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Fenix LD30 (2019) review

2019
Luminus SST40 LED
1600 lm output
10302 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Fenix LD30 (LD30) 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.

It uses a TIR lens to form the beam pattern. This light has 5 modes of lighting. The memory function is a nice feature, the light will remember the last used mode. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available.

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Fenix LD30 (LD30) specifications

Brand
Fenix
Name
LD30
Type
LD30
Rating
Rated 3/5 based on 154 user votes.
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Launch
2019
Form
flashlight

Body

The aluminium body of flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish.

Weight
59 g
Length
109 mm
Body diameter
21.5 mm
Head diameter
25.4 mm
Material
aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colors
black

System

The emitter of LD30 manufactured by Luminus, a US-based LED manufacturer. A TIR lens works on the principle of total internal reflection. The TIR lens collimates the LED light into efficient, well-controlled light beams that maximize the usable lumens in the target area.

Emitter
Luminus SST40 LED
Color temperature
5500 K
Reflector
TIR
Lens
TIR
Switch
electronic side, mechanical rear

Performance

The throw is the calculated 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. Well-focused spot beams can be over 100 cd/lm, tactical flashlights are typically between 20-100 cd/lm, and work lights are less than 10 cd/lm.

Flux
1600 lm
Intensity
10302 cd
Throw
203 m
CD/LM factor
6.44

Software

The LD30 has mode memory. Mode memory means that the light will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. The LD30 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate. It has the SOS beacon function for an emergency situation. The SOS flashes Morse code so you can signal for help when needed.

Modes
5 modes
Mode memory
yes
Ramping mode
no
Strobe
yes
SOS/Beacon
yes

Features

The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. The LD30 cannot charge batteries directly. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. 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. The built-in thermal control automatically adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating.

Battery
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicator
yes
Charger port
no
LVP
yes
Thermal regulation
yes
Protection
IP68
AUX LEDs
no
Magnetic
no

Accessories

It comes with a battery. The battery must be fully charged before you first use your LD30. The package includes a holster to safely store your flashlight. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight.

Package contents
18650 battery with microUSB
lanyard
nylon holster
spare o-ring

The performance of the Fenix LD30 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.

The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Fenix LD30, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

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