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Fenix LD02 v2 CW flashlight review

Cree XD 16 LED
120 lm output
580 cd intensity
1 x AAA battery

The Fenix LD02 v2 CW flashlight released in 2020. It uses Cree XD 16 LED, TIR reflector and 1 x AAA battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 120 lm output, 580 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 48 m.

Excited to learn if the LD02 v2 CW lives up to expectations? Read on!

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Fenix LD02 v2 CW / LD02V2CW

The LD02 v2 CW flashlight is an essential tools for emergency preparedness. In disasters or blackouts, when electricity is unavailable, a flashlight is crucial. It helps you navigate dark areas. TIR technology minimizes hotspots, dark spots, and irregularities in the beam of LD02 v2 CW. This light has 4 modes of lighting. The lack of mode memory means you need to adjust the flashlight's settings each time you turn it on.

Fenix LD02 v2 CW specifications

BrandFenix
NameLD02 v2 CW
TypeLD02V2CW
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1432 user votes.
Launch2020
Formflashlight

The LD02 v2 CW flashlight allows you to light dark areas. It helps you find hazards or stop threats by shining light on them.

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight24 g
Length92 mm
Head diameter13.5 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The LD02 v2 CW 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 LD02 v2 CW has excellent thermal conductivity. This means it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components. The HAIII process makes a hard and wear-resistant surface on the aluminum. This makes it more resistant to scratches, abrasions, and impacts. The LD02 v2 CW flashlight comes in a stylish black color.

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XD 16 LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorTIR
LensTIR
Switchmechanical rear

Lighting professionals trust Cree LEDs. Cree LEDs have gained a strong reputation for quality and performance. The color temperature choice depends on the light's use and personal taste. The TIR lens of the LD02 v2 CW can reduce light loss. To achieve high light output, it captures and redirects much of the emitted light. Mechanical switches are usually robust. They resist wear and tear and work in many environments. The rear switch allows for quick and easy momentary or constant-on activation. It enables rapid response and tactical moves.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux120 lm
Intensity580 cd
Throw48 m
CD/LM factor4.83

120 lm can provide a decent amount of brightness and be suitable for many everyday tasks. 580 cd can make things quite bright. It's enough for many everyday tasks. 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

Modes4 modes
Mode memoryno
Ramping modeno
Strobeno
SOS/Beaconno

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x AAA battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPno
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP68
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The LD02 v2 CW flashlight utilizes 1 x AAA battery as its power source. The LD02 v2 CW cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. Use a protected battery. This flashlight lacks low voltage protection (LVP). The LD02 v2 CW 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.

Accessories, package contents

Package contentsAAA battery
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. 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 LD02 v2 CW 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
  • tactical switch
  • multiple modes
  • thermal regulation
  • dust protected
  • waterproof
  • battery included

Cons

  • cool light
  • moderated performance
  • low intensity
  • no mode memory
  • no battery indicator
  • no built-in charger
  • no LVP
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

Fenix LD02 v2 CW / LD02V2CW photo 1.
Fenix LD02 v2 CW / LD02V2CW

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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.
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