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Fenix LD05 v2 CW flashlight review

Cree XD 16 LED
150 lm output
670 cd intensity
2 x AAA batteries

The Fenix LD05 v2 CW flashlight was released in 2020. It uses Cree XD 16 LED, TIR reflector and 2 x AAA batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 150 lm output, 670 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 52 m.

Want to know if this Fenix flashlight stands out? Keep going!

Table of Contents

  • Fenix LD05 v2 CW 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
  • Comparisons

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Fenix LD05 v2 CW / LD05V2CW

The LD05 v2 CW flashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. The LD05 v2 CW has TIR lenses. Engineers design them to minimize light scattering and decrease lens artifacts. This light has 4 modes of lighting. Without mode memory, this flashlight always starts in the default mode.

Fenix LD05 v2 CW specifications

BrandFenix
NameLD05 v2 CW
TypeLD05V2CW
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1465 user votes.
Launch2020
Formflashlight

This Fenix flashlight is compact and handheld. It is easy to carry and maneuver.

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight29.7 g
Length135 mm
Head diameter13.5 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The 29.7 g flashlight may not provide the same level of brightness or features as larger models. Consider the length of the flashlight. It should fit comfortably in your chosen way to carry it. The aluminum bodies can be anodized. This adds a protective layer and a wide range of color options for flashlight bodies. The HAIII coating resists corrosion well. It shields the aluminum from moisture, humidity, and other corrosive elements. This flashlight features a captivating black color.

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XD 16 LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorTIR
LensTIR
Switchmechanical rear

Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer. Warm, white light is generally more comfortable. It's also less harsh on the eyes than cool, white light. This TIR lens offers flexibility. It can create many beam patterns, from wide angles to spotlights. Mechanical switches often offer tactile feedback. Users can feel a distinct click or resistance when they press the switch. The LD05 v2 CW flashlight has a rear switch. Its operation is usually simple and easy to understand.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux150 lm
Intensity670 cd
Throw52 m
CD/LM factor4.47

You mainly need a flashlight for basic tasks like finding keys or navigating in dimly lit areas. 150 lm can be enough. It can also be enough for occasional use around the house. 670 cd can make things quite bright. It's enough for many everyday tasks. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) measures a flashlight's beam intensity. It compares this to its total luminous flux or output.

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

Battery2 x AAA batteries
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPno
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP68
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The LD05 v2 CW flashlight's power source is 2 x AAA batteries. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. The LD05 v2 CW doesn't have charger port. The LD05 v2 CW flashlight lacks built-in LVP. You should use a protected battery to prevent over-discharging. The thermal protection feature helps prevent overheating. Overheating can harm the flashlight's performance, battery, and safety.

The "6" in the IP68 rating shows the level of protection. It's against solid objects, like dust and foreign particles. The flashlight has an IP68 rating. It can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period. The manufacturer specifies this.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents2 x AAA batteries
spare o-ring

When using spare O-rings, follow the maker's instructions. Use their guidelines for proper installation.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the LD05 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

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 LD05 v2 CW / LD05V2CW photo 1.
Fenix LD05 v2 CW / LD05V2CW

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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.