus SFT70 LED, 1 x Luminus SFT20 RA red LED, 1 x Luminus SFT20 CG green LED
2500 lm output
101000 cd intensity
1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery

The Fenix HT32 flashlight was released in 2023. It uses 1 x Luminus SFT70 LED, 1 x Luminus SFT20 RA red LED, 1 x Luminus SFT20 CG green LED, TIR reflector and 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 2500 lm output, 101000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 636 m.

Keen to discover if this Fenix flashlight lives up to the hype? Keep reading!

Table of Contents

  • Fenix HT32 specifications
    • Body, materials, weight, colors
    • System, LED, lens, reflector
    • Performance, flux, intensity, throw
    • Software, user interface, modes
    • Features, battery, protections
    • Accessories, package contents
    • Links
  • Conclusion, pros and cons
  • Photos
  • Comparisons

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Fenix HT32 / HT32

The HT32 is a powerful and reliable flashlight. It has impressive illumination and durable construction. It uses a TIR lens to form the beam pattern. This light has 4 + 2 + 2 modes of lighting. The HT32's mode memory makes the flashlight start in your preferred or needed mode. The strobe function produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern.

Fenix HT32 specifications

BrandFenix
NameHT32
TypeHT32
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 297 user votes.
Launch2023
Formflashlight

This flashlight can fit in pockets, backpacks, or glove compartments.

Fenix HT32 / 1

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight185 g
Length160 mm
Body diameter25.4 mm
Head diameter52 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The flashlight is comfortable to hold for a long time, and it is also easy to carry in pockets or bags. A smaller flashlight is easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for HT32 flashlight. The HAIII coating resists corrosion well. The HT32 flashlight is available in black.

Fenix HT32 / 5

System, LED, lens, reflector

Emitter1 x Luminus SFT70 LED, 1 x Luminus SFT20 RA red LED, 1 x Luminus SFT20 CG green LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorTIR
LensTIR
Switchmechanical rear, mode switch rear

We 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 makes the LED light collimated. These beams maximize the usable lumens in the target area. The HT32 flashlight has multiple switch options. Mechanical switches are usually robust. The HT32 flashlight has a rear switch.

Fenix HT32 / 3

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux2500 lm
Intensity101000 cd
Throw636 m
CD/LM factor40.4

With 2500 lm, the HT32 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The flashlight has 101000 cd. This light can illuminate objects or areas with great brightness and clarity. 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.

Fenix HT32 / 4

Software, user interface, modes

Modes4 + 2 + 2 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconno

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. The flashlight has mode memory. It remembers the mode you were using when the light was last turned off. The HT32 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at, this makes it hard for them to concentrate.

Fenix HT32 / 2

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP68
Impact resistance1 m
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno
Specialsgreen and red light

The HT32 flashlight utilizes 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery as its power source. The HT32 cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. This flashlight has built-in low voltage protection (LVP). It prevents damage from over-discharge. The built-in thermal control adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The "6" in the IP68 rating shows the level of protection.

The "8" in the IP68 rating means the highest level of protection. The flashlight's impact resistance is its ability to withstand physical shocks. It can accomplish this without sustaining any damage.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
ARB-L21-5000U battery
USB Type-C cable
holster
lanyard

The included battery lets you immediately use the flashlight for your desired applications. The package includes a holster to safely store your flashlight. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight. Instead of searching for matching O-rings, having spare O-rings allows quick fixes.

Official sitehttps://www.fenixlighting.com/

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
  • tactical switch
  • super bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • dust protected
  • waterproof
  • battery included
  • protective holster

Cons

  • cool light
  • no battery indicator
  • no built-in charger
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

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Comparisons

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Updated: April 23, 2024

David Hagon
I love bushcraft and flashlights. I find joy in mastering wilderness survival skills and exploring the realm of illuminating gadgets. Bushcraft isn't just fun, it's a learning journey. I form a strong bond with nature. It's more than a hobby, it enriches me in practical and spiritual ways.