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Fenix TK22 UE 1600lm flashlight review: Pros and Cons

Luminus SST40 LED
1600 lm output
41133 cd intensity
1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery

The Fenix TK22 UE flashlight released in 2019. It uses Luminus SST40 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1600 lm output, 41133 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 406 m.

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Fenix TK22 UE / TK22UE

The TK22 UE flashlight provides instant illumination at the touch of a switch. This immediate response is particularly useful in emergency situations. This light has 4 modes of lighting. The TK22 UE flashlight recalls the last used mode. So, you don't need to access higher brightness levels unless you need to. You can use the strobe function as a self-defense tool. It provides a non-lethal way to deter or disorient attackers.

Fenix TK22 UE specifications

BrandFenix
NameTK22 UE
TypeTK22UE
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1463 user votes.
Launch2019
Formflashlight

This Fenix flashlight is compact and handheld. It is easy to carry and maneuver.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight150 g
Length150 mm
Body diameter25.4 mm
Head diameter40 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The TK22 UE is generally comfortable to hold for a long time. It is also easy to carry in pockets or bags. The best flashlight size depends on personal preference. It also depends on intended use and the specific features you want. The aluminum bodies can be anodized. This adds a protective layer and a wide range of color options for flashlight bodies. The HAIII coating is uniform and attractive. It is often available in different colors, giving the flashlight a sleek, pro look. This flashlight features a captivating black color.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterLuminus SST40 LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
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. If you need long-range light, get a flashlight with a smooth reflector. It will have more throw distance. The AR coating on the lens maximizes light transmission. This makes the flashlight more effective in darker environments.

The TK22 UE uses multiple switches. The switches' placement and design determine this. They allow for one-handed operation. The electronic switches may have a higher chance of standby drain. Mechanical switches often offer tactile feedback. Users can feel a distinct click or resistance when they press the switch. The rear switch is at the end of the TK22 UE flashlight. It helps you hold it securely.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux1600 lm
Intensity41133 cd
Throw406 m
CD/LM factor25.71

The 1600 lm output of TK22 UE provides great flexibility. You can adjust the brightness to fit different needs. The TK22 UE flashlight has 41133 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) measures a flashlight's beam intensity. It compares this to its total luminous flux or output.

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Software, user interface, modes

Modes4 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconno

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.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP68
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The TK22 UE flashlight's power source is 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. The TK22 UE doesn't have charger port. The Low Voltage Protection helps save the battery's capacity. It stops it from reaching a critically low voltage. 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 flashlight has an IP68 rating. It can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period. The manufacturer specifies this.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents21700 battery with USB Type-C
ALF-18 battery holder
USB Type-C cable
lanyard
nylon holster
spare o-ring

The included battery is picked to match the power needs of the TK22 UE flashlight. This ensures reliable and efficient operation. The flashlight package is thoughtful, it has a holster. It offers you a practical and secure way to store your flashlight. The lanyard of the TK22 UE 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 TK22 UE 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
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • tactical switch
  • adequate performance
  • super bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • dust protected
  • waterproof
  • battery included
  • protective holster

Cons

  • cool light
  • no battery indicator
  • no built-in charger
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

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David Hagon
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