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Fenix LD30 flashlight review

Luminus SST40 LED
1600 lm output
10302 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Fenix LD30 flashlight released in 2019. It uses Luminus SST40 LED, TIR reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1600 lm output, 10302 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 203 m.

Wondering if this flashlight is a hit? Stay tuned!

Table of Contents

The content of this article reflects our own experiences and viewpoints. We aim to offer insights on a topic, and we hope others find it helpful and motivating. Additionally, we make every effort to provide accurate and comprehensive coverage. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications for the Fenix LD30, then tell us.

Fenix LD30 / LD30

The LD30 flashlight is a key tool in many situations. It's used for everyday tasks, outdoor adventures, emergencies, and professional work. TIR technology minimizes hotspots, dark spots, and irregularities in the beam of LD30. This light has 5 modes of lighting. The LD30 mode memory eliminates the need to cycle through modes. You don't have to do this each time you turn on the flashlight. It provides convenience and saves time. You can use the strobe function as a self-defense tool. It provides a non-lethal way to deter or disorient attackers.

Fenix LD30 specifications

BrandFenix
NameLD30
TypeLD30
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1461 user votes.
Launch2019
Formflashlight

The LD30 flashlight allows you to light dark areas. It helps you find hazards or stop threats by shining light on them.

Fenix LD30 / 1

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight59 g
Length109 mm
Body diameter21.5 mm
Head diameter25.4 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The LD30 is small, compact, and designed for ultra-portability. The best flashlight size depends on personal preference. It also depends on intended use and the specific features you want. The aluminium body of the LD30 has excellent thermal conductivity. This means it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components. Flashlight makers widely use HAIII coating. It is durable, resists corrosion, and improves grip. It also looks good. The LD30 flashlight comes in a stylish black color.

Fenix LD30 / 2

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterLuminus SST40 LED
Color temperature5500 K
ReflectorTIR
LensTIR
Switchelectronic side, mechanical rear

Luminus has established a positive reputation as a reliable LED manufacturer. Warm, white light is generally more comfortable. It's also less harsh on the eyes than cool, white light. The TIR lens of the LD30 can reduce light loss. To achieve high light output, it captures and redirects much of the emitted light. The LD30 flashlight has multiple switch options. They can be useful, adding versatility and convenience to using the flashlight.

The electronic switches may have a higher chance of standby drain. Mechanical switches are usually robust. They resist wear and tear and work in many environments. The rear switch of the LD30 is rugged and durable. It can withstand harsh conditions and repeated use.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux1600 lm
Intensity10302 cd
Throw203 m
CD/LM factor6.44

With 1600 lm, the LD30 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The LD30 flashlight has 10302 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. 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

Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconyes

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences. The flashlight has mode memory. It remembers the mode you were using when the light was last turned off. It stays in that mode when you turn it on again. Designers created the strobe function to produce a disorienting or attention-grabbing effect. The SOS code starts three short signals. Then, three long signals follow. Finally, there are three short signals again.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP68
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The LD30 flashlight's power source is 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. The battery indicator prevents surprise power failures. It ensures the flashlight is ready when needed. The LD30 cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. The flashlight detects when the battery's voltage has dropped to a certain level. Then, it reduces or cuts off the power.

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 "8" in the IP68 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents18650 battery with microUSB
lanyard
nylon holster
spare o-ring

By including a battery with the flashlight, you avoid the extra expense. You would have to buy a battery separately. The holster keeps your flashlight secure. It provides a reliable and easy way to do this when not in use. The lanyard of the LD30 protects the flashlight from accidental damage. It does this by stopping it from falling or hitting the ground. 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 LD30 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
  • side switch
  • tactical switch
  • adequate performance
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • battery indicator
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • dust protected
  • waterproof
  • battery included
  • protective holster

Cons

  • no built-in charger
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

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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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