Fenix LD05 v2 CW 150lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

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

The Fenix LD05 v2 CW (LD05V2CW) 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.

The LD05 v2 CW lashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. TIR lenses of the LD05 v2 CW are engineered to optimize optical efficiency by reducing light scattering and minimizing lens artifacts. This light has 4 modes of lighting. Without mode memory, this flashlight always starts in the default mode.

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Fenix LD05 v2 CW (LD05V2CW) specifications

NameLD05 v2 CW
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This Fenix flashlight is designed to be compact and handheld, making it easy to carry and maneuver.


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

The 29.7 g flashlight may not provide the same level of brightness or features as larger models, it can be handy for quick and convenient illumination in emergency situations or for close-range tasks. It's important to consider the length of the flashlight to ensure it fits comfortably in your desired carrying method. The aluminium bodies can be anodized, providing a protective layer and a wide range of color options for flashlight bodies. Anodizing enhances the corrosion resistance, hardness, and scratch resistance of the aluminum, while also allowing for a variety of attractive finishes.

The HAIII coating provides excellent corrosion resistance, protecting the underlying aluminum from exposure to moisture, humidity, and other corrosive elements. It helps maintain the appearance and functionality of the flashlight, even in harsh environments. This flashlight features a captivating black color.


EmitterCree XD 16 LED
Color temperature6500 K
Switchmechanical rear

Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer and has a track record of delivering high-quality and innovative lighting solutions. Warm white light is generally considered more comfortable and less harsh on the eyes compared to cool white light. This TIR lens offers flexibility in achieving various beam patterns, from wide-angle illumination to focused spotlights, depending on the specific design of the lens.

The LD05 v2 CW has mechanical switch. Mechanical switches often offer tactile feedback, allowing users to feel a distinct click or resistance when the switch is pressed. This feedback helps users confirm that the switch has been activated or deactivated, providing a reassuring sense of control and awareness. The LD05 v2 CW uses a reear switch. Rear switches are commonly found on tactical flashlights designed for law enforcement, military, and self-defense purposes. The rear switch allows for quick and easy momentary activation or constant-on activation, enabling rapid response and tactical maneuvering.


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

If you mainly need a flashlight for basic tasks like finding keys, navigating in dimly lit areas, or occasional use around the house, 150 lm can be adequate. 670 cd can provide a reasonable level of luminous intensity for many everyday lighting tasks. The throw distance refers to the maximum distance at which the flashlight can effectively illuminate an object or target. The stated throw distance typically indicates the point at which the brightness falls below a specified threshold, such as 0.25 lux. Flashlights with a higher cd/lm ratio typically excel in long-range throw and focused beam applications, while flashlights with a lower cd/lm ratio may provide a wider and more evenly distributed beam for closer-range illumination or general-purpose use.


Modes4 modes
Mode memoryno
Ramping modeno

Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences.


Battery2 x AAA batteries
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
Thermal regulationyes

The power source of the LD05 v2 CW flashlight is 2 x AAA batteries, providing reliable and long-lasting energy for optimal performance. The LD05 v2 CW doesn't have charger port. A charger port is a designated connection point or interface where you can plug in a charger to recharge the flashlight's battery. The LD05 v2 CW flashlight doesn't have built-in LVP, it is recommended to use a protected battery to prevent over-discharging. The protective circuit of battery helps safeguard the battery from various potential risks and ensures safe and reliable operation.

The LD05 v2 CW has thermal protection feature. The thermal protection mechanisms are designed to monitor and regulate the temperature of the flashlight during operation. This feature helps prevent overheating, which can be detrimental to the flashlight's performance, battery, and overall safety. The "6" in the IP68 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles. It indicates that the LD05 v2 CW flashlight, is fully protected against the entry of dust and other solid objects. The LD05 v2 CW flashlight with IP68 rating can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period, typically specified by the manufacturer.


Package contents2 x AAA batteries
spare o-ring

When using spare O-rings, it's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions and guidelines for proper installation.

The performance of the Fenix LD05 v2 CW 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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