Fenix LD42 1000lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons
The Fenix LD42 (LD42) released in 2019. It uses Cree XP-L HI LED, SMO reflector and 4 x AA batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1000 lm output, 30625 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 350 m.
The LD42 flashlight is an indispensable tool in various situations, from everyday tasks and outdoor adventures to emergency preparedness and professional use. This light has 5 modes of lighting. This flashlight does not have memory function.
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Fenix LD42 (LD42) specifications
The LD42 flashlight enhances safety by illuminating potential hazards and improving visibility in low-light conditions.
|Body diameter||32.5 mm|
|Head diameter||34 mm|
|Material||aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish|
This 100 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 LD42 is known for its durability and strength. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion, making it suitable for rugged outdoor use or in demanding environments.
HAIII coating is widely used in the flashlight industry due to its durability, corrosion resistance, improved grip, and aesthetic appeal. The LD42 flashlight is available in black.
|Emitter||Cree XP-L HI LED|
|Color temperature||6000 K|
|Lens||AR coated glass|
The emitter of LD42 manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. Cree 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 measured in units called Kelvin (K) and is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources, particularly white light. The LD42 has a smooth reflector. The properly focused smooth reflector gives you a more cohesive hotspot and therefore throws better. This flashlight has an AR coated lens. This Anti-Reflective coating is a thin optical coating applied to the surface of the lens to minimize reflections and improve light transmission.
With 1000 lm, the LD42 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. This higher output can be advantageous in various situations where you require enhanced visibility or need to illuminate larger areas. The LD42 flashlight with 30625 cd has an extended throw distance, allowing you to illuminate objects or areas at greater distances. This can be advantageous for outdoor activities, search and rescue operations, or scenarios where long-range visibility is required.
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. A higher cd/lm ratio indicates that the light is more concentrated in a specific direction, while a lower ratio indicates a more diffused or spread-out light output.
Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences.
|Battery||4 x AA batteries|
The Fenix LD42 flashlight is powered by 4 x AA batteries. The LD42 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. The "6" in the IP68 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles. It indicates that the LD42 flashlight, is fully protected against the entry of dust and other solid objects. The "8" in the IP68 rating indicates the highest level of protection against water ingress.
|Package contents||4 x AA batteries|
The package includes a holster to safely store your flashlight. When the flashlight is clipped to a suitable location, it can be angled or positioned to provide hands-free illumination. The lanyard of LD42 helps protect the flashlight from accidental damage by preventing it from falling or hitting the ground. Having spare O-rings allows you to replace them as needed, ensuring that the flashlight maintains its water-tight seal and remains protected from moisture or water ingress.
The performance of the Fenix LD42 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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