Fenix LD15R 500lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

Cree XP-G3 LED
500 lm output
1800 cd intensity
1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery

The Fenix LD15R (LD15R) released in 2018. It uses Cree XP-G3 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 500 lm output, 1800 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 85 m.

The LD15R is an impressive flashlight that offers both power and reliability. Its robust build and outstanding illumination make it a versatile lighting instrument. This light has 4 modes of lighting. This flashlight does not have memory function. The USB charger port allows you to charge this flashlight using alternative power sources.

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Fenix LD15R (LD15R) specifications

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This flashlight can easily fit into pockets, backpacks, or glove compartments, allowing you to carry them wherever you go.


Weight40 g
Length70 mm
Head diameter19 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish

This 40 g flashlight would generally be considered lightweight and easy to handle for most people. The ideal length of a flashlight depends on personal preference, intended use, and the specific features and functionality you're looking for. Aluminium body of LD15R is known for its durability and strength. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. Hard-Anodized Type III (HAIII) is a specific anodizing process that creates a thicker and harder oxide layer compared to regular anodizing. The LD15R flashlight is available in black.


EmitterCree XP-G3 LED
Color temperature6500 K
LensAR coated glass
Switchelectronic front

Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company is a well-regarded LED manufacturer known for its high-quality products and innovation in the lighting industry. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources, particularly white light. The LD15R has a smooth reflector. The properly focused smooth reflector gives you a more cohesive hotspot and therefore throws better.

The Anti-Reflective coating is a thin optical coating applied to the surface of the lens to minimize reflections and improve light transmission. Electronic switches on this flashlight provide a range of advantages and additional features compared to mechanical switches.


Flux500 lm
Intensity1800 cd
Throw85 m
CD/LM factor3.6

500 lm can provide a decent amount of brightness and be suitable for many everyday tasks. 1800 cd can provide a reasonable level of luminous intensity for many everyday lighting tasks. The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The cd/lm factor (candela-to-lumen ratio) provides information about how concentrated or focused the light output of a light source is.


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. The SOS code consists of three short signals, followed by three long signals, and then three short signals again.


Battery1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portmicroUSB
Thermal regulationno
Specialsred light
white light

The Fenix LD15R flashlight is powered by 1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery. The battery indicator helps prevent unexpected power failures during critical situations and ensures that the flashlight is ready for use when needed. USB rechargeable flashlights have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their convenience and sustainability. This flashlight has a built-in low voltage protection (LVP) to prevent damage to the cell from over-discharge, so protected cells are not necessary.

This light does not have temperature control feature. The "6" in the IP68 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles. The "8" in the IP68 rating indicates the highest level of protection against water ingress. Having separate auxiliary LEDs in a flashlight eliminates the need for additional lighting devices or filters. The LD15R flashlight effortlessly clings to metal surfaces, granting you the freedom to go hands-free.


Package contents16340 battery
microUSB cable
spare o-ring
spare rubber cover

It comes with a battery. The battery must be fully charged before you first use your LD15R. The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket. Regularly replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps maintain the overall durability and performance of the flashlight.

The performance of the Fenix LD15R 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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