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Fenix RC05 SE (2018) review

2018
Cree XP-G2 S2 LED
300 lm output
2000 cd intensity
1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery

The Fenix RC05 SE (RC05SE) released in 2018. It uses Cree XP-G2 S2 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 300 lm output, 2000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 89 m.

This light has 4 modes of lighting. The memory function is a nice feature, the light will remember the last used mode. The RC05 SE flashlight is rechargeable easily via USB port.

Table of contents:

Fenix RC05 SE (RC05SE) specifications

Brand
Fenix
Name
RC05 SE
Type
RC05SE
Rating
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Launch
2018
Form
flashlight

Body

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

Weight
36.2 g
Length
102 mm
Body diameter
18 mm
Head diameter
19 mm
Material
aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colors
black

System

The emitter of RC05 SE manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. The RC05 SE has a smooth reflector. The properly focused smooth reflector gives you a more cohesive hotspot and therefore throws better. It has an AR coated lens.

Emitter
Cree XP-G2 S2 LED
Color temperature
6500 K
Reflector
SMO
Lens
toughtened AR coated glass
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
300 lm
Intensity
2000 cd
Throw
89 m
CD/LM factor
6.67

Software

The RC05 SE 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.

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

Features

This flashlight can charge the battery with an integrated charger, and it works with any USB power source. 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.

Battery
1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery
Battery indicator
no
Charger port
magnetic USB
LVP
yes
Thermal regulation
no
Protection
IP68
AUX LEDs
no
Magnetic
no

Accessories

It comes with a battery. The battery must be fully charged before you first use your RC05 SE. The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight.

Package contents
14500 battery
clip
lanyard
magnetic USB charger cable
spare o-ring

The performance of the Fenix RC05 SE 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 RC05 SE, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

Fenix RC05 SE (RC05SE) pictures

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