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Fenix LR80R 18000lm flashlight review: Pros and Cons

6 x Luminus SST70 LEDs
18000 lm output
318000 cd intensity
integrated 12000 mAh Li-Ion battery

The Fenix LR80R flashlight released in 2021. It uses 6 x Luminus SST70 LEDs, SMO reflector and integrated 12000 mAh Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 18000 lm output, 318000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 1128 m.

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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 LR80R, then tell us.

Fenix LR80R / LR80R

The flashlight is a must-have tool for outdoor activities. These include camping, hiking, and night-time exploration, it offers guidance and safety. This light has 8 modes of lighting. With mode memory, when you turn off the LR80R and then turn it back on, it will activate the last used mode. The strobe function produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern. It disorients or distracts potential threats or aggressors. This USB rechargeable flashlight has become popular. It's a top choice for both everyday and demanding use.

Fenix LR80R specifications

BrandFenix
NameLR80R
TypeLR80R
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1161 user votes.
Launch2021
Formflashlight

Flashlights let you navigate in the dark. They help you find supplies and signal for help. They also provide comfort and security in tough times.

Fenix LR80R / 2

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight1636 g
Length259 mm
Body diameter54 mm
Head diameter108 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The flashlight is a bit heavy, its weight is 1636 g. A balanced flashlight has even weight. It can be more comfortable to hold for longer and reduce hand fatigue. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for LR80R flashlight. The HAIII coating is often matte or textured. This finish improves grip and feels nice in the hand. This flashlight comes in a sleek black color option.

Fenix LR80R / 3

System, LED, lens, reflector

Emitter6 x Luminus SST70 LEDs
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
LensAR coated glass
Switchdual electronic side

People know Luminus LEDs for their efficiency, brightness, color accuracy, and long lifespan. The color temperature choice depends on the light's use and personal taste. The LR80R uses a smooth reflector. A smooth reflector is different from an orange peel reflector. It has a polished, mirror-like surface. The AR coating of the lens helps to reduce these reflections. It does this by changing the lens surface's refractive index. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features. They allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight.

Fenix LR80R / 4

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux18000 lm
Intensity318000 cd
Throw1128 m
CD/LM factor17.67

Flashlights with very high lumen outputs demand a substantial amount of power. The Fenix flashlight has 318000 cd. It will produce a very intense beam. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam.

Fenix LR80R / 1

Software, user interface, modes

Modes8 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. The LR80R flashlight has a strobe function. It produces a rapid, repetitive flashing of light. The SOS signal is commonly used in outdoor adventures or survival scenarios.

Features, battery, protections

Batteryintegrated 12000 mAh Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portUSB Type-C
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP68
Impact resistance1 m
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno
Specialsdetachable handle
downshifting sensor

The LR80R flashlight utilizes integrated 12000 mAh Li-Ion battery as its power source. A battery indicator lets users see the battery status. It helps them decide when to recharge or replace the battery. A flashlight's USB charger can be very useful. This is especially true in emergencies. In such situations, access to power outlets may be limited. LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery. It stops over-discharging, which can reduce battery life or cause permanent damage.

The LR80R has thermal protection feature. These mechanisms track and regulate the flashlight's temperature as it operates. The "6" in the IP68 rating shows the level of protection. It's against solid objects, like dust and foreign particles. The flashlight has an IP68 rating. It can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period. The manufacturer specifies this. This flashlight has an impressive impact resistance rating of 1 m. It is built to endure accidental drops or impacts.

Accessories, package contents

Package contentsUSB Type-C cable
hanging ring screw
lanyard
shoulder strap
spare o-ring

When gripping the flashlight with the lanyard around your wrist, it gives a more secure hold. It also gives a more stable hold. Instead of searching for matching O-rings, having spare O-rings allows quick fixes.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the LR80R 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

  • aluminium body
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • extremely powerful
  • extremely bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • integrated battery
  • battery indicator
  • USB charger
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • dust protected
  • waterproof

Cons

  • too heavy
  • cool light
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

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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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